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These days, it seems a new superhero movie hits theaters every week.

It’s a trend that’s unlikely to go away anytime soon, as the movie-going public still turns out en masse for the majority of tights and capes features.

For the most part, Marvel Studios can be thanked/blamed for the influx of esoteric comic book characters who are now receiving the big screen treatment, but DC has it’s own interesting offerings coming down the pipe.

Sure, most of the studio’s eggs are in the Batman vs. Superman basket, but recently there’s been some major buzz building around Suicide Squad – a project that’s got comic geeks frothing with anticipation.

Jared Leto on Stage

Based on a beloved comic series, the film will center around an unlikely team of the DC galaxy’s best-known villains. There are some  truly iconic characters in the mix, so naturally the latest casting news has received a mixed response.

Hollywood insiders say Jared Leto will play the Joker in Suicide Squad, while The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie will take on the role of Harley Quinn.


Sources say Leto became the studio’s first choice for the Joker after Ryan Gosling backed out of a multi-film deal. As you might have guessed, some fans have been quite vocal in their belief that Leto’s not up to the task.

Of course, there was widespread skepticism when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight, and Ledger went on to win a posthumous Oscar for his performance.

Leto reportedly has yet to reach a deal with DC, whereas Robbie is said to have officially signed on for her role. If the rumors are true, it looks we’re in store for some seriously sexy supervillains.