We could have used a picture of the Joker here, but we didn’t.
If you were among the surprisingly large number of people who saw Suicide Squad this weekend, you already know Jared “edgelord” Leto was barely in the film despite his much-ballyhooed method actor shenanigans on set, including sending weird gifts (like used condoms) to co-workers (which is legal?) and never breaking character between scenes.
Leto has reportedly said many of his scenes were cut, which makes us think this may have all been an elaborate ruse by the rest of the cast to get him to shave off his eyebrows and and stay in character for two months straight. We’d watch that movie. And hey, it sounds like Leto wants that movie to happen, too. Sort of.
Leto spoke about his deleted scenes and his push for an R-rating during a BBC Radio 1 interview (we hope he wore the coat for radio). And, bless his heart, he seems to think his scenes were cut because they were just too good, you guys.
“I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene that it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity, because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”
He also reveals in the interview that he told director David Ayer they should bump it up to an R rating. “It felt like, if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains.” For what it’s worth, Ayer said the movie was planned as PG-13 from the start, and he wouldn’t do it as an R movie unless he intended that from the beginning, but an R-rated sequel would be “worth lobbying for.” Oh man, can you imagine how extreme and hardcore Jared Leto and his fancy coats will get if there’s an R-rated followup? The bodies, the floor, hitting it.
Here’s the full, 14-minute interview if you think you can handle how twisted and edgy Leto is:
And here are some totally unrelated tweets.