Jared Leto Back As Joker In Snyder Cut

Lawrence Kim
October 22, 2020

The Oscar victor, who played the classic Batman villain in 2016's Suicide Squad, will return as the Clown Prince of Crime in Zack Snyder's new cut of Justice League, which is set to air next year on HBO Max.

It was revealed at DC FanDome that the movie will release on HBO Max in 2021 by being broken up into four one-hour parts that will also be released as one four-hour film. Shooting is now underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among those involved on top of Leto.

Zack Snyder's Justice League will reportedly cost around $70 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director's original vision, as well as the additional photography.

WarnerMedia announced in May it was moving forward with the Snyder Cut and giving Zack Snyder the chance to make his version of "Justice League".

So how will Jared Leto's Joker fit into Zack Snyder's Justice League?

Of course, we can't talk about Jared Leto's portrayal of the Joker without mentioning a few other things. Perhaps Joker appearing in The Snyder Cut will finally change that.

Leto previously played the Joker in Suicide Squad.

Jared Leto is getting the last laugh. It had become more apparent when his character did not appear in its follow-up, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, released earlier this year. Also, that Warner Bros. had planned on doing a movie with Leto's take on the character, but then pushed him to the side so the studio could do the unrelated DC spin-off Joker, featuring an Oscar-winning turn by Joaquin Phoenix.

Speaking of Fisher, THR also notes that Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will not receive any credit for Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Completing the Snyder Cut is no small endeavor as the majority of the footage Snyder shot for his version of "Justice League" was scrapped before VFX was completed. Fisher accused Johns and Berg of covering for Joss Whedon's alleged misconduct on the set.

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