Jared Leto as Joker is back! Set to appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, for absolutely no reason. Now, we’ve gotten a full reveal at Joker’s new look from Vanity Fair. And it’s an improvement!
Rather than sporting his on-the-nose tattoos — the 2nd worst designed comic book villain behind the first X-Men’s Sabretooth – we’re getting a more classic take on the beloved character more in line with Heath Ledger’s Joker… or the Crow.
Vanity Fair reports that Jared Letos’s Joker was never in Syder’s original plans for Justice League. But when he was offered $70 million to go wild, it seems he found a way to unnecessarily force the Batman villain into the film.
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.
I’m sure it was. But seeing as how the DCEU was rescued from his off-kilter take on the DC universe and its beloved characters, this is his last chance to use the Joker. Confirming my theory he’s really only in the movie so Snyder can play with all the DC toys before WB makes sure he comes no where close to a DC film in the future.
If you couldn’t tell between these photos and the recent images of Knightmare Batman, Joker appears in four hour new cut of Justice League during a sequence set on a ruined Earth after Darkseid decimates the planet. As already seen in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s a dream sequence experienced by Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne that reveals what will happen if his team fails.
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.
So, now he’s forcing Joker into a movie that’s already 4 hours long!
The scene explains why Bruce had the Joker card taped to his gun that you see in Batman v Superman.
I’d always wanted to explore the death of Robin. And if there ever was going to be a next movie, which, of course, there probably won’t be, I wanted to do a thing where in flashbacks we learn how Robin died, how Joker killed him and burned down Wayne Manor, and that whole thing that happened between he and Bruce.
Obviously, you can tell I’m really, really, not a fan of Snyder or his sacred cut that is supposed to magically make everything better. In fact, though I dig the look, I’m fairly upset Joker is in this film. That seems to be the only Batman villain we get again and again and again…
I got Joker fatigue, and hope to God he somehow never makes The Batman trilogy.
What about you? Excited for “Crow Joker?” Prefer the tattoos? Let us know below or on Discord!