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Jared Leto’s Joker Makeup Test Revealed For Suicide Squad

The Joker from the Suicide Squad was one of the most intriguing elements of the movie written and directed by David Ayer.

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad in HBO Max

Due to his immense screen presence and the outlook, some fans disliked the drastic redesign of the character while others thought that it would fit in perfectly with the wild, grungy aesthetic that Ayer was trying to establish for the film.

Does the Ayer Cut Really Have Additional Footage of Jared Leto’s Joker?

Since the movie released was often tied to Leto’s Joker – a character that is said to have much more footage on the cutting room floor than he has in the actual movie. Today, “The Ayer Cut” on Twitter released a look at Leto’s initial makeup test (and the prosthetic teeth he wore).

All these pictures above came from Alessandro Bertolazzi, who is an Italian makeup artist that has won an Academy Award for his work on the film. It’s also the latest in a series of Ayer Cut teases revolving around Leto’s Joker, who last appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Leto was definitive when he was asked about the idea of releasing David Ayer‘s director’s cut of the film on HBO Max back in November. He’d love to see Ayer get the Zack Snyder treatment.

Why The Ayer Cut of the Suicide Squad Was Shot Down by Warner Bros?

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad in HBO Max

While the Snyder Cut needed a significant touchup to complete as Snyder left during production on the film, Ayer’s cut is a different story. Supposedly all of the photography parts were completed which leaves one work that would have remained and that was some visual effects. Ayer’s director’s cut of the film was supposedly screened in a completed form for Warner Bros.

David Ayer Opens Up About The Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad

Ayer recently wrote in an open letter, “I put my life into Suicide Squad, I made something amazing. My cut is an intricate and emotional journey with some bad people who are shit on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul). The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again. And my cut is not the 10-week director’s cut – it’s a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the incredible work by John Gilroy. It’s all Steven Price’s brilliant score, with not a single radio song in the whole thing. It has traditional character arcs, amazing performances, and a solid third-act resolution. A handful of people have seen it.

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Written by Priya Sharma