‘Birds Of Prey’ Set Photos Reveal The Joker As Jared Leto Teases His Return

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New set photos from Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie reveal Harley Quinn being kicked out by The Joker just as Jared Leto teases his return to the role of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Previous set photos confirmed Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker would be split up in the upcoming girl-gang film Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). There were even set photos that hinted that Jared Leto’s Joker told Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn to hit the road and kicked her out of his house. The latest batch of set photos have now confirmed this, however, whether or not Jared Leto will appear as The Joker in the film remains uncertain.

New set photos feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn attempting to catch her things as the Joker chucks her belongings from the second story window of his house. While this is clearly Jared Leto’s version of the Joker, the window keeps his face hidden perfectly to conceal the identity of the actor playing the character. Jared Leto himself is currently overseas filming Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Morbius for which he stars as the titular anti-hero.

Although Jared Leto has not been confirmed, nor ruled out, for an appearance alongside Margot Robbie in the Birds Of Prey spin-off, the actor did take to Snapchat to share a memory, offering fans a little hope that he could return to reprise his role as the Joker. Check it out below.

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So what do you think? Will Jared Leto return for an appearance in Birds of Prey? Are you a fan of Jared Leto and his take on The Joker? Let us know in the comments below!

DC Comics’ Birds of Prey are an international crimefighting team featuring heroines such as Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli). The comic book teams current lineup consists of Black Canary, Huntress, and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove.

The film will feature the female superhero team as they come together to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Gotham crime lord Black Mask. Cassandra Cain is the daughter of David Cain and Lady Shiva, raised to become one of the world’s greatest assassins before meeting Bruce Wayne and taking up the mantle of Batgirl in the comics.

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020. Meanwhile, Jared Leto’s Morbius opens in theaters on July 31, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and the future of DC Films, as well as updates on Sony’s Spider-Man spin-offs as we learn it.

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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Michael Mistroff

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News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.