Jared Leto to Reprise His Iconic Joker In Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

Jared Leto

It looks like Jared Leto is set to reprise his infamous role as the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

The film, which has now been turned into a four-part series, is set to air on the US streaming platform HBO Max in 2021.

Even though he didn’t appear in Birds of Prey or The Suicide Squad, Leto will appear in the official directors cut, which fans campaigned to be released.

Following the death of his daughter Autumn, Snyder stepped back from the film and famed director, Joss Whedon, stepped in.

In a statement, Snyder thanked HBO and Warner for “supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realised”.

He added: “Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality.”

The SnyderCut features an all-star lineup of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Cyborg’s character will get a fleshed-out storyline in this new version and the Flash will get an “emotional arc” — so, for fans of the very popular DC Comics franchise, there’s a lot to look forward to.

Back in June, a 30-second sneak peek was released featuring Wonder Woman coming face-to-face with a painting of supervillain Darkseid.

Darkseid was originally Snyder’s resident bad guy, however, when Whedon stepped in, it was Darkseid’s underling, Steppenwolf that replaced him.

Once Wonder Woman spots the mural, we are taken to planet Apokolips, where Darkseid is gathering his army.

“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter in May, noting that he hadn’t watched Whedon’s finished product.

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