Great news for Jared Leto: The Celebrity will paint his face like the Joker once again, reprising the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
When you thought he had been out, they pull him back in. Jared Leto is returning to the DC film universe as the Joker once more –and it is not for The Suicide Squad. Instead, Leto will apparently appear in the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.
The information comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Leto will reportedly be filming new scenes for Snyder’s cut of the Justice League movie. According to THR, filming of the new scenes is now underway with additional DC movie actors Ben Affleck (Batman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and Amber Heard (Mera) included, among a long list of others.
This development comes a year after reports surfaced that Leto was miserable Warner Bros. made a standalone Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix in the role. As previously mentioned, he hasn’t been declared as emerging in James Gunn’s forthcoming Suicide Squad sequel, while the Birds of Prey movie revealed he and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were no longer together.
For People Who somehow remember the plot particulars of 2016’s Suicide Squad, this will not be the first time Leto’s Joker and Affleck’s Batman appear in the exact same film. There are a couple of scenes of the two together in Suicide Squad, though chances are it’s actually Affleck’s stunt double donning the cape and cowl for those minutes.
Given that Matt Reeves’ forthcoming film The Batman is going a Different route and celebrity for the Caped Crusader, chances are the Snyder Cut will be the last time we will see this specific duo onscreen together. Unless they also throw Leto to The Flash, which will Affleck perform with the Dark Knight once again, together with Michael Keaton returning as Batman from the 1989 film.
Yes, even the DC film world is confusing. Multiverses often are. Zack Snyder’s Justice League strikes HBO Max next year.