Los Angeles, Oct 27: Jared Leto’s stern Joker graces the new cover of Empire magazine, giving fans the first head-to-toe look at his “Suicide Squad” character in full costume. Leto’s Joker is suited up in a purple snakeskin trench coat; matching violet cane; blue baggy, drawstring “Arkham Asylum” pants; plenty of black ink; and slicked back, green hair. He has no shoes, no shirt, but likely problems galore, reported Variety. (Read: David Beckham to star in his own documentary)Also Read - Suicide Squad 2 Trailer Released, Meet The Group Which Is Ready To Die To Save The World
This is a far cry from Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger’s takes on Batman’s arch nemesis.
Leto also opened up for the very first time about the physical and mental toll of playing the Clown Prince of Crime. “There was definitely a period of detachment,” Leto said, according to ComicBookMovie.Com, about his method acting, which involved staying in character around his costars. Also Read - Justice League Snyder Cut Released in India: When, Where And How To Watch Zack Snyder's Film
“I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games. But at the same time, it was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole.” Directed by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad” also stars Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adam Beach as Slipknot and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. The movie hits theatres on August 5. (image credits: twitter) Also Read - Multiple Batman, Multiverse! Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson To All Play Batman in DC Films in 2022