Boraie Development LLC reports DC Comics have been major players in the ‘nerd realm’ for a long time thanks to their iconic characters, incredible cartoons, and commitment to their fans. Yet, even with this lineage of success behind them they still haven’t found their tempo on the silver screen. We have seen bomb after bomb from DC outside of the Christopher Nolan ‘Batman’ films. Now, with ‘gritty and dark’ en vogue, the ‘Suicide Squad’ film has everyone hyper focused on every choice that DC makes. One of the recipients of the most criticism has been Jared Leto for his role as the Joker, and it needs to stop.
Jared Leto takes up the mantle that Heath Ledger tragically had to put down almost a decade ago. Ledger took the Joker character and absolved the hamminess that guys like Jack Nicholson made so intrinsic to the character. Instead, Ledger went for a more realistic version of Batman’s most feared enemy. Jared Leto is an Oscar winning performer with the ability to fully immerse himself, physically and mentally, into just about any role imaginable. Yet he is still getting hate piled onto his lap.
First, fans were upset about Leto’s make up despite the fact that he looks exactly like a popular ‘Killing Joke’ run of comics made by DC. Then they hated on his hair, ‘it’s too green’. So on, so forth. If ‘Suicide Squad’ has issues, and we are sure it will, they won’t fall on Jared Leto’s lap.