Presenting…Jared Leto’s Joker.
Probably not what you were expecting, huh? Here’s the full image of the Suicide Squad’s take on the Joker, tweeted earlier today by David Ayer, its director:
The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q
Though it only shows part of the overall costume, there’s already a ton to analyze here. The forehead tattoo. The grills. The expression. Cynically, it feels like someone who is out of touch tried to come up with something edgy, and this is the result.
But, that’s just my take on it. What’s the internet saying about the new design? Overall, most people are poking fun at the design. People seem to think the design looks silly. And maybe there was nothing Ayer could have revealed that wouldn’t have been met with skepticism; Heath Ledger is a tough act to follow. Still, if nothing else, there’s always the possibility that the acting will make everyone change their minds. It’s too early to make judgement!
For now, though, there are jokes:
oh wow I can tell this version of the Joker is a real bad dude because his origin story involves falling into a vat of hot topic
When you forget about an auto-renew subscription pic.twitter.com/ALIk65Rhv1
I need to see the suit. This is a take that could work. Trying to do Ledger’s Joker wasn’t going to work.
Also Jared Leto’s Joker shaves his armpits???
Wait so Jared Leto is playing Ninja from Die Antwoord playing Joker?
Everyone at Marvel just high-fived, happy to find they no longer have the worst comic book movie press this week! #JuggaloJoker
Jared Leto as the Joker pic.twitter.com/vIGXhuJJrB
alright definitely drinking to forget jaret leto’s new joker reveal tonight.
As long as the Joker behaves like a fucking lunatic, all will be forgiven.
Evolution of The #Joker 1991, 2007, 2015 pic.twitter.com/P8w9uwxXf1
The new Joker look is pretty awful. What the hell were they thinking?
To be fair to the Joker design, this guy would definitely freak me the hell out.
“So Jared, what’s your vision for the new Joker?””Well first off obviously he’s ‘Down to Clown…'”
That Jared Leto Joker is certainly out there. But he’s a fantastic actor so I’ll wait to judge until there is actually something to judge.
Wow the joker and his gang look ready to take over gotham. pic.twitter.com/tDPsCtrujU
Jared Letos Joker looks absolutely bonkers.
Somebody sic the actual Joker on whoever did that character design for Suicide Squad. That is TERRIBLE. WOW.
really impressed by how Leto looks as the Joker pic.twitter.com/VAvpfYm0KD
If that’s what the Joker looks like, just imagine the Juggalette Harley Quinn we’re getting.
I have often said there’s no wrong way to portray the Joker, as long as you do the basics.Now, I’m not sure. pic.twitter.com/2p5V6ojxwb
I love the idea of The Joker taking time to carefully tattoo “Ha” all over his body. The Joker, carefully applying bactene and moisturizer.
Ok so those ka-razzzy HAHAHA’s are supposed to be tattoos right? So does that mean just the tip of the Joker’s left nipple is tattooed?
Joker with tattoos? Is he an insane and twisted murderous clown or an angsty teenager defying his parents?
This is a Joker for the leather-trenchcoat-wearing, Crow-loving, wallet-on-a-chain types who have always been the Joker’s biggest fans.
Joker looks insane and awesome.
The new joker looks disturbing
love this new joker design pic.twitter.com/8NHIHPgucg
Now that’s a Joker that likes EDM and uses Snapchat.
Joker’s ‘Damaged’ is as subtle as the guy who writes ‘Bat + Man’ in a game of Pictionary. We get it! But…you’re kinda missing the point
Let’s look at the bright side, guys. The Joker is supposed to be upsetting.
Oh hey, I used my minimal Photoshop skills to fix #SuicideSquad Joker. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/lzg7jTdX6s
Remember when everybody said Heath Ledger couldn’t upstage Jack as the Joker?
so the new joker definitely vapes right
New joker looks like fan fiction. pic.twitter.com/x001Bsnjok