‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases Vintage Joker-Inspired Photo of Jared Leto

Apr 10, 2015 at 11:48 am |

If you were worried about how true Suicide Squad will stay to its comic roots, this new image might just give you some hope.

First appearing in comics in 1959, the upcoming film directed by David Ayer and produced by DC Entertainment will be the first live-action movie dedicated to the infamous gang of supervillains. While this is exciting news for DC and comic fans alike, it’s totally normal to be nervous that the film won’t do the Joker, Harley Quinn, and others justice.

Late yesterday, April 9, Ayer tweeted an image of Jared Leto – who will star as the Joker – eerily grinning from behind a camera. Dedicated fans’ hearts were aflutter as they immediately recognized the snapshot as a direct allusion to Batman: The Killing Joke, the 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland that is widely considered to be the definitive, tragic origin story for the Joker.

So, do you think this is a healthy confirmation that Ayer is doing his homework and staying true to the accepted DC cannon?

Suicide Squad is set to release on August 5, 2016.

Wondering if the “Suicide Squad” movie will stay true to its roots? This new photo from the director gives us hope!