Jared Leto Went Incognito as a Baboon at Comic Con
We won't see Jared Leto's portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad until August of 2016 — but at New York Comic Con this past weekend, fans saw him in a much less iconic costume. In fact, they didn't even know it was him.
The actor and Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman is the latest celebrity to go incognito at a Comic Con — which used to stand for "comic book convention," but has now become a much higher-profile promo platform for film and TV comic book adaptations. Leto wore a baboon mask to walk among the comics fans and cosplayers, and was clearly quite pleased with his own caper. "NYCC they had no idea," he wrote in an Instagram post revealing his primate disguise.
Leto also tweeted another photo with a cosplayer dressed as his incarnation of the Joker, once again driving home the point that people "had no idea."
Ryan Reynolds — star of the upcoming Deadpool movie AND that Green Lantern movie we never speak of — pulled a similar move at San Diego Comic Con four months ago, keeping things low-key in a Darth Vader mask. And in 2013, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston shocked and awed San Diego Comic Con by pulling off a Walter White mask to reveal it was really him underneath.
It really begs the question: How many masked attendees are secretly walking around the comic con floor, being famous underneath a Chewbacca suit?
100 Fascinating Movie Facts