Fan Poll: Are You Excited for Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad?

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 10:15AM
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Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 10:15AM
Fan Poll: Are You Excited for Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad?
Jared Leto's Joker has been the most buzzed-about (and controversial) part of the hype surrounding Suicide Squad so far. His original casting was met with some skepticism, but the real hubbub started when David Ayer released the first official photo:



The reactions have been all over the place. Some have derided the tattoos for being too on-the-nose, and are worried that Leto's interpretation will be lacking in subtlety, even for the Joker. Others have praised David Ayer for sticking close to the character's comic roots, as the promotional photos of the Joker so far have all paid homage to iconic images of the character, most memorably this nod to the cover of The Killing Joke:



We're fairly conflicted. On the one hand, the tattoos do seem cheesy, and it's just an uphill battle in general for Leto to distinguish himself from Heath Ledger's Joker, which still feels fairly recent. I worry that Ayer and Leto may try too hard to be different, and will end up satisfying no one. But on the other hand, no one thought Ledger could pull off a convincing Joker when he was first cast, let alone that his would be the defining portrayal of the character. Like Ledger, Leto is not necessarily an intuitive choice, and his interpretation may not be exactly what comics fans are imagining, but the Oscar winner has more than proven himself to be a talented, innovative actor, which probably matters the most.

But then again:



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And after more than 200 votes, the comfortable majority of Star Wars fans are comfortable with a Boba Fett solo film:

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