10 Reasons Why We Should Be Excited About Jared Leto Playing The Joker

Ever since Heath Ledger‘s Oscar winning portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, Hollywood has been pretty much convinced there will never be a better interpretation of the complex, maniacal character, who loves to wreak violent havoc on every surrounding him. However, when it was announced that Academy Award winner Jared Leto was cast to take on the iconic role in Suicide Squad, eyebrows raised and everyone began speculating how he’d top Heath’s portrayal.  Suicide Squad is finally out this week, so here’s 10 reasons we should all be excited to see Jared Leto in the Joker’s shoe.

1. He’s not trying to compete with Heath’s performance. Jared came up with his own version to bring to the silver screen.
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2. Jared is known for his method acting and never breaking character on set, leading to phenomenal performances.
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3. He watched violent crimes on YouTube to prepare himself to play a complete psycho.
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4. Jared has been creatively minded since a young age, giving him the intuition to improvise and expand his character while in front of the camera.
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5. He has the perfect mix of crazy, sexy, cool to keep you hooked on anything he does.
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6. Jared did intense workouts to transform his body into buff drool worthy condition for the role.
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7. He made the effort to bond with his cast mates to create an on-camera camaraderie you can’t make up.
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8. In our heart of hearts we all still consider him as Jordan Catalano, making it an exciting concept to see a ’90s teen dreamboat play a super scary character.
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9. From what we’ve seen in the movie trailer, it gonna be impossible to not get chills.
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10. Jared is only adding to the impressive history of the character and those who have played The Joker.
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