As Jared Leto prepares to launch the fifth studio album for Thirty Seconds to Mars, the 45-year old continues to be making a big splash with his acting career. Earning himself a reputation as a well rounded performer with roles in productions like Urban Legend, The Thin Red Line, Girl, Interrupted, American Psycho, Lord of War and Dallas Buyers Club, the Louisiana native has enjoyed stellar success on stage and in front of the camera over the last two decades.
Yet his portrayal of The Joker in 2016's Suicide Squad remains a point of conjecture. Both for the audience and for the individual himself. Expressing his regret over cut scenes in the blockbuster that limited his involvement, the actor gave zero assurances to ET Canada this week that he would be back in any shape or form for DC and Warner Brothers.
Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil For JL
Quizzed about a reprisal to the character that would be made famous by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 original and later by Heath Ledger in 2008, Leto kept his council on the subject. Whether the matter is out of his hands or he has gone cold on the idea, he joked that any statement on the record would be spun out of all control.
“Talking about Joker is like talking about Fight Club: unless you want to gargle your testicles, it’s probably better to leave it,” remarked Leto. “He’s liable to jump out of the cupboard and just start having fun.”
Wanting to change topic, Leto would be gushing about his part in the upcoming science-fiction installment Blade Runner 2049. Playing a replicant manufacturer called Neander Wallace, the A-list talent on set had him excited to be involved.
"I haven't seen the new Blade Runner (2049) trailer yet... I'm waiting," he says ominously. "Working with (director) Denis (Villeneuve), Harrison (Ford), Ryan (Gosling) and all these incredible people was fantastic. Making Blade Runner (2049) was incredible, it was a dream. For me, Blade Runner is one of the best films of all time.”
Batmobile Scores Justice League Upgrade at SDCC Launch
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While Leto's inclusion for the rest of the DCEU remains up in the air, Batman is clearly grounded into the scenery. As Fandango were out and about at San Diego Comic-Con this week, they came across a very interesting piece of equipment.
It would be none other than the iconic Batmobile, kitted out with guns, rocket launchers and a neat set of armory to coincide with the 2017 release of Justice League in November. The picture looks enticing, but seeing it revved up in theaters will be quite another thing altogether!