— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
Suicide Squad director David Ayer released what looks like a full-makeup Jared Leto as the Joker last Friday (April 24), and reactions have been pretty mixed.
While the photo is, admittedly, pretty [email protected], I think it’s always difficult to accept a new actor and a newly imagined portrayal of any fan favorite. The Joker is no exception, first appearing in Batman #1 in 1940 and having been depicted in myriad ways by various actors since then.
This new vision of the Joker makes him look straight-up crazy, which he should be. Some notable details include the many (and frightening) tattoos and also what appear to be grills on his teeth. (Apparently, the tattoos will not be appearing in the movie.) But if it weren’t for the green hair and the perfectly purple glove, you might not even recognize the supervillain at all. After all, it’s strange to see the Joker look so buff and radical.
So are fans digging the new Joker?
Click through to see some of the funniest reactions we could find!
The new joker looks like his artisan coffee shop startup just went bust
— Steve Taylor (@tayste2000) April 25, 2015
Finally! What do you think of Jared Leto as the Joker? These are the funniest fan reactions!