Jared Leto's playing the Joker - here's a teaser of what he'll look like

So Jared Leto is playing the Joker in the upcoming DC movie Suicide Squad. 

But what will his Joker look like? 

Suicide Squad director David Ayer posted the following teaser of Leto as Joker on Friday (April 10):



According to IMDB, the film's plot involves a secret government agency which recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for freedom. 

Leto's pose has DC fans wondering whether the plot will have elements of the comic The Killing Joke - from which the original image comes from. 



Suicide Squad boasts a stellar cast that includes Will Smith, model Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) and more. It's slated for release in 2016. 

The cast got together for a read-through this past week, and a group pic sans Leto was snapped and posted by Ayer. 




What has the Joker looked like on the silver screen over the years?

1960s - As played by Cesar Romero on the Batman TV series



1990s: Batman: The Animated Series (Joker voiced by Mark Hamill)

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1989 - As played by Jack Nicholson in Batman

2008 - As played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Sources:, Vulture

Photos: DC Comics, Warner Bros

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