Jared Leto Felt Alienated & Upset By The Joaquin Phoenix Film
Not everyone was on board with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker as Jared Leto reportedly felt alienated and upset by the movie.
Earlier today, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter broke down Martain Scorsese’s involvement with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. This included his initial role as a producer and how the film got the green light from the former heads of Warner Bros. The report revealed that Jared Leto felt alienated and upset by the news of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film.
The report sadly doesn’t us any details behind Jared Leto’s feelings. Jared Leto has, in the past, stated that he loved playing the Joker but Warner Bros. may not be that eager to have him reprise the role. Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker in Suicide Squad was heavily criticized by fans and critics and apparently he will not be reprising his role for Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey nor in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. But, based on this report, it seems that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker may have hurt Jared Leto the most.
What do you all make of this report? Does Jared Leto’s feelings of alienation regarding Joker surprise you? Which of the two did you think was the better Joker? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now in theaters everywhere. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on Jared Leto and Joker.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter