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Our best look yet at Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

The December issue of Empire magazine offers the most complete look at Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad that we've seen so far.

Barefoot and shirtless — to show off those prison tatts, natch — Leto rocks a purple, leather trench and a pair of Arkham Asylum-issue pants like a born Clown Prince of Crime. Empire magazine is offering one of the first interviews with Leto on his portrayal of the infamous character for Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad, and for subscribers, the magazine is offering a the special cover below.

According to producer Charles Roven, the look of Suicide Squad's Joker was "inspired by Mexican cartels," but it wouldn't be the first time the character's look has been inspired by a mode of dress associated with Mexico and Mexican-Americans.

Suicide Squad hits theaters this coming August.

Empire Jared Leto Joker Cover