Over the course of a month or two, Jared Leto, DC’s latest actor to take up the role of the infamous Joker, has been teasing pictures of what his ‘look’ might be, as he is introduced in 2016’s Suicide Squad. And now we have our first official image. And well… Just take a look:
That said, let’s break it down some. He’s wearing a purple surgical glove, an obvious homage to his usual purple attire. And his bright green hair is another obvious trait. But gone are the days of the Joker being the insane clown. Now we appear to have an insane …skinhead?
The tattoos on him are simple enough to break down. The maniacal laughter (“HAHAHA”) that we see over his left breast and arm are staples to the Joker’s insanity, as often seen floating around him in comic panels. The skull over the left breast is wearing a joker hat. The crazy smile over the right arm is pretty striking as well. The “damaged” tattoo on the forehead is obvious (but I thought crazy didn’t know they were crazy?). Also looks like he doesn’t keep great care of his teeth. Also, plenty of desaturation to make him undoubtedly more freakish and pale.
If this is what the Joker looks like, what can we expect of Harley Quinn? Despite being rather scared of him, Jared Leto is an excellent actor and I’m looking forward to seeing this new side of him, for better or worse – but I have my reservations. What do you guys think?