When Warner Bros. announced that Jared Leto would be portraying the iconic character of Joker in DC Comic’s "Suicide Squad" film, many considered that the actor wouldn't be able to carry forward Heath Ledger’s legacy.

When the film was released, many liked Leto’s performance as Joker but blamed the poor story line of the movie that did not help him to do the justice with the character. Now, there are rumors that the actor is considering to leave the project as he thinks that "Bloodshot" film is much more important for his career as an actor.

Jared Leto in "Bloodshot"

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Dallas Buyers Club" movie star is being considered for the lead role in the upcoming "Bloodshot" film.

The Sony’s adaptation of Valiant Entertainment comic will be directed Dave Wilson, who is credited for working on the visual effects of the games like "Halo Wars," "Guardians of Middle-East," and "The Division." Valiant’s CEO Dinesh Shamdasani recently stated that "Bloodshot" is similar to films "Terminator," "Robocop," and "Total Recall."

According to reports, Jared has reportedly been offered the role of "Bloodshot," which follows the story of a former soldier killed and brought back to life with the help of advance technological upgrades in science. To make him live, his body is filled up with billions of nanobots, which allows him to be the perfect soldier by heading and shifting its shape as per the environment.

Leto to leave "Suicide Squad 2"

When "Suicide Squad" released in 2016, it was heavily penned by the critics. Entertainment Weekly went on to call Jared’s performance as “scene-stealing.” In the film, Leto has reportedly seven minutes of screen time, but the filmed footage was used heavily in promoting the film.

After the film had been trashed by critics, many assumed that Leto wouldn't be a part of the future films in the series, as he did not agree with the final editing of the supervillain film.

When Warner Bros. announced that they are planning to bring David Ayer and Will Smith back for a sequel, many fans wondered if they get to see Leto back in the film alongside Margot Robbie.

The film was officially announced to go under production at San Diego Comic-Con.

A recent report suggests that Jared may consider leaving the franchise for his lead role in "Bloodshot." However, the star’s representative has not confirmed the news.

Meanwhile, it was announced in 2016 that Leto was officially cast in the "Blade Runner" sequel titled "Blade Runner 2049." Earlier this year, it was announced that for Paramount Pictures, the Academy Award-winning actor would be directing a thriller film.

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