Since Jared Leto took a five-year break from acting before his Oscar-winning turn as Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," in the days since the Academy Awards, everyone is wondering what he'll do for an encore.
As he told MTV News earlier this week, Leto's next move may be to the director's chair; as he's currently "looking for a feature film to direct ... a feature-length narrative."
Of course, for fans of Thirty Seconds To Mars, that's not surprising ... after all, Leto — or, uh, Bartholomew Cubbins — has directed almost all of the band's so-called "short films," including epics like "From Yesterday," "Hurricane" and "Up in the Air" and their recent documentary "Artifact."
And while Leto is searching for a feature film, he may also make a return to his music-video roots ... as he and his Mars mates are kicking around the idea of making another epic. And this one might be familiar to his fans.
"We are, right now, plotting and planning," Leto said. "I would love to do a sequel to 'Hurricane,' maybe that would be 'Bright Lights' or 'Do Or Die,' which could be another single here in the U.S. We're figuring things out. Lots of, as they say, good problems to have."
But before Leto can even begin thinking about Mars' next short film, there's the matter of the band's seemingly endless world tour, which is set to hit the Ukraine next week.
And given the current unrest in the country — and the support Leto expressed for protestors during his Oscar acceptance speech (words that were mysteriously cut from the Russian broadcast of the show) — well, there's a chance that Kiev concert could get interesting ... though, at the moment, Thirty Seconds To Mars have no plans to cancel or change their performance in any way.
"As far as the Ukraine — we have a show in Thailand as well — places where there is some social unrest and people are figuring things out, you listen and you watch and you make decisions accordingly," he explained. "You never want to do something that was disrespectful, or something that was dangerous either to your crew or put any of the fans in a position where they don't feel safe, so you have to think about all of those things and make decisions accordingly."