Zack Snyder’s Justice League Includes a Brand New scene featuring Jared Leto’s Joker. Additional photography brought back the character with a fresh look, which is noticeably missing the tattoos which adorned the character in Suicide Squad. Director Zack Snyder has also hinted that people might not be seeing a continuation of the movie.
Vanity Fair struck the news with our very best look yet at Joker’s new fashion and also confirmed that the character will be involved with all the Knightmare timeline glimpsed in Batman v Superman: Passing of Justice. They report that the arrangement will include Joker, that they describe as “the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come,” and that the vision will reveal to Ben Affleck’s Batman the consequences of neglecting to prevent Darkseid’s invasion of earth. Additionally, it is verified that Joker will talk to Batman for the first time in the DCEU.
“The cool thing about the scene is that it is Joker talking directly to Batman about Batman,” Snyder explained. “It is Joker analyzing Batman about who he is and what he is. That is what I also felt like lovers deserved from the DC Universe. That is to say the Jared Leto Joker and the Ben Affleck Batman, they never actually got together. It appeared uncool to me that we would make it all of the ways through this incarnation of Batman and Joker without seeing them come together”
He added: “The scene explains why Bruce had the Joker card taped to his gun that you see in Batman v Superman.”
Snyder then clarified how Robin’s death in the hands of the Joker would factor into the storyline, while also indicating we won’t ever see this play out entirely since there’s not likely to be a sequel. “I’d always wanted to explore the departure of Robin,” he said. “And if there was going to become a next movie, which, of course, there likely will not be, I wanted to do a thing where in flashbacks we understand the way Robin expired, how Joker killed him and burned down Wayne Manor, and that whole thing which occurred between him and Bruce.”
He clarified that the remainder of this storyline would reveal”how they became similar to this… how [Joker] hurt [Batman] in a manner that nobody has. Other than losing his parents, it was possibly the most significant personal injury to his life.”
This isn’t the first time that we’ve discovered there most likely won’t be a future Justice League installment, however with just how epic the Snyder Cut is shaping up to be with Joe Manganiello returning as Deathstroke, along with a new clip showing Steppenwolf in murderous action – we’re hoping we do get to see more.