There often seems to be a cloak of ambivalence surrounding every piece of news that comes out of DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe, one announcement that has earned an unambiguously positive response was the casting of Jared Leto as the Joker. But for all the confidence his casting has inspired, his predecessors’ performances are often described as iconic. This, naturally, only leaves fans wondering what Leto will bring to the role.
Eager fans have, however been getting piece meal previews through social media, often from Leto’s own accounts. Most significantly, Leto has posted pictures that show him first cutting and later bleaching his hair in preparation for filming. But more tangible than that is a Vine that was shot by a fan at a recent 30 Seconds to Mars concert. In the video, Leto introduces a song and in the process slips from his speaking voice into one that is, to say the least, evocative of the Clown Prince of Crime. See the video for yourself:
Jared Leto will make his first appearance as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad.’ The movie is scheduled to film this summer in Toronto for an August 5, 2016 release.