A ‘road weary Joker’ will make an appearance in the HBO Max ‘Justice League’ miniseries despite audience panning of the actor’s ‘Suicide Squad’ performance.
Holy curveball Batman! The Clown Prince of Crime is back! What’s more surprising than Jared Leto reprising his role as the Joker in Zack Snyder’s cut (aka “Snyder Cut”) of Justice League? His complete make-over. Or rather, make-under. Snyder tells Beyond the Trailer, “It is true… I wanted to, of course, honor what had been created with [Joker] because I thought it was really cool… Some water has gone under the proverbial bridge, between when last we saw Joker and this sort of appearance and so…he’s a road weary Joker.” At this point, anything is better than Puddin’s wardrobe and styling in Suicide Squad, and we really hope he got “Damaged” lasered off his forehead.
The choice to include Leto in the Snyder Cut is surprising, considering the overwhelming negativity and panning of his performance by both general audiences and critics. While Suicide Squad director David Ayer has agreed that Leto’s depiction of the Joker left something to be desired, he believes the actor was “mistreated” when the film was re-edited by Trailer Park. We’re curious to see if the performance could be saved in an Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad, if that ever happens. As for his role in the Snyder Cut, it seems that the Joker could be working with Batman a-la the ‘Knightmare’ world.
Check out the newest trailer of the Snyder Cut in all its black and white glory:
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League will air as a miniseries on HBO Max in 2021.