Jared Leto Says He's Taking The Joker In A Completely New Direction

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Jared Leto has been open about his Joker like tactics during filming, but it isn't just his on-set demeanor that's different.

The actor recently spoke to ComingSoon.net about how his Joker is much different than previous incarnations of the classic character.

"I don't think I'm allowed to talk about that so much," Leto smiles, "But we walked in a completely new direction. I think we knew that we had to do that. It was important to do that. When the Joker has been done and done so well, it gives you a bit of an indication of where you shouldn't go. There's a bit of a map there. That's the good part about it."

Leto brought up the fact that with a character that has been around for 75 years, he is honored to be included in that type of long lasting legacy.

"It's quite an honor," Leto continues. "Joker has been written about in pop culture for 75 years. I'm just the latest in the long list of people who have redefined and reinvented this character. The actors, the voice actors, the television series, the writers, the artists and the fans. People have taken the Joker and reinvented and redefined for 75 years. It is really special to be asked to do that."


While it might not be your cup of tea, you have to at least give Leto credit that his Joker devours the screen every time he pops up in trailers. We'll finally get to see what all the fuss is about when Suicide Squad hits theatres on August 5th.