His media stylings may be more human than human, but Jared Leto will be joining the Blade Runner sequel.
The Wrap reports the actor has joined the Denis Villeneuve directed sequel to Ridley Scott‘s seminal science fiction film. Harrison Ford is set to return as Rick Deckard, the Blade Runner of the original film, with Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, Barkhad Abdi and Lennie James joining him in a story set decades after the original saw Deckard leave Los Angeles with an experimental synthetic woman.
The Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman recently played the Joker in Warner Bros‘ Suicide Squad. Throughout production of that film, reports of the actor’s method approach to the part led to headlines about the actor sending dead pigs and used condoms to his co-stars. One assumes he’ll go method once again, but what will that mean when co-stars are faced with a Leto devoid of empathy?
Well, presuming he’s playing a Replicant.
Of course, for all the attention Leto received for his take on the classic Batman villain, his performance is perfectly adequate for a film that is not about the Joker.
And with a cast as sprawling as the Blade Runner sequel, it remains to be seen how prominent his role — described in some reports as “key” to the tale — will be or if the actor will even find a need to unsettle his castmates. And even that assumes his character is there to be unsettling. Maybe he’ll just stand against a wall and apply eye drops.
The Blade Runner sequel opens on October 6th, 2017.