Zack Snyder has revealed that Jared Leto’s The Joker will look drastically different when he appears in the Snydercut than he did in his last appearance, all the way back in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
Rumours of Leto’s Joker sporting a different look had been circulating for a while now and during an interview with Beyond the Trailer, Snyder confirmed it saying:
“It is true. I wanted to of course honor what had been created with him because I thought it was really cool; but also in this, I’m not going to tell you what happens in the little scene, but some water has gone under the proverbial bridge between when last we saw Joker and this appearance. So he’s made some…he’s a road-weary Joker, I guess that’s a way of saying it.”
There was a mixed reaction to the news that Leto was returning, but with one of the biggest gripes with many fans being his original look, a change in design may be enough to get them on board.
“I will say it was fun having a segment of the band together for this little vignette if you will. Working with Jared was really amazing, his attention to detail, he really cares a lot about it being awesome. It was fun and everyone did an amazing (job). Even trying to shoot in COVID is a bit of a deal but everyone brought like huge A game and really wanted it to be cool, and I couldn’t be happier with what those guys did.”
If we’re to take Snyder’s word for it, we’re in for one hell of a treat when Leto’s Joker makes his return to the DCEU in the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League.