The third time’s a charm for Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Late Friday afternoon he released his third Jared Leto Joker image from the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe film, and unlike the first two, this one wasn’t a tease at all.
Ayer’s design for the Joker is a striking image of a modern deranged man riddled with tattoos, rings, silver teeth and the character’s signature green hair. Unlike the anarchist Heath Ledger Joker from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight before him and the gangster Jack Nicholson Joker from Tim Burton’s Batman, Leto’s makeup depicts a man who is a full blown psychopath from head to toe.
There are rumors that the reason the Joker is imprisoned and becomes a member of the Suicide Squad is that he killed Robin, former sidekick of Ben Affleck’s Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is no firm evidence to support this claim so for now take it with a grain of salt.
Suicide Squad is currently in production in Toronto, Canada with Ayer at the helm and Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman comprising the rest of the villains-turned-heroes. The film is set for an August 5, 2016 release, five months after the premiere of Batman v Superman.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015