One of these members is the very own Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker, who is this time being played by none other than Jared Leto. The man who will try to fit the very large shoes left over by the late great Heath Ledger. And now we know what he will look like...
The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
The ridiculous tattoos, the grill, the...oh Jesus. This character looks like someone who is way out of touch was tasked to make The Joker look edgy, and here is our result. It's almost like the people making this movie are unable to create the insanity of Joker through things like writing and you know, character development, so instead they have to show the audience the most ridiculous on the nose character design. See? He is crazy because he has all those "Ha ha ha" tattoos! Get it?!
See, here is the thing about The Joker that this movie seemingly already has no clue about. He looks ridiculous already with his green hair and red lips, walking around in a purple suit. That is the point. The thing that makes him so unhinged, so scary, is when you find out that despite how much he looks like a clown he is incredibly dangerous and unstable. This is because you see this side through his actions. Sure he looks and laughs like a fool, then he beats Robin to death with a crowbar, and you realize that this man is not to be trifled with.
Putting a "damaged" tattoo on his forehead, and covering him literally in his own catchphrase is kinda missing the point. Or they are just going with a master class in the aforementioned notion, and this Joker is really gonna be a fucking uncontrollable madman...we will have to wait and see I guess.
Anyway, let's see what the Internet thinks:
SUICIDE SQUAD script FLAG: Do this mission and you'll be exonerated of all past cri-- JOKER: How about tattoo removal? I'll do it for that.
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) April 25, 2015
"So Jared, what's your vision for the new Joker?" "Well first off obviously he's 'Down to Clown...'"
— Twiττer's Good Boy (@twitersgoodboy) April 25, 2015