Jared Leto is the most menacing live-action Joker ever!
Director Zack Snyder finally gave fans a tease of Jared Leto’s new Joker look from his cut of Justice League. And it’s disturbing. In a grey shot with behind the white painted face and surgical mask and gown – the energy coming off Leto is moving… almost makes you feel like the calm before the chaos. Snyder’s Joker sans colour, made this writer wonder, whether he’d laugh? The director spoke to Vanity Fair now confirming some fan theories and scoops that have plagued the internet since Leto’s inclusion was announced during the additional photography.
Snyder confirmed this is not the only look for Jared Leto’s Joker we’ll get another new look! In another look, he’ll have a bulletproof vest on with law enforcement badges. He revealed, “He has tons of badges. Those are his trophies.” Apparently, Joker has been collecting trophies off of his victims!
The Inclusion of Joker to the Justice League
Joker wasn’t part of the parcel in 2017’s theatrical Justice League, simply because in Snyder’s original 5-movie-arc the character was kept for later viewing. However, knowing the Snyder-verse might not see a Justice League sequel Snyder wanted to give fans the Batfleck Vs Joker sequence. Though it was always Snyder’s intention to bring him into his universe he told VF, “The Joker is really the only thing that I thought of in retrospect.”
And why not! What’s Batman without Joker. They are essentially the two sides of the same coin and Snyder understands that very well. Not only for fan service but Joker is much needed in his Elseworld tale to give closure to the Dark Knight.
Joker’s Role In The Snyder Cut
Snyder previously shared with fans that the additional photography for Joker’s part is a small vignette we’ll see. Now he has dished out Spoilers. He spoke about a sequence where Joker is ‘analyzing who and what Batman is.’ This is the much-speculated Knightmare sequence where Batman has a psychic vision/dream about a world where Darkseid wins!
Watch: Snyder Cut Joker FIRST LOOK Breakdown & Knightmare Spoilers
The images also now confirm it given both Images of Batman and Joker revealed by Snyder has same grey tunnel background. Realizing that fans deserve a Joker vs Batman face-off he said, “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.”
Unravelling Robin’s death
Snyder confirmed he is set to pay-off the Easter eggs planted in the Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fans had noticed the Joker Card on Batman’s gun furthermore we saw Robin’s suit with ‘HA HA HA Joke Is On You Batman’ written across it. In Zack Snyder’s Justice League well finally know what’s all that about.
Robin’s Death has been a mystery right from the beginning and the stage was set for a possible face off unraveling Dark Knight’s vengeance on the Clown Prince of Crime. Snyder explained, the purpose of the scene, “how they became like this … how he (Joker) hurt him in a way that no one has, really. Other than losing his parents, it was probably the most significant personal injury to his (Batman’s) life.”
What good can come out of Batman and Joker are talking about Robin’s death but Chaos. As menacing as Jared Leto looks in the new look he’d still be an agent of chaos in a world even if it’s crumbling around him. More than resolving Batman’s moral conundrum Joker is much likely to aggravate it.
Snyder also confirmed in his original DCEU vision Joker had killed the Robin and put the Wayne manor on fire. When a fan had come up with the theory sometime back Snyder acknowledged it and now we know what fand missed out on.
Nonetheless, The Director’s Cut of Justice League will give fans the vigilante and villain they deserve!