He’s no joke.
Within the first photographs of Jared Leto’s Joker for the 2021 prolonged minimize of “Justice League,” he seems completely terrifying.
“It was at all times my intention to deliver Joker into that world,” the DC flick’s director, Zack Snyder, told Vanity Fair, which first printed the pictures of Leto’s new look this week. Leto later tweeted the eerie film stills.
Gone are the full-body tattoos and coiffed emerald-green hair of Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime from the critically panned “Suicide Squad.” As an alternative, the “Snyder Reduce” jester’s new look features a hospital robe, surgical masks and a dirty black mane harking back to Heath Ledger’s iconic Joker in “The Darkish Knight.”
If that wasn’t terrifying sufficient, Snyder claimed that the Batman nemesis additionally wears a bulletproof vest studded with stolen cop badges like macabre medals of honor, Self-importance Truthful reported.
The 49-year-old actor’s re-imagined Joker will reportedly seem throughout a dream sequence set on Earth after an alien invasion that’s skilled by Bruce Wayne, performed by Ben Affleck.
The cameo additionally permits Leto’s Joker and Batfleck to speak face-to-face, if solely within the latter’s goals.
“That’s the factor I additionally felt like followers deserved from the DC Universe,” mentioned Snyder, 54. “That’s to say, the Jared Leto Joker and the Ben Affleck Batman, they by no means actually bought collectively.”
Most significantly, the Joker’s look will reply the much-asked query of why Batman had a Joker card taped to his gun in “Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice.” The 2016 movie indicated that the Joker had killed the caped crusader’s associate Robin, a backstory that can reportedly be elaborated upon within the “Snyder Reduce” scene, an growth of the director’s 2017 “Justice League.”
“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” premieres March 18 on HBO Max.
Right here’s hoping that Joaquin Phoenix doesn’t strain Warner Bros to kill the movie as revenge for Leto’s assassination try on his “Joker” film in 2019.