It looks like Daredevil actor Vincent D’Onofrio has been getting in trouble on social media after saying that he wasn’t really surprised that DC Extended Universe star Jared Leto wasn’t included in the official cast list for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director just recently announced the official cast list for his upcoming DC on Twitter, and fans went wild seeing all the big names included in the project. However, while the image promised the return of the original film’s stars like Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney, fans couldn’t help but notice that Leto’s name was missing from the poster. D’Onofrio took to Twitter to point out Leto’s missing name, saying that he wasn’t really surprised that the DC star wasn’t going to return for The Suicide Squad.
"After seeing the Gunn tweet just like this woman I'm replying to. I myself was surprised the Leto's Joker was not listed. It was unexpected u DING DONG. I then, 2 make myself clear when I noticed folks talking negatively about Leto tweeted it was not what I implied," D'Onofrio wrote in a tweet that has now been deleted (via ComicBook.com).
Gunn might not have revealed the real reason why Leto isn’t included in his cast list for The Suicide Squad, however, the director’s fans may remember that the filmmaker has a bit of bad blood with the DC star. Gunn previously wrote tweets implying that Leto only dates underage women as well as tweets that the actor isn’t really the best to be around with.
Besides that, it’s also hard to imagine Leto’s Joker appearing after the original Suicide Squad movie received backlash for romanticizing the toxic relationship between Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime and Harley Quinn.
The Suicide Squad has yet to receive a release date, but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.