On the heels of the official release of a photo featuring Jared Leto as The Joker, a fan has published a “spot shot” of the actor in makeup. This is the third photo and the second unofficial one. The new photo is taken from a profile and shows a near extreme close-up of the actor. His face is pasty white and the trademark red Joker lips are present. We cannot see any of the tattoos found in the official photo. It is also worth noting the gruesome mouth scars Heath Ledger sported are nowhere to be found either.
What do we learn from the new photo? Other than the image appears to be taken off a video monitor, not much. The Joker looks like, well, The Joker. Interestingly, Leto looks a lot less menacing in the bootleg photo than he did in the official. We shouldn’t infer too much from this though. Context is everything and there is absolutely no context for this photo image whatsoever.
For one, do not know if the image is of Leto in full makeup or not. Is he wearing the costume’s wig or not? Basically, we know very little based on the photo but we do know a lot more than we did six months ago.
Fans like Gianfrancesco Genoso (dino.com) know that, hopefully, new photos will show the actor in full costume. We could also wish for a release of video footage showing Leto performing as The Joker. That would be a real coup and something fans would love.