It’s been alleged that Jared Leto has been practicing his voice for the Joker on stage during recent concerts with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
But rather than simply playing songs and rocking out during these performances, Leto has allegedly been practicing the voice that he’ll use when playing the Joker too.
Of course, this is all just wild speculation at this time, but Comic Book Movie have noticed the similarities between Leto’s on-stage vocals and previous performances of the character.
This isn’t the first time that it’s been alleged Leto has been caught using his Joker voice on-stage. Just last month, a vine started to do the rounds online after Leto was caught telling the gathered crowd during the band’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS tour that the next song would make them go “really, really, really crazy.”
You can check out his voice below.
Of course, at the moment, it’s impossible to say whether this is the voice that Leto will eventually use when he portrays the character. However it isn’t too far of a stretch to imagine that it will be like the above.
Leto has previously made it clear that he wants to try and make the iconic character his own, even though the Joker was previously played by two of the most esteemed actors in the history of cinema.
Jack Nicholson donned the make-up and bright clothes to portray the demonic villain opposite Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s Batman, which was released in 1989.
Meanwhile Heath Ledger was posthumously awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor because of his performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
But there is another portrayal of the Joker that Leto could be using for inspiration. Mark Hamill has voiced the villain for Batman: The Animated Series as well as the first two Batman: Arkham games, and there’s no denying that Leto’s voice sounds more than a tad similar to the Star Wars actor’s interpretation.
Either way, Leto is due to start production on Suicide Squad in Toronto this month ahead of the blockbuster’s release on August 5, 2016, so hopefully we’ll get further clues to what he’ll sound like over the next few weeks.