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Jared Leto gets a haircut in preparation to play Joker in Suicide Squad

03.02.2015

Director David Ayer has released another tease for the upcoming production of SUICIDE SQUAD and this may be the most dramatic one yet.  Two photos have been posted of star Jared Leto, one before and one after a haircut that brings him one step closer to his portrayal of The Joker.  While a haircut may not seem like that big of a deal for a movie production, keep in mind that Leto has had shoulder length hair for years now, not even cutting it very much for his award-winning role in THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.  In fact, the new style shaves about twenty years off of Leto's appearance.

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We still don't have much of an idea as to what approach Leto will be taking in his performance as the iconic DC Comics villain, but this is the first step as there have not been many incarnations of the character with long hair.  David Ayer recently said Leto's performance will be "majestic" but one would expect that from the Clown Prince of Crime.

At this stage in production on THE DARK KNIGHT, we were all questioning whether or not Heath Ledger would be up to the task of playing such a character and we all saw how that turned out.  Leto has large shoes to fill but we will see whether he is up to it as the film gets ready to begin shooting very soon.

SUICIDE SQUAD is slated to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

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10:43AM on 03/04/2015

He will do a great job.

He's the perfect choice. Also, stop comparing him to Ledger or wondering if he'll "beat" Ledger's performance... it's not an athletic competition, FFS.
He's the perfect choice. Also, stop comparing him to Ledger or wondering if he'll "beat" Ledger's performance... it's not an athletic competition, FFS.
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9:00AM on 03/03/2015

Just a heads up..

You've got the release date as 2015 as opposed to 2016.. Might not want to get us this excited this early in the AM. Thanks.
You've got the release date as 2015 as opposed to 2016.. Might not want to get us this excited this early in the AM. Thanks.
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7:50PM on 03/02/2015

Blue Balls

all that build up for two pictures of nothing we haven't seen before. Ugh!
all that build up for two pictures of nothing we haven't seen before. Ugh!
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6:52PM on 03/02/2015
I wish he could be The Joker a la Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Now that's a funny and yet menacing Joker.
I wish he could be The Joker a la Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Now that's a funny and yet menacing Joker.
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6:05PM on 03/02/2015
Leto has been one of my favorites since Requiem (and i am a huge fan of 30 Seconds to Mars)... i dont see Ledgers performance ever being beaten... BUT i think they got the right actor to at the very least equal Ledgers! And Ayer is a bad ass director... we arent getting some watered down POS... Hopefully Will Smith after the shit opening of Focus wont try and over take this production, and will allow the other talent shine and not make it all about him
Leto has been one of my favorites since Requiem (and i am a huge fan of 30 Seconds to Mars)... i dont see Ledgers performance ever being beaten... BUT i think they got the right actor to at the very least equal Ledgers! And Ayer is a bad ass director... we arent getting some watered down POS... Hopefully Will Smith after the shit opening of Focus wont try and over take this production, and will allow the other talent shine and not make it all about him
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5:59PM on 03/02/2015
It will be hard to top Ledger's performance, but Leto should do great.
It will be hard to top Ledger's performance, but Leto should do great.
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4:45PM on 03/02/2015

Can't wait...

My body is ready for this movie!
My body is ready for this movie!
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4:23PM on 03/02/2015
Regardless of the haircut, I hope we stop hearing tidbits about this role so often. I'm all for constant movie news (as we all are) but this is a role I'd prefer to hear less about. Tell me only a little, show me less. I don't want to see anything until I catch glimpses in the trailers, then see a full reveal when the movie comes out.
Regardless of the haircut, I hope we stop hearing tidbits about this role so often. I'm all for constant movie news (as we all are) but this is a role I'd prefer to hear less about. Tell me only a little, show me less. I don't want to see anything until I catch glimpses in the trailers, then see a full reveal when the movie comes out.
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4:11PM on 03/02/2015

My, how opinions have changed...

I called it back in July of 2013, commenting on this article and got blasted for it.
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I called it back in July of 2013, commenting on this article and got blasted for it.
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3:47PM on 03/02/2015
About time for a haircut. Joker maybe an Anarchist but not goddman Hippie. :)
About time for a haircut. Joker maybe an Anarchist but not goddman Hippie. :)
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3:47PM on 03/02/2015
And it begins.....
And it begins.....
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3:46PM on 03/02/2015
Such a tease.Hope the third picture is a money shot.Even if it`s another character in costume from out of the blue.Like when the directer of Batman v superman tweeted full bat mobile pic soon but did that but also had the first pic of Batman.
Such a tease.Hope the third picture is a money shot.Even if it`s another character in costume from out of the blue.Like when the directer of Batman v superman tweeted full bat mobile pic soon but did that but also had the first pic of Batman.
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3:23PM on 03/02/2015

I think Jared Leto can deliver a great Joker performance

if the script will let him. I suspect he'll adhere a lot more to the Alan Moore/Frank MIller vision of The Joker, as opposed to Heath Ledger's more Nolan-esque vision or Jack Nicholson being Jack Nicholson.

I could totally see Jared Leto buying THE KILLING JOKE and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and basing his performance off those.
if the script will let him. I suspect he'll adhere a lot more to the Alan Moore/Frank MIller vision of The Joker, as opposed to Heath Ledger's more Nolan-esque vision or Jack Nicholson being Jack Nicholson.

I could totally see Jared Leto buying THE KILLING JOKE and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and basing his performance off those.
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