Is Jared Leto Leaving ‘Suicide Squad 2’ for ‘Bloodshot’ Movie?

PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook/ Suicide Squad |Many think that Heath Ledger still played the best Joker, but Jared Leto’s portrayal of Gotham’s most notorious clown also garnered mixed reactions. After playing the iconic role of The Joker in Suicide Squad, there are rumors circulating that he could leave Suicide Squad 2 for the Bloodshot movie.

Valiant’s Bloodshot Movie Might Be The Next Big Thing

Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani said, “The Bloodshot film has more in common with Terminator and Robocop and Total Recall, than it does superhero fare.” There isn’t any confirmation that the Leto will be leaving the role of The Joker in the Suicide Squad 2, but there are reports that he could be the lead of the Bloodshot movie. The film has Dave Wilson, who is best known for his work with NBC’s Saturday Night Live, in the director’s chair.

45-year-old Leto’s purported role in the movie will be that of Bloodshot, or Angelo Mortalli, who becomes a notorious hero after an experiment is conducted on him. The character Mortalli is previously a mafia hitman.

Moralli used to kill people for the mafia, but he was betrayed one too many times. He was initially framed for a murder, and then the authorities betrayed him as well after he turned himself in. Project Rising Sun turned him into a super being after being injected with nanites, and now possess regenerative abilities and superior strength. However, the downside is that he does not remember anything anymore.

What Does the Valiant Cinematic Universe Look Like?

Harbinger will be the first movie in the new cinematic universe, followed by Bloodshot. The first movie will focus on the life of Peter “Sting” Stanchek, who is gifted with unique superpowers. It will be followed by Jared Leto’s Bloodshot movie—if he does accept the part.

If Leto does take on the role of Angelo Mortalli, it will be his first shot at a lead in a superhero movie. He also won’t be the only actor to do two separate projects as Josh Brolin has already done so before.

Another source says that Sony has a big lineup for the Valiant Cinematic Universe with the likes of Oscar Isaac, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicholas Hoult,Mark Wahlberg, and James McAvoy. Some of these actors are veterans already coming from X-Men film.

Nobody can confirm if the role will ultimately go to Jared Leto. In the meantime, there are plenty of other movies to be excited for, such as Blade Runner 2049 which is slated for release on Oct. 7, 2017. Both the Bloodshot movie and Harbinger are reportedly expecting to receive sequels. The characters will, later on, meet up in Harbinger Wars.

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