Jared Leto’s Ridiculous Joker Has a Ridiculous Car to Match
Because some men simply want to watch the world burn, the ever-ignitable Internet Comic Book Community was set aflame once again on April 24th. The culprit behind the conflagration was Suicide Squad director David Ayer, who unleashed upon the world the first official image of Jared Leto’s Joker. This was, at least in part, a means to honor the character’s cultural importance on the momentous 75th anniversary of its debut.
Objectively speaking, it did not go over well. Because Jared Leto’s Joker looks awful (also objectively speaking).
In case you missed it, Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime appears to be a unique take on the character completely unlike anything ever done before. Specifically, this interpretation appears to be forgoing the long-used “man falls into vat of chemicals” origin story in place of one that follows closer to “man falls into vat of Hot Topic-level teen angst, on-the-nose tattoos, and Pineapple Faygo.”
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
See, you know he’s The Joker because of all the HAHAHAHA tattoos. Without all of that ink, you’d never be able to distinguish him from other non-clown villains.
As if things couldn’t possibly look any worse for the prospects of Suicide Squad and its Joker, some leaked on-set footage gives us our first look at The Joker’s car.
— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) May 19, 2015
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And just like that, things look much worse.
Now, we want to be evenhanded here. We don’t know how much of an impact that character has on the film or why he drives an insanely expensive car or why he wears a grill. For all we know, Leto might actually be really great in the role. He might even be the best thing about the film. Hell, he could be better a better Joker than Heath Ledger.
Why so hilarious?
Most seem to agree that The Joker’s new ride is an Infiniti G35 equipped with a Vaydor body kit. It’s chromed out and purpled up, and it includes plenty of interior and underbody LEDs. In fact, it appears that the whole damn car lights up. Where does he get those wonderful toys this 18-year-old boy’s wet dream? Wanna know how he got this car? His faaaather waaaas a tuner…and ostentatious.
— epaqman (@epaqman83) May 18, 2015
Who needs nuance anyways? This is definitely an eye-catching car, but like this iteration of the character, it just feels a bit too on the nose, right down to the HAHAHA vanity plate (it’s because he’s a clown, you see). Does it also have an obnoxious “DAMAGED” windshield decal to match? If Batman makes a cameo, will the Batmobile have an IBATMAN plate? Does the horn also make a HAHAHAHA sound?
— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) May 18, 2015
We will withhold judgment as to whether the whole of Suicide Squad is going to be as bad as Leto’s Juggaloker appears, but at least there will be a fancy car to look at.