Jared Leto Might Be The Joker

November 10, 2014

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Already no stranger to makeup, colored hair, and theatrical, sometimes laugh-inducing displays of emotion, the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars may now take the next logical step of just outright becoming The Joker. According to The Wrap, recent Academy Award-winner Jared Leto is "circling" the idea of playing the part of the iconic Batman villain for Suicide Squad, the David Ayers film that teams up supervillains as a black ops squad working for the government to avoid jail time. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is already expected to be a part of the squad, and Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margo Robbie are also still "in various stages of discussions" to really jack up the salary costs on this thing.

It's said The Joker part was initially offered to Ryan Gosling, but the actor was unwilling to sign on for studio's the predictably-lengthy multi-picture deal. Whether or not Leto ends up being willing, it seems at least we now see what was Warner Bros.' takeaway from Heath Ledger's unforgettable performance as the villain: that the Joker casting pool should forever be drawn from the hunky posters of a grown woman's childhood bedroom.

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