‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Reveals His Favorite Joker Performances

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn revealed his favorite Joker performances.

Over the years multiple actors have been tasked with bringing the Joker to life, either through a live-action performance or by providing their voice talents for an animated project. During a Q&A session on his Instagram page, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn revealed who he believes are the best actors to portray the Joker.

While Gunn did not settle on one choice, he did reveal that he “has a hard time choosing between Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix.” Of course, few need to be reminded that Heath Ledger portrayed the Batman villain in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight while Joaquin Phoenix played the Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips’ Joker. Both actors received Academy Awards for the respective performances, though Heath’s Ledger’s was won posthumously.

Check out Gunn’s response below.

The Suicide Squad James Gunn Joker Answer

Do you agree with James Gunn’s Joker choices? Who do you think is the best Joker actor? Let us know in the comments section below!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

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