Comic book fans have been blessed when it comes to outstanding on-screen Joker performances. Starting with Cesar Romano in the Batman TV series, then Jack Nicholson in Batman. The cream of the crop, however, is Heath Ledger's insane performance in The Dark Knight. Ledger's performance is highly regarded as one of the greatest of all time and one that is definitely hard to top. Many people unfairly began to compare Jared Leto to the previous incarnations and there are still a ton of doubters out there.
In an effort to silence his premature critics, Jared Leto took to Instagram and displayed the Jokers of the past, instilling their confidence in Leto.
Jared Leto will be different but great!
I think this post was definitely a statement. Jared Leto's Joker will be something unlike anything that we have ever seen before from a Joker reincarnation. It would be unfair to compare him to the likes of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, who brought their own personal twist to the character. Leto will make the character truly his own and I have full faith in him!
Leto will make us proud.