With the recent release of the first look of Jared Leto as Joker from the Suicide Squad, a rage has started amongst the fans already choosing their sides. Comparisons between Heath Ledger’s legendary role as Joker and this new age transformation done by Jared Leto have left the fans bewildered. In the race of being the most loved super villain, who do you think won your vote?
Well at one side we have the sophisticated Joker presented by Christopher Nolan wherein the perfect balance of the traits of madness and an anarchist is clearly visible. On the other hand we have Suicide Squad’s new Joker to be played by Jared Leto, the first look of whom was personally posted by director David Ayer to celebrate the iconic villain’s first appearance in the DC comic books.
In the picture we see Jared with multiple tattoos on his chest, arms, face and stomach as well. The best part being the tattoo on his forehead that reads ‘damaged’. With cropped hair coloured green and a purple glove in one hand, the director has managed to give the look a classic touch of the character Joker who is known for dressing up in colours green and purple since the very inception.
The poster received mixed reactions with mostly everyone giving thumbs up for the new look while some chose Heath Ledger’s Joker over Jared Leto’s. Now all that’s left to see how the Dallas Buyers Club actor pulls off this legendary character. We dig the new look though. Changes and experiments are always required, don’t you agree?
Set to release on August 5, 2016, Suicide Squad is already one of the most anticipated movies and with the release of first look of Joker the excitement to see the other characters has already begun. The film also stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Scott Eastwood, Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor amongst others.