Aside from a slew of set photos and videos taken from the Toronto set, our only official look at Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad came at the end of the first trailer that was released during Comic Con. It still isn't known when the next trailer will arrive, but while we wait for the next batch of footage, Jared Leto showcased a meme on his Instagram, which features Jack Nicholson's Joker from 1989's Batman and Heath Ledger's portrayal from 2008's The Dark Knight. The photo also includes the message "Don't Worry, Leto Will Make Us Proud." Here's what the actor had to say about this image on his Instagram page.
"Great work @gaunted! Was wondering who made it! Amazing. I see a few thought It was me but it wasn't. Just thought it was clever sweet + fun."
Much like Heath Ledger's casting in The Dark Knight, many fans didn't respond too well to Jared Leto taking on this iconic villain in Suicide Squad. As production got under way, the tide started turning, and more fans started to embrace the actor's portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime, but we'll have to wait and see if his performance is just as beloved as his predecessor. Sadly, Heath Ledger wasn't given the chance to see how much fans embraced his performance, since he died in January 2008 at the age of 29, seven months before The Dark Knight debuted in theaters.
From the bits and pieces of Jared Leto's Joker that we've seen so far, his performance certainly appears to be quite different than what Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger had to offer. Rumor has it that this Joker spends most of the movie locked away in a jail cell, but we've already seen set photos and videos of him speeding through the streets of Toronto in an exotic sports car, with Harley Quinn at his side, and Batman (Ben Affleck) hanging on for dear life on the roof of this vehicle. We have also seen bits and pieces of scenes where he's seen striking Harley Quinn on the street, but there is very little we know about how this all ties into the story.
This star-studded cast also includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The supporting cast is rounded out by Scott Eastwood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Ray Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack and Common. David Ayer directed Suicide Squad from his own screenplay, based on the DC Comics.
It isn't known when the second trailer for Suicide Squad will arrive, but hopefully it will give fans a better look at The Joker. Do you think Jared Leto's performance could stack up to both Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger? Or do you think his version of the Joker will ultimately be forgotten? Let us know what you think, after checking out this meme Jared Leto shared on his Instagram page.