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New Joker Revealed for Suicide Squad

Jared Leto is taking the Joker role in the upcoming ‘villain vs villain’ DC movie Suicide Squad. After the hints and speculation his look has been revealed in full for the first time. It’s pretty extreme, it’s pretty Annie Lennox.

New Joker Revealed for Suicide Squad
As you can see they’ve gone for something pretty different to Jack Nicholson’s quite traditional take and Heath Ledger’s Johnny Rotten stylings. It’s a sensible move when faced with fierce comparisons to two iconic performances. He’s certainly the craziest he’s ever looked, covered in body art that’s almost straight out the comics. Will it be a distraction to have the word ‘Damaged’ tattooed on his forehead the whole time? The whiteness of the skin looks quite toned down, a feature that has usually been explained by a chemical accident (Nicholson) or make-up (Ledger).

Joker’s role in 2016’s Suicide Squad is fairly small, and is reportedly something of a Hannibal Lector position, locked in the asylum giving guidance to the ensemble of criminals (including Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn) forced by the government to take down Gotham’s biggest threats. Jared Leto, who won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, is expected to continue the role into other DC movies.

What do you think of the new look?

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  • gd smith said

    Heath ledger pretty much played the Joker as Tom Waits. Look up 1970s interviews it’s uncanny.
    Visually Leto’s face fits a more comic book version of the Joker better than Ledger or Nicholson.

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  • dnwilliams said

    Seems a little bit desperate, a little bit overkill.

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