Joaquin Phoenix's Joker leaves Suicide Squad star Jared Leto UPSET; Deets Inside

Joaquin Phoenix is setting the box office on fire with his portrayal as Joker. However, it seems not everyone (basically Jared Leto) is happy with Joker getting a green signal.
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker leaves Suicide Squad star Jared Leto UPSET; Deets InsideJoaquin Phoenix's Joker leaves Suicide Squad star Jared Leto UPSET; Deets Inside
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The debate of who is the best on-screen Joker will pop up every time a new actor slips into the shoes of the DC comic book character. Heath Ledger set the benchmark for the perfect on-screen Joker in The Dark Knight. Since then, any new actor playing Joker has left fans with a sour taste. This includes Jared Leto, who played the Batman villain in Suicide Squad. However, with the release of Todd Philips' Joker, fans feel that Joaquin Phoenix has done justice to the DC antagonist. 

The approval is evident as Joker is breaking records at the box office. The film has minted about $119.804 million domestic and $310 million worldwide. While the box office collections are putting a smile on the Warner Bros execs' faces, it doesn't seem to leave the same impact on Jared Leto. The actor, who was criticised for his act in Suicide Squad by fans, is reportedly upset. 

According to a new The Hollywood Reporter piece on Joker, Leto reportedly felt upset about the project getting a green signal. "Tsujihara greenlit Joker, which cost less than $70 million, leaving Jared Leto — who played Joker in Suicide Squad — alienated and upset by the move," the report mentions. While it was obvious that this could have happened, this is the first time an official word on his reaction has made the headlines. While Joker is making the waves at the box office, Leto is not letting go of the possibilities of returning as the Joker. Speaking with Variety, he said, "I would definitely play the Joker again. It all depends on the script and the circumstances as it always does.”

Whose portrayal of Joker did you enjoy more, Jared Leto or Joaquin Phoenix? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Joaquin was not made to wear the Joker suit as others were. Rather, the suit was made to fit him. No question, he is the Joker whereas others simply put on a Joker suit.

While Heath ledger isn't an option he's the best however I do like Jared Leto better

Heath ledger was the best joker in my opinion..

Joaquin Phoenix. Awesome portrayal. Absolute transcendent.

Phoenix smashed it. By far the best joker! Would people be saying ledger if he hadn't died? Ledger was good but mr Phoenix is the joker!!!

heath ledger...

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