Despite being the only cast member to mysteriously not feature in the cast shot we were shown the other week, Jared Leto is now the first member of Suicide Squad to have his official movie look reveal to the world. And it’s a good one!
In a film populated by legendary villains, Leto stands above all else as the Joker – possibly the most iconic villain in the DC universe... maybe in superhero world in general. Getting his look right is paramount; personally, I thought Jack Nicholson’s appearance was a bit too camp, but they totally nailed it with Heath Ledger.
Leto was always up against it; Ledger’s performance (from his look to his mannerisms... everything) was flawless. I’m sure in a few decades we’ll refer to it as “iconic” – not a word that’s thrown around lightly. The next incarnation was always going to be facing a huge task, but if there’s one man to do it it’s Jared Leto (or Jake Gyllenhaal, but that’s just my two cents).
If one negative can be said of The Dark Knight it’s that the final confrontation between Bats and the Joker was more like a schoolyard fist fight than an epic conflict; this Joker looks like he could give the Caped Crusader a run for his money.
What do you think?