This month, Actor Jarod Leto is on the cover of Empire Magazine, as what appears to be a more “street”, but earthy, 2016-ish version of the Joker. Cast amongst tons of criticism, he is still receiving it from the recently released cover all across the Internet.
Playing the arch nemesis of Batman in, “Suicide Squad” set for release next Summer, August 5, 2016. A set of super villains are recruited by a special government agency to take out a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for clemency.
Casting for this movie is quite impressive with, Margot Robbie as Joker’s sidekick girl, Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Viola Davis as Dr. Amanda Waller and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne.
Joker, as we’ve seen hasn’t ceased to stop evolving as an on screen character.
From the original 60’s version Joker, Cesar Romero, to Jack Nicholson in the 90’s and the Joker were probably most familiar with played by the late Heath Ledger.
Diehard Comic Book fans seem to want Joker, as well as any other character originally from a comic book series to stay the same as in the comics. Which is understandable to a certain point.
This Joker’s wardrobe is a tad bit different from what we’re used to. Still the bright purple trench coat does add the signature touch. Although, this Joker has silver-capped teeth, tattoo’s on his chest, slicked back hair and is wearing no shoes, he is still that same bright colorful villain we have come to be familiar with.
The way this Joker is clothed maybe unlikely however, it’s all about the haunting, yet crazed laugh when it comes to playing the psycho, prankster, killing villain.
It will be interesting to see how this flick comes together and if Jarod nails the super haunting, crazed laugh of the Joker.