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Now, for all the reasons to be excited about next years Suicide Squad - Will Smith in the DC Universe! Harley Quinn! The fact that it's filming right now! Cara Delevingne! - the biggest is indisputably the return to the big screen of the Clown Prince of Crime himself: The Joker.

With the legendary villain set to be played by Oscar-winner Jared Leto, and memories still fresh of Heath Ledger's iconic take on the character back in The Dark Knight, expectations are sky high - and, thankfully, everything we've seen so far seems to suggest we're in for something pretty special.

It doesn't hurt that a whole lot of those teases have come from Leto himself, either - with the actor's openness about his take on the role a respectful nod to both the passion of the film's fans, and the inevitable comparisons that'll be made to Ledger's version - and the latest one of them is no exception to that particular rule of awesomeness:

Transformation begins.

A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

Now, on its own, that may just seem like a picture of Leto with the white balance all messed up - but as a follow up to teases of hair chopping... hair cuts...

...and even hair coloring... looks a heck of a lot more like the next step in Leto's transformation into The Joker...

Could our next glimpse feature the full, lipstick-smeared, made-up look?

Here's hoping...

What do you think, though?



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