‘Suicide Squad’ Star Jared Leto Says There’s Enough Cut Joker Footage for Standalone Movie

“If I were to die tomorrow, maybe the studio would roll something out,” actor says

Last Updated: August 8, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

“Suicide Squad” star Jared Leto said in a recent interview that there’s so much footage of the Joker that was cut from the Warner Bros. blockbuster, it could probably be another movie.

“I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene, it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity,” Leto told the BBC when asked about his collaboration with director David Ayer. “Because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”

When “Suicide Squad” premiered last weekend, some fans were upset to find how little Leto’s Joker appeared in the movie, given the character’s large presence during promotion.

“If I were to die tomorrow, maybe the studio would roll something out. [There’s] a rated R or a rated X performance in there somewhere,” he said.

But ultimately Leto said it’s up to the fans to decide whether or not they want the Joker to come back for another movie.

“As the film stands now, it’s much more of a supporting part than a lot of people may have assumed, but it feels like there may be more to come,” Leto said. “I think it entirely depends upon the response of the public. If they respond to this Joker, I could imagine the Joker coming back.”

“But if they don’t, I certainly wouldn’t want to overstay my welcome,” he added.

Listen to Leto’s entire interview below.