Zack Snyder Celebrates Snyder Cut Anniversary With New Look at Jared Leto’s Joker

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Three years after the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, director Zack Snyder highlighted an image of Jared Leto’s Joker.

First introduced in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, the DCEU’s Joker, played by Jared Leto, returned with a new look in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. On the anniversary of the release of the famous “Snyder Cut,” Zack Snyder shared a pair of images to celebrate on the social media platform Vemo. One image was of a poster for the “Snyder Cut,” and Snyder included the quote, “For it is the doom of men that they forget.” Another image, captioned “Happy ZSJL Day,” reveals Leto’s Joker in black and white while holding a machine gun. The images can be seen below.

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“I think in his performance, there’s just something that’s super chilling, I think, but it is also a seduction of sorts and he’s playing on all the insecurities,” producer Deborah Snyder previously told CBR about Leto’s performance as Joker in the film. “It was really fun to be able to dive into that character, even for just a short moment. I think it goes a really long way and it’s really impactful.”

Deborah Snyder also addressed why Zack wanted to bring in Joker for the Snyder Cut. The director realized that completing Zack Snyder’s Justice League would likely be his final foray into that world, meaning that he wouldn’t have any other chance to bring the Dark Knight (played by Ben Affleck in the SnyderVerse) and the Clown Prince of Crime face to face.

“The why of it was always like — listen, Zack was like, ‘This is probably going to be my last shot at doing this, and I can’t leave this universe without having a Joker/Batman scene.’ And just the history of what those two meant to each other,” as Deborah Snyder said. “Zack had, I think, always wanted to do it, which is why we always had that Joker card that Batman had. So the card: where did it come from? I think that’s a nice little Easter egg.”

The DCEU has since ended, so it’s unlikely that other main characters from Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be back in any more movies. Along with Ben Affleck as Batman, the film also starred Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is streaming on Max.

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