Set to release August 5th, 2015, Suicide Squad is a movie of DC Comics villains who get one last chance to make right with the world by working for the government. Essentially they are recruited for suicide missions. Casting for the roles has just started and there is a lot of buzz around potential actors including Jesse Eisenberg, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy.
For the role of the Joker, apparently Jared Leto has taken meetings to discuss him potentially playing the role. The last time we saw the Joker on the big screen was when Heath Ledger played him in 2008’s The Dark Knight. The performance was nothing short of magnificent with Ledger taking the comic book character to a new level, setting the bar for the next person to play the Joker at almost unreachable levels. Since, Ledger has passed away making it necessary to find a replacement. Is Leto the man for the role? Possibly, but there are many others to consider – of course we need to set some rules first.