Jared Leto Says David Bowie Inspired His Take On The Joker In SUICIDE SQUAD

Jared Leto's Joker is way different from other versions of the character, but in a new interview the actor names a bizzare but fitting source of inspiration. Check it out!

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Ever since first that first photo, many complaints and critisicms have been made about Jared Leto's take of the Joker in Suicide Squad. Sure, the tatoos don't really fit the Joker and he looks very, very bizzare. But in a new interview with NME, he cites a very weird but fitting source in the form of David Bowie.

"I spoke to a writer and we discussed David Bowie a bit, not necessarily the music of David, but his class, his elegance, his timelessness," Leto told NME. "I don't wanna say who the guy was, but he's a famous writer in the world of DC [Comics]. Bowie was definitely one of the people we spoke about." He also added, "I think David Bowie is probably an inspiration for almost anything you could do creatively".
 
Well, having watched the film, you could definitely say there's some David Bowie influence in there. What did you think of Jared Leto's Joker? Leave your thoughts down below. 

 
Suicide Squad is now in theaters.
 
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.  U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.  However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? 
Written and directed by David Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film stars Will Smith (“Ali”), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Joel Kinnaman (“RoboCop”) and Viola Davis (“The Help”). The cast also includes Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. 
 
 
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