According to the New York Post, Jared Leto is the Joker looks a lot darker in the upcoming director’s version of Justice League, the A-lister-studded film that was critically panned upon release (in fact, Ben Affleck said the film’s poor reception led him down a dark path). The outlet says Jared’s Joker will look a lot scarier in the extended version for 2021.
During a conversation with Vanity Fair, the director of the film, Zack Synder, explained how he had always wanted to bring the Joker ‘into that world’. Plus it’s a completely different looking version of the Joker, including the absence of the full body tattoos and the green hair that was part of his Suicide Squad version.
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Additionally, the ‘Synder’s Cut’ version of the Joker wears him in a surgical mask, hospital gown and wavy dark hair that looks more like Heath Ledger’s Joker.
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– JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) February 10, 2021
Jared Leto’s interpretation of the iconic character will not appear in the novel Justice League film in a profound way, but rather like a re-imagination when Bruce Wayne has a dream. As most know, Leto’s portrayal of the villain is controversial on a number of fronts.
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Not only was it not appreciated by all fans of the character – the critical reception was very mixed – but in the years since, it was reported that Jared Leto had tried the Joker movie by Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Philips.
As the story goes, Jared had reportedly tried to kill the movie because he wanted his own standalone Joker sometime in the near future. The idea is that Joaquin Phoenix headed Joker film would drastically reduce, if not completely eliminate, the chance that he would get his.
Reportedly, Jared Leto and his team’s failure to stop the film dead prompted him to fire his agents as well, although some sources have stated this is a rumor.
It wouldn’t be the first time Jared’s reputation has been questioned. In the past, Leto had come under fire for supposedly sending used condoms to his castmates Suicide Squadalthough he and his team later came out to say this was not true at all.