Suicide Squad will be releasing in just a few months and the one character that we have heard the most about is Jared Leto’s Joker. The method actor has immersed himself into the role by sending his co-workers strange gifts. We also know how he created his laugh for the film as well as some details on his relationship with Harley Quinn.
Now, diurector David Ayer, spoke with Yahoo about the character’s tattoos. He said:
If a guy like him really existed today, where would he come from? How would he do business? Who would he know? What would he look like? In my mind, I took a lot of inspiration from drug lords on Instagram. It’s a great way to understand the lifestyle of a villain.
The look of the Joker in Suicide Squad is far different than we have seen in the past and the new look resembles more of a modern crime leader. The tattoos are his way of expressing himself.
Ayer added that each tattoo has a backstory. He said:
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.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.