Joker Speaks: Jared Leto’s (Possibly) Leaked Voice

Posted: May 24, 2015 in Comic Book News
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WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.

Just yesterday, a video was released online with what could be actor Jared Leto’s actual on-screen voice for the supervillain character Joker, who will first be appearing in the upcoming Suicide Squad. The video can be seen below:

If this is actually what Leto will sound like, then props to both the actor and the studio for going in this direction. The voice heard in the video recites lines directly from a number of Batman related media, including Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth (“Enjoy yourself out there, in the asylum. Just don’t forget, if it gets too tough, there’s always a place for you here!”) and possibly even the Christopher Nolan Batman films (the line “You and me are destined to dance forever” could harken back to some of the Joker’s final lines in the film The Dark Knight).

Also, this voice sounds perfect in my opinion, especially when you think about it being paired up with what we already know the Joker will look like. It has just the right amount of giddiness and creepiness to it, to the point of allowing for a comparison to Mark Hamill’s Joker. The problem here though is whether or not this video is legitimate.

In a world where leaked set photos/videos is commonplace, there’s nothing wrong with assuming that this actually is Leto’s voice. True, the song in the background does come from the new Mad Max: Fury Road, and the lines are ripped almost verbatim from the comics and graphic novels, but none of that actually tips the scales one way or the other. Films use temporary soundtracks all the time, and if Leto was rehearsing some of his lines, then why not use excellent Batman stories as a basis to get into character?

Personally, I feel that this is yet another legitimate leak from the set of Suicide Squad. If you feel differently, or maybe want to elaborate on anything I might have missed, feel free to let me know in the comments below. Also, follow me on Twitter, and be sure to check out the official Comic Books vs The World Youtube channel.


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