Heath Ledger was allegedly so obsessed with perfecting his performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ that he turned his entire New York apartment into a “shrine” dedicated to the villain. The New York Post have reported that the police that responded to his drug overdose in his Manhattan abode in 2008 found that it was covered in Batman comic-books, various pieces of clown memorabilia, and other bits of research surrounding previous incarnations of the character.
The Suicide Squad just hit Hollywood. In advance of the anticipated summer movie, due out Aug. 5, Warner Bros. is displaying a wide selection of costumes and props featuring DC Comics’ off-kilter band of baddies for visitors who go on the studio tour. This week, Warners previewed the exhibit, which also includes artifacts from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in its museum. In the coming months, the studio will rotate in new pieces from upcoming DC-based films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as its stable of TV shows, including Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.
In next summer’s DC super-villain team-up Suicide Squad, the Joker (Jared Leto) has his own sweet set of wheels. Called the Vaydor, it’s a kit car designed and sold by a gear head named Matt McEntegart, who lives in northern Florida. “I wanted aggressive, angry, and low to the ground.” Related: Behind the Scenes Photos of ‘Suicide Squad’ That description basically shouts “super-villain,” and sure enough, when Suicide Squad came calling, he was more than happy to let his handiwork be featured in the film. The new Batmobile (DC/Warner Bros) The car can be any color, but both the one McEntegart showed to Fox 13 and the model used for Suicide Squad is painted a sort of hot purple, which looks great under the neon lights of the Gotham City night.
Update May 27, 2015: New footage uploaded to social media on Wednesday reveals a Bat-suited stuntman on top of the Jokermobile. Just over a week ago we got our first peek at the Joker’s sweet ride in Suicide Squad, a pimped-out Vaydor “supercar.” Now get ready for a glimpse of the latest incarnation of the O.G. supercar in action. Fan-spies camped out on the Toronto set of Suicide Squad this weekend captured video of a chase between Joker’s ride and the brand-new Batmobile. The slow-speed pursuit, which will presumably be sped up in post-production, gives us a good look at Batman’s vehicle.