Joker movies are breeding like rabbits these days, with THREE of those suckers in the pipeline. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting on the first Ambiguously Gay Duo movie to hit the screen, and, no, I’m not talking about a VHS tape of me and the other guy in my sixth grade class who also happened to show up to our piano recital dressed up as the Phantom of the Opera.
One of the Joker flicks is an origin story that takes place outside of the DC Extended Universe that Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly being courted for. The other two include a Joker/Harley Quinn spinoff from Suicide Squad, AS WELL AS the sequel to Suicide Squad that, um, people are begging for?
The most recent Joker, Jared Leto, is a little confused by all these Joker flicks hitting Hollywood like Kelly and Brenda going to prom in the same dress on 90210. He spilled his thoughts during a recent interview with UK YouTube channel On Demand Entertainment (via Entertainment Weekly). When asked to clarify the confusion between all these Joker movies, Jared answered:
“I’m a little confused too. I love the Joker. He’s a great character and really fun character to play. But it’s a big universe, and when you play the Joker, there’s no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. But there are other films that are in development and I’m excited to see what comes from them.”
Those on the receiving end of Jared’s gifts of dead rats and used cock socks are probably so jealous that Martin Scorsese might get to trade-off Jared’s Joker for Leo. I mean, the worst Leo does when he goes method is reenact 1980s Saturday morning wrestling with CGI animals.
Check out more of Jared at the BBC Radio One studios today below looking far less WTF than the last time we saw him: