Jared Leto Glares as the Joker from 'Suicide Squad'

If looks could kill, you’d have never finished this sentence.

Jared Leto gives of his most malevolent, intense and deadly vibe as the Joker in this new photo from the upcoming anti-superhero film “Suicide Squad.”

Lest there be any doubt of where the Oscar-winning actor dwelt to find this evil, he tells Empire magazine — which put the photo on its December cover — that he had to go to some very dark places.

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“There was definitely a period of … detachment. I took a pretty deep dive,” he says. “But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games.”

“Suicide Squad” hits theaters in August 2016.