The infamous Joker from Suicide Squad is back in the spotlight as director David Ayer unleashes a new behind-the-scenes photo of the clown prince of crime. Equipped with a purple firearm and a devilish smirk that highlights his silver grills, Jared Leto’s iconic villain is sure to send shivers down your spine. Ayer shared the chilling image on Twitter as a special treat for a die-hard fan who couldn’t get enough of his twisted masterpiece. Now, the fan can’t help but proudly flaunt this haunting snapshot as their profile picture.
In a recent behind-the-scenes peek at the upcoming Leto’s Joker portrayal, Ayer dropped a bombshell that sent shockwaves through the fan community. The eccentric villain, clad in a striking black suit with intricate gold embroidery and adorned with a massive skull on one lapel and an Illuminati eye on the other, was captured mid-conversation on his phone while seated in what seemed to be a high-flying helicopter, surrounded by shiny gold-plated machine guns.
However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for Ayer’s Joker, as the director has confessed to his one regret about the character – the infamous “Damaged” forehead tattoo. Fans remember how divisive the tattoo was, with some finding it a bold and intriguing choice, while others found it downright cringey. Ayer himself admits that the tattoo may have been a misstep, stating that it’s the one aesthetic choice he wishes he hadn’t made.
But that’s not the end of the story for Leto’s Joker, as he recently made a surprise cameo in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The character’s appearance underwent a complete redesign, with long hair, messy makeup, and no tattoos in sight. But as with everything related to Leto’s Joker, fans had mixed reactions to the new look.
The Ayer Cut: Will We Finally See the Director’s Vision on Screen?
David Ayer, the director of the 2016 Suicide Squad film, has been teasing fans with images from scenes that were not included in the original theatrical release. He has been vocal about his disappointment with the final cut, which was heavily influenced by studio interference. Ayer believes that his director’s cut is “vastly better” and has been in talks with DC Studios co-CEO, James Gunn, about the possibility of releasing an “Ayer Cut” of the film.
Gunn, who directed the successful 2021 reboot of Suicide Squad, has not ruled out the idea of releasing the Ayer Cut in the future. However, he has emphasized that his focus, along with partner Peter Safran, is on the future of the DC Universe. Gunn’s vision is to create a cohesive universe across multiple platforms, including films, television shows, and animated projects, with a storyline that will be the “Biggest Story Ever Told.” While fans may have to wait for the Ayer Cut, they can rest assured that exciting things are in store for the DC Universe.