With an A-list cast already assembled, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Suicide Squad is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated superhero movies out there, with production scheduled to begin next month in Toronto. Jared Leto is part of this star-studded ensemble, taking on the iconic role of The Joker, which has been famously portrayed on the big screen by the likes of Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, a performance which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Naturally, a role of this caliber is an immense challenge for any actor, but Hollywood Life is reporting that a source close to Jared Leto reveals the actor thinks his portrayal of the classic villain will be the best yet. And this will be a much more smart and funny take on the character. Here's what this unidentified source had to say.
"Jared wants to make sure his Joker is not only something the fans will love, but he doesn't want to step on the toes of Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger. He wants to make the character completely his own. He knows that this role may be his most difficult ever, but he is confident that he will make his version of the Joker the best. This Joker will be more cerebral and comedic than what we have seen before, nobody should expect a copycat version. It's going to be awesome!"
Unfortunately, this quote does not come from the actor himself, but if it's authentic, it will be interesting to see how much more "comedic" this version of The Joker truly is. Jared Leto isn't exactly known for his comedy work on the big screen, so we'll have to wait and see how it turns out. There have also been rumors that The Joker spends most of the movie inside a prison cell, until a massive prison riot breaks out, but those details have yet to be confirmed. Are you looking forward to a more comedic Joker in Suicide Squad? Let us know what you think below.