First Official Look at Jared Leto as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Photo)

DC supervillain team-up film directed by David Ayer will be released in 2016

Last Updated: April 24, 2015 @ 6:15 PM

“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer shared the first look at Jared Leto as classic DC supervillain the Joker on Friday, showing off a wholly transformed look for the actor.

The director took to Twitter to share the photo of the actor sporting green hair, tattoos and grills and looking generally insane and terrifying.

Leto plays the Joker in 2016’s supervillain team-up film which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Ike Barinholtz, among others. Ayer’s film follows a group of supervillains who are forced to team up and help the government, as represented by Amanda Waller (Davis).

The official photo follows weeks of teases of Leto’s look, which is also vastly different from the aesthetics sported by Heath Ledger as the same character in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”

“Suicide Squad” is currently filming and will be released Aug. 5, 2016. See the full photo of Leto as the Joker below.

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