It's almost time for DC to continue expanding their comic book universe which began this year with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The next movie in the slate is the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad, which is set to feature many of DC's infamous rogues. One thing in particular that we all have been waiting to see is, without a doubt, Jared Leto's portrayal of The Joker. The rumors and speculation for the character and his origins have been one of the most talked about subjects for a while now. However, it seems that the answers to some of our most burning questions might have been right in front of our eyes the whole time.
According to the director of the film, David Ayer, the tattoos are there to tell a story. His silver teeth will also have an explanation behind them. David Ayer also talked about how this Joker would be more "working class" and could actually live in our world. Here is everything David Ayer had to say concerning the Joker and the meaning behind his tattoos
The tattoos tell a very specific story...And eventually people will decipher them and understand what’s going on, but obviously they’re contentious, any time you do something new it’s contentious. There’s very specific stories and easter eggs in those tattoos. And even his teeth, there’s an entire story behind that which is absolutely canon. It’s putting his history on his body. This Joker is a little more working class, who I believe could live in our world.
It looks like many who continue to try and decipher the Joker might just be in luck by looking at the tattoos on his body. The most talked about tattoo, of course, is the infamous "damaged" one across his forehead. There is also the bird on his right bicep which has led many to speculate that it's a tie to Robin, more specifically Jason Todd. Of course, many of the other tattoos seem to just be related to the clown prince of crime with no deeper meaning. There is also some writing on his back we still haven't seen at all yet! It will be interesting to fully see how many Easter eggs we can find inked across his body once the movie is released. All we have now to get a more detailed look at his tattoos are a couple pictures of Leto and this picture for a figurine based on his Joker.
The other interesting thing that Ayer mentioned was the teeth having a complete story to them as well. There is, of course, a lot of silver in his teeth and while it may just be a grill of sorts, it has to have come from years of crime in Gotham. We have all been speculating that this is perhaps from The Dark Knight himself during a moment of fury, perhaps Todd's death? It would be surprising if anyone other than Batman was responsible for the Joker's silver teeth, but it's also not impossible to rule out the notion that he's pissed off many other people over the years.
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All of the speculations aside, it looks like Suicide Squad has a lot more under wraps than what many believe. It will be truly interesting to see exactly how much buildup this movie can provide for the DCEU come August. We, of course, are all anxiously awaiting to see Jared Leto as The Joker alongside his beloved Harley, played by Margot Robbie. If the tattoos and teeth do have a story to them, then it looks like we will be getting a Joker with more depth than ever before. In the meantime, you can check out the latest trailer for the movie before its released.