No Tattoos Needed To Prove This Joker Is “Damaged”
Remember how everyone lost their minds (not in the best way) over the first image of Jared Leto’s Joker with his heavily tattooed body and grills? I empathized with those concerns, but more so with criticism over Suicide Squad’s costume design, which combined the purple and green color scheme with a modernized, clean cut mob boss aesthetic. In my opinion, the otherwise unique attempt, again, fails to match the villain’s chaotic and psychologically imbalanced aura.
Thankfully, the character’s head-to-toe redesign for Zack Snyder’s Justice League nails it, as far as I am concerned. Instead, Joker sports long, limp hair, indelicately applied makeup that barely covers his facial scarring, rotten teeth, and what I am pretty sure is an unbuckled straitjacket under that Kevlar vest. While it could be taken as another Heath Ledger retread, it makes for a genuinely unsettling appearance nonetheless, especially by the look in his eyes when he shoots that mirror-cracking grin at Batman.