Jared Leto recently shared his excitement and support for new actors stepping into the Joker role for reinterpretation on the big screen.
As future comic book movies open up the multiverse, more and more actors are getting the chance to play different versions of iconic characters. This was notably seen when Joaquin Phoenix took on the Joker role just three years after audiences were introduced to Jared Leto’s version for the DC Extended Universe in Suicide Squad.
Various reports have surfaced saying that Jared Leto was unhappy that Warner Bros. was moving forward with a standalone Joker film without him. Still, the actor explained in an interview with Deadline that he is actually excited about seeing new actors step into the role:
“I think in the next 10 or 20 years we’re gonna keep seeing these amazing interpretations and so many different people get to steep in those shows. These Marvel, DC, yeah, they’re popcorn movies but sometimes they’re a little bit more. Sometimes they start to reflect who and what we’re all about in our times. Sometimes they’re Shakespearean. It’s quite amazing that these characters were written 50, 60, 70 years ago and we’re still obsessed with them.”
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Jared Leto’s Joker will return in Zack Snyder’s Justice League; here is the synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Ciarán Hinds, and Jared Leto.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in March 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Joker, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!