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Here’s our first look at Jared Leto as The Joker

on April 09, 2015, 10:36pm

Just yesterday we got our first look at the cast of Suicide Squad together for the first time — with one exception. Noticeably absent was Jared Leto, who is currently on tour with his band 30 Seconds To Mars. Now, however, David Ayer has given fans their first look at Leto in the iconic role as The Joker.

As comic book nerds will no doubt recognize, the photo is a reference to the famous Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke.

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Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, 2016. It marks the first on-screen portrayal of The Joker since Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning-performance in The Dark Knight. Leto is coming off his own Oscar victory for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.