First look at Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

Late Friday evening, director David Ayer released the first official photo of Jared Leto as The Joker in the upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD movie.  As fanboys tend to do, they erupted with outrage at the cartoon-y, caricature of The Joker.  Now that the image has had time to soak in, I think everyone needs to chill out.  Does it look a little ridiculous?  Yes.  But I doubt he’s going to be running around with his shirt off for most of the movie and at the end of the day, his physical appearance means very little.  It’s all going to boil down to how David Ayer uses him and how well that script works out.  So before anyone goes crazy boycotting the film over a few ill advised tattoos, let’s see what David Ayer can do.  And if anything, I’d be more skeptical/upset that the Task Force X is in the hands of a director that seems to have no understanding of how to tell a story.

SUICIDE SQUAD is set to star Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale.  The David Ayer directed film hits theaters on August 5th, 2016.

Jared Leto as The Joker

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