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New “Suicide Squad” Rumor Teases “Dark Knight Returns” Inspired Joker

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New “Suicide Squad” Rumor Teases “Dark Knight Returns” Inspired Joker

Latino Review’s Umberto Gonzalez has been posting new DC movie-verse rumors regularly over the past few weeks, offering up details about “Green Lantern’s” possible lead actor and “Suicide Squad’s” main villain. Today, Gonzalez has posted another rumor to his Instagram feed, this time focusing on “Suicide Squad” and Jared Leto’s Joker.

The rumor states that Leto’s Joker will draw a lot of inspiration from Frank Miller’s classic “Dark Knight Returns” series, specifically when it comes to the character’s appearance. “He’s lean and scarred but his suit does have broad shoulders,” writes Gonzalez in the Instagram photo’s caption.

“Joker works out in his cell like an inmate when he is interrogated by Amanda Waller,” Gonzalez continues, referencing the character played in the film by Viola Davis. “He’s doing hand stand push ups so it makes sense that Jared Leto said he is putting on weight. He’s definitely not skinny, but in fact more muscular. He has bleached skin not make up.” The rumor then veers into potentially heavy spoiler territory, detailing Joker’s past encounters with superheroes and the involvement of another DC Comics character.

Leto has spent the last few weeks transforming into the Clown Prince of Crime, a process that has included ditching his eyebrows and cutting off and bleaching his hair. You can check out the original post — as well as those possible spoilers — below.

“Suicide Sqad” opens on August 5, 2016.

Today’s #SUICIDESQUAD FIRE is all about Jared Leto’s THE JOKER! So what I’m being told, Leto’s Joker is most definitely based on THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS version. He’s lean & scarred but his suit does have broad shoulders. Joker works out in his cell like an inmate when he is interrogated by Amanda Waller. He’s doing hand stand push ups so it makes sense that Jared Leto said he is putting on weight. He’s definitely not skinny, but in fact more muscular. He has bleached skin not make up. #SPOILER – He’s killed one of Batman’s sidekicks, there is a lot of references to his past crimes. He kills a lot of people. HUGE #RUMOR – I’m also told The Joker has a lot of scenes with HUGO STRANGE! He’s the psychiatrist at the prison & seems to be a part of the story yet I heard nothing of casting or mention of a single casting choice. Hugo Strange has quite a few interactions with the Joker & Harley Quinn. It’s not the regular security. It’s internal one on one thing. #THEJOKER #THEDARKKNIGHTRETURNS #JAREDLETO #HUGOSTRANGE #AMANDAWALLER #HARLEYQUINN #DC #DCCU #DCCOMICS #SCOOP #FIRE #BOOM

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