By : Adam Basciano
No, Suicide Squad will not be set in the 80’s, and no Jared Leto will not play the Joker the same way Jack Nicholson did in 1989. I just worded the title in that way to indicate that much like Ben Affleck’s Batman, Jared Leto’s Joker will be informed by the classic graphic novel written by Frank Miller in 1986. Umberto Gonzalez from Latino Review sheds light on this by saying; “So what I’m being told, Leto’s Joker is most definitely based on THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS version. He’s lean & scarred but his suit does have broad shoulders. Joker works out in his cell like an inmate when he is interrogated by Amanda Waller. He’s doing hand stand push ups so it makes sense that Jared Leto said he is putting on weight. He’s definitely not skinny, but in fact more muscular. He has bleached skin not make up.” For more spoiler laden details see Umberto’s original report. Can’t wait to see the performance Jared Leto delivers. Between Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, DC Entertainment has quite the one two punch set to be delivered in 2016.
(Source: Umberto Gonzalez)