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

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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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  • Michael Scott Murphy
    clever girl....
    • Jason Scarpelli
      Jared Leto is a guy.
      • ErrorSapiens
        Its a reference to the Raptor attack in Jurassic Park.. where the raptor is hiding..oh nevermind.
        • Jason Scarpelli
          Wrong movie. This is about Suicide Squad. lol
          • Brian Sleider
            WHOOOSH is the sound of the joke going over your head.
          • ErrorSapiens
            Nothing goes over his head. His reflexes are too fast. He will catch it."
          • mooreworthy
            ErrorSapiens for the win!
          • ErrorSapiens
            So stop referencing the movie "Troll" 😀
        • denverchris
          Well, to be honest, could also be a reference to "Contact".
          • ErrorSapiens
            Yeah, that makes sense. :) And such a iconic scene it easily comes to mind as a reference.
          • denverchris
            Well, it WAS the first thing that came to MY mind, anyway.
          • ErrorSapiens
            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. :)
      • Justin R
        Wait, what? Now I'm confused...
  • JBroti
    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.
    • IamSlave
      If you honestly think this is the finished product then….. I have no words for you.
      • JBroti
        duh...you think?
    • mooreworthy
      He would be an interesting choice.
      • JBroti
        Looking back on some of the other roles he's played, I think he would've been a great candidate. IMO.
        • mooreworthy
          Wow.
          • JBroti
            Sarcasm or serious astonishment?
          • mooreworthy
            Serious astonishment.
        • JBroti
          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?
  • mooreworthy
    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.
  • avconsumer2
    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.
  • 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.
  • cuckoozey
    Why so serious? (in the pic)
  • cg
    why is the image inverted?
    • 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.
  • ari smulders
    David Ayer is the right man to do it, and Leto will not be ledger, that's simple. Great faith in this project...
  • Akirakorn
    30 seconds to grin
  • DAVIDPD
    "Looking good Babs!!!~"
  • HyperJ
    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...?

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