Newswire: Jared Leto’s Joker is definitely down to clown

Last night, Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted the first clear look at Jared Leto as the Joker. It’s a dramatically different take on the character that should please those who have long found this psychotic clown too subtle.

The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q

— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015

Heath Ledger’s Joker famously asked, “Do you want to know how I got these scars?”—only hinting at a deep inner torment, as one of his character’s greatest weaknesses was his frustrating refusal to open up. Finally, this Joker has the word “Damaged” tattooed right on his forehead, so we don’t even have to wonder about his feelings, or what happened to make him this way. He fell into a toxic vat filled with Marilyn Manson CDs and anger at his boss. He …

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