DCEU’s Joker made his debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad film, where Jared Leto played the role of the iconic DC villain. However, the film was paned by both fans and critics, who especially didn’t like Leto’s portrayal of The Joker.
Fast forward to this year, Leto’s Joker will be making his return to the DCEU in the form of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League.
While speaking to The New York Times, Zack Snyder talked about making his idea of The Justice League a reality. Snyder was also asked the reason why he brought back Jared Leto’s Joker in Snyder’s Justice League. Here is what he said:
“I added it because this was going to be the last movie I make for the DCU and to have this entire cinematic universe without Batman and Joker meeting up just felt weird. Jared [Leto] and I had a bunch of conversations about it. I had mentioned it to Ben and I was like, ‘Ben, let’s just do it at my house. I could shoot it in the backyard. Don’t tell the studio and I’m not going to pay you guys. I’m just going to shoot it myself.'”
We will have to see whether The Joker and Batman will have their iconic confrontation in the upcoming film. The Snyder Cut version of Justice League is set to release on March 18th on HBO Max.