One of the more surprising things about Suicide Squad is how little Jared Leto’s Joker actually appears in the theatrical cut. We’ve already heard Leto voice his seeming displeasure about the whole situation, but now the Academy Award winner has revealed the true extent of just how much Joker footage he shot for the film.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Leto, ever his modest self, discussed his belief that a lot of the footage that ended up on the cutting room floor could be used as the basis for a solo Joker movie:
“I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene that it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity, because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”
Hey, this is a man who sent his fellow cast members used condoms as a delightful Joker prank for his art. Who are we to question whether or not he should get his own movie?
You can listen to Leto’s full 14-minute interview below, where he also talks about how he pushed director David Ayer to make Suicide Squad an R-rated film: “It felt like, if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about villains.” Oh come on, Jared, admit it: you just wanted those condoms and anal beeds to make it to the screen for the whole world to see.