It is safe to assume that the Joker, portrayed by Jared Leto, is perhaps the most anticipated character in next year’s movie scene. While the Joker is widely known to have grand master plans, visions and chaotic appearances in the Batman universe, this Joker might only be a small peek, something that will work like some sort of teaser about the movies that are going to follow. At least these are the rumors about him now.
Jamie Lovett, a well-known article writer from comicboo.com has expressed his opinion about how much we will see of Joker in Suicide Squad and it is not at all good news. The good thing is that this might just be an opinion and nothing more, or this limited exposure has the aim of making the audience more interested in the character and what he is going to bring the table in movies to come.
Lovett has declared that the Joker’s presence “specifically the Batman car chase, will continue to sew the narrative thread that begins in Batman v Superman”. If you remember the Robin costume from the Batman v Superman movie trailer, that is exactly what Lovett is talking about. This car scene from the Suicide Squad is no more than a piece of a bigger puzzle that will unfold in a future Batman standalone movie.
What is also pretty interesting is that the solo Batman movie that is going to appear in 2017 or maybe 2018 (no date known or announce, just speculation) is believed to be an adaptation of the animated movie “Under the Red Hood”. That is the movie in which we will actually see Joker take the spotlight that he deserves and unleash chaos upon Gotham.
Apart from these speculations, it is difficult to see how Joker can have a great part to play in the Suicide Squad. We know for a fact that he is not recruited and he cannot be recruited. He does have the job of “initiating” Harley Quinn and he will probably appear in a few chaotic scenes, but apart from that there is not much to expect.
Joker might only be a small peek into the character as far as Suicide Squad is concerned, but it should suffice enough to get everyone’s attention. If it makes them want to come when the next Batman movie hits the theaters, we can call it a success. It is a little bit too early to tell, but the truth is that Jared Leto’s Joker is going to remain a highly talked about subject until the movie’s release.
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