Jared Leto has shared a gruesome piece of Zack Snyder’s Justice League fan art, which shows his Joker holding Batman’s severed head before an evil Superman. The star first played the clown prince of crime in 2016. Suicide squad, although the final version of the film ended up including significantly less screen time for the Joker than promised in the trailers. Leto returned to the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, where he filmed a fitting confrontational scene with Ben Affleck’s Batman, set in the apocalyptic future of Knightmare.
Without a doubt, Leto’s Joker is one of the most divisive depictions of the villain in DC history. Many fans condemned the performance along with Suicide squad overall, while others lamented the final studio edit of the film that severely restricted the character. The return of Joker in the Snyder Cut of League of Justice was celebrated by many of the fans who lobbied for the director’s release. However, some remain disappointed that Leto’s Joker never got a chance to show off the villain’s darker sides in the DCEU.
In a new artwork from fans of artist Hasan Kazi (ihasankazi.psd), Leto’s Joker is depicted in his Snyder Cut Knightmare costume, brandishing Batman’s cut mask as Superman, Deathstroke, Cyborg, Flash, and others stare. Clearly, the piece appealed to Leto, who shared the art on his own Instagram story without captions. It’s fun to see a talented artist like Kazi being recognized for the subject matter of his work, and just as fun to see Leto still clearly attached to the Joker character.
While Leto was unable to do much in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, would have played a much bigger role in the canceled sequel set primarily in the future of Knightmare. Unfortunately, because DC and Warner Bros. chose to go in a different direction with the DCEU than Snyder’s original vision, those plans will likely never take shape on screen. A comic book continuation of Snyder’s planned story seems more likely at this point, although even that may be a long shot.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Leto put on the Joker’s makeup for the last time. Affleck will return to play Bruce Wayne again in The flash, so while the general League of Justice The sequel plan has been canceled, individual characters from that part of the DCEU may certainly appear in the future. Maybe it will appear in the third Suicide squad film. Or maybe he and Batfleck will one day have a chance to continue their League of Justice look down.
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