Lots of people had been shocked when it was introduced that Jared Leto’s Joker had been added to the solid for Zack Snyder’s Justice League reshoots, and never simply because it appeared as if Birds of Prey had formally consigned the actor’s divisive portrayal of the enduring villain to the historical past books for good.
The two archenemies had solely briefly shared the display screen within the DCEU throughout Ben Affleck’s cameo in Suicide Squad, with the Clown Prince of Crime subjected to simply a few fleeting references in Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Daybreak of Justice. There was a defaced Robin costume within the Batcave daubed with graffiti and a enjoying card taped to the Darkish Knight’s weapon within the Knightmare sequence, however that was about it.
Now that Leto has boarded Justice League, although, there’s been loads of hypothesis about how he elements into the plot. Whereas he might be concerned within the current day timeline of the film, the Academy Award winner can also flip up in flashbacks that add higher depth to Affleck’s grizzled portrayal of the Caped Crusader.
It seems like Snyder could have given us a solution on the matter, too, after some on-line sleuthing began piecing collectively the Joker’s potential involvement. Over on Vero, the social media platform that’s solely ever within the headlines when the filmmaker drops new data on Justice League, a fan principle was appreciated by the filmmaker himself, as you may see beneath.
Within the context of the DCEU, it makes complete sense for the Joker to have utilized his information of Batman’s secret identification to infiltrate the Batcave and brutally homicide Robin earlier than setting Wayne Manor ablaze. It sounds fairly darkish for a comic book e-book blockbuster, certain, however Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime is anticipated to be portrayed as a way more harmful risk the second time round when he returns within the all-new Justice League.