Suicide Squad
Jared Leto as The JokerSuicideSquad/Facebook

DC Extended Universe's (DCEU) next venture "Suicide Squad" is all set to hit the big screens across the world in August and director David Ayer is actively gearing up the promotional campaigning of the movie.

Most of the news related to the movie has been revolving around Jared Leto's portrayal of The Joker till now. Though The Joker is not a member of the squad, he is undoubtedly one of the key elements in the movie.

Apart from serving as the influence behind Harley Quinn's (Margot Robbie) story, The Joker has been featured significantly in the trailers, posters and merchandising of the movie. Leto's The Joker has been constantly compared with Heath Ledger's portrayal of the character in Nolan's "The Dark Knight" and fans are curious to find about his new look, especially his tattoos.

Talking about The Joker's tattoos, Ayer told Yahoo Movies: "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."

According to Comic Book, recent DC comic books have portrayed The Joker as a working class character who disfigured himself and appeared afterwards wearing a pair of coveralls. This avatar of The Joker was first introduced in New 52 comic lines.

Among many speculations and rumours regarding The Joker's tattoos, one of the most prominent one is where many fans believe that one of the tattoos looks like a dead bird, that might be a reference to the tattered Robin costume seen in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Though these speculations might sound interesting, an official confirmation has yet to be made by any of the movie's personnel. "Suicide Squad" is scheduled to hit the theatres on Aug. 5, 2016.

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