Britt Hayes at Comics Alliance & Screen Crush has some interesting thoughts on the new Joker design...
I overall like the look, but the thing that bothers me the most is the same thing that bothers Britt- the Damaged tat on his forehead. The rest makes sense. The capped teeth will make his smile even more disturbing. The other tats scream both psycho and prison culture (which is where I assume he’ll be most of the movie Hannibal Lecter style). The “cracks” around his eyes further the sleep deprived insanity behind his eyes.
But the “Damaged” tat implies a trauma that would make the Joker someone we should empathize with. It’s provoking an emotional response. The Joker shouldn’t be sympathetic. He should be a terrifying force of nature and chaos.
What do you guys think?