Jared Leto’s Joker Gets Tattooless Look In ‘Suicide Squad’ Redesign

Jared Leto’s Joker gets a simplified new look influenced by the comics in this intimidating Suicide Squad artwork.

While Suicide Squad was universally criticized by fans and critics alike for various reasons, one of the most resounding complaints was the direction David Ayer and Warner Bros. took with Jared Leto’s Joker. The gangster take on The Joker wasn’t popular with the majority of fans, with many taking a strong disliking to Jared Leto’s facial tattoos. But thanks to a talented artist, it’s easy to see the genuine potential of the Suicide Squad star if the design had gone in a different direction.

The Suicide Squad art from digital artist “jscomicart” on Instagram removes all of Jared Leto’s tattoos and only adds the green eyebrows alongside the comic-accurate red smile. It’s a minor change, but instantly the Suicide Squad star looks more like The Joker that fans know and love. It would be interesting to see how Jared Leto’s performance as The Joker would’ve been received if he looked closer to this rather than the disappointing gangster from Suicide Squad. Take a look at the Suicide Squad star without the Joker tattoos below.

Do you wish Jared Leto’s Joker looked like this during Suicide Squad? What did you think of the Suicide Squad star’s take on the villain? Tell us in the comments!

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 upcoming movie The Suicide Squad, 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 Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to us for the latest news regarding Jared Leto and The Joker.

Source: Instagram

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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