“All those live rats and dead pigs and anal beads. All that method acting. And for what? You’re barely even on the poster. Don’t cry don’t cry don’t cry. The clown prince of mayhem wouldn’t cry.”
Even though I haven’t seen Suicide Squad, I’ve learned a couple things from it. One, that it was pretty crappy. And two, that The Joker wasn’t in it nearly as much as Suicide Squad’s aggressive marketing campaign lead us to believe. It was almost as though the higher ups in charge of Suicide Squad had tricked us into thinking it was all about The Joker. If you ask Jared Leto what he thinks about that, he’d agree.
Just like many critics, Jared isn’t happy with his Suicide Squad experience. Even though Jared admitted to not seeing the theatrical cut of the movie, he’s not happy about it. Batman News (via Uproxx) says that during a Q&A at Camp Mars, a 3-day 30 Seconds to Mars “experience,” in Malibu last weekend, Jared was asked if Warner Bros. included a stipulation in his Suicide Squad contract prohibiting him from rock climbing. Jared answered that yes, there was, then added “but my answer is: fuck ’em.”
According to a fan, Jared continued with the theme of “fuck ’em” by explaining that what was released was far from the movie Jared thought he had signed on to. The fan has since deleted their report and criticized the media for taking it out of context, but this is what it originally said.
“He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices.”
It’s times like these I’m sure Jared Leto wishes he owned a time machine. That way he could go back to right before he signed his Suicide Squad contract and make sure all that method acting and teaser marketing would actually yield more than 15 minutes of screen time. “Listen, I’m not signing this until you promise you won’t cut my scenes and replace them with close-up shots of Harley Quinn’s ass.”