Jared Leto's take on legendary "Batman" villain The Joker in "Suicide Squad" will be the third time the character has hit the big screen, and while the actor has some big shoes to fill following Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger's iconic performances, based on everything we've seen so far, Leto looks more than up to the challenge. Now, a new teaser for the villain team-up flick is giving fans a closer peek at the character ahead of the film's release next month.
The clip features the familiar soundtrack of "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- used to great effect in one of the first trailers for the flick -- and lots and lots of shots of The Joker being as creepy and enigmatic as possible. He cackles that signature Joker maniacal laugh, gives Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) a passionate kiss, and messes with one of his handlers (Ike Barinholtz) in a way only an evil, deranged man can.
A titlecard declares that his favorite joke is "Batman" (get it?), and calls him a megalomaniac. "He's a psychotic, antisocial freak," another character declares, and it's hard to disagree with that sentiment, especially when The Joker is lying on the floor, laughing to himself while surrounded by hundreds of carefully-arranged guns and knives. As you do.
More madness will surely be in store for moviegoers when "Suicide Squad" invades theaters on August 5.
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