Jared Leto Hides as The Joker in Latest 'Suicide Squad' Tease Photo

April 9, 2015
Source: Twitter

Jared Leto Camera

Hahaha! Oh, how David Ayer teases. The next photo from Suicide Squad has appeared on Ayer's Twitter, following the group shot of the cast yesterday. It addresses the question of "where is Jared Leto?" The actor was noticeably absent from a cast shot that included everyone else, from Will Smith to Margot Robbie to Joel Kinnaman to Viola Davis. The new photo shows Jared Leto, with short green hair preparing to play The Joker, hiding behind half a camera. At what first seems like a bad shot, is actually a reference to the cover of the acclaimed Joker graphic novel The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland. Nice one, Ayer. It's a cool shot, I just wish we'd get more than this tease and the hair shot from before. In time…

Here's the new shot posted, referencing the question of where he is with the tag "#WhereIsJared"? Here!:

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the new shot and the cover for The Killing Joke that he's playing on:

The Killing Joke Cover - Suicide Squad Jared Leto

See the other cast photo that Ayer tweeted this week here, and follow him @DavidAyerMovies.

Suicide Squad is a DC Comics movie from Warner Bros, directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Sabotage, Fury) from a script by David Ayer based on the comic books. Will Smith is Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman is Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Jared Leto is Joker, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) plays Boomerang, Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) is Enchantress, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is supposedly playing Killer Croc. All of these characters are part of a super villain team recruited by the government for secret missions. Our friend El Mayimbe is also claiming that Ike Barinholtz is playing Dr. Hugo Strange, Adam Beach is possibly Ravan and Jim Parrack is playing Deathstroke. Lots of good DC characters featured in this one. Production starts this month up in Toronto.

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Reader Feedback - 32 Comments


clever girl....

Michael Scott Murphy on Apr 9, 2015


Jared Leto is a guy.

Jason Scarpelli on Apr 9, 2015


Its a reference to the Raptor attack in Jurassic Park.. where the raptor is hiding..oh nevermind.

ErrorSapiens on Apr 10, 2015


Wrong movie. This is about Suicide Squad. lol

Jason Scarpelli on Apr 10, 2015


WHOOOSH is the sound of the joke going over your head.

Brian Sleider on Apr 10, 2015


Nothing goes over his head. His reflexes are too fast. He will catch it."

ErrorSapiens on Apr 10, 2015


ErrorSapiens for the win!

mooreworthy on Apr 10, 2015


So stop referencing the movie "Troll" πŸ˜€

ErrorSapiens on Apr 10, 2015


Well, to be honest, could also be a reference to "Contact".

denverchris on Apr 10, 2015


Yeah, that makes sense. πŸ™‚ And such a iconic scene it easily comes to mind as a reference.

ErrorSapiens on Apr 11, 2015


Well, it WAS the first thing that came to MY mind, anyway.

denverchris on Apr 11, 2015


and thats cool. I bet there are many "clever girl" quotes in movies, and I might be wrong in my claim as well.. but as it is someone in hiding..well.. yeah .. I stand on my claim. πŸ™‚

ErrorSapiens on Apr 13, 2015


Wait, what? Now I'm confused...

Justin R on Apr 10, 2015


Wow...if that's what Leto is going to look like as Joker, then they should've just casted David Bowie for the role. Now, I actually want Bowie as the Joker.

JBroti on Apr 10, 2015


If you honestly think this is the finished product then….. I have no words for you.

IamSlave on Apr 10, 2015

16 think?

JBroti on Apr 10, 2015


He would be an interesting choice.

mooreworthy on Apr 10, 2015


Looking back on some of the other roles he's played, I think he would've been a great candidate. IMO.

JBroti on Apr 10, 2015



mooreworthy on Apr 10, 2015


Sarcasm or serious astonishment?

JBroti on Apr 12, 2015


Serious astonishment.

mooreworthy on Apr 13, 2015


Plus, if we're having Batman being portrayed as an "aged Batman with lots of years as the caped crusader" wouldn't it be fitting to also have an aged Joker?

JBroti on Apr 12, 2015


Great attempt to give a nod to the fans, phenomenal book. This is Anthony Misiano, a well-known cosplayer who does a remarkable job to recreate The Killing Joke.

mooreworthy on Apr 10, 2015


Yo, imma let you finish, but Heath Ledger was the greatest Joker of all time. Ok, Cesar Romero & Jack Nicholson were also really really amazing. Regardless... pretty big shoes to fill there.

avconsumer2 on Apr 10, 2015


I realize that this is a different world, different director, and different Joker. And i honestly have faith in it and Leto... but I am not that impressed with what I have seen so far... I'm sure it's not the finished product but I don't know whats going on with his eyebrows... Either way I can't wait to see Leto's Joker. Has anyone seen that one video of him at a concert and he changes his voice? Speculation is that that's his Joker voice.

Franklin Carpio on Apr 10, 2015


Why so serious? (in the pic)

cuckoozey on Apr 10, 2015


why is the image inverted?

cg on Apr 10, 2015


The image isn't inverted. He took the photo in front of a mirror. But this is a photo of a photo on a camera LCD. Look at the camera data.

Benjamin Hunter on Apr 10, 2015


David Ayer is the right man to do it, and Leto will not be ledger, that's simple. Great faith in this project...

ari smulders on Apr 10, 2015


30 seconds to grin

Akirakorn on Apr 10, 2015


"Looking good Babs!!!~"

DAVIDPD on Apr 10, 2015


So... All you need to play the joker is ultra-green hair? That has to be the absolutely LEAST important detail, but I guess one should be grateful they at least got that right...?

HyperJ on Apr 10, 2015

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