Joker's "Suicide Squad" Tattoos 'Tell a Very Specific Story'

"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer has opened up a bit about Joker's mysterious (and frightening) look sported by Oscar-winner Jared Leto. The "Mud" director revealed that the Joker's tattoos will be riddled with "easter eggs" having to do with the characters past, and that his teeth will have "a story behind [them]," rooted in canon.

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Describing his take on the Joker as more "working class" with a concrete backstory, the "Suicide Squad" helmer told Yahoo! Movies, "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."

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Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and many, many more, "Suicide Squad" opens on August 5.

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