Jared Leto's epic transformation to play Joker in Suicide Squad

  • Agencies
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2015 17:55 IST

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has called actor Jared Leto's Joker character in the upcoming superhero film as simply "majestic".

Leto himself has previously described the part as a "nearly Shakespearean character", reported Ace Showbiz.

Ayer chose the word "majestic" when asked by his Twitter follower to describe Leto's Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming movie in one word.

"@pottertardis: @DavidAyerMovies could you please describe Jared letos's joker in one word ? Majestic #skwad," he posted.

Giving no further clues either about Joker or Suicide Squad, Ayer, however, tweeted some behind-the-scenes pics from the film's pre-production phase.

The most epic of those being a clean-shaven, short-haired Leto. The actor -- who has been sporting long hair and a shaggy beard for over a year now -- got a shave and a haircut in order to play Joker and Suicide Squad director David Ayer posted it all on social media.

He captioned another shot, "Sets are going up #skwad."

"Testing new iPad controlled lights. Old school light on left. #skwad," read a caption of the other photo.

Based on the DC comic book, superhero film Suicide Squad centres its story on the team of super-villains who are given a chance at redemption by the government, but their mission will probably kill them all.

The movie, planned for August 5, 2016 release, is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle for Warner Bros Pictures. In addition to Jared Leto, the cast ensembles include the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Cara Delevingne.

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