Last week we got our first look of Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad, but all you saw was that he had green hair, so he could have been any regular young reveler in Hoboken for St. Patrick’s Day who died his head to be festive. And on Friday, the newest depiction of the Clown Prince of Crime was revealed in full Joker makeup, and while some were excited, others were a little more skeptical.
The actor/musician from Dallas Buyers Club was revealed as Batman’s arch-nemesis when Suicide Squad directer, David Ayer, tweeted this out:
It appears that in Suicide Squad, they are going for a darker, more psychopathic Joker. The pale-skinned anti-hero is tattooed everywhere included the word “damaged” on his forehead as well as “HAHAHAHA” all over his body, plus he has a silver grill in his mouth and dark eyeliner. And it appears that Joker likes to cause chaos, but he does so with shaved armpits.
After Heath Ledger’s legendary portrayal of the sinister villain, expectations for Leto are sky-fucking-high, probably at an unreasonable and unattainable level, since Ledger absolutely nailed the character. So the snark was sure to be strong from DC fans.