If you thought Jared Leto was creepy as the Joker, wait until he starts sucking blood as one of Spider-Man's most complex villains.
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On Wednesday, news broke that Warner Bros. was giving Jared Leto's damaged incarnation of the Joker his own spinoff. Which would be all well and good - some fans, and even Leto himself, were disgruntled at how little he appeared in Suicide Squad - if... well, there wasn't already a smörgåsbord of other movies starring multiple Jokers in the works at the studio.
Since the release of Suicide Squad, the future of Jared Leto's Joker has been up in the air. Would he return for a sequel? Will he be in a Batman movie? Isn't Warner Bros. making other Joker movies? Well, we may finally have an idea, as Leto will reportedly star and executive producer a Joker standalone movie.
A lot of bad edits, behind-the-scenes antics, and other questionable decisions turned DC's Suicide Squad from a cool antihero saga into a weird, confusing mess. Jared Leto's Joker took the biggest hit - making the much-hyped "method" character a glorified cameo. Now, director David Ayer is shining another light on the villain-that-could-have-been, revealing how the Joker's schemes originally included an alliance with Enchantress herself.
When it comes to the world of Blade Runner, the mysteries have always been better than the solutions. Part of why a sequel like Blade Runner 2049 even exists is because the original film asked so many hard questions and gave so few concrete answers -- and it's a tradition that continues with the new film.
For the past few weeks, the Joker has been the biggest topic of conversation in the world of comic book movies. Warner Bros. is reportedly developing at least two new films starring the character, only one of which would star Suicide Squad's Jared Leto. And in a new interview, Leto admitted he's just as confused as we are.
At last, the Joker is getting his own movie. It will star a yet-to-be-cast actor, good news for anyone who was turned off by Jared Leto's interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad. And it will be an origin story that pays stylistic homage to 1980s Martin Scorsese films -- with the legendary director himself producing.
It was only the other day that we learned what the third movie in the Tron saga could have been about -- and, allegedly, might even still be about. But a new report indicates that that might not be the case, because we could be getting a whole new Tron universe... with Jared Leto at its centre.
Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is the cinematic equivalent of a train wreck. Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is the physical equivalent of a train wreck. Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is 2016 in movie form.
Video: The extended Suicide Squad cut is only 11 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, not nearly enough to contain all the pure awesome that Jared Leto delivered to the set every day. If you were wondering what's missing, well one fan has looked at all the available footage and figured out what Joker scenes we still haven't seen in the movie.
It's not a huge shock that Warner Bros. would take advantage of what, according to Jared Leto, is a giant pile of his craziest material. So, following in a trend designed to get people to buy several copies of the same movie, Suicide Squad is getting an extended edition. But as we've seen time and time again, nothing involving Suicide Squad can ever be simple.