Jared Leto’s Joker loses his infamous tattoos in this awesome new concept design for 2016’s Suicide Squad.
In a recent Reddit post, a fan shared an image of Jared Leto’s Joker during the club sequence he shares with Harley Quinn and Monster T in Suicide Squad. In the image, we get a look at how The Joker could’ve looked like without his facial tattoos, including the “Damaged” tattoo written on his forehead. The results show a design that looks closer to the traditional Joker look from previous incarnations. You can see Jared Leto’s Joker without his Suicide Squad tattoos below.
Suicide Squad received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and fans alike, and one of the most universally-disliked elements of that movie was Jared Leto’s Joker. While some of that comes from his performance as well as how his character was written, another aspect of the mixed response to his version of the iconic DC Comics villain is his look — particularly the prevalence of his tattoos present on his face.
This photoshopped image of Jared Leto’s Joker shows how his Suicide Squad design could’ve been more accepted by fans just by omitting the facial tattoos. Certain things regarding his look may still be nitpicked, such as the gold teeth, but some elements of Jared Leto’s likeness seem to fit well with The Joker’s face as seen in the comics, particularly with his pronounced chin and shape of his nose.
Either way, it appears that Jared Leto’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime is unlikely to return to the big screen anytime soon.
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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The sequel will see the return of four cast members from that film: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.
James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his his upcoming Suicide Squad movie, with Idris Elba playing a new character on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío. The film opens in theaters on August 6, 2021.