The Oscar-winning actor’s alleged thoughts on ‘Suicide Squad’ were recalled on a Jared Leto fansite on Tumblr, via Batman-News, who wrote that Leto told attendees he felt “sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently.”
The piece went on to add that not only was Leto “overwhelmed by all the hate regarding the look and choices” but that he believed Warner Bros would create a more artistic film.
But it’s still hard for Leto to know exactly what he despises about ‘Suicide Squad’ because he’s yet to actually go and watch the film after becoming disheartened by all of the cuts to the Joker’s scenes.
Leto allegedly also revealed that Warner Bros made him sign a contract that stopped him from partaking in the likes of rock climbing and other dangerous activities to prevent injury.
Leto is believed to have responded to this part of his contract by yelling “f*** ‘em,” and then presumably taking part in them anyway.
I love Jared Leto. Took roles and turned them into washboards in movies like “Requiem For A Dream,” “Mr. Nobody” and “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” And in case you didn’t know, he also has a god-like voice as the frontman of a little outfit called 30 Seconds To Mars.
And that’s where he actually learned to say “fuck ’em” to corporate contracts. Little fun fact I picked up during the “$30 Million To Mars” court case from 2009 is that service contracts in California only last seven years, based on some old law that Jared Leto pulled out of his ass in open court.
Look I’ve seen “Suicide Squad” and yes, it wasn’t great. C+ at best. DC completely blowing it on trying to establish this cinematic universe is a whole different conversation for another time. But Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker, while no one will ever top Heath Ledger, was great in its own way. For the scenes he was in, he was fine. He’s playing the gangster Joker, not the anarchist Joker from TDK. And this also wasn’t really the Joker’s movie, it was everyone else’s movie, he was barely even in it. His movie should come soon, most likely the Ben Affleck standalone Batman movie. And based on the films above I think he’ll crush it. It’s just a tad bit fucking ridiculous to think that Jared Leto was “never good,” going off of those three movies, and I guess we can throw “American Psycho” and “Fight Club” into the mix too.
I’d think that word would get around between these corporate guys on their cocaine planes and sex buses to not fuck with Jared Leto. Obviously nothing can be done legally here, but it sounds like they hurt his feelings pretty good. Never hurt a musician’s feelings. Last time Leto literally made an album called “THIS IS WAR” (a fucking awesome album). I think we’re going to see Leto’s fiery take on the Joker soon, given they don’t cut scenes of his out again.