"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer finally gave fans a good look at Jared Leto's Joker in a tweet shared April 24 in honor of the villain's 75th birthday. Fans responded to the dramatic, heavily tattooed image with a few positive, many negative, and some just plain funny tweets. A lot of these went right to Ayer, so you have to wonder if he ignored his own notifications or scrolled through them all:
- Zona Freak (@zonafreakextra) April 25, 2015
First the picture of the new Joker and now the new Bruce Wayne? Amazing: pic.twitter.com/xi997gBwsY
- Jason Anarchy (@DrinkingQuest) April 25, 2015
Ha! I knew Birdman and Manny Fresh would make their return with The Joker. pic.twitter.com/ZXiAfy1oIo
- Satchell Drakes (@SatchbagsGoods) April 25, 2015
I don't know what everyone is upset about. That new Joker looks awesome. pic.twitter.com/XisqKWeLU2
- Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) April 25, 2015
- Brock Parker (@brockp) April 25, 2015
- Andrew M. Hogsten (@Andrew_Hogsten) April 25, 2015
- A.N.T. Farm Quotes (@ANTFarmQ) April 25, 2015
- Jeremy Zoss (@JZossMPLS) April 25, 2015
- Michael Fewx (@Fewxie) April 25, 2015
Hyperbolic tweets aside, it'll be interesting to see how this Joker differs from the most recent rendition, played by Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight." When Ledger took on that role, many wondered how he'd ever be as good as Jack Nicholson's Joker, and Ledger showed there's room for many different cinematic interpretations. The Joker is just that juicy a part -- for the right actor.
Just a few days ago, it as revealed that Common had joined the cast of "Suicide Squad," which was already filming in Toronto. The movie is scheduled for an August 5, 2016 release, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Ike Barinholtz, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Karen Fukuhara. There are also rumors about Jesse Eisenberg stopping by as Lex Luthor and possibly Ben Affleck as Batman. What do you think of what we've seen of the Joker so far?