Jared Leto not only returns as the Joker in "Zack Snyder's Justice League", he even gets a whole new look.
In the "Snyder-Cut" from "Justice League" Oscar winner Jared Leto (48, "Dallas Buyers Club") slips back into the role of the criminal clown Joker. Director Zack Snyder (54) confirms this in an interview with presenter Grace Randolph (33) for her YouTube channel "Beyond The Trailer". But not only that, the Joker is given a completely new look.
"Of course, I wanted to appreciate what was created before, because I thought it was really cool," Snyder begins. However, some time has now passed since the last appearance of the Batman opponent. "Now he is a somewhat suicidal joker, I would say," the 54-year-old continued, without going into any more detail.
He's been carrying this idea with him for a long time
The idea to bring the Joker back after his last appearance in "Suicide Squad" came to Snyder while working on "Justice League" in 2016. When he finally told Leto about it, Leto "slowly got warmed up" with the idea of facing Batman again in the new version of "Justice League".
At that time, Snyder had to leave the production of "Justice League" prematurely due to a family tragedy. Joss Whedon (56) took the helm. After the film premiered in November 2017, some fans were disappointed with the result and longed for a film version from the original director.
Under the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, a real campaign developed on social media. At the beginning of May 2020, the streaming service HBO Max took care of the matter. The "Snyder-Cut" will be shown exclusively there in 2021. There is not yet an exact release date. The alternative film version could appear as a four-hour film or a six-part series.