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Suicide Squad - Joker Trailer

Suicide Squad is just two weeks ago. The hype is getting real as Warner Bros. is dishing out individual trailers for all the key players in the film. Amanda Waller got one. Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn too. Next up – the Prince of Crime himself.

Is This Joke Poised to Land?

And here lies the most controversial aspect of Suicide Squad. The fans in general seem pretty excited about it – all but one thing. Jared Leto’s Joker. Some outright hate it. Others are just, “meh”. It’s rare that you’ll see someone go to bat on the character’s take in this film and say that they are outright ecstatic about it. The trailers aren’t giving us much – and that’s obviously intentional. Even in the new minute long trailer below, it’s heavily populated with frames that we’ve already seen in previous trailers.

Leto’s take on The Joker is just as mysterious as the character himself. We’ve never seen a take on the character quite like this. And for the most part, the fans are left completely – unsure? But then again, that could just be history repeating itself. When Health Ledger was announced as The Joker for The Dark Knight, fans were outraged. Turns out, it was one of the best casting moves in comic book movie – hell, just movie history. Is Leto poised to land with the same type of awe-inspiring performance? I suppose in two weeks we shall find out. And if so – the joke’s on us.

Suicide Squad hits theaters on Friday, August 5th.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.