Jared Leto apparently tried to kill Todd Phillips' Joker movie

William Hughes for The AV Club:

Leto was so pissed about the reveal of Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie—which essentially invalidated his own largely abortive run as the character—that he attempted to leverage his status in order to have the movie killed.

While I haven't seen the new Joker movie, I've heard from many that Joaquin's performance is reason enough to see it. By contrast, Leto's Joker – along with the entirety of Suicide Squad – was just bad.

Assuming any of it is true, it's pretty sad that he'd use his power as an actor to do something so selfish.