Yesterday, word came out that former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was being tapped to write and possibly direct the DC Extended Universe’s Suicide Squad 2. Unfortunately for fans of the characters in the original movie, word has it that Gunn is going to put a brand new spin on the next Suicide Squad movie, leading to speculation that actors and characters would be recast in the film.
According to a new report by Cosmic Book News, this recasting may exclude Jared Leto, the DCEU’s Joker in the original Suicide Squad. While there isn’t any news about the recasting yet, speculation says that it’s highly unlikely that Gunn will be bringing Leto back in if ever he were to direct Suicide Squad 2.
Before Gunn was fired from Disney, the director was known for calling Leto out quite a number of times, insinuating that the DC star would go after models younger than the legal age.
Dylan Sprouse, the former star of Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, posted on Twitter in May that Leto had slept with “every female model aged 18-25.”
He starts at 18 on the Internet?— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2018
James Gunn commented on Sprouse’s tweet, suggesting that the actor would actually go for models younger than that.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Gunn has commented on Leto’s habit of sleeping with underage girls. He commented on the actor and musicians alleged pedophilia back in 2015, and 2012 he also posted a tweet where he went “driving home from Vegas trading stories about what a dick Jared Leto is.”
While the allegations haven’t been confirmed yet, it’s pretty clear that Gunn probably wouldn’t want Leto on the set of Suicide Squad 2 if ever he were to direct the film.