Jared Leto's Joker Is In Zack Snyder's Justice League - Report

Good news for Jared Leto: The actor will paint his face like the Joker once again, reprising the role in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

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Just when you thought he was out, they pull him back in. Jared Leto is returning to the DC movie universe as the Joker once again--and it's not for The Suicide Squad. Instead, Leto will evidently appear in the upcoming Zack Snyder's Justice League, which will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.

The news 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 currently underway with other DC movie actors Ben Affleck (Batman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and Amber Heard (Mera) involved, among a long list of others.

This development comes a year after reports surfaced that Leto was unhappy Warner Bros. made a standalone Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix in the role. As previously mentioned, he also hasn't been announced as appearing in James Gunn's upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, while the Birds of Prey movie revealed that he and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were no longer together.

For those who somehow remember the plot details of 2016's Suicide Squad, this won't be the first time Leto's Joker and Affleck's Batman appear in the same film. There are a few 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 moments.

Given that Matt Reeves' upcoming film The Batman is going a different route and star for the Caped Crusader, chances are the Snyder Cut will be the last time we'll see this particular duo on-screen together. Unless they also throw Leto into The Flash, which will Affleck play the Dark Knight once again, along with Michael Keaton returning as Batman from the 1989 film.

Yes, the DC movie universe is confusing. Multiverses often are. Zack Snyder's Justice League hits HBO Max next year.

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Looks more like the lead singer to Thirty Seconds to Mars than the joker...

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Gangster Joker is a thing in the comic book not just made up for the movie though neither Harley or Joker are in the story that the Suicide Squad film is based on.

Is the Fresh Prince of the Bel-Air Deadshot the director’s idea or Will Smith’s idea? Now Will I want you to play Deadshot like you would play Will from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...

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They wasted/RUINED Jared Leto's Joker..

The Dude is an awesome actoit interesting. weird bad guy actor..

*most people hate on him because it's expected..

*The purring bothered me but then again him sitting on the guys lap was pretty dead on imo.

*The silver teeth we're kinda cringe.

But mostly it's on them not him.

Are people really wanting more Heath Ledg style? or something new & unique?

I thought it woulda bene cool if he was Tim Drake or Jason Todd base don the bullet/Shoulder theory..

Woulda atleast made the movie good..

My God SuicideSquad was awful!

Will Smith ruins every characte he plays because he keeps playing himself.

Rick Flag actor was cringe too..

~Im noticing alot of over acting with alot of characters taking it too far..

We desereve a higher quality of Comic movies...

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Only way I would be satisfied with Jared Leto's Joker in Justice League is if batman (Preferred) kills him in the movie.

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I thought the Snyder Cut was supposed to be improving Justice League? This seems antithetical to that goal.

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I thought he was a bad Joker, those few minutes in Suicide Squad were enough! Lol

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I hope Jared lays it on extra thick in this movie, just for all the haters. So glad it’s not Joaquin Phoenix and his mopey clown act.

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That sucks. The Joker should not be a rockstar with tattoos FFS.

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Oh please Leto's joker just die already.

I found him really annoying.

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Honestly I'm just at a loss figuring out how the Joker is gonna fit in this movie. I get he's adding some new scenes but I cannot imagine a less fitting secondary villian for a movie about an evil alien tyrant trying to take over the earth. Maybe he'll be in some Batman flashbacks or something like that, that's the only way I can see it kind of working.

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So there might actually be some good scenes... Joker, Captain Boomerang and Hunter Griggs were the only decent characters in the movie. Suicide Squad Film is a blah film the new Suicide Squad film looks a lot better...

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Leto's Joker was the worst acting I've ever seen in my life, and that's not an exaggeration. I was so excited for Snyder Cut, and now I've gone soft.

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@Person4: its like he didnt know what to do, one minute he was mimicking Ledger, another minute he was mimicking steve harvey and the next minute an owl....it was a messsss!

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Yees! This is fantastic news. You can not watch Suicide Squad and at least admit Leto was a fantastic Joker. So happy.

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@NassaDane: Many people watched Suicide Squad and game out with the exact opposite reaction.

