New Look For Jared Leto's Joker Revealed In Snyder Cut Justice League

Check out the next upcoming twisted interpretation of the haunting character.

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Director Zack Snyder has released new photos offering a first look at Jared Leto's Joker in the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League (now called Justice League: The Director's Cut). The recut of the DC movie will be arriving to the HBO Max streaming service on March 18. Vanity Fair posted the new images of Leto, giving fans an opportunity to see both how Leto's Joker in this film will be distinct from 2016's Suicide Squad and a sense of what this character might be like in a world that is already falling apart.

This version of the clown prince of crime is a departure from his appearance in Suicide Squad, as that version had shorter hair, was covered in tattoos, and had a grill. Leto will appear in Snyder's Justice League recut as someone who looks like he is a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Check out the images below.

Snyder told Vanity Fair that Joker was not originally part of the four-hour epic when he stepped away from the project in 2017 due to a family tragedy, but the time away from the project made him think about it more and more: "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.”

This is not showcased in any of the photos that have so far been released, but Snyder also shared that in some Justice League scenes, Leto's Joker wears a bulletproof vest decorated with rusting police badges: "He has tons of badges… Those are his trophies."

The Snyder Cut will be premiering on HBO Max on March 18. Clocking in at four hours, it will be the longest-running comic book movie in history. This recently confirmed runtime eschews a recent announcement that the director's cut would be presented in four parts--but Snyder has explicitly hinted that he may be planning multiple versions of the project, including a black-and-white version.

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