If Tom Hardy wrestling with an inner alien parasite in what is clearly a thinly-veiled metaphor for his relationship with his own voice isn’t enough for you, try this one on for size: Jared Leto, the Actor whom Denis Villeneuve once compared to Jesus, is preparing to ascend to his final form for Morbius — an upcoming Spider-Man sorta-kinda spinoff about a super-powered soulless bloodsucker. Should be a real stretch!
Love him or hate him, Jared Leto’s Joker was certainly a very…noticeable…part of Suicide Squad. And now Gotham City’s very own juggalo clown prince of crime is getting his very own spinoff because clearly Warner Bros. has remembered just who the hell Jared Leto is and recognized that he will not tolerate being left out of that other Joker movie that may or may not actually happen. How dare they.
Here’s a funny thought for you: someone is about to be swayed into seeing Blade Runner 2049 by this new batch of character posters. I’ve written before that Blade Runner 2049 doesn’t really have much left to prove to audiences — you’re likely already in or out, and have been for quite some time — but that doesn’t apply to everyone. Somewhere, on some website, somebody is going to look at this international poster of Ryan Gosling and think to themselves for the first time, oh, yeah, I think this might actually be a movie I want to see. Job well done, graphic designers.