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Leto talks Those Joker casting rumours…

November 22nd, 2014 by Marc Comments


It’s been weeks since any updates have percolated on Jared Leto’s possible casting as The Joker in DC’s Cinematic Universe. But now Leto has finally spoken out about the role. Sort of.

When MTV asked Leto if he could verify the Joker rumors, all he would offer was this: “There’s a film called Fight Club, my friend. And you know, the first rule about Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. Enough said.”

Yeah…that doesn’t give us much. But! The Easter egg to this seemingly random reference, however, is that Leto did have a role in Fight Club as Angel Face.

The actor then said that after winning the Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, he’s not in a major hurry to act again: “I’m not really in a hurry to jump into another film unless its absolutely something I can’t say no to.”

A simple “no” might have sufficed, but take Leto’s non-answer for what it’s worth. With filming on Suicide Squad reportedly starting next April, Warner Bros. should be making an official casting announcement sooner rather than later.

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, 2016.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….