San Diego Comic-Con is open for business. Hot Toys has been on the floor, showing off their line of action figures, including their toys for the upcoming Suicide Squad film. On figure in particular has been raising some eyebrows, as Jared Leto’s Joker is shown in a special (and rather colorful) outfit based on his rival. Possible spoilers below, so avert your eyes…
Several Twitter users captured photos of Suicide Squad’s Joker in a colorful parody of Batman’s costume. Here are a few of those captured images:
— CinePhellas (@Cinephellas) July 21, 2016
— El Blog de MR.Geek (@BlogMRGeek) July 21, 2016
As you can see, the Joker has donned a mockery of the Dark Knight’s costume. It is unknown whether or not the Joker-Batman appears in Suicide Squad, although a source informed Batman-News that this costume does not show up in the film.
Suicide Squad has been hyped for seemingly forever, as the first full trailer was shown at last year’s Comic-Con. Jared Leto’s Joker has been a lightning rod for controversy since he first appeared in trailers, as his over the top tattoos and metallic grill have proven divisive. Keep in mind that Heath Ledger was a controversial choice as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
Suicide Squad releases on August 5 and stars, in addition to Jared Leto, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Here is a newly released Joker extended look trailer as well:
What do you think of Joker’s “Batman” costume? Excited for the Suicide Squad release? Let us know in the comments below.