SUICIDE SQUAD 2: Here's Why We Can Probably Forget About Jared Leto Returning As The Joker

SUICIDE SQUAD 2: Here's Why We Can Probably Forget About Jared Leto Returning As The Joker

SUICIDE SQUAD 2: Here's Why We Can Probably Forget About Jared Leto Returning As The Joker

We recently learned that James Gunn will take the helm of the Suicide Squad sequel but past comments made by the filmmaker have indicated that he probably won't be bringing Jared Leto back as The Joker...

Earlier this week, we learned that Warner Bros. has snapped up Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 and while we've since heard that he's planning a totally new take on the franchise, what isn't clear is whether or not the original cast will return or if the filmmaker will start from scratch. Either way, we can probably forget about seeing Jared Leto's Joker again. 

In 2015, Gunn went on what he described as an "Ambien-fuelled Periscope session" in which he reportedly made a number of derogatory comments about the actor, including insinuating that the Oscar-winner sleeps with underage girls. He's also alluded to that on social media and in a deleted 2012 Tweet, Gunn said: "Driving home from Vegas trading stories about what a dick Jared Leto is."

Needless to say, it's hard to imagine Leto wanting to work with Gunn and vice versa. The actor's future as the Clown Prince of Crime has been in doubt for a while now; he's not expected to appear in Birds of Prey and while it was previously reported that he'll appear in Suicide Squad 2 and a standalone adventure, that seems highly unlikely (the Harley Quinn vs. The Joker movie has also seemingly stalled).

Are you disappointed that Leto's tenure as the Clown Prince of Crime is seemingly at an end now? 
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