It is being reported that Jared Leto is looking to join the cast of the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment project Suicide Squad. Further, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he is eyeing the iconic role of the Joker.
The Suicide Squad is also known as Task Force X was originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. They first appeared in “Brave and the Bold” issue number 25. Its most recent iteration includes characters Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn.
Neither Leto or Warner Bros has confirmed the role. News on the casting is expected to be released within the next few days to weeks.
David Ayer is currently attached to direct the adaptation. The film is slated for release on Aug. 5, 2016.