A new version of The Joker is coming to the big screen, and he’s set to make his debut next summer in Suicide Squad, a DC Comics-based film from writer/director David Ayer (Fury). This incarnation of The Clown Prince of Crime will be played by Oscar-winner Jared Leto, and Leto and Ayer both spent weeks teasing us with what this incarnation of the character will actually look like. Then, last Friday, they finally gave us a real first look. In case you missed it:
The above image is, as far as we know, Leto’s version of The Joker in all his crazed glory. It’s different, to say the least, and it immediately prompted a number of memes. Here are five of our favorites.
Batman Tries The Joker’s New Tattoo Scheme
First the picture of the new Joker and now the new Bruce Wayne? Amazing: pic.twitter.com/xi997gBwsY— Jason Anarchy @ ECCC (@DrinkingQuest) April 25, 2015
The Joker Vs. Joe Pesci
The Joker Loves Video Games
I don’t know what everyone is upset about. That new Joker looks awesome. pic.twitter.com/XisqKWeLU2— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) April 25, 2015
The Joker Sells Game Boys
This is my gut reaction to the new Joker pic.twitter.com/KpFMt3CYPh— Mike LeMieux Mike LeMieux Mike LeMieux Mike LeMieu (@ThanKyou) <a href=“https://twitter.com/ThanKyou/status/591793348404506624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 25, 2015
The Joker Tries Hip Hop
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.