Last night, Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed our first look at Jared Leto in full Joker costume. It was a smart move, in a sense — this way, Ayer and Leto put the image out there ahead of any pesky on-set paparazzi pics, fully taking ownership of the new look before someone else could take the wind out of their sails. If they were to hide him during production with the intention of revealing the Joker as a surprise later on, fans would probably react more poorly than they did last night. The truth is, Leto’s Joker is both problematic…and not.
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.
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, take your first blurry look at Jared Leto as the Joker, check out Michelle MacLaren’s crazy Wonder Woman ideas, and learn which Marvel character Timothy Olyphant could have played.
Jared Leto’s hair is kind of a big deal right now. It’s become its own entity, mutating until it eventually takes its final form. It looks like we’re very close now, as the Suicide Squad star has revealed a selfie in which he sports some signature Joker-green hair, along with a little bit of lipstick, which really does make his eyes pop, you know? Sadly, we have had no updates on the hair belonging to any of his co-stars, as Leto continues to steal their hair-thunder.
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.
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.’
Suicide Squad boasts a pretty heavy lineup of characters and stars, from Jared Leto’s Joker to Will Smith’s Deadshot, and rumors of Jesse Eisenberg reprising his role of Lex Luthor from Batman vs. Superman. With all these major players, it stands to reason that the film should have a fairly major villain to match. Over the last several months, we’ve learned a lot about the film, but there’s one thing that hasn’t been revealed, and that’s the identity of the film’s big bad. That might have just changed.
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, we tear apart the new Avengers 2 poster, get really grumpy about Daredevil’s costume, and take a look at what Suicide Squad director David Ayer has to say about the new Joker.
Iconic Batman villain The Joker is many things: psychotic, sinister, exceedingly (and gleefully) violent and very intimidating. The last thing you might call him is “Shakespearean.” But that’s just how Suicide Squad star Jared Leto — who’s been cast in the role of Batman’s legendary super villain — describes him.