The whole DC Extended Universe fandom is holding its breath on whether Jared Leto’s Joker will be worthy of its predecessor, Heath Ledger. With Suicide Squad set to hit theaters, the 30 Seconds From Mars frontman is already revealing his plans for the future.
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice introducing the world to Ben Affleck’s take on Batman. Now, many fans are eager to see a face-off between these two iconic comic book characters.
Leto’s Joker Vs. Affleck’s Batman?
In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, he wants to play the villain in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. While he admits it would be too much, there’s no denying that it will definitely be fun.
Jared Leto believes that Suicide Squad is a good reintroduction of the Joker to the DC Extended Universe. If he had his way, the clash between Batman’s perpetual brooding and Mr. J’s indelible smile is definitely a must see.
There have been rumors floating around that Affleck’s Batman movie will be villain-heavy and will feature Arkham Asylum. If this is truly the case, the Joker’s appearance should definitely be a given.
Though even if Warner Bros. decides against a rehash of the Batman vs. Joker scenario, Suicide Squad has opened up a lot of doors for Leto’s character. Due to her popularity, Harley Quinn could very well get her own solo movie.
Given the toxic chemistry between the two in the upcoming villain-centric film, the prospect of developing Leto’s Joker without the influence of other DC heroes is tempting. The idea is revolutionary straying away from the already cliche good vs. bad theme of superhero movies.
It will be interesting to see where the DC Extended Universe will be heading in the wake of Suicide Squad.