– by Joseph Jammer Medina

James Gunn hasn’t really made his qualms with Joker actor Jared Leto a secret. And based on what we’ve heard, it doesn’t sound like Joker really has a place in the filmmaker’s upcoming reboot/sequel The Suicide Squad. Of course, none of this has been confirmed — for all we know, he can surprise us all and show Joker on the rampage in Gotham City — but for now, this is the basic assumption.

But how does James Gunn feel about the idea of Joker not being in the film? Suicide Squad (2016) director David Ayer famously regretted not having the Clown Prince of Crime as the main villain, so how does Gunn feel about nixing him altogether?

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“No one but me and a few others know all the characters in the movie, but if the Joker isn’t in the film, I don’t think it would be strange as he isn’t a part of the Suicide Squad in the comics,” Gunn answered in an Instagram Q&A (via CBM).

Well, he certainly has a point. Just because he has ties to Harley Quinn doesn’t actually mean we HAVE to put him in the movie itself. That being said, he would have made for a killer villain and a cool way to see Harley break free.

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SOURCE: James Gunn (via CBM)

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.