It wouldn’t be a Batman film without The Joker making some sort of appearance, though David Ayer’s Suicide Squad might be the exception to that rule. The film, which focuses on dangerous felons recruited by the government to perform dangerous missions in exchange for shorter prison terms, will see the debut of Academy Award-winner Jared Leto playing the Clown Prince Of Crime. Many have been anticipating what the actor would bring to such an iconic villain, and as the first few images and first trailer has shown us, it has had a polarizing effect.
But much of what we have seen has only been the Joker’s face, and not too much of anything else. Until now. New images have appeared showing us a wildly different Joker. Check out the new images here below.
Empire Magazine was the first to debut these images. Most are just a behind-the-scenes look at the film, but a few others have been pulled from the trailer. Some of the images see Margot Robbie pre-Harley Quinn evaluating the mental state of The Joker – good luck with that. Other images offer a look at Cara Delevinge as Enchantress; Viola Davis recruiting new members to the Suicide Squad, with pics of possible members behind her; the group shot that was seen in the trailer; Robbie as Harley Quinn performing that strange aerial dance in her jail cell that we saw in the trailer, and much more.
But you didn’t really come here to see images that you could get from the trailer. It’s all about the first full look of Jared Leto as the Joker.
As you can see below it is quite different from the previous Jokers that have graced the big screen. Yes, the tattoos are there, but the signature pale-white skin and the acid-green hair remain. But it looks like the Joker’s fashion sense doesn’t match up with his predecessors. The stylish purple and green suits are gone. Apparently this Joker has traded all of that in for a purple trench coat and Arkham Asylum tracksuit pants. A bit of an odd combination, but one that seemingly fits if they wanted to get away from Jack Nicholson’s 80s comic book feel, and Heath Ledger’s grungy look.
It should be exciting to see what Leto can do with the character. Reports are that he stayed in character, even while the cameras stopped rolling. That’s some major dedication.
The film also stars Karen Fukahara, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, and Will Smith. Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5, 2016.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
See more image scans over at ComingSoon.net, and we’ll update the gallery once the official images are available.
UPDATE: See HERE for more images newly released.