Jared Leto Shares Meme About His Joker Making Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson ‘Proud’

“Suicide Squad” actor pays homage to his predecessors in black and white Instagram post

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Jared Leto has big shoes to fill when he plays The Joker in the upcoming film “Suicide Squad.”

While Leto has already won over many fans with his creepy, tattooed depiction — it’s the previous actors who have played the iconic character before him that he wishes to impress.

Leto posted a black and white image on Instagram Monday featuring Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger as the Batman villain with the caption: “Don’t worry, Leto will make us proud.”

The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor was quick to note that while he posted the meme, he didn’t create it, however. “Great work @gaunted! Was wondering who made it! Amazing. I see a few thought It was me but it wasn’t. Just thought it was clever sweet + fun,” he wrote in the comments section.

Ledger played the role in 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” which was released after his death, while Nicholson portrayed the character in 1989’s Batman alongside Michael Keaton.

For his portrayal, a heavily made-up Leto flaunts a mop of bright green hair and is covered in tattoos, most notably a twisted smile on his stomach.

“Suicide Squad,” written and directed by David Ayer, hits theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.

The new take on the comic book movie genre also stars Margot RobbieCara DelevingneScott EastwoodBen AffleckJai CourtneyViola Davis,CommonIke Barinholtz and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, among others.