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Jared Leto Responds To Joker Casting Rumors — Watch

Thu, November 20, 2014 8:09pm EDT by 1 Comment
Jared Leto Joker
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Rumors are swirling that Jared might be playing the grinning, green-haired villain in the upcoming superhero flick ‘Suicide Squad.’ Now Jared is responding to the Joker buzz with … a joke. He was clearly made for this part!

Jared Leto, 42, has already proved himself to be an extremely versatile actor, and after his astonishing turn as an HIV-positive transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, we’re confident that there’s no role he can’t handle. We would love to see him do something completely different and take on the part of the Joker in Suicide Squad, and he admits in a new interview that he’s already read the script. So can we expect to see him following in the footsteps of greats like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger? Click to find out in Jared’s new interview!

Jared Leto As Joker? — Actor Responds To ‘Suicide Squad’ Casting Rumors

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When asked about whether he would be taking on the part in a new interview with MTV, Jared replied, “You know there is a film called Fight Club, my friend, and you know what the first rule is, don’t you?” (The first rule, of course, is: You do NOT talk about Fight Club.)

Oh Jared, we love you.

“Enough said,” he jokes. “No, I’ve been reading the scripts. It was a pretty incredible year. There was this little event called the Oscars that basically changed my life and a wonderful film that I was really proud to be a part of, Dallas Buyers Club. So I’m not really in a hurry to jump into another film unless it’s something that I absolutely can’t say no to. I want to make sure it’s special because the previous experiences were really really special.”

We totally respect that, Jared. So… does this mean you’re NOT playing the Joker?

Cast of ‘Suicide Squad’ Revealed

If Jared is going to play the Joker in Suicide Squad, then he’d be in very good company. Margot Robbie, 24, has already been tapped to play DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, the Joker’s henchwoman and longtime love interest, in the character’s first-ever big screen appearance. What an oddly hot villain couple!

Tom Hardy and Will Smith have also reportedly landed leading roles in the film, along with Jesse Eisenberg, who will reportedly play Superman’s enemy, Lex Luthor.

Suicide Squad is expected to hit theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.

So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Jared would make a good Joker? VOTE and tell us what you think!

— Tierney McAfee

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