For his upcoming episode, director James Gunn brought back a few faces from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but one character he didn’t contemplate bringing back was Jared Leto’s Joker.
Gunn claimed in a recent interview with the “New York Times” that bringing back Joker for THE SUICIDE SQUAD was never a consideration because he didn’t fit into the environment the filmmaker was constructing for the picture. Gunn went on to remark that because The Suicide Squad is a war film, he doesn’t believe Joker would be of much assistance in that situation. “Says the director,” “No, not the Joker. I’m not sure why Joker would be a member of the Suicide Squad. In a battle situation like that, he would be useless.”
Fans were divided on Jared Leto’s portrayal of the role, and there was also the problem of his lack of screen time. He was widely featured in the promotion for 2016’s Suicide Squad, however he only received about 6 minutes of screentime dispersed across the film. Leto made a recent debut in Zack Snyder’s Justice League as the character.
The Suicide Squad is a film directed by James Gunn about members of Task Force X who are dispatched to the South American island of Corto Maltese to demolish Jotunheim, a Nazi-era jail and laboratory that kept political prisoners and conducted experiments. Idris Elba portrays Bloodsport, Margot Robbie portrays Harley Quinn, John Cena portrays Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman portrays Rick Flag, David Dastmalchian portrays Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior portrays Ratcatcher 2, Jai Courtney portrays Captain Boomerang, Peter Capaldi portrays Thinker, Viola Davis portrays Amanda Waller, Alice Braga portrays Sol Soria, Pete Davidson portrays Black Steve Agee is also doing double duty as John Economos and doing motion capture for King Shark, while Sylvester Stallone supplies the vocal talent for King Shark.
Do you agree with James Gunn’s decision to leave The Suicide Squad without Joker?