- Variety reported Tuesday that a “Suicide Squad” Joker spin-off movie starring Jared Leto is in the works.
- People were quick to hilariously tear apart the idea on Twitter.
- This isn’t the only Joker solo movie in the works: “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips is set to make another one.
Variety reported Tuesday that Jared Leto’s Joker from “Suicide Squad” is getting his own movie, and it didn’t take long for people to hilariously tear apart the idea on Twitter.
Leto’s Joker was already thoroughly mocked in 2016 when “Suicide Squad” was released for the character’s minimal screen time, even though Leto stayed in character throughout filming and tormented his co-stars. Leto reportedly sent the likes of condoms, anal beads, and a dead pig to his co-stars.
But that apparently isn’t stopping Warner Bros. from pursuing a standalone movie where Leto can flex his method acting even more, despite another Joker movie already being in development. Variety reported in February that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play the character for an origin film from “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips.
Below are some of the funniest reactions:
It's gonna be awkward when they make a Joker movie with Jared Leto and all his scenes get cut anyway
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) June 5, 2018
I'm very on board with them making a movie all about Jared Leto's joker. Whatever occupies his time so he's not available to appear in movies I'd ever actually see.
— Riley Silverman (@rileyjsilverman) June 6, 2018
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) June 5, 2018
TINY BRAIN: Don't let Jared Leto be in another Joker movie because he mails used condoms to his co-stars
GALAXY BRAIN: Make Jared Leto the only actor in a Joker movie so he is forced to mail used condoms to himself pic.twitter.com/2fvjAo28FI
— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) June 5, 2018
why would I pay to see a Jared Leto Joker movie when I can log onto twitter. search hashtag boycottstarwars, and witness a bunch of edgy middle aged clowns for FREE?
— llewyn (@aIexgarland) June 5, 2018
Warner Bros. is making a Jared Leto Joker movie. I’ll now take your questions. Yes, over there, the lady in the b- pic.twitter.com/qyGWtPaFnm
— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) June 5, 2018
If Jared Leto’s Joker gets his own movie and they don’t call it “My So-Called Laugh” what’s even the point?
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 6, 2018
The two most important things about Jared Leto's Joker movie…
1) It will be shit – VERY shit
2) I will waste my time and money watching it, because I'm a fucking idiot
— Anti-Social Media (@ASM_AntiSocial) June 6, 2018
Just saw the leaked Jared Leto Joker film script and I'm really not sure about it. pic.twitter.com/i4zK1jbG8T
— THE PYRAMID (@robertflorence) June 6, 2018
How can I look my future kids in the eye and tell them that, yes, my generation allowed a Jared Leto Joker standalone movie to just…happen? It was announced and we just…we just let it happen.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) June 5, 2018
Exec 1: We crunched the data: people did NOT like Leto’s Joker & if we were wise we would drastically reduce his role in the DCU, perhaps dialing back his contractual appearances to several cameos
Exec 2: But what ARE we gonna do?
Exec 1: LETO JOKER movie, obvs
— Scott Wampler™ @ Fantastic Fest (@ScottWamplerBMD) June 5, 2018
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