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Last summer, DC Comics fans saw a new version of the iconic villain The Joker with Jared Leto's performance in Suicide Squad. While the movie was a critical disappointment, a sequel is still believed to be in development at Warner Bros. A report surfaced in August, just weeks after the movie hit theaters, claiming Jared Leto was unhappy with the finished version of Suicide Squad, casting doubt on his return in a sequel and/or any other DC Comics movies. That may not be the case, as the actor sent out a couple of cryptic photos through social media earlier today. One which pays homage to an iconic comic, and another, more disturbing image has that fans scratching their heads.
File this one strictly under the speculation category for now, but it seems as if Jared Leto has just teased his return as the Joker. After first appearing in Suicide Squad last year to mixed (but mostly negative) reviews, we weren’t sure what Warner Bros. would end up doing with the character. While many felt it’d be best if they simply moved on without him, leaving him in his own little corner of the Dceu to be forgotten about, that was never going to happen. The Joker is far too iconic to just fade away, but seeing as he won’t be in Justice League or Wonder Woman, the Clown Prince of Crime’s fate is very much up in the air – or is it?
Taking to Snapchat earlier today, Leto posted the two photos you’ll see in the gallery below. Before we dive into this, know »
- Josh Wilding
Jared Leto didn't seem at all happy about how his performance in Suicide Squad was chopped down to pretty much nothing, but could he still be open to returning to the DC Films Universe? Well, speculation is running rampant on social media tonight as the actor has shared some very, very intriguing images via Snapchat. As you can see, the first is the iconic cover of Batman: The Killing Joke. The second meanwhile is a tooth which is being stored within a Joker themed purple and gold case. What exactly these mean is hard to say, but they're clearly related to the Clown Prince of Crime! Could it be that Leto has signed on to reprise the role of the iconic villain in The Batman or Gotham City Sirens? Perhaps, though it's worth noting that it wasn't too long ago we heard some rumblings of the actor showing up in Justice League this November. »
Last week, Mark Hamill decided to reprise his iconic role as The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series in order to get a little political. He decided to take some of president-elect Donald Trump's tweets and read them as the Clown Prince of Crime and the internet absolutely loved it, even if many found it unsettling how well it worked. Now Mark Hamill has done the same for Trump's rant against Oscar winner and Hollywood legend Meryl Streep.
For those who maybe missed it, Meryl Streep went after Donald Trump during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes after being awarded the Cecil B. DeMille award. The new Potus didn't take very kindly to that and went on a pretty aggressive Twitter rant against here. Just in case you need a refresher, here is what Donald Trump had to say about Meryl Streep.
"Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, »
While the vast majority of fans enjoyed Batman: The Killing Joke, just as many took issue with the fact that Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon became romantically involved. The Lego Batman Movie, which arrives next month, obviously won’t get as R-Rated as that home video release, but a new TV spot makes it clear that romance will once again be in the cards for the two characters.
It’s a little more appropriate this time around though, as Batgirl is a grown adult and Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. Still, some will no doubt take issue with it. While it may not seem like a big deal on the surface, the relationship between Barbara and Dick Grayson/Nightwing has always been a big part of their comic book adventures, so The Lego Batman Movie shaking things up will no doubt rile up pickier fans of the source material. »
- Josh Wilding
Batman having a sexual relationship with Barbara Gordon in Batman: The Killing Joke was not met with a very positive response, and while things won't be getting as R-Rated between the two characters in The Lego Batman Movie, it looks like romance is on the cards! As you can see in the video below, Bruce Wayne/Batman finds himself pretty taken with Gotham City's brand new police commissioner. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The Lego Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The Lego Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Based on this new trailer, »
No matter how you feel about Donald Trump, he is now officially going to be the President of the United States, and that is something many of us are dealing with in our own way. Mark Hamill has decided to try and seemingly make some commentary on Donald Trump in a pretty clever and most definitely entertaining way. He has started reading Trump's tweets as iconic Batman villain The Joker.
This whole thing seemingly started when comedian Patton Oswalt took to his Twitter account to suggest that Donald Trump's New Year's Eve tweet would sound appropriate coming from The Joker. He specifically said that it "sounds like something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham." For those who may have missed it, here is what Donald Trump tweeted out on New Year's Eve.
"Happy New Year to all, including to my many »
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