‘Suicide Squad’ Is Going To Be Better Than ‘Scarface’, According To Jared Leto

Alright, so maybe Jared Leto didn’t say these exact words, but he pretty much implied it when he spoke with EW about playing The Joker.

“The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility.”

That almost sounds like a run of the mill respectful actor who’s trying not to be a dick thing to say. Of course, Leto can’t really hold back about how great he is as The Joker for long.

“You just knew you had to do something different. You had to make it your own. That happens all the time. Whether you’re a composer working on a piece of music that was written a century ago, or you’re an actor on stage, reinterpreting a play, it’s very common these days.”


“Directors take on great works of cinema, actors reinterpret roles, that’s been going on for a great deal of time. From Scarface to Hamlet. In some ways it’s really interesting to reinterpret, redefine.”

Here we have Jared Leto trying to tell us that Suicide Squad, which isn’t even done yet, is already gonna be received as some kind of game changing cultural turning point on the level of Hamlet or Scarface.

The level of jerking themselves off all the people involved in this project are doing makes me want it to fail. I hope this is the worst movie of all time.

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6 years ago

Jared Leto. I like him. Gonna go listen to some of his music now. Thanks for the idea.

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