The Wrap reports that Academy Award winner Jared Leto is being considered to play the Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Ryan Gosling reportedly passed on the part because he didn’t want to commit to multiple movies, like this superhero franchise.
Jesse Eisenberg is expected to reprise his role of Lex Luthor, and Tom Hardy, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie are being considered for various parts. Collider says, Robbie might play Harley Quinn. Quinn got her start as a psychiatrist interning at the asylum that housed the Joker. There she fell for him so hard that she quit her job, became his sidekick, and agreed to live her life as a walking pun.
Suicide Squad tells the story of the government using supervillains to go on secret missions in exchange for their freedom. It is scheduled for 2016.