‘Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto Expresses Dream For Joker/Batman Team-Up

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Suicide Squad has finally opened in theaters and launched the third chapter of the DC Extended Universe as we see several DC villains come to life on the big screen, some for the first time while other characters are getting new portrayals, including Jared Leto who is now taking on the role of The Joker.

Recently, Edith Bowman of BBC spoke with Leto in an extended interview about taking on the role of one of the famous villains and characters of the DC Universe. Throughout the interview, Leto talks about his dream of seeing The Joker teaming up with a surprising candidate: Batman, played by Ben Affleck who will also be directing the 1st solo film of the Caped Crusader.

“I think that the most compelling character to team up with would be Batman. I know he’s not a villain, but it would just be so much fun. The thing about this film is, for a lot of people, the Joker is exciting when he’s pulling the strings. In this film, it’s more of an introduction to the Joker. As the film stands now, it’s much more of a supporting part than a lot of people may have assumed. It feels like there could be more to come.”

He was also asked if he could tease where we may see his Joker next in the DC Extended Universe franchises and Leto responded with the following how it’s all up to the public response of his take on the character.

“I think it entirely depends upon the response of the public. If they respond to this Joker, I can imagine the Joker coming back. But if they don’t, I certainly wouldn’t want to overstay my welcome.”

“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Cara Delevingne, Common, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez and Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, is now out in theaters.

Source: Edith Bowman’s Interview (via Comicbook.com)

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • KB

    After reading BATMAN EUROPA, I couldn’t help but think of how unique a film adaption of that story would be. Batman and Joker forced to team up in order to survive, while the setting takes place in 4 different countries instead of Gotham City. It won’t happen but it’s a really cool concept.

    If you haven’t read it I highly recommend it, the art is gorgeous!

  • jollybrah

    The two of them being forced to team up would be absolute gold, they’re relationship and interactions would be incredible and it would be so different from any Joker/Batman story seen on screens before that it could work.