Jared Leto’s The Joker Covers Empire Magazine

Jared Leto as The Joker

Although we're eight months away from the release of Warner Bros' Suicide Squad, promo for the upcoming film has begun.

Empire magazine has revealed a number of exclusive covers featuring characters from the group of super villains, most notably actor Jared Leto as The Joker.

Leto's take on the character looks very different from Heath Ledger's iconic 2008 portrayal, and more like a psycho rock star.

In a exceprt from the cover story, he explains his unorthodox approach to playing The Joker: "There was definitely a period of...detachment. I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn't imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games. But at the same time it was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole. I always get the sense that The Joker may be much older than people think. It's something different. If you don't break rules, you're not going to strike new ground. I think I'll be cooling down for the rest of my life."

There will be a cover for each Suicide Squad member, but aside from The Joker, we also get a cover featuring Enchantress, played by Cara Delevingne.

Check out the covers below: