Zack Snyder is the gift that keeps on giving as we’re getting the treated to the return of Jared Leto’s Joker for the upcoming Justice League mini-series/film on HBO Max.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news stating the project is officially titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League and that Leto is coming on board to film additional footage.
Furthermore, he’s joined by Ray Fisher, Ben Affleck and surprisingly Amber Heard.
The reason for Heard’s inclusion being a surprise is due to many of her scenes wouldn’t have changed from what Snyder initially shoot and the 2017 theatrical cut. The only possibility is that Zack has changed Aquaman’s ending from being something attach to James Wan’s movie to something more concrete.
When the news broke, my favourite thing was seeing the reaction from Film Twitter who hate both Snyder and Leto’s Joker, but I couldn’t be more excited.
Firstly, we’re going to see Affleck’s Batman and Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime interacting for the first time, and it could be a flashback to pay off Robin suit moment in Batman v Superman.
On the other hand, it could be a Knightmare scene and something similar to Scott Snyder’s comic Batman: Last Knight on Earth where Batman walks around with Joker’s severed head in a glass jar.
What’s great is Leto will get the chance to showcase what he can bring to the character that he didn’t get to in heavily edited Suicide Squad. Also, I think Snyder will get the best out of him and see a more vicious take.
I think this move could be hinting to what HBO Max has in mind for a possible continuation of the Snyderverse. Depending on the success of Justice League getting people to subscribe to the streaming service. Then views of the premiere episode and how the figures continue for the following episodes.
If it’s a significant success then I can see them greenlighting the Ayer cut of Suicide Squad (as a film, not a mini-series), an Affleck Batman mini-series/feature and ultimately a Justice League 2.
Finally, with Zack once again taking the reigns it comes to no surprise that Jon Berg and Geoff Johns (along with Joss Whedon, but it’s not stated in the article, but he won’t be credited), who produced Josstice League, will not be getting any producing credits for the Snyder Cut.