ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, check out a key showdown in Captain America: Civil War, get you latest fuzzy look at Jared Leto’s Joker and learn about whatever happened to the Lobo movie.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, check out Marvel and DC movie concept art, get your first tiny glimpse at Captain America 3, and gaze at Suicide Squad set footage.
... honestly, I have no idea who that last guy is. It’s not a particularly high-res image, so I can’t get a read on the actor or the character. When I figure that out, I’ll update the post.
Well that didn’t take long. Following David Ayer’s recent teaser image of the character and Jared Leto’s own candid Snapchat pic, the director has officially revealed the first legitimate photo of Leto in character as the Joker in Suicide Squad. He’s very pale, very tattooed and totally insane. And he’s nothing like any Joker you’ve ever seen before.
Production recently began on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but that hasn’t stopped the director from adding to the film’s super-villainous lineup. Joining the impressive and ever-growing roster of stars is rapper/actor Common, last seen in last year’s critically acclaimed Selma.
After months of casting, pre-production photos and the state of Jared Leto’s hair affairs, Suicide Squad is officially, finally filming. Director David Ayer has been bucking the studio trend when it comes to superhero films, and he’s remained very open and communicative about the project on Twitter. Ayer made the official announcement today, so expect to see even more production photos over at his account soon.
Okay, so maybe that’s not technically Jared Leto’s Joker. Maybe that’s just a slightly out-of-focus Jared Leto with green hair. He doesn’t have the white makeup or the purple suit or the bright red lips. But he’s got the hair. It’s a start.
It’s all coming together for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as the upcoming DC film heads into production. Ayer himself has been pretty active on social media, posting pre-production and behind the scenes photos freely — which goes against the typical secrecy surrounding superhero film projects (not that Suicide Squad is your average superhero film). Today, Ayer assembled the cast for a big group photo, which features a few new faces.
With the inclusion of Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot, along with rumors of Batman’s involvement in Suicide Squad, it stands to reason that we might see a certain criminal facility pop up in David Ayer’s upcoming film. The director has validated those suspicions, teasing a trip to Arkham Asylum, where we’ll likely see Batman’s foes incarcerated.
We’ve been hearing some interesting Suicide Squad rumors this week, but the latest report might be the most interesting yet. Not only does it shed some light on the way David Ayer is approaching Jared Leto’s version of the Joker, but it gives us some clues about how Ben Affleck’s Batman might make an appearance in the film. Best of all, Ayer is relying on some great source material for the Joker: Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’