For Jared Leto, the role of the Joker actually was extra tragedy than comedy.
In a bombshell piece from The Hollywood Reporter, sources declare that Leto, 47, was so livid about Joaquin Phoenix’s standalone “Joker” film that he tried to get his brokers to cancel its manufacturing completely.
Insiders alleged to THR that Leto, who starred as the long-lasting Batman villain within the much-maligned 2016 film “Suicide Squad,” complained to his brokers at CAA — who additionally symbolize “Joker” director Todd Phillips — in addition to his music supervisor, Irving Azoff, to name higher-ups at Warner Bros. to cancel “Joker” in its cinematic infancy. He reportedly lamented that he wasn’t being handled appropriately as an Oscar winner.
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Phoenix, 44, has been nominated for three Oscars throughout his profession and has generated vital buzz for one other nomination for “Joker.”
A supply near Leto reportedly denied the claims, whereas Azoff declined to remark to THR; Azoff now not works with Leto.
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Insiders informed The Hollywood Reporter that the studio was unamused by Leto’s efforts to get into the character of the Clown Prince of Madness for “Suicide Squad,” particularly with Leto’s weird “gifts” to his co-stars, together with bullets for Will Smith (who starred as Deadshot), a dwell rat for Margot Robbie (who performed his love curiosity, Harley Quinn) and a lifeless pig to the complete ensemble solid.
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Further, “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer reportedly wasn’t impressed with Leto’s over-the-top efficiency. Leto had about 10 minutes of whole screentime in “Suicide Squad.”
Leto is reportedly now not working with CAA, who he reportedly felt ought to have knowledgeable him sooner of the “Joker” standalone challenge. A rep for the actor, nonetheless, informed THR he’s nonetheless fortunately taking part in different initiatives with Warner Bros.
However, the upcoming James Gunn-directed “Suicide Squad” sequel and “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” won’t characteristic his Joker, indicating that his days because the green-haired baddie are likely over.
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A rep for Leto didn’t instantly return InternetNews’ request for remark.