Heath Ledger was great playing what ever that was he played, it was like a teenage "I'm misunderstood" angst vibe mixed with a bum doing a drunken Tom Waits impression. Now I read somewhere that the fan theory is that joker was a war veteran and has PTSD and that's what made him crazy, but as a Batman fan I think Ledger didn't play anything like the joker really. The smile scars were stupid too, where he's pouting the entire movie. The Joker is insane, he laughs about everything, he would be just as violent but be super pleased about it. It's like he played some guy that took Kurt Cobain too seriously. Heath Ledger's death cemented his greatness in the role, but had he lived, no one would've really given a shit about it, he certainly wouldn't have won a fucking Oscar over the role (an Oscar for a Batman movie? Who would've thought that would ever happen), maybe a kid's choice or something. He did a good job playing whatever he played but that wasn't really the Joker. [YT]OG2nEPYXL7c[/YT] Leto actually looks like the joker, looks like he's taking the more comic kinda route with some of Mark Hamill's Joker mixed in. The tattoos are a little much but there are some comics where Joker has tattoos and such from prison. The metal teeth make sense as Batman could have broken his teeth out in the past, since Batman is a bit older and time has passed, they will have had a history together in these new movies. Leto is also a better actor, as he didn't have to die to win an Oscar, has an incredible resume under his belt. TLDR: I think Jared will far surpass Ledger's joker.