You may be getting tired of hearing about all the strange, antisocial behavior Jared Leto engaged in in order to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad, but whether you agree with his method acting wackiness or not, there’s no denying Leto put a lot of effort into the role. It would be kind of a shame if the strange gifts, and other bad, bad things Leto has done were all in service of a character that only shows up once.
Well, apparently Leto agrees. In a recent interview, the current Joker says he’d like to return to the role, and even tangle with Batfleck himself…
“I hope Suicide Squad is an introduction and not the end! Because I could easily just play the Joker a couple more times and then retire. Because it’s so fulfilling and so creative and it’s so imaginative. It’s really difficult to think about doing anything else! I think it would be incredible to see Batman and the Joker go head-to-head! This Batman [Ben Affleck] and this Joker. I mean, I don’t know, that might be too much! But that would be fun.”
Batman and The Joker fighting? Whoa, slow down, Jordan Catalano! That’s too much! Seriously, though, as long as Suicide Squad isn’t a catastrophic flop, I’m sure Warner Bros. would be happy to have Leto play The Joker as many times as he wants to do it. Last we heard, Ben Affleck’s solo Bat movie may take place in Arkham Asylum, and both the Arkham Asylum video game and the Grant Morrison-penned graphic novel featured Joker as a sort of ringmaster to the mayhem, so we may see Leto return as Joker sooner than you might think.
Suicide Squad hits theaters this Friday, August 5.
(Via Comics Alliance)