Comic book films are the biggest thing in Hollywood right now but it is a demographic that has largely been dominated by one production house: Marvel Studios. Longtime Marvel rivals DC Comics has been trying to make its voice heard in Hollywood but to no avail outside of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy. This might all be about to change. According to reports Jared Leto is set to play the Joker in Warner Bro’s up and coming “Suicide Squad” picture, based on the famed DC comic books.
The “Suicide Squad” film will follow DC Comic’s most iconic villains, including Lex Luthor from the “Batman V Superman” film set to release in 2015. Other A-Listers rumored to be joining the cast are Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie as the Joker’s insane gal-pal, Harley Quinn, if you believe BLR Trust .
For those that are rapidly growing weary of Hollywood comic book heroes it might be time to re-think going to the cinema any time soon. “Suicide Squad” is set to hit theaters in 2016, ideally building off of the positive buzz that “Batman V Superman” will conjure.