David Ayer tweeted a picture of Jared Leto at The Joker from the upcoming movie 'Suicide Squad.'
The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
We knew something was brewing, but this is quite a shock! This is truly The Joker as we've never seen him before. He looks like a super-villain who went on tour with a rock band, specifically the rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars. He looks like a crazy man who hangs out on St. Mark's Place and spins the Astor Place Cube. He's a tattoo artist's dream and a dentist's nightmare. He is Hot Topic on bath salts.
It must have taken a lot of work to turn such a pretty face into this haunting portrait of a comic book villain. At least Jack Nicholson had the advantage of already being known for his creep factor, whereas Jared Leto somehow managed to look attractive even as a strung-out meth addict.
Jared Leto gave us a preview on Instagram of the transformation using his superior photoshop skills, which pales in comparison to the real thing:
A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on
If you want to wake up from the nightmare of Jared Leto as The Joker, just look at the perfect lettering of the word "damaged" across his forehead. For some reason it keeps making me laugh.