We got the tease of a new look for Jared Leto’s Joker last week from Zack Snyder. This week, we got a real treat. A full blown look at the Clown Prince of Crime from the Snyder Cut of Justice League. This might be the same actor that played Joker in Suicide Squad, but this is a completely different Joker. His tattoos are replaced by cuts and scars. His hair is longer, and we’re given a more comic accurate portrayal. Snyder had this to say to Vanity Fair about the character.
The Joker is really the only thing that I thought of in retrospect, but I will say that it was always my intention to bring Joker into that world.
Snyder also gave a bit away about how we’re going to see the character in the upcoming extended cut of Justice League.
The cool thing about the scene is that it’s Joker talking directly to Batman about Batman, it’s Joker analyzing Batman about who he is and what he is. That’s the thing I also felt like fans deserved from the DC Universe. That is to say, the Jared Leto Joker and the Ben Affleck Batman, they never really got together. It seemed uncool to me that we would make it all the way through this incarnation of Batman and Joker without seeing them come together.
A Lot Riding On This New Cut Of The Film
We can only hope that this new cut of Justice League is better than the original. Snyder was apparently done with the assembly cut of Justice League before a tragedy struck his family. He was forced to leave the project to tend to his family, and Joss Whedon stepped in. Whedon took a lot of what Snyder shot, and got rid of it. In it’s place was his brand of superhero movie, which clashed heavily with Snyder’s footage. The film was left in disarray and so was DC’s film division. They had been used to modest to amazing success with their films. Nothing close to the juggernaut that Marvel was cultivating, but they still were successful. Justice League basically put a hard stop to all things film at DC.
They were forced to take a step back, and look at the landscape. Now it seems like they’ve finally got their blueprint to what makes great film going. They have upcoming films like Suicide Squad, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, and HBO Max series like Peacemaker and Green Lantern Corps. It’s an exciting time to be a DC film fan, so let’s hope they succeed.
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