First look at Jared Leto as the Joker for Suicide Squad

JARED Leto has appeared as the Joker from the upcoming blockbuster 'Suicide Squad' on the cover of Empire Magazine.   

Social media has gone into a frenzy over the images from the highly anticipated movie in the magazine's December issue.  

The likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara will star along Leto in the film.  

 "Say hello to the bad guy. It's @JaredLeto's Joker; our new Suicide Squad subscribers' issue cover star," Empire posted on its Facebook page.   

The movie is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016.  

"Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday. We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation."- Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

Posted by Suicide Squad on Monday, July 13, 2015