Jared Leto’s Joker: First Picture from SUICIDE SQUAD

     April 24, 2015


We got a fuzzy shot of Jared Leto referencing The Joker’s appearance in Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke and another one showing off his bright green hair, but it’s finally time to see the complete look because David Ayer just unveiled the very first Suicide Squad image of Leto in full costume as The Joker on Twitter.

I expected something extreme, but I certainly wasn’t imagining something quite like this. (Did The Joker have a grill in the source material?) Regardless, this shot is definitely striking to say the least and also has me believing the guy is an absolute lunatic, which is clearly a step in the right direction. However, it wasn’t Heath Ledger‘s hair, makeup and wardrobe that sold the character in The Dark Knight. It was his insanely committed, haunting performance and Leto’s certainly got his work cut out for him if he’s going to transcend his look like Ledger did.

Suicide Squad is currently in production and due in theaters on August 5, 2016. The film also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

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Image via David Ayer

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