Batwoman's Joker Actor Was Influenced Most by Jared Leto's DC Villain

Batwoman’s Joker actor was inspired by Jared Leto.

1/17/2022 7:03:00 AM

Batwoman star Nick Creegan says that his iteration of the Joker was inspired by Jared Leto’s take on the iconic DC villain in SuicideSquad. 'He was just like this new, edgy, different version of the Joker.'

Batwoman’s Joker actor was inspired by Jared Leto.

In season 3 of The CW series, Marquis is revealed to be the half-brother of the titular hero Ryan Wilder (played by Javicia Leslie). After the revelation that Marquis had a childhood encounter with the original Joker, it slowly becomes apparent that the Clown Prince of Crime may have left a lasting impression on Ryan's sibling. His darker persona seems to come to full fruition in episode 7 when, after forcefully usurping his sister, he assumes full control of Wayne Enterprises.

Related: When Does Batwoman Season 3 Return (& Why It's On Hiatus)Now, in an interview with The Wrap, Creegan says that he took inspiration from Leto's portrayal of the DC villain. Stating that he appreciated Leto's"edgier" portrayal of the character, he expressed that it was a refreshingly different take to previous renditions of the Joker."I tried to take little elements of Jared Leto's Joker," he admits, complimenting the chains and gold teeth he adorned in Suicide Squad. Explaining that his own character values a similar sense of fashion, he added that he also studied Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix when creating his own iconic laugh and crazed eyes. Check out his full comments below:

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That's depressing... This is no longer the joker 😡 He decided he is going to follow the steps of the only lambasted version of the joker. Gotta respect that This is ridiculous. The guy on the right is meant to be the joker? blackwashing netflixcasting There's no Joker on Keatonverse? Not really something to strive for…

The most hated iteration of the joker 😂? Bruh 😂 DavidAyerMovies ReleaseTheAyerCut