Musician, singer, and sometimes actor Jared Leto turned heads last year for his gangster version of the Clown Prince of Crime, putting a new spin on Batman’s greatest villain on screen in Suicide Squad.
The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman donned tattoos, gold teeth, and the classic green hair in his portrayal of the Joker, offering a distinct and unique take on the classic rogue.
Apparently the response to the Academy Award-winning Suicide Squad, and Leto’s portrayal of Joker, were regarded high enough as the actor has now been nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award.
Up for Best Villain alongside the antagonists in Get Out, American Horror Story, Stranger Things, and the Walking Dead, Leto’s Joker is the lone super villain in this year’s category.
When he was notified by MTV that he was nominated for the category because of his role in Suicide Squad, the actor channeled the Joker in a response that’s quite in line with how one might expect his version of the character to act.
Despite meeting met with mixed response upon its release in theaters and subsequent Extended Edition hitting HD and Blu-ray, Suicide Squad has continued to be honored by prestigious acclaims.
This comes in contrast to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which received quite a few Razzie Awards just before Suicide Squad found success at the Oscars.
Regardless of the awards, both films remain successful and have followups in the pipeline. After this year’s Wonder Woman and Justice League films, Warner Bros. is expected to put both the Harley Quinn-focused Gotham City Sirens film and the Suicide Squad sequel into production.
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It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad featured an ensemble cast consisting of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad is now available on home media and via Digital HD.