When it was first announced that Jared Leto had landed the role of The Joker in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie, it didn’t really fill me with confidence, but the general reaction seemed mostly positive… possibly because he was coming off an Academy Award for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Now this week David Ayer has officially unveiled Leto’s new look in celebration of The Joker’s 75th Anniversary and it looks every bit as ridiculous as you might expect.
They are clearly drawing from Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, but this just seems like such a “cool” rock and roll version of the character that it’s almost an insult. But who knows, maybe this is just a publicity photo with some artistic liberties being taken. Maybe he won’t actually have tattoos that say “Ha Ha Ha” all over his body… right? Suicide Squad hits theatres on Aug. 5th, 2016; check out the photo after the jump along with another previously released image and let us know what you think.