Joker’s tattoos in SUICIDE SQUAD tell a story

Earlier today, director David Ayer explained how the Joker’s tattoos tell the story of his origin in DC’s upcoming SUICIDE SQUAD!

Considering the inter-webs have fairly strong opinions on pretty much everything, it’s no surprise that when the new Joker was revealed for the first time, comic and movie fans alike had a wide variety of reactions. While some loved Jerod Leto’s new take on the mad comedian, many others were openly skeptical of this incarnation of the infamous villain. Most of the controversy revolved around the new tattoos covering the Joker’s body.

Director David Ayer came out today explaining to Yahoo! the thought process behind the body ink.

“The tattoos tell a very specific story. And eventually people will decipher them and understand what’s going on, but obviously they’re contentious, any time you do something new it’s contentious. There’s very specific stories and easter eggs in those tattoos. And even his teeth, there’s an entire story behind that which is absolutely canon. It’s putting his history on his body. This Joker is a little more working class, who I believe could live in our world.”

The director also had praise for Jerod Leto’s method acting, where according to multiple cast members, he never took off the persona of the Joker, even during breaks in the filming.


“With Jared, it’s tough for him. He constantly has to give birth to himself, he goes away, he comes back, he shoots, he goes away… The Joker is something you have to be, and you can see how exhausting and painful it is for him to be this character. But you can feel it when he comes to work, the crew feels it, everyone feels it. It’s like the birds stop flying. He’s… terrifying.”

It’s good to know there was thought and a method to the Joker’s madness. Well find out together how the finished product works when SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters August 5th.

Source: geektyrant.