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Jared Leto Left 'Alienated and Upset' By New Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie

Jared Leto Left 'Alienated and Upset' By New Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie

Critics and regular folk can't get enough of Joker, the film about the Gotham villain starring Joaquin Phoenix.

People have praised Phoenix and the rest of the cast and crew for delivering a fresh take on the psychotic terrorist and explaining what set him on his course for destruction.

While it seems like most people are happy with the film, there's one person who reportedly is not: Jared Leto.

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The actor played the Joker in Suicide Squad and wasn't exactly a fan favourite, however it's been revealed that he was upset that Warner Bros. didn't want to pursue more films with him and instead opted for a new Joker film

The Hollywood Reporter claims Leto felt 'alienated and upset' because of the move.

It sounds like he was keen for Warner Bros. to have him in further movies, whether they be in Suicide Squad sequels or in standalone films.

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While it was suggested that his character might have died in a helicopter crash in Suicide Squad, director David Ayer revealed what really happened.

Ayer wrote on Twitter: "After Joker dropped [Harley Quinn] from the help and crashed, Enchantress made a deal with him. He was going to take Harley home and be 'King of Gotham'. Harley stood up to him and refused to betray her new friends. The Squad turned on him and he escaped."

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So there was definitely room for him to be included in the sequel, however it seems like he's been left out of that as well.

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Suicide Squad 2 will star Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Storm Reid, Taika Waititi, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Peter Capaldi and Viola Davis.

But Jared should probably stay off the internet for a while, especially if he wants to avoid the news that popped up yesterday.

Joaquin Phoenix has revealed he's keen to star in a sequel of Joker.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.
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The actor sat down with Popcorn with Peter Travers, where he told the host that he's dead keen for another movie so they can see just how deep the rabbit hole goes with the Joker.

"I wouldn't have thought of this as my dream role," Phoenix said. "But now, honestly, I can't stop thinking about it.

"I talked to [director] Todd a lot about what else we might be able to do, in general, just working together, but also specifically, if there's something else we can do with Joker that might be interesting.

"So, it ended up being a dream role. It's nothing that I really wanted to do prior to working on this movie."

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That is music to our eyes and ears.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.