Jared Leto Tried To Get Warner Bros. To Kill Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie

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Jared Leto was reportedly so unhappy that Warner Bros. was going ahead with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film that he tried to get the project canceled.

Jared Leto’s frustration and anger against Warner Bros. continues to bleed into the newscycle as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the former Joker actor wanted to kill Joaquin Phoenix’s solo outing as the Clown Prince of Crime. This comes after the news that Jared Leto “felt alienated and upset” after Warner Bros. gave Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker the go-ahead. When Jared Leto found out about the solo Joker film, he contacted his agents at CAA, who also represent Todd Phillips (who directed Joker for Warner Bros.) and complained to them. In another move to kill Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, Jared Leto called his music manager Irving Azoff.

Someone close to Jared Leto denied both of these allegations, but someone who has knowledge regarding the situation said that Azoff never made the call to Warner Bros. and the two have since parted ways. Jared Leto has also left CAA, with the Joker situation reportedly being the final nail in the coffin for the star’s relationship with the coveted agency. Jared Leto believed that his agents should have told him earlier about Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker getting the greenlight and fought for his version of the iconic Batman villain.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is a global success both commercially and critically for Warner Bros. On the other hand, as the DC’s film slate continues to grow and expand, there doesn’t seem to be a place for Jared Leto’s Joker.

What are your thoughts on the whole Joker situation? Let us know in the comments section!

Here is the official synopsis for Warner Bros.’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 playing in theaters. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix and the Warner Bros. movie.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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