The much maligned Jared Leto iteration of the Joker will be making an appearance in the upcoming reshoots for the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
The project, officially titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League, is being overseen by HBO Max, which is financing the new round of shooting and the completion of the many unfinished scenes, and will air as a four-episode event series in 2021.
Shooting is currently underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among those involved on top of Leto. It is unclear which other actors are involved.
Leto boarding the Snyder Cut is noteworthy as the character did not appear in the original 2017 movie and raises questions as to how much new content could be included in Snyder’s super-version of Justice League.
It also ties the new cut to Suicide Squad, the all-star DC-based movie that saw Margot Robbie break out as fan-favorite character Harley Quinn and which saw Leto portray Joker as a love-obsessed and glittery, tatted up crime lord. The picture was exec produced by Snyder and his wife and partner, Deborah Snyder and was meant to tie into an overall DC Cinematic Universe that Snyder had been shepherding.
When JL was in the midst of filming (before Snyder was fired and replaced by Joss Whedon) rumors circulated about an elaborate Arkham Asylum scene that depicted Deathstroke breaking Lex Luthor out. This scene allegedly featured cameos by the Joker and hints at other Batman villains. Leto’s addition to the reshoots could lead to the scene being actually being included in the Snyder Cut. Actor Joe Manganiello, who was only briefly seen in the theatrical version of JL in an bonus scene was intended to have a much bigger role and be the villain of the Affleck solo Batman film.
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