Suicide Squad was quite the polarizing and interesting project to follow last year. More than any other film in the DC Extended Universe thus far, it felt like a scattered and disparate experience. That’s not entirely a coincidence, of course.
Since the film’s release, there have been tons of stories surrounding what’s ended up on the cutting room floor. Most notably, we’ve heard Jared Leto mention that they shot a whole lot more Joker footage than we ended up getting out of the movie — much to the chagrin of fans everywhere. Prior to the release of the movie, there was even a figure of the Joker that showed him in a vandalized version of the Batsuit. This would have been crazy cool to have seen in screen, but like a lot of things, it never ended up there.
Now, in a newly-released picture from concept artist Ed Natividad, we can see a photo that shows the Joker sitting in the Batmobile. Check it out below:
It’s unclear what the actual setup for this piece of art is, but on a surface level, it seems like the Joker was waiting for Batman to show up for some reason. Given the mentioning of the figure with the Joker in the Batsuit, it’s hard not to be hit with a picture of a very specific type of Joker — one who stalks and preys Batman himself. In one instance he took his suit and ran amok with it, and in another, he had the potential to steal his Batmobile. This paints a picture of a psychologically terrifying Joker — one that would leave the head of an animal on Bruce Wayne’s front doorstep, and it makes us wonder if these two photos are indicative of a more mentally-infiltrating version of the character.
What do you think of this piece of concept art? Do you like the story it implies? Let us know your thought down below!