In the past week or so, the world has been hit by an avalanche of photos from the set of DC’s upcoming villainous feature Suicide Squad, allowing us some first looks at Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Will Smith’s Deadshot and many more unsavoury looking characters. Yesterday however, we got some fascinating snaps of Jared Leto’s Joker (pictured below), the first not for promotional purposes and of him in full costume.
I’m not entirely sure what to make of the pics which see him in a shiny silver suit, incredibly green hair and baring a mean look grill. Without the proper context, lighting, and pro cameras et al, it’s hard to form a real opinion. His look is so different from Ledger’s, a completely fresh look in terms of the Clown Prince of Crime’s past cinematic appearances but I’m not sure any of that is a bad thing. No one wants a rehash of Christopher Nolan’s vision for the character, we want something new for a new set of films.
In fact, the more I think about it and the more I look at these photos, the more I am warming to the whole thing. Just imaging the seedy and nefarious scenarios this Joker and Robbie’s Harley Quinn could be finding themselves in is incredibly tantalising. Once we get a trailer for the film, we can tell more how it’s all going to come together but until then, these shots will have to do. So take a look for yourself, they’re nothing if not intriguing. Suicide Squad is due for release on August 2016.