Nope. This isn’t some vaguely entertaining/borderline annoying Jimmy Fallon late night stunt. (You know how we feel about Fallon.) This is Jared Leto Vs. Zach Galifianakis. One an Academy Award winner, who talks tirelessly about how “method” he is. The other, a goofball best known for The Hangover trilogy, but beloved for Between Two Ferns. Both playing the most iconic of Batman baddies: The Joker.
Yup. Forget everything you think you know about typecasting. Earlier this year, Jared Leto joined the likes of Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hammill, and Heath Ledger, playing the green-haired menace in Suicide Squad. For all his talk about sending his co-stars deranged gifts (used condoms, bullets, an animal carcass) how was Leto’s portrayal hailed? Mixed reviews to say the least.
This Honest Trailer nails the weird (and wonky AF) alchemy of influences that make up Leto’s tatted-up terror.
James Franco in Spring Breakers meets Ace Ventura meets a cat.
Now, check out Zach Galifianakis’ take, the jagged-smiled villain at the heart of The Lego Batman Movie. You’ll see it’s simple math. Lego Joker > Leto Joker
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Kristy Puchko’s favorite Batman movie is Batman Returns, because it is the indisputable best.