On the 75th anniversary of Batman's most famous nemesis, The Joker, Suicide Squad director David Ayer shared a photo of Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime. It's the first look of Leto in make-up in what will presumably be his interpretation of the legendary comic book psychopath.
With green hair, lightened skin, metal crowned teeth, a single purple glove and covered in tattoos, Leto's Joker will be the first of its kind in live action. A hard act to follow after Heath Ledger's captivating turn as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight,' Ayer's adaptation promises to place him as a Hannibal Lecter-type, if internet reports are to be believed.
The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
In the film, a team of imprisoned super-villains are enlisted by a government agency to take on dangerous covert missions in exchange for lighter sentences if they survive. The star-studded cast includes as Deadshot, as Harley Quinn, as Rick Flagg, as Enchantress, as Captain Boomerang, and is Amanda Waller.