Empire Magazine Has New Look At Jared Leto’s Joker


The upcoming issue of Empire Magazine looks to give us an in-depth look at the second volley in DC’s movie slate, the upcoming Suicide Squad film, with particular focus on Jared Leto’s Joker.

We’ve of course already seen the hair, the tattoos and the grills. What we haven’t seen is the new purple coat and cane. The cane could be functionary (i.e. he has a bit of a limp thanks to Batman), but it could also be a weapon, possibly with a few hidden tricks on it (anything from a hidden blade to it being much harder than it looks, making it a good blunt instrument).

The purple coat obviously fits with Joker’s classic color scheme (the Clown Prince of Crime loves purple) and I think it works with the look they are going for (this Joker wouldn’t really work with the suit the Joker traditionally wears).

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It will be really interesting to see what insights this issue of Empire has into both the Suicide Squad and The Joker. We’ve heard a lot about Jared Leto’s “method” acting and plenty of high praise from his cast mates on his performance, but not really much about anybody else in the movie. As important as Leto’s portrayal of The Joker is, many of these actors are playing characters appearing on the big screen for the first time. Will Smith is the first Deadshot, Margot Robbie is the first Harley Quinn, etc.

Also many of these villains are frankly guys Batman could be facing in future movies (with the Joker being an obvious frontrunner), so it’s very important they get those first impressions right when Suicide Squad hits next year.

h/t Uproxx

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