Without a doubt, the Joker is one of the most iconic villains known to man. Although mostly known for his association with Batman, the Joker has caused for trouble for many a DC superhero in the comics. With the DC Extended Universe in full effect, it’ll be nice for the worlds to continue to cross-pollinate. As such, we won’t be getting introduced to Jared Leto’s version of the Joker in a Batman film, but a SUICIDE SQUAD film.
Warner Bros. has done a great job of advertising this new, unhinged version of the character in their marketing, but in the new extended promo, we have perhaps what is the best look of the character thus far. The result is quite unsettling and all kinds of fun.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
“SUICIDE SQUAD follows the events of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit societyâ€™s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Wallerâ€™s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights Âreinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay ÂHernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc Â(Adewale Akinnuoye-ÂAgbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices â€“ developed by Wayne Enterprises â€“ inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.”
Joker will wreak havoc in SUICIDE SQUAD when the film hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
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