Following the news that Jared Leto’s Joker has boarded the Justice League Snyder Cut, new fan art imagines a Dark Knight-esque version of him.
New Justice League fan art makes Jared Leto’s Joker look like he came straight from The Dark Knight. As Batman’s most iconic adversary, numerous actors have tried their hand at playing the Clown Prince of Crime, with the most recent being Joaquin Phoenix in last year’s Joker. Before that, the DC Extended Universe introduced its own Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, played by Jared Leto. Like much of the film itself, Leto’s take on the Joker wasn’t exceptionally well-received by fans, with many being quick to call him their least favorite of the cinematic Jokers. Because of that, it appeared as though Warner Bros. was moving away from Leto’s iteration in recent years.
However, last week brought surprising news that revealed the opposite: Leto’s Joker is coming back. The actor has officially joined the ongoing reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, making him a brand new addition to the long-awaited film. As the theatrical Justice League didn’t include the Joker and director Zack Snyder never seemed to indicate his story would’ve featured the villain, fans have been left to wonder exactly how he factors into the film. No details have been released just yet, but fans are still reeling from the news.