(WARNING: The following contains moderate, largely indirect SPOILERS for last year's Suicide Squad. Proceed with whatever level of caution that chip implanted in your brain suggests to you is wise.)
Now, as pretty much everyone who was hanging around the internet in 2016 presumably knows by now, we didn't ultimately see anywhere near as much of #TheJoker in #WarnerBros' #SuicideSquad as we were originally intended to. Though the production filmed a whole lot of scenes featuring #JaredLeto's take on the iconic villain, the final product was, for whatever reason, relatively light on Clown Prince of Crime-related content.
One of the more intriguing scenes that was apparently excised from the final cut, of course, was an appearance from the villain during the film's big final set piece, with his face heavily scarred from a certain helicopter crash earlier in the movie. That, of course, didn't wind up in the finished movie, but thanks to the film's recent success at the #Oscars, we can now see exactly what he would have looked like. Yup, that's right:
New 'Suicide Squad' Images Reveal The Heavily Scarred Joker We Almost Saw
Of course, you'll have to trawl through a whole heap of other images in order to catch a glimpse of them, but since those other images are part of a collection of early visual designs for the film that were put together a few days ago to celebrate the film's nomination in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category at the Oscars, that shouldn't be too much of a hardship. After all, whether or not you feel its eventual win was deserved — and many don't — the work the film's makeup artists and hairstylists did on the film was still incredibly impressive.
And so, while you root around in search of The Joker's mildly scarred face (a hint, it's in the middle of the very first image), it's absolutely worth taking a closer look at some of the remarkable work that went in to mildly mitigating how much almost everyone seemed to hate Suicide Squad:
Of course, with #SuicideSquad2 now seemingly very much on the way, there's always the chance that we'll see a few of the unused designs crop up in the future. Though, with Leto seemingly still fairly flummoxed by his wholesale excision from the movie, who knows what the heck'll happen with that?
What do you think, though? Would you have liked to have seen The Joker turn up in Suicide Squad's big finale? Let us know below!
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