The Joker is, arguably, one of the best villains out there. He’s twisted, manipulative, and just plain evil. He has no motives for what he does, he just wants to stir up drama and put humanity against each other.
Played to award winning perfection in 2008 by the late Heath Ledger, the role has been taken over by Jared Leto for the upcoming flick Suicide Squad – a film that follows many of DC’s legendary villains.
On May 18 new set pictures of Leto and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) getting a bit…uh…confrontational were sent out on Instagram giving us a pretty good look at the look of the Joker.
According to Digital Spy, “The scene in question appears to be a flashback sequence with Robbie portraying psychiatrist Dr Harleen Quinzel and demanding the Joker gets out of the car.”
The Joker and Harley Quinn definitely have history, so it is going to be great to see them and their story on screen. My one fear for this movie is about Harley Quinn; I’m really hoping that they make her the amazingly complex, feminine powerhouse, brilliant character that she is in the comics.
I think I spend a larger portion of my time worrying about the fate of amazing female characters.
It is going to be difficult for Leto to follow up on Ledger’s performance of the Joker, but like the reinvented Joker of The Dark Knight we are probably going to see a completely different character come out of Leto’s portrayal and I think that is part of the magic of the Joker.
My love for the Joker (and Harley Quinn) is reasons why Suicide Squad is one of my most anticipated movies (it’s also pretty cool that it is filming in my city of Toronto…the inconvenient road closings aside…).
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman and is expected to hit theatres on August 5, 2016.
Are you ready?
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