Jared Leto to Return as Joker for ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’
The fabled Snyder Cut of 2017’s Justice League will be making its way to HBO Max sometime next year. Just recently, it was revealed that Zack Snyder would indeed be returning behind the camera to work on additional photography for his director’s cut. It was reported that Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Amber Heard, and Ezra Miller were set to return for additional scenes. It would allow Snyder to add the scenes he wasn’t able to finish during its initial production before Joss Whedon took over. In a sudden twist, it’s now being reported that Jared Leto’s clown prince of crime will also return to the big screen as part of this new vision of the team-up film.
Leto previously played the Joker in the 2016 film Suicide Squad. His take on the role stirred quite a controversy due to his very unique depiction of the clown prince of crime. It’s unclear how big of a role Leto will have in the film but most likely isn’t much, as he wasn’t included in the original cut released back in 2017. We might get him in some flashbacks depicting what truly happened to Robin, which was briefly teased in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Along with this news, it’s also been confirmed that Jon Berg, Geoff Johns, and Joss Whedon will not be receiving credits on this cut of the film. They are also in no way involved in the new production. Now that it is officially titled Zack Snyders Justice League, we cannot wait to see his initial villain come to life once the film is released on HBO Max.
Source: Hollywood Reporter