Jared Leto & David Ayer Explain The Joker's Tattoos In 'Suicide Squad'

By Matt O.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director David Ayer and actor Jared Leto revealed some of the reasons behind the new look of The Joker and all the tattoos he sports in the new Suicide Squad film.

David Ayer:

 “The Joker has a lot of different looks, sort of built from the looks throughout the history of DC Comics but with a new sort of flair and flavor on him so he does feel like a modern-day gangster, because… he’s always been a gangster.”

When asked how involved he was in creating the Joker's look, Jared Leto added:

"David had some very specific ideas. As far as the look of the Joker, it was a collaborative process. There were things I brought to the table and things David brought to the table and it was a mashup of both of our sick and twisted minds. There were specific things that he liked and wanted and I was there to help bring them to life in the best way I could." 

Sounds pretty cool to me, can't wait to see what Leto does with this role. What about you? Are you a fan of the tattoos? Are you excited to see Leto's take on the Clown Prince of Crime? Let us know by sounding off in the comments below, thanks!

Official Synopsis:

"It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, with Raymond Olubawale as King Shark, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Adam Beach as Slipknot. Directed by David Ayer."

Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 5th, 2016.