Jared Leto Slowly Transforms Into the Joker

Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 2:07PM
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Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 2:07PM
Jared Leto Slowly Transforms Into the Joker

Jared Leto's transformation into his "majestic" Joker has officially begun, if a little slowly. After shaving his beard and chopping off his signature long locks, he was seen in Paris with bleach blonde hair, presumably to prepare for his role in Suicide Squad.

 

I miss my beard already.

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If nothing else, his new look serves to remind us that Leto is probably a better choice for the Joker than we would have originally predicted. In addition to his acting chops, he has the potential to look extremely gaunt, which will make him an effectively creepy villain. We just forget that he can look like a psychopath because he was a 90's heartthrob.

 

Superhero Feed, as well as several others, pointed out that this could easily be the first step towards dying his hair green, as the Joker's hair is usually green in the comics and in film adaptations. I personally think that bleach blonde hair could be fairly eerie, but green would obviously make the clown aspect work a little better. Plus, as we saw with Heath Ledger's Joker, it's all about the makeup/scars.

 

 

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Suicide Squad, starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, comes out on August 5, 2016.

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