Oct 22, 2020

Jared Leto Returning as Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League!

The Snyder cut is coming of Justice League, and now we’ve been gifted with the knowledge that we will be seeing Joker (Jared Leto) once again.

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Zack Snyder’s new Justice League cut is getting some killer additions, namely The Joker. Jared Leto, last played the classic DC villain The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Jared has joined the additional photography shooting for the “Snyder Cut,” the filmmaker’s definitive version of the 2017 superhero movie he was forced to exit and he never saw through completion (due to a tragedy in his family).

The project, officially titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League is being overseen by HBO Max, who is fronting the bill on changes and additions. Shooting is currently underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among those confirmed on top of Leto. It is unclear which other actors are involved are involved in additional scenes at this point. As the shoot rolls ahead, two producers who were involved with the theatrical movie are quietly moving to the side. Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, then-studio executives who oversaw the movie and the reshoot by Joss Whedon that was meant to salvage the failed movie, will not be receiving producer credits on the Snyder Cut, sources say. Sources close to Berg and Johns have confirmed the duo’s intention to remove their names from the Snyder Cut since they did not work on this version and are no longer studio executives.

Jared Leto joining the Snyder Cut is noteworthy as the character did not appear in the original 2017 movie and raises questions as to how much new content could be included in Snyder’s new version of Justice League.

Having Joker join Justice League also ties the new cut to Suicide Squad, the all-star DC-based movie that saw Margot Robbie break out as fan-favorite Harley Quinn, and portrayed Joker as a love-obsessed and glittery crime lord. The picture was exec produced by Snyder and his wife and partner, Deborah Snyder and was meant to tie into an overall DC Cinematic Universe that Snyder had been shepherding. The DCEU is well underway, and possibly in the best hands. What do you think?