Kit Steinkellner
April 25, 2015 9:47 am

We are way too excited about next year’s big blockbuster “Suicide Squad” AKA all the best DC comic book villains coming together to be evil/awesome.

One of the most evil/awesome of those villains is, of course, the Joker, and yesterday, in honor of the Joker’s 75th anniversary, “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer tweeted a first look at Jared Leto’s Joker and it is TERRIFYING. Gaze upon the madness below, if you dare…

We are officially freaked out and officially can not WAIT for “Suicide Squad” to drop in 2016.

But what has the Joker looked like before? Is this the scariest Joker ever? Here are some other portrayals for reference:

This is the Joker in 1940. He looks pretty tame, right? Even with the double guns fighting tiny Batman?

Cesar Romero’s 1966 TV Joker looks a bit like a drunken uncle with misguided thoughts about what kind of party this was.

1989 Joker by Jack Nicholson: Straight-up scary.

Heath Ledger’s 2008 Joker is TERRIFYING. And also tragic due to Ledger’s death soon after the movie was shot. Leto has a lot to live up to…

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