We haven’t heard much out of Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation since the movie’s Comic-Con panel, but a new reveal of Jared Leto in full costume as The Joker brings the Clown Prince of Crime out in full color. Leto was conspicuously absent from a massive wrap photo that featured nearly the entire cast at the end of August, but frankly I prefer this sort of bold, full-view, front-page costume reveal to a grainy, out-of-focus shot of him tucked away in a crowd.
The Joker steps out in a big way on the new cover of Empire magazine, which proclaims Leto’s character as a “Psycho Killer” on this Suicide Squad Limited Edition Collector’s Cover. Here’s hoping we get more look at Squad members on alternate covers, but for now let’s take a look at Leto’s Joker. He’s certainly different from any Joker we’ve seen before, trading in Jack Nicholson’s tailored suit and Heath Ledger’s rumpled jacket for a purple tinged trench coat, complete with baggy, drawstring “Arkham Asylum” pants, bare feet, and a purple cane. Oh, and let’s not forget the head-to-toe make up which helps his electric green hair and deep black tattoos stand-out against his paler-than-white skin. It’s a unique look; let’s hope the performance can match it.
Take a look at the full Joker reveal on Empire’s upcoming collector’s edition cover:
What do you think of this first image? It’s certainly got style! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Update: We’ve also added the new look at Leto’s Joker on the cover of Empire Magazine, as revealed by Ayer himself:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) October 27, 2015
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipnknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The film opens August 5, 2016.
For more on Suicide Squad, check out some of our coverage at the links provided below:
- ‘Suicide Squad’ Wrap Photo Features Nearly the Entire Cast
- Collider Movie Talk: No Superman Appearance in ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie
- ‘Suicide Squad’ Images Reveal Harley Quinn’s Tattoo Skills
- BATMAN V SUPERMAN: New Images Released; Zack Snyder Talks SUICIDE SQUAD Connection
- X-MEN Producer Talks Comic-Con Footage Leaks, “Planned Marketing” Theories