Twitter users and those anticipating the release of Suicide Squad were in for an April Fool’s surprise when logging in this morning. A trending tag simply stated, “#JokerWasHere,” followed by the villain’s menacing grin.
A click on the tag reveals that Jared Leto‘s devious alter ego, which will be fully unveiled when Suicide Squad is released this summer, had hacked the other Suicide Squad members’ social media pages.
Somebody forgot to change their password! HAHAH! Help me take over Twitter with my hashtag #JokerWasHere and I might mess with you too.
— Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) April 1, 2016
Looks like he’s still after that pesky Batman as well.
There was a bit of backlash when the first image of Leto as the Joker surfaced, with some people finding the “damaged” tattoo smack in the middle of his forehead to be a bit too juvenile. Leto himself donned a, well, different version of the Joker’s look in a video he posted to Twitter this morning.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) April 1, 2016
Warner Bros. mentioned they were doing reshoots on Suicide Squad in order to play up the comedy of the film. This comes in the wake of critics saying Batman v Superman was far too convoluted and serious in tone.
Though the trailer seems to be loaded with fun, an insider revealed that it wasn’t representative of how the film actually is. “Every joke in the movie is in that trailer,” the source said.
Warner Bros. has reportedly poured tens of millions of dollars into reshoots to amp up the laughs in the film. Looks like that comedic change is extending to their marketing campaign.
Twitter users better watch out for that kooky Harley Quinn. She tends to go where the Joker goes.