Justice League director Zack Snyder’s notorious reduce of the 2017 movie will arrive on HBO Max in March — and this time, Jared Leto’s infamous Joker (as seen in Suicide Squad) will make an look.
Snyder teased Leto’s look in a tweet earlier this month. On Tuesday, Vainness Honest reported extra particulars on simply how the Clown Prince of Crime will match into the larger Justice League mythos. The enduring character was not initially a part of Justice League, however Snyder instructed Vainness Honest, “It was all the time my intention to convey Joker into that world.”
Snyder needed to fold Joker right into a later mission, he mentioned, however that by no means manifested. However with the four-hour-long Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Snyder will get an opportunity to place his spin on the villain.
[Ed. Note: This post contains slight spoilers for the Snyder Cut of Justice League.]
In contrast to Leto’s character in Suicide Squad — shirtless, with provocative tattoos and slicked again inexperienced hair — this Joker dons a hospital robe and surgical masks, seemingly an escapee of an asylum. He seems in a dream sequence to Ben Affleck’s Batman, revealing the blasted and apocalyptic Earth that can come about if the heroes fail.
“The cool factor concerning the scene is that it’s Joker speaking on to Batman about Batman,” Snyder instructed Vainness Honest. “It’s Joker analyzing Batman about who he’s and what he’s. That’s the factor I additionally felt like followers deserved from the DC Universe. That’s to say, the Jared Leto Joker and the Ben Affleck Batman, they by no means actually acquired collectively. It appeared uncool to me that we might make it throughout this incarnation of Batman and Joker with out seeing them come collectively.”
Snyder had hinted at Batman and Joker’s connection in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, however by no means acquired an opportunity to discover it. He instructed Vainness Honest that he envisioned telling the story of how Joker murdered Robin, which cements the deep-seated vengeance Batman has for the villain. That darkish story by no means panned out cinematically, however the dream sequence will give the followers what they need out of a Batman-Joker connection in Snyder’s nook of the DC Prolonged Universe.
The Snyder Minimize of Justice League will hit HBO Max on March 18.