Jared Leto’s Joker photo for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie triggered a wide range of emotions from fans and critics alike. But there’s only one person who cried about it and that’s Jack Nicholson…maybe.
In a genius smashup of the last scene in About Schmidt and Leto’s depiction of The Joker, Youtuber Toniemcee shows us the only reaction Nicholson could have had on seeing the photo.
Nicholson famously played The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989. His version of the maniacal clown prince was iconic and raised the bar for comic book villain performances on screen forever. Only Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker has topped it, many critics say.
Though it’s not exactly real, the video sums up the negative reviews Jared Leto’s joker photo has gotten from the public. Lots of people have a problem with the grill and the tattoos, which are a huge deviation from the comic-book version of the character.
I love Jared Leto in film. I can actually get on board with most of this take… but those tattoos…
— TimCAD (@TimCAD) April 25, 2015
— Oscar Garcia (@oscar_garcia24) April 25, 2015
I just can’t imagine The Joker sits there for hours getting tattoos. http://t.co/ro2kn0OysA
— Ashkenazim Masnawi (@nazim_masnawi) April 25, 2015
Really not a fan of the new Joker look. The tattoos just are a bit too much for me. However, I trust that Jared Leto will still do great.
— Kaleb Mullins (@HighFiveK) April 25, 2015
Jared Leto’s joker looks dumb. Why the hell does he have a grill and bad tattoos? He’s basically riff raff. Jared Leto’s joker is riff raff
— Nick Ingram (@NickAlanIngram) April 25, 2015
Luckily for the people who hate the tattoos, Jared Leto’s joker won’t be sporting them in the Suicide Squad movie. According to Movie Pilot the photo, originally tweeted by director David Ayers, was actually released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the character. If you take the time to read the David Ayers tweet, then you’ll see the hashtag #joker75 which is an indication of the photo’s true intent.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
On-set photos also show a tatooless Jared Leto in character as The Joker.
The Suicide Squad movie is set to be released in 2016.
Photo courtesy Movie Pilot