‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Defends Jared Leto Joker Look

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has defended the look of Jared Leto’s Joker by sharing a post that compares the actor’s version to that of the comic.

Before Suicide Squad was even released, Jared Leto’s Joker was put under fire for his look. Later on, the actor’s performance in the film was panned by fans and critics. Director David Ayer, however, has constantly defended the film’s star, citing that the majority of his performance was cut out of the film. Now the director has taken this defense a step further and is now defending the look of the character.

In a recent post, David Ayer shared an image that showed a side-by-side comparison of Jared Leto’s Joker and that of the character from the comics and expressed how baffled he was that people would call the look inaccurate to the books:

What did you all think of Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad? Would you like to see David Ayer’s cut of the film with the character more fully fleshed out? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad:

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by David Ayer, the film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, and Scott Eastwood.

Suicide Squad is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news surround David Ayer, Joker, and his cut of the film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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