New Look At Jared Leto’s Disturbing Joker In Suicide Squad


DC Film’s Suicide Squad director David Ayer reveals a new image of Jared Leto’s Joker in a very disturbing pose. So much hype went into Ayer’s film because it was part of the DC Extended Universe which includes Man of Steel (2013), and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

When Suicide Squad was released back in 2016, it was the first film made by another director other than Zack Snyder. The film wasn’t received well, and it only has a 26% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which earned it a rotten rating.

After the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, fans have been asking about Ayer’s film. The director himself has said that the cinematic release was not his version. As proof, David Ayer has been posting pictures and short clips of unreleased content featuring the clown prince of crime.

Just last month, Ayer posted a picture of Leto as Joker in a black suit with gold embroidery. The director labelled it “Experiments.”

Suicide Squad Director Releases a Disturbing image of Jared Leto’s Joker

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A fan recently asked for a new picture of Leto as the Joker from David Ayer on Twitter, and he replied:

It depicts Joker holding a purple handgun and pointing it at himself. He wears a black and white suit, but with the left half side of it damaged and burned. And Joker’s face is laughing hard, but just like his suit, his left side is also blackened with ash.

His look is very similar to an Instagram story that Ayer himself posted back in January 2021. The post included a video of Joker saying, “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Heroic Hollywood shared the clip online and added the hashtag #ReleasetheAyerCut.


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Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker had a lot to live up to. Especially because he comes in after Heath Ledger who posthumously won an Oscar for playing the same role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008).

Even in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), Jack Nicholson stood out from the rest of the cast, including Michael Keaton’s Batman / Bruce Wayne. Nicholson’s portrayal of the Joker got him nominated for several awards.

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While none of us has seen David Ayer’s version of Suicide Squad, we are hopeful that it will be released sometime in the future. Ayer has asked DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran if they can release the film.

At the moment, Gunn is focused on the new DC Universe that he and Safran are establishing. But Ayer said that it was coming. We just have to wait.

The director himself has confirmed that his version still needs work, but mainly for VFX shots. He said that there is no need for reshoots to finish the film, which was very different to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which did have reshoots and added an epilogue and also featured Jared Leto reprising his role as the Joker.

Jared Leto has recently returned to comic book characters, although this time, it’s for Sony’s Spider-Man universe as Morbius. He is also set to appear in the upcoming Disney reboot movie Haunted Mansion,to be released on July 28, 2023. He stars with LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Chase Dillon.

David Ayer is currently finishing his latest film, The Beekeeper, which stars Jason Statham, Jeremy Irons, Josh Hutcherson, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Bobby Naderi. While the film already finished shooting in December 2022, we still don’t have any information on its release date.

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