Jared Leto promises his 'Joker' portrayal will make Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson 'proud'

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Jared Leto Isolated Himself From Rest Of Suicide Squad Cast

Jared Leto has big shoes to fill when he plays The Joker in the upcoming film, "Suicide Squad."

While the actor has already won over many fans with his creepy, tattooed depiction — it's the actors who have played the iconic character before him who he wishes to impress.

Leto posted a black and white image on Instagram Monday featuring Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger as the Batman villain with the caption: "Don't worry, Leto will make us proud."

Ledger played the part in 2008's "The Dark Knight," which was released after his death, while Nicholson's role in 1989's Batman alongside Michael Keaton.

Related: Look back at Jared Leto's changing style"

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For his portrayal, a heavily made-up Leto flaunts a mop of bright green hair and is covered in tattoos, most notably a twisted smile on his stomach.

"Suicide Squad," written and directed by David Ayer, hits theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.

The new take on the comic book movie genre also stars Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis,Common, Ike Barinholtz and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, among others.

See photos from the set of 'Suicide Squad' below:
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YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto, a truck spilling water on the pavement, the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto,action camera car entering the set, the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto,the film crew putting more water on the street,the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto, main car in the production,the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto, hero car in the production,the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto, crowds trying to watch,the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2015/05/27: Suicide Squad movie filming or shooting in downtown Toronto, beautiful rainbow appeared on the set, the movie required the closure of Yonge St. between College and King streets Weather forecast was 40% of rain, however, no rain fell during the night and production continued all night. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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