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@NassaDane: uh i can. Jared Leto was a shit Joker.

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@NassaDane: Leto was a good Joker, too bad it was in a shitty movie.

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@thecupidstunts: leto has talent, but was wrongly casted and badly directed for that role. Hell, I can't believe the producer approved how it looks, it looks like Jackson Pollock vomited over a goth, not like a clown prince of crime or a good interpretation as such.

Why suddendly there's people that think he is great? Care to elaborate? because Ledger version had hatred too, but it was a minority that wasn't even that vocal.

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@santinegrete: "Why suddendly there's people that think he is great? Care to elaborate?"

I didn't say Leto was a great Joker, I said he was a good Joker 😉

I just thought it seemed like a pretty fresh take. I tried to imagine what a modern day Joker might look/be like, and Leto's take/look seemed to nail it for me.

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Remember when brand new scenes were filmed for the Richard Donner cut of Superman II? No? Right. That's because it was actually a better version for the most part and didn't need new scenes like this steaming pile.

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For the sake of continuity. I wonder if they're going to go redux in it's image, or just give it few screen time to minimize how out of place it is. Hope is the 3rd one, if someone told me Joker is fun in small doses like Hulk in MCU then I won't know what to think really.

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He wasn't the joker. He was Jason Todd after being tortured by The Joker and is now pretending to be him as a means of coping with what was done to him.

Either way he was terrible and has no right to be there at all...much like the talk of this Snyder recut.

This is a 1986 Honda Civic and their trying to pretend it isn't by slapping a skirt package and some fresh paint on it. Let it die. It wasn't good and it never will be.

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@fud_sang: but have you seen the Veilside kits for civics? Gives an addition 25hp and looks exactly like an RX-7

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Leto's Joker was awful. by far the worst iteration of the character ever.

If you had to rank people who played the Joker.

Heath Ledger

Joaquin Phoenix

Mark Hammil

Jack Nicholson

Cesar Romero

Every other person who ever voice the joker in Animated form

Leto

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@dragonsama:

Heath Ledger

Mark Hammil

Jack Nicholson

Joaquin Phoenix

Cesar Romero

Every other person who ever voice the joker in Animated form

Don't know exactly where to put Leto, i haven't seen enough of him as the joker and i have seen and heard plenty of the other people in the list to find a spot for them.

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I don't mind seeing him as the Joker and i don't know where all the hate comes from. If you thought his joker look bad then blame the director and writers that made him look like a bit??, not the actor.

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@doomsdayhell01: Leto's "joker" was super bad, in a bad way. Very awkward...

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Nah, I'm good

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<insert The Office "NNNNNOOOOOOO" gif>

Jared Leto is a garbage actor. And his Joker is somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you're really thirsty.

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@zerojuice: "Jared Leto is a garbage actor".

Requiem for a Dream, and the Oscar he won for Dallas Buyers Club say otherwise 😉

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@thecupidstunts: An Oscar doesn't mean he's a great actor. Plenty of shit show actors have won one. If you somehow think it is the epitome of acting, I feel bad for you because the Academy is biased as hell. Example: the fact that DiCaprio (an actual vastly superior actor to Leto) had been snubbed for a decade straight for some of the best acting the world has ever seen. Only to be given an Oscar strictly because the public demanded it (even though he deserved it and yet Revenant was far from his strongest performance).

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@zerojuice: His performance in The Dallas Buyers Club speaks for itself, he deserved that Oscar. And I did not say that an Oscar is the epitome, you said that.

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@thecupidstunts: Yeah, wouldn't say he's a garbage actor. But he's a garbage Joker and musician.

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This is the Joker many of you might not want, but it's the one we deserve.

I personally think Leto's Joker has far more potential than the "victimized and insufferable" Joaquin Phoenix version.

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@johnny0779: baaaahahahahahahahaha

Good one

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@johnny0779: baaaahahahahahahahaha

Good one

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@johnny0779: But, but...that Joker 2019 movie was...like...about stuff....dude! iT's tRuE cInEmA

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This is the Joker many of you might not want, but it's the one we deserve.

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