It sounds like everybody but Jared Leto is loving the new Joker movie. A new report has just revealed that the Suicide Squad star actually tried to get Warner Bros. to cancel the Joaquin Phoenix film before its release.
In a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, Leto was unhappy when he learned about the Todd Phillips movie. The Academy Award winner then complained about the project to his CAA agents before asking his music manager Irving Azoff to contact the head of Warner's parent company in an effort to get the film cancelled.
It is unclear if Leto begged Azoff to contact Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes or AT&T’s Randall Stephenson but it looks like nobody actually tried to call anyone to get the project cancelled. The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman has since parted ways with Azoff, who declined to comment on the story. Likewise, Leto has left CAA and is now represented by WME.
This isn't the first time that Leto expressed some resentment for Phoenix's film. It was previously reported that the Blade Runner 2049 star felt "alienated and upset" that a new Joker is being introduced. Although we can't really blame him for feeling that way, it looks like Warner Bros. is quite happy with their decision considering that the movie is the studio's most successful film of the year so far.
Joker is currently on the third week of its theatrical run and is expected to earn another $28 million over the weekend. This would bring its domestic box office sales to $248 million in just three weeks.