A spokesperson for Leto denied the claims and said the actor was still working with Warner Bros.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that Phoenix's turn as the Joker probably means that Leto won't be able to play the part again: "How do you play the Joker you established following [Phoenix]?".
It's also said that Leto complained "bitterly" to his agents at CAA, as the company also represents Phillips. Sources close to THR have claimed that Leto was unhappy with the way his agents handled delivering to him the news of Phillips' Joker movie, feeling that he should have been told sooner and that his agents should have made a better effort to convince Warner Bros.to go through with his standalone Joker film.
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Leto's Clown Prince of Crime was seen briefly in the 2016 film Suicide Squad.
It's reported that the star of Requiem For A Dream and Blade Runner 2049 was annoyed at Warners because he felt that they "had strung him along with promises of his own Joker stand-alone film". The character is neither in the upcoming Birds of Prey nor in James Gunn's reboot of Suicide Squad, which is titled The Suicide Squad. And it seems the director wasn't that pleased with the resulting performance: In the final cut of David Ayer's ensemble antihero movie, Leto's Joker got only about 10 minutes of screen time.
What do you think about Jared Leto trying to stop Joker from being made? It would just confuse the audience - and it wouldn't give the people who've flocked in droves to see Phoenix and Phillips' version the sequel they want. "While promoting the project, Leto - who had been billed as a lead character - spoke to media about how much footage of his Joker had been cut".