After pushing his acting chops — as well as the patience of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and especially Viola Davis — to the limit in Suicide Squad, playing a demented, giggling Joker, Jared Leto thinks the final film is no laughing matter. He’s so upset that all his thespian shenanigans were for nought — most of his scenes cut by the film’s director, David Ayer, or by the studio (nobody is quite clear what went wrong with Suicide Squad) — that he refuses to see it. It will be curious, therefore, to discover what happens when Leto steps on to the set of Blade Runner 2, produced by Alcon Entertainment. The Oscar-winner has been cast in the upcoming sequel to the science fiction classic alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Will Leto insist that the entire cast address him in Cityspeak? Will he demand that everyone stand in a freezing meat locker? Will he leave a unicorn’s head in Ryan Gosling’s bed?
“Details of Leto’s character are being kept under wraps,” according to Variety. A giggly replicant? A giggly cop? A giggly peddler of artificial snakes? A giggly designer of artificial eyes? For the sake of his co-stars, we hope it’s not the latter. If you hear stories about Harrison Ford keeling over in shock after finding a vat of body parts in his trailer, you’ll know.