Is there any act harder to follow than Heath Ledger’s Joker? A role so iconic that it has seemed to define a generation of Batman fans and solidified what the Clown Prince of Crime should be. Jared Leto certainly has some very large clown shoes to fill, indeed.
And while we have seen very little of Leto’s Joker, aside from production photos and videos taken from the set, the only official introduction we have is a short scene at the end of the Suicide Squad trailer. However, while we wait for the next trailer to drop, Leto himself took to Instagram to showcase a meme featuring both Jack Nicholson’s and Ledger’s Jokers saying he would make them proud.
The word on the street is that Leto’s Joker will be spending most of the Suicide Squad movie behind bars and will lead into the next several movies. Each actor has made their take on the Batman’s main villain vastly different, matching the tone of the film, and from what we have seen this one will be very different from previous incarnations of the clown.
Fans were quick to jump at the chance to complain about Ledger’s casting in the role before any footage was seen and this time seems to be no different with the internet chomping at the bit to hate on Leto’s portrayal of the legendary psycho. I know I have my favorite, but what about you? Let us know in the comments below about who played the best Joker and what you think about we have seen of this one so far.