Jared Leto begins Joker transformation (PHOTO)

“Transformation begins,” wrote Jared Leto on Instagram, as he takes on the role of The Joker in the Suicide Squad movie.

Suicide Squad comes out on August 5, 2016 and stars Will Smith as Deathshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

I’m excited. Very curious how Leto, who won and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, will portray The Joker. Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger are huge shoes to fill, though Leto has the potential to play The Joker in multiple movies if Suicide Squad turns into a blockbuster franchise like the Avengers.

Transformation begins.

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Jared Leto begins Joker transformation (PHOTO)

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