First Picture of Jared
Leto As The Joker
Emerges and It's
So the first official picture of Jared Leto as DC Comic supervillain The Joker has emerged and the internet is kind of freaking out.
The image was shared by David Ayer, who has written and is directing 'Suicide Squad', a film featuring a plethora of DC supervillains, including Jared's Joker. He shared the image in honor of the character's 75th anniversary.
The look is definitely pretty far off the Joker's of yore, whether it be the Jack Nicholson portrayal or Heath Ledger's acclaimed turn. Instead, Jared Leto's maniac looks more like a tattooed rapper with a chrome grill, rocking the heroin-chic look.
The reactions have veered from amused, bemused, annoyed and downright terrified.
Jared is about to be the fourth man to play the psychotic character on the silver screen, and will be having to follow-up after Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning version from 'The Dark Knight'
'Suicide Squad', to be released in 2016, will also feature Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Viola Davis as fellow villains from the DC universe.
Read some of the more hilarious reactions to the big reveal below:
It was a scary night when we pulled Macauley Culkin out of the pool of cocaine he was swimming in pic.twitter.com/ChZ2r4Awva— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) April 25, 2015
(Photo Credit: Twitter)
Batman is going to be so sorry when Joker's new mixtape drops.— Ami Angelwings (@ami_angelwings) April 25, 2015
We're all on a rock hurtling through space. Sometimes men become women. Sometimes we don't like how Joker looks. We're all doing our best.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 25, 2015