Today, DC Comics celebrated the 75th anniversary of The Joker, arguably the most iconic comic book villain of all time. To commemorate this event, we finally have our first official look at the character’s next big screen appearance: next summer’s Suicide Squad, which is now undergoing production.
Writer-director David Ayer shared a first look at Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime on Twitter, and the image definitely promises a radical new take. This Joker has tattoos all over his body and metallic teeth. Simply put, this will be a completely different Joker from the ones played by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. And Leto already looks terrifying.
Check out the image below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th, 2016. The third installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Scott Eastwood, Viola Davis and Jared Leto. David Ayer writes and directs.