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‘Suicide Squad’ Director Shoots Down Joker Fan Theory

DC Comics film to open in theaters Aug. 5

“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer just poured cold water on a fan theory about Jared Leto‘s Joker that has been making the rounds online since the first trailer dropped.

Many have speculated that the Joker is actually an adult Jason Todd, better known as Robin –Batman’s sidekick.

There were several clues to back this one up. In “Batman v Superman,” we see a Robin suit riddled with bullet holes, which some say lined up with bullet wounds on the Joker’s body as seen in the “Suicide Squad” trailer. In the same scene where we see the Robin suit, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) says, “How many good guys are left? How many stay that way?”

Many interpreted this as Batman reflecting on how his former protege could go on to become a supervillain, which did in fact happen in the comics.

Ayer, however, told WSVN-TV that the Joker-Robin theory is the most ridiculous rumor he heard while making the movie.

“That The Joker is Jason Todd. It ain’t the case. He’s not,” Ayer said. Of course, that could just be a clever ruse worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime himself.

Warner Bros. is releasing “Suicide Squad” in theaters on Aug. 5.