Jared Leto Will Play The Joker Again in Zack Snyder's Justice League
Oct 23 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. Shooting is now underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among those involved on top of Leto. According toVariety, "Leto is joining other actors from Justice League this week for additional photography on the project". It's unclear if Leto has only a cameo in Zack Snyder's Justice League, or if his role will be more substantial. HBO Max boss Bob Greenblatt said in May that WarnerMedia was preparing to spend over $30 million to complete Snyder's version of "Justice League". Whedon was brought in to the finish Justice League when Snyder stepped away to deal with a family tragedy.
Snyder had also previously confirmed that the assembly cut was almost five hours long, making it clear that he has a lot of new footage and surprises in store for fans. THR's report actually mentions with Leto back as Joker, the Snyder Cut now ties to the 2016 Suicide Squad movie, with speculation HBO Max will release the "Ayer Cut" of Suicide Squad as well.
Let's also not forget that even before Jared Leto'sJoker was introduced in Suicide Squad, the cackling villain was teased in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with the Robin memorial in the Batcave informing viewers that like in the comics, Joker had killed the Caped Crusader's sidekick.
But he didn't appear in Robbie's latest outing as Harley Quinn in Birds of Preyand he won't take part in next summer's Suicide Squad reboot.
THR adds that two producers involved in the Ray Fisher controversy - Jon Berg and Geoff Johns - will not be getting producer credits on the Snyder Cut. Fisher had accused Snyder's replacement director Joss Wheadon, who had finished the 2017 Justice League, of creating an unprofessional atmosphere on the sets.