‘Suicide Squad’ Star Jared Leto Says Goodbye To The Joker As Filming Wraps

With the filming for Suicide Squad now complete, star Jared Leto has issued a formal goodbye to his neon-haired character, The Joker. While some may have thought the singer might keep his colorful hair, Leto recently posted an image to Instagram to the contrary.

The photograph shows a close up of several clipped pieces of the actor’s green hair. Leto captioned the image with a simple “Goodbye,” followed by a string of green emoji characters. Although some fans may focus in on the emoji characters — which, for the record, include a shamrock, a palm tree, a cactus, falling leaves, a snake, a frog, a heart, and an apple — it’s unclear if they have any significance.

Jared Leto chopped off his lime green Joker hair as filming wraps on 'Suicide Squad' [Image Courtesy: Jared Leto via Instagram]

Meanwhile, with the filming process now finished, the only thing left for David Ayer’s and his crew is the detailed task of editing. As Ayer and company work to produce their final cut, Suicide Squad is set to be the second DC Comics-inspired film to premiere next year.

With all the hype surrounding the movie, much of the focus has been directed at Leto’s character and Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie. With that in mind, Robbie recently told Den of Geek that Leto’s portrayal of The Joker is particularly unique.

“What he’s doing with the character is so cool,” she explained. “At first it was kind of confronting [to be up close] but now I’m so used to it.”

Robbie also stated that she is so used to seeing Leto in character that she wouldn’t know what to do if she saw outside of the film.

“I think if I ever saw him out of makeup now I would be really confused,” she stated, adding “Actually, I saw him out of makeup once and I was actually petrified of him.”

Suicide Squad centers on the story of a group of villains who are brought together and tasked to accomplish top secret missions for the government. With villains being the focus instead of typical heroes, Robbie explained how this fact has made Suicide Squad more interesting to work on.

“I guess the one common denominator is we’re all bad guys, it just makes everything more fun that way. The scenes are more interesting, I felt, when you just don’t know how the characters are going to react, especially with Harley, who’s absolutely nuts.”

Suicide Squad is scheduled to premiere in theaters on August 5, 2016.

[Image Courtesy: David Ayer via Twitter]