If there’s one thing which Jared Leto has been vocal about- it’s regarding the Joker movie and the new Birds of Prey movie. Why? Because his Joker was excluded from both *smallest violin plays in the background*. So perhaps seeing the new pic which David Ayer (director of the first suicide squad) has shared with fans will cheer Leto up with memories of a time when he was relevant to the DCEU.
Just to rub a little more salt in Jared Leto’s wound, lets check out if Phoenix’s Joker movie will get a sequel or not:
David Ayer Shares New Jared Leto Joker Pic From Suicide Squad
Recently, David Ayer shared the make-up test for Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad. The 2016 movie was clearly an attempt by WB to set itself apart from its MCU counterparts by bringing on a villain-centric movie. In that movie, Joker did play a role but he was not very impactful (and he had really less screentime) than was originally thought. In his latest instagram post, the former Suicide Squad director revealed a really creepy image of Jared Leto’s Joker. Check out the photo below:
PHOTO: David Ayer shares a new (old) photo of Jared Leto’s Joker makeup test from DC_Cinematic
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Will Jared Leto Return As Joker In The Future?
Moreover, DCEU has a new Joker in Joaquin Phoenix and Jared Leto himself is off filming other projects like Sony’s Morbius (who is a part of the Marvel universe). If this wasn’t enough to show that Jared Leto’s Joker belongs to DCEU’s past, then there’s a new Suicide Squad sequel/reboot directed by James Gunn. Its cast doesn’t include The Joker in any way or form, let alone Jared Leto’s Joker. While Leto certainly has cribbed a lot about being excluded from the DCEU, but right now it’s probably best for him if he moves on from the DC Universe and looks forward towards other projects.
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