Definitely looks a helluva lot different than the previous incarnations, which was obviously a goal here. Overall I like it, if for no other reason than they're trying something different than the typical clown look. I'm witholding judgment until we see him in motion, in character. I remember when we got the first image of Ledger's Joker:
...and a lot of people thought it was boring as shit until we finally saw him in the trailers.
Holding judgement till I see the movie, but as of right now....I don't know. The Joker is pretty iconic as is, including the Bermejo twist with the Glasgow smile that inspired Heath Ledger's look. Seems like they might of tried a bit too hard, no need for the grill.
I hope there is at least a story tied to the look. Maybe he has a grill after Batman punched his teeth in?
I am alright with this design overall. Joker as an asshole who is so into himself that he would get tatoos like Damaged on his forehead makes me chuckle and interests me.
A Joker that is aware of his whole "agent of chaos" thing and was meglomaniacal would also be interesting in a team setting, and it would give him reason to have Harley around, so that she serves as a reminder to who and what he can corrupt, and having her grow out from underneath his shadow in the movie would give her an arc.
That all being said this may just be trying too hard and it may all be bullshit, but I remain hopeful.
Meta/ironic Joker is taking "over-the-top" to campy new heights I didn't even think was possible. Especially since someone had to have thought the design still looked unironically cool since even a campy ironic Joker isn't supposed to look like a corny tool.
Will have to see how he comes across in action, but at first glance it's way too "busy". The Joker's aura usually comes from his relatively simple, oddly classy clown appearance hung over a deranged personality.
This guy has the look of "OH MY GOD, I'M THE JOKER! GEDDIT! I'M CALLED THE JOKER AND I'M CRAAAZY!"
The thing about Ledger's Joker - at least in terms of aesthetics - is that it was so down to Earth. Everything about his look felt grounded and feasible, from the scars on his face that told a potential story (and the lipstick serving the purpose not to make him look like a clown - but to direct some attention away from the scars) to the cheap suit that looked like he found in a back alley dumpster.
Nolan/Ledger's Joker was a character I didn't have a problem believing in.
Everything about this Joker looks contrived and focus-tested.