Jared Leto established his bona fides as an actual crazy person by going full method to portray the Joker in Suicide Squad. Now, he’s beginning to question whether it was worth losing his mind over such a shitty film.
The actor hasn’t exactly been effusive when asked about the film in interviews. In a conversation with Edith Bowman on BBC Radio 5, he confirmed that he has yet to even see the final theatrical cut of the film. He also sounded pretty peeved in an interview with IGN; when asked if there were any Joker scenes that got cut from the movie, he responded, “Were there any that didn’t get cut?” The sarcastic jab seemed to echo the frustrations of a Scottish fan who actually sued Warner Bros. over the Joker’s lack of scenes, and we might have chalked it up to a moment of weakness and moved on. But Leto hasn’t stopped behaving like he’s totally over this whole Suicide Squad thing and ready to move on to a film that reflects his own high opinion of himself as an artist.
The latest tremor of discontent came at 30 Seconds to Mars’ camp-themed festival Camp Mars, where Leto was asked if the studio made him agree to any contract stipulations that included a ban on one of his favorite activities — rock climbing. “Yes,” he replied, “but my answer is: fuck ’em.” Check out the fan video of the incident below, via Batman-News.
The weird thing is, Leto seems genuinely surprised and hurt that Suicide Squad ended up being a bubblegum schlockfest made exclusively for 7th-grade boys. Hmm, Jared, maybe the “Damaged” tattoo on your forehead should have been your first clue that this wasn’t going to be an arthouse thriller or even The Dark Knight. With that said, we fully endorse getting back at David Ayer by sending him a tasteful bouquet of used condoms and anal beads.