Jared Leto portrayed the role of the DC villain Joker in Suicide Squad. He was seen throughout the movie through flashbacks and trying to rescue Harley Quinn. He obviously went crashing along with his helicopter into oblivion. Although everyone thought that he was dead, director David Ayer revealed what happened. ‘After Joker dropped [Harley Quinn] from the help and crashed, Enchantress made a deal with him,’ he tweeted. ‘He was going to take Harley home and be King of Gotham. Harley stood up to him and refused to betray her new friends. The Squad turned on him, and he escaped.’ There was a chance that Jared would return to playing the role of Joker. But then again, Joaquin Phoenix was asked to play the part of the Villian.
Jared Leto Replaced
The new Joker has quickly become a fan-favorite, raking in almost $300 million (£270m) since its release a week ago. It didn’t help that Jared’s Joker wasn’t well-received, considering many considered Suicide Squad an extremely disorganized execution of a superhero movie. According to Hollywood Reporter, the 47-year-old felt ‘alienated and upset’ when he discovered that the studio approved director Todd Phillips’ idea for a solo Joker film from DC Extended Universe.
Back in 2017, Jared said he was ‘confused’ at this non-involvement in the character’s future. He said: ”I’m a little confused too, but yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world… I loved the Joker. He’s a great character, an exciting role to play.’
‘It’s a big universe, and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. ‘But there are other films in development, and I’m excited to see what comes from them.’ Jared was already upset at his lack of screen time in the Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad 2: August 6,2021
On January 30, 2019, Warner Bros finally confirmed that the movie will be released on August 6, 2021. As expected, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis are all returning from the first movie as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag and Amanda Waller, respectively. The Suicide Squad doesn’t even include Jared and will instead star new members like, Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Storm Reid, Taika Waititi, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Peter Capaldi.