Pure Evil: Will Jared Leto’s Joker Get THIS Dark in Suicide Squad?

Pure Evil: Will Jared Leto's Joker Get THIS Dark in Suicide Squad?

Comics are full of origin stories, but the Joker’s origins remain somewhat unknown. He’s been around for 75 years, and we don’t even know his real name. In The Killing Joke, his appearance is explained by the suggestion that he fell in a vat of chemicals whilst on a criminal job which is interrupted by Batman, leaving him with bleach white skin and distinctive green hair.

However, being a pathological liar renders the Joker a classic unreliable narrator, and as he humorously declares in The Killing Joke regarding his own history: “Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another… if I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!

With no solid history and no grip on humanity, the Joker is free to behave in the most outrageous and brutal fashion – and if ever there was ever any good in him, it’s long gone, as proven by a long history of diabolical deeds…

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