Jared Leto: 1st Look at Actor as the Joker in 'Suicide Squad'

See the iconic pose as the green-haired killer.

ByMICHAEL ROTHMAN
April 10, 2015, 10:26 AM

— -- So, here he is! "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer shared a picture of Jared Leto as the Joker on Thursday and the pose from the Oscar winner calls back to an image from Batman lore.

Leto is looking from behind a Nikon camera, green hair and all, and it resembles the classic cover of one of the most famous Joker comics, "The Killing Joke." The book is known as one of the only origin stories for the Joker.

"#WhereIsJared #SuicideSquad," Ayer wrote.

Here's a look at the original cover.

PHOTO: This iconic image of The Joker appears on the cover of "Batman: The Killing Joke" from DC Comics.
This iconic image of The Joker appears on the cover of "Batman: The Killing Joke" from DC Comics.
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This comes one day after Ayer posted the first cast photo.

"Suicide Squad" is set to hit theaters in August 2016.

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