– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Suicide Squad hit theaters late last year, and the acclaim behind it was…minimal, to say the least. For the most part, a lot of folks really appreciated the interpretation of Harley Quinn and Deadshot, but viewers really seemed to be split on Jared Leto’s flamboyant take on the Joker.

On the heels of the release of that film, it’s been unclear what the future will hold for the Clown Prince of Crime. Leto was pretty outspoken about how he felt about the movie (in that they cut a whole lot of Joker scenes), and his refusal to adhere to the fine print of his contract — which didn’t want him to do anything that could endanger him, thereby potentially limiting the Joker’s involvement in the future — seemed to indicate that perhaps Warner Bros. would lean in a different direction for the Joker. Of course, none of that was based in reality, but we’d be lying if we didn’t wonder what the interest level still was.

Speaking with ET, Leto was asked whether or not he’d be open to hop in on a film with Wonder Woman.

“Oh my god, if I was only so lucky. I saw the film. I loved it. I thought it was incredible. They did such a good job. I watched Wonder Woman as a kid, and I really enjoyed it. We rented out a theater and brought the whole crew. It was really fun. All of us enjoyed it.”

ET then went on to ask a more direct and realistic question — his potential involvement with the new Harley Quinn spinoff, Gotham City Sirens.

“I have no idea, you know, I can’t confirm — maybe I know — but I can’t confirm or deny.”

When the guy first started speaking, it felt like this was a non-story, but in true Leto fashion, he managed to instill a bit of doubt into the whole thing. The question here really is twofold. Is the Joker involved in Gotham City Sirens? Plus, is Warner Bros. committing to Leto’s vision of the character? 

We’ll have to wait and see.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.