James Gunn Reveals Why He Did Not Bring Back Jared Leto for 'The Suicide Squad'

“He wouldn’t be helpful in that type of war situation.”

Entertainment
14,690 Hypes 1 Comments

James Gunn finally reveals the real reason why he never considered Jared Leto reprising his role as Joker for The Suicide Squad. Leto’s interpretation of the Joker was first introduced in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Gunn confirmed that never actually considered the DC villain for the film, “I just don’t know why Joker would be in the Suicide Squad. He wouldn’t be helpful in that type of war situation.” He also added that he wanted the film to be “its own thing completely.”

The filmmaker also revealed, “When Warner Bros. said they wanted me to do this, I watched the first movie for the first time, and I called them back and said, ‘What do I have to keep from this movie?’ And they said, ‘Nothing.’” The studio had actually given him the option to keep the original characters, however, Gunn decided to shake things up, recasting Idris Elba for the role of Bloodsport.

He commented on his decision to do so stating, “I wanted somebody who had that gruff, ‘Unforgiven’-type feeling about him. This guy who had been reduced from being a bigshot supervillain — he took Superman out of the sky — is now scraping gum off the floor at the beginning of the movie.”

Leto last reprised the role of Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

In other entertainment news, Robert Downy Jr. set to star in drama adaptation series of The Sympathizer.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

James Gunn Reveals New Image of Idris Elba as Bloodsport in 'The Suicide Squad'
Entertainment

James Gunn Reveals New Image of Idris Elba as Bloodsport in 'The Suicide Squad'

Alongside Ratcatcher 2, The Thinker and Polka Dot Man.

James Gunn Unveils New 'The Suicide Squad' Teaser Photo
Entertainment

James Gunn Unveils New 'The Suicide Squad' Teaser Photo

The director also confirmed the official runtime for the film.

James Gunn Releases New Teaser for 'The Suicide Squad'
Entertainment

James Gunn Releases New Teaser for 'The Suicide Squad'

Taking to Twitter to tease fans of the upcoming film.


James Gunn Confirms Multiple 'Suicide Squad' Post-Credit Scenes
Entertainment

James Gunn Confirms Multiple 'Suicide Squad' Post-Credit Scenes

How long will the movie be?

Microsoft's Clippy Office Assistant is Back
Tech

Microsoft's Clippy Office Assistant is Back

Along with 1,800 redesigned emojis.

BigPlanes Creates His Largest LEGO Plane at 40,000 Pieces
Design

BigPlanes Creates His Largest LEGO Plane at 40,000 Pieces

This LEGO Emirates A380 Superjumbo weighs close to 100 pounds.

Hyein Seo Invites You Explore to "Moon Palace" With Its SS21 Editorial
Fashion

Hyein Seo Invites You Explore to "Moon Palace" With Its SS21 Editorial

Inspired by Paul Auster’s 1989 novel of the same name.

Hennessey Performance's Entry-Level Ford Bronco Is Still a Beast
Automotive

Hennessey Performance's Entry-Level Ford Bronco Is Still a Beast

All yours for $80,000 USD.

C.P. Company Continues Cinquanta Celebrations With Sebago Collaboration
Fashion

C.P. Company Continues Cinquanta Celebrations With Sebago Collaboration

Celebrating the two brands’ adoption by Italian subcultures in the 1980s.


You Aren't Ready for Normani and Cardi B's "Wild Side"
Music

You Aren't Ready for Normani and Cardi B's "Wild Side"

Think “WAP” 2.0 meets Aaliyah “One In a Million.”

Good Catch Food Vans Post up by Subways Promoting Fish-Free Alternative
Food & Beverage

Good Catch Food Vans Post up by Subways Promoting Fish-Free Alternative

Offering free vegan tuna fish sandwiches.

Robert Downy Jr. Co-Stars in Drama Adaptation Series of Viet Thanh Ngyuen's 'The Sympathizer'
Entertainment

Robert Downy Jr. Co-Stars in Drama Adaptation Series of Viet Thanh Ngyuen's 'The Sympathizer'

His first role since hanging up his Iron Man suit.

Fans Are Loving New IMAX 'Dune' Movie Poster
Entertainment

Fans Are Loving New IMAX 'Dune' Movie Poster

But some are saying it looks like “DUNC.”

Here Are the Potential Emojis Coming With Unicode 14.0
Tech

Here Are the Potential Emojis Coming With Unicode 14.0

Centered around diversity and inclusivity.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.