The actor, who played the character in ‘Suicide Squad,’ felt “alienated and upset” when Warner Bros. greenlit Todd Phillips’ adaptation with Joaquin Phoenix. Jared Leto Fumed Over New ‘Joker’ Movie
Exactly how miserable was Jared Leto over Joker? As Todd Phillips’ dark take on the villain looks prone to net more than $700 million around the world, sources reveal to The Hollywood Reporter that Leto’s disappointment that Warner Bros. was pushing forward with the Phillips project was so extraordinary from the get-go that he attempted to throttle the throttle Joker in its support.
Jared Leto Fumed Over New ‘Joker’ Movie
As per sources acquainted with Leto’s behavior, when the Oscar-winning on-screen character scholarly of the Phillips project, he not just whined harshly to his operators at CAA, who additionally speak to Phillips, however, asked his music supervisor, Irving Azoff, to call the manager of Warners parent organization (it’s vague whether it was Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes or AT&T’s Randall Stephenson, contingent upon the planning). The thought was to get Warners to murder the Phillips film.
A source in Leto’s camp denies that the entertainer made this request, and Azoff declined to remark. Azoff and Leto have since gone separate ways.
THR recently revealed that the 47-year-old star, who played the smiling clown in 2016’s Suicide Squad, however, Warners had led him on with guarantees of his Joker stand-alone film, just to greenlight the Phillips’ variant with Joaquin Phoenix.
Incidentally, Warners thought the Phillips task would be a little motion picture and, anxious about its dark tone, greenlit the pic hesitantly with a little spending money that some at the studio were trusting would discourage Phillips from making it.
Warners declined to remark.
Leto had placed a great deal of exertion into his Suicide Squad version of the DC villain, with bloodshot eyes, slicked-back neon green hair and with his with rotting teeth.
He went through months getting into character and frightening his castmates with “blessings, for example, a live rodent to Harley Quinn entertainer Margot Robbie, bullets to Deadshot on-screen character Will Smith and a dead pig to the whole cast during practice.