He may have been tipped for the role of The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, but it looks as though there’s one thing you won’t catch Jared Leto talking about…
During an interview with MTV News, the 42-year-old actor refused to talk about his rumoured part in DC‘s Suicide Squad movie… quoting a familiar phrase for fans of Fight Club.
“You know there’s a film called Fight Club, my friend,” he said. “And you know what the first rule is, don’t you? Do not talk about Fight Club. Enough said.”
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Clearly, he’s not messing around when it comes to the comic book rumour mill… but while it’s no secret that he’s been linked to the role of The Joker, perhaps his ‘no comment’ says a lot more than he bargained on.
Of course, the use of this famous Fight Club quote is no coincidence either, after Leto himself appeared as Angel Face in the popular cult hit. But while Leto is obviously keen to keep quiet, I can’t help wondering if this actually says a lot about whether he’s accepted the coveted role. At the very least, it looks as though he may have actually been approached.
“You know, I’ve been reading scripts,” he added. “It was a pretty incredible year last year… There was this little event called the Oscars. That basically changed my life. And a wonderful film that I was really proud to be a part of, Dallas Buyers Club.”
Obviously, Dallas Buyers Club was a huge hit during awards season, and resulted in Leto nabbing his first Oscar. But is he keen to get back in the saddle? Well, it looks as though he’s more than happy to take his time…
“I’m not really in a hurry to jump into another film, unless it’s something I absolutely can’t say no to,” he added. “I want to make sure its special because the previous experiences were really, really special.”
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“Fortunately I have music and other things in my life that keep me really busy and I’m grateful for that. I feel really, really fortunate and just thankful that there are people around the world that support these dreams and share this adventure with me.”
Will this result in Leto taking the role as the most iconic Batman villain of all time? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But following on from Heath Ledger is going to take one hell of an actor.
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