Star Wars’ Mark Hamill on Jared Leto’s Joker: ‘It’s like Hamlet, really’

Previous Joker actor Mark Hamill weighs in on Leto's Suicide Squad performance

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has revealed what he thinks of Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker in this year’s Suicide Squad.

Mark Hamill has voiced The Joker several times, including his most recent performance in the R-rated animated hit Batman: The Killing Joke.

In an interview with Polylgon, Hamill was asked what he thought about Jared Leto’s performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad. He said he “loved” Jared Leto’s performance, and that he hasn’t yet seen a Joker performance that he thought was terrible.


“Everyone brings a different spin to the character and you have to look at each script separately,” he continued. “I don’t think there’s a definitive version of the Joker and I don’t think there can be. It’s like Hamlet, really. It’ll be constantly redefined.”

Also commenting on the backlash director Zack Snyder received concerning his work on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Hamill said; “If you don’t approve of Zack Snyder’s vision then you’re kind of stuck because he’s in the driver’s seat.”

Meanwhile, Daisy Ridley has confirmed when Star Wars will reveal who Rey’s parents are.

British actress Ridley was introduced as Rey in last year’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens. She will reprise the role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is expected to be released in 2017.

Force Awakens director JJ Abrams previously appeared to rule out either Luke Skywalker, General Leia (formerly Princess Leia) or Han Solo being a parent of Rey. However, Ridley has now heavily suggested that the mystery will be revealed in Episode VIII.



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