A new report has revealed that Suicide Squad star Jared Leto was “upset” by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie.
Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter broke down Martin Scorsese’s involvement with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. This included his initial role as a producer and how Joker got the green light from the former heads of Warner Brothers. The report also revealed that Jared Leto felt “alienated and upset” by the news of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker project.
The report sadly doesn’t us any details behind Jared Leto’s feelings. Jared Leto has, in the past, stated that he loved playing The Joker but Warner Bros. may not be that eager to have him reprise the role. Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad was heavily criticized by fans and critics and apparently he will not be reprising his role for Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey movie and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. But, based on this report, it seems that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was the project that hurt Jared Leto the most.
What do you all make of this report? Does Jared Leto’s feelings of alienation regarding Joker surprise you? Which of the two did you think was the better Joker? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now in theaters everywhere. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.