Thirty Seconds to Mars Tease New Music

 

Thirty Seconds to Mars seems to have been put on the backburner for a while as frontman Jared Leto got into serious character as The Joker for his upcoming role in the highly anticipated 2016 film, Suicide Squad. Now that filming for the movie has wrapped and promotional events for it seem to be minimal, it looks like its time for Leto, his bother Shannon, and guitarist Tomo Miličević to get back to music.

On Tuesday (Nov. 3), the frontman posted a picture of himself in a recording booth on Instagram. Under the image was a simple caption which read “#MarsIsComing”; great news for those 30STM fans who have been silently waiting for some new music from the group. Leto’s Instagram post from the studio can be seen below.

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In addition to the new music tease, 30STM revealed earlier this week that they will once again sponsor “Camp Mars” after its successful launch this past summer. For those not familiar with “Camp Mars,” fans of the band also known as the Echelon, were given the chance to head to Malibu at the end of August experience summer camping with a twist.

The inaugural three-day event included summer camp activities such as hiking, climbing, yoga, cooking classes, raising the flag, and camp fire sing-a-longs. Thirty Seconds to Mars also performed two shows and had numerous DJ sets during the weekend to keep the fun going. Not too bad of a way to wrap up the summer.

The new music that Leto is teasing will be the first set to new music since the group’s 2013 release, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. Following the release of the album, the band headed out on tour, proving that the Leto brothers and Miličević, never sleep.

‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Confirmed by Director

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Looks like those rumors that have been floating around for the last couple of month were true and we would like to introduce you to the cast of 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Just a few hours ago, reports surfaced that some of the rumored stars to the upcoming were in the final part of negotiations for their roles in the DC film, but now director David Ayer has revealed via The Hollywood Reporter the actors and their respected roles.

Check out the casting below:

The Joker: Jared Leto

Harley Quinn: Margot Robbie

Boomerang: Jai Courtney

Enchantress: Cara Delevingne

Deadshot: Will Smith

Rick Flagg: Tom Hardy

So what do we think, guys?

Take a look at all their photos below and see if they are (or aren’t) what you imagined when DC originally made their announcement a few months ago and get ready for the movie which has a tentative release date of August 5, 2016.

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Jared Leto to Become the ‘Suicide Squad’ Joker?

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It seems like a lot of people are hoping that one day soon, 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto will portray a superhero or a villain in a big budget film, or at least that’s what it’s beginning to sound like.

Last year, there was talk that he would be taking on the much sought after role of Dr. Strange, but that was squashed recently.

Now, talks have begun that the singer and :”part-time” actor will be taking on the role of the Joker in DC Comic’s upcoming Suicide Squad film due to be released in 2016. The film, which has been described as “a dirty dozen with supervillains” will be directed by David Ayer and is set to begin filming in Toronto in February.

But while Leto seems likely, with The Hollywood Reporter writing that “Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie [and Jared Leto] are in the final stages of talks for the role.”

But Leto recently told the publication that he’s been “sworn to keep my mouth shut,” which probably jump-started the rumors.

When MTV asked Leto the same question during and interview, he told them, “You know there’s a film called Fight Club, my friends, and you know what the first rule is, don’t you?”

As for the premise of the Suicide Squad movie, it’s something along the lines of “convicted supervillains are given a chance to redeem themselves through dangerous missions.”

Though it may seem a little weird on DC’s side to pick a group of supervillains going on dangerous missions to redeem themselves as the premise of one of their many upcoming films, it’s actually a very smart plan.

During episode 39 of The CW’s Arrow, the Suicide Squad became the central story with everything revolving around them and Oliver Queen’s bodyguard/second in command/ friend, John Diggle. Though we had previously been introduced to Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Amanda Waller in other episodes (individually) we saw them all have to team up and then again during the season two finale.

Most recently, in the television series, we find Queen handing over his insane, number one fangirl, Cupid, over to the Suicide Squad as well.

Jared Leto Covers “Stay the Night”

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Jared Leto is by far one of the most talented people out there being able to do almost everything, and do it particularly well. Acting, music, humanitarian, we’re almost blushing at how much we sound like fan-girls writing this. (He’s also really pretty and has great hair.)

Today, video surfaced of the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman covering Zedd’s song “Stay the Night.” The video features Leto performing a piano-led rendition of the Top 100 radio hit.

The stripped down version of the song is a complete departure from the original as it does not have any of that electronic dance music, over-produced sound and of course there is that little issue of Leto singing the lyrics rather than Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams.

Give the cover of the song a listen and let us know which version of the song you like best: the original or the cover?

Jared Leto Rumored to Play Doctor Strange?

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When Marvel has revealed plans to turn Doctor Strange into one of their upcoming films, the first actor that was rumored to be taking on the role of the neurosurgeon turned superhero, was Johnny Depp.

Though for some, the choice of actor for some was spot on (there was even a comparison photo of Depp and Strange so that nay-sayers could see the similarities) the casting fell through since it was nothing more than a major rumor.

Another rumor has now risen from the rubble of the previous one with a certain lead singer/actor being in talks to play the role.
And just who might that person be?

Well, recent award-winning golden boy, or like we know him as 30 Seconds to Mars frontman, Jared Leto, according to Badass Digest.

The blog also goes on to reveal that Marvel is about to close a deal with Scott Derrickson, the director behind The Day the Earth Stood Still remake as well as Sinister.

The post goes on to point out that Derrickson might want to take a swing at writing the script himself since at the time that the Variety story was published, revealing Derrickson as the front-runner for the position, no writer had been named.

Then there’s the whole point of this story, the rumor that Jared Leto is now in the running to play Stephen Strange. Apparently, Marvel like or liked Leto for the role.

Badass Digest makes it known with their “god help us all if that’s true” remark that they are against the decision of having Leto portray the superhero, but let’s be real, the entire world was on the hating side of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman (Batfleck) without even giving it the benefit of the doubt (or even waiting for the damn film to be released), so even if it’s true or not, who cares. We’ll wait for the film to come out to judge.

But on the other hand, some of us here are bias since we are huge 30 Seconds to Mars fans.