We Finally Know What Exactly The Joker Is Doing in 'Suicide Squad'

The Joker's role as the main villain in 'Suicide Squad' has finally been revealed.

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Breaking news: Suicide Squad officially sounds like it'll be pretty damn good. The movie is now less than a month away, meaning the post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hype has reached a deafening roar. Just in case you missed all the memos (so many memos!), Batman v Superman wasn't exactly a slam dunk for director Zack Snyder and the Warner Bros. team. But with all this pressure placed on Squad's success, what the hell should we expect?

For the first time in the movie's seemingly years-long promo cycle, we finally have some solid details. Tucked quietly inside Entertainment Weekly's cover announcement Thursday was the confirmation that notorious bad guy The Joker is indeed back to his villainous ways (um, duh?) in Suicide Squad, which makes a lot of sense given all the used condoms and adorable rats Jared Leto reportedly employed during the shoot:

Throwing a wrench into all these plans is the tatted Gotham City arch-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), and his laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.

The "mission" in question revolves around the government's attempts at better preparing for future, less Superman-y visits from aliens. Despite their best efforts at recruiting the planet's best and/or worst superheroes, Joker just can't help but screw everything up in the name of sheer anarchy. Damn. Heavy. Kinda reminds me of this one song I know:

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"Two years ago ­Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]," director David Ayer toldEW. "No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it's like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it's a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure."

We’ll finally see what they did with all that pressure when Suicide Squad hits theaters Aug. 5.

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