Did Jared Leto Want To Stop Joker From Being Made?

Oh DC fans… You have suffered greatly in the years since Batman Returns. From Batman and Robin to Suicide Squad you’ve been let down quite a bit. Yes, Aquaman and Shazam! were both well received, but think about the above picture. That was an idea that made it through countless writers, producers, and executives. That version of Joker was expected to have a stand-alone film, a team-up with Harley Quinn, and appear in future Suicide Squad movies. They really thought that was what you wanted.

Jared Leto’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime was met with a lot of hate, but he absolutely loved playing the character. We all know how he used method acting and stayed in character while off set. We also know that the recent Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix caused Leto to feel alienated and upset. Now we’re hearing he actually tried to get his camp to fight the new film from being made.

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THR has sources that say Leto asked his music manager to personally call Warner Brothers and ask them to stop the Joker project. Leto’s camp has denied this. THR also says that Leto fired his agency CAA and moved over to MWA this summer over dissatisfaction with the agency’s representation and inability to stop Joker.

This is all third-party talk of course. We’ll probably never know the exact truth of why Leto left CAA or if he truly asked his camp to stop Phoenix’s film. It is believable though, isn’t it? At the very least, it’s an exciting story to talk about.

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Source: THR

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Kyle Malone

Kyle is a Senior Editor and Multimedia Manager for LRM Online. He is a Retired Soldier and Business School graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife & their awesome little geek-in-training.

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