He probably won’t win an Oscar for portraying the Joker like Heath Ledger did, but Jared Leto looks pretty dang convincing as Batman’s maniacal arch nemesis. He’s serving homicidal cray to the nth degree. Director David Ayer shared the first picture of the 43-year-old as the iconic villain on Friday to commemorate the Joker’s 75th anniversary.
How does he compare to Jack Nicholson and Ledger who’ve played the Joker on the big screen? Leto ditches Nicholson’s jacket and Ledger’s shaggy hair. Instead, he goes shirtless, only wearing a purple glove (Joker’s signature color) and plenty of ink. I’m kinda loving it. If anyone can following in Ledger’s footsteps, it’s Leto. Check out a full picture below and weigh in afterward.