Jared Leto Attended This Year’s NYCC and We Didn’t Even Know It

By October 12, 2015

It has become somewhat of a pattern as of late at conventions for movie stars and TV stars to dress up in sometimes random costumes and walk the convention floor without anyone else realizing it because if they went without the masks, we all would be trying to get photos and autographs from them. Bryan Cranston walked the floor as Walter White one year, Matt Smith did it as Bart Simpson, Daniel Radcliffe wore a Spider-Man mask, and those are to just name a few. No matter how many times it happens though, fans still can’t seem to know for sure if their favorite comic book, tv, or movie character could be walking right behind them.

Well it looks like we can add yet another name to the growing list of celebrities that have duped us all. While there wasn’t a panel for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad at this year’s New York Comic-Con, it looks like Jared Leto still took full advantage of the opportunity to mingle with fans at the convention… even if they might not have realized it.

The actor, who is set to be the newest onscreen interpretation of The Joker in Suicide Squad next year, put on a Babboon mask and walked the floor of the convention yesterday. He tweeted out pictures several times of himself in the mask, but this one that he posted might just take the cake. Check it out below:

Something tells me that anyone who saw a random guy walking around in a Bamboon mask yesterday, is really regretting not asking for a photo right about now…

This is cool because it seems to be even more proof of just how much Leto is relishing this opportunity to play such a beloved, and iconic character in pop culture, and for more than just the acting opportunities it provides too. It’s always cool to see an actor engaging with the audience they’re setting out to entertain, but when an Academy Award-winning actor who’s playing The Joker just did it too – it suddenly becomes even more cool in my opinion.

Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable