A new behind-the-scenes image from Birds of Prey has revealed Jared Leto’s Joker body double.
Warner Bros. and DC’s Birds of Prey begins with Harley Quinn breaking up with the Joker. Jared Leto’s version of the Joker from Suicide Squad is definitely not the fan-favorite portrayal of the character and it seems like the actor is officially finished with the role. Since the release of Suicide Squad, we have gotten another version of the Joker with Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Academy Award for the role earlier this month.
Since Jared Leto has seemingly moved on from the Joker role, he did not appear as the Clown Prince of Crime in Birds of Prey. However, set photos from long ago revealed that a body double resembling Jared Leto’s Joker would make an appearance in the movie. While the Jared Leto Joker body double is obscured in Birds of Prey, a new behind-the-scenes image from Reddit offers fans their best look yet at the actor who brought the character to life for the movie. You can check out the image of the Jared Leto Joker double below.
In the photo, you can see that Jared Leto’s Joker body double is not sporting the infamous “Damaged” tattoo. Either the tattoo wasn’t put on yet at the time the photo was taken or the people behind the movie didn’t even do it because of the angles they were shooting the Joker double from and deemed it unnecessary.
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Here is the official synopsis for Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for more updates on Jared Leto, The Joker and Birds of Prey as we learn them!