It's probably fair to say that Jared Leto's take on the Joker was one of the most divisive/panned aspects of 2016's Suicide Squad, and a lot of the criticism stemmed from the decision to plaster the Clown Prince of Crime with tattoos - with his "damaged" forehead ink coming in for the most backlash.
Though one could argue that people made too big a deal over it, this tat just seemed to be something a lot of fans couldn't get past, and director David Ayer has now addressed this stylistic choice on Twitter.
Ayer admits that he regrets the forehead tattoo because it "created acrimony and division," while revealing that he originally wanted it to read "blessed" instead of "damaged."
Leto was supposed to have a significantly larger role in the movie before the studio cut down his screen time, showing up just before Task Force X's final battle with the Enchantress. His dynamic with Harley Quinn would also have turned out quite different.
Ayer recently revealed that he has spoken to James Gunn about potentially releasing the "Ayer Cut" of Suicide Squad down the line, so we may eventually get to see what the director originally had in store for these characters.
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