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Footage from David Ayer's upcoming movie Suicide Squad has already shown us that Jared Leto's Joker goes through more than a few costume changes -- but at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, the film has revealed that one of those get-ups is extra special. That's right, folks: it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime may be getting his very own Batman suit! Check out the image below to get a sneak peek:
As you can probably tell from the scale, this isn't an actual costume, but instead a brand new action figure from the company Hot Toys that the online store Slideshow Collectables had featured at their booth on the San Diego Comic-Con convention floor. The company is primarily known for creating toys that are almost disturbingly accurate representations of their big screen counterpart, and they very rarely create "alternate" designs that aren't based on elements from the movies. So what I'm trying to say is that there's a very real chance that this special Joker Batman costume is entirely legitimate, and that we'll be seeing the legendary psychotic villain in Suicide Squad tormenting the public in a costume inspired by his greatest enemy.
The action figure was standing next to a label that says The Joker (Batman Imposter Version), but without anything more to go on, we can really only speculate as to what exactly is going on here. Minus all of the purple and green coloring, not to mention the street-art-esque lettering, the costume certainly does look a hell of a lot like the basic, Dark Knight Returns-inspired version that Ben Affleck wore as Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But how did The Joker get his hands on it, and what exactly does he plan to do with it? We can't say at this point, but it is at least worth mentioning that we do know that this interpretation of the classic antagonist does have a penchant for using spray paint on superhero get-ups:
What do you make of this Batman Imposter costume for The Joker? How do you think we'll get to see it utilized in Suicide Squad? Do you think it's a cool idea, and look forward to seeing it on the big screen? As always, please hit the comments section below with your thoughts, theories, and/or concerns, and be sure to stay tuned for more of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage coming in the next few days!
Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5th.