DC Comics’ movie of the year Suicide Squad had a bittersweet reception at the box office. DC fans as well as critics panned the film, even as some felt it didn’t deserve all the flak it was getting. One thing both groups did agree on? Surprise at the extremely short screen time for Jared Leto’s Joker.
Leto, who is also the singer for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, spoke about his role as the DC comic supervillain at a recent fan meet for the band. On speaking about the stipulations in his Warner Bros. Joker contract, Leto reportedly had one thing to say — “F*ck ’em!”
A Jared Leto fansite on Tumblr published a summary about what he said:
He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices…