Jared Leto’s Joker Not Appearing In ’Justice League’

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With the recent news that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is getting ready to take filming over to Iceland, there were reports going around that Jared Leto would be appearing in the film as well, reprising the role of The Joker. However, The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez confirmed today that Leto is in fact not showing up in Justice League.

Official Film Synopsis:

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League: Part One, starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Willem Dafoe,  opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: Umberto Gonzalez’s Twitter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • flavortang

    Damn. Oh well, I look forward to seeing Leto in a future DC movie.

  • Matches Malone

    The film will already be pretty busy. As much as I liked Leto’s Joker this is for the best. 110% sure we will see him in a future film that will give him a chance to shine.

  • Barbarella Galaxina

    I wanted to see more Joker so this makes me sad . but its good to know the truth

  • Origami Rose

    This is great news. All these fanboys just want to shoot all their wad the same time It doesn’t make sense to have joker in the movie unless its about the Legion of Doom.

    • Matches Malone

      Lol- just the other day I was thinking about how annoying/ridiculous it is that with every CBM announced there is hew and cry for every single cool moment that happened in 75 years of comics to be crammed into the 2 hr film.

  • Observing this comment section, it’s like being in a room full of people who are disappointed that the Anthrax they thought they were going to be exposed to turns turn out to have been successfully quarantined.

    • Napi

      Ain’t funny Paul, sorry.

      • Fenix

        It is funny.

        • Napi

          No, it’s not

          • Fenix

            Yes, it is to people who are pleasant to be around.

          • Napi

            Ok, good for all of you

    • DarkoCool

      One man’s Anthrax is another man’s penicillin. Good thing we can all have opinions.

      • Yes, it is a good thing that people have dumb opinions. However, those opinions are not always in their self interest.

  • S.W.

    This is actually great news. They need to dump this version of the Joker and reboot him. Given the whole “super sanity” argument from Arkham Asylum (graphic novel), DC could easily get away with the Joker reinventing himself/changing his look once again.

    I think they made a mistake letting Ayer write Suicide Squad — while the tactical stuff is up his alley, the supernatural/superhero/supervillain stuff is not. So he molded his Joker to fit into the hardcore criminal world he’s used to writing. And, deleted scenes or not, this version of the Joker was a fail. When the press junket interviews and the marketing campaign have to do THAT much of a hard sell before the film drops to convince moviegoers that Leto’s take will be so fantastic, you know you’re being sold a bill of goods.

    • DarkoCool

      I agree that Ayer shouldn’t have written the movie. Supernatural stuff is not his strong point. SS biggest mistake was not making Joker the main villiain of the movie. Why cast a new Joker if he’s not going to be important to your film. I don’t mind his look and actually dug it.

      • SAMURAI36

        Why on earth would they make the Joker the main villain of the SS? He’s never been their main villain before. Besides, why on earth would Waller care about a two-bit mob boss? They needed an entire squad of Metahumans for a non-powered villain?

        • Fenix

          The squad wasn’t really all that powerful. They mostly just shoot guns and hit stuff with baseball bats, you know, stuff the military could do.

    • SAMURAI36

      You’re WAY off the mark about the Joker. He was a complete success. You might not have liked him, bit that doesn’t mean that the rest of us didn’t.

      • Fenix

        Define “complete success”

  • SAMURAI36

    How anyone thought Joker would show up in JL is beyond me. If it wasn’t for Harley being in the film, he wouldn’t have been in SS either.

    • Fenix

      Exactly, he’s a waste. He never interacts with any of the other squad nor does he ever present himself as a moral challenge for Harley such as an opportunity for her to rebuke an offer from him to cut and run before the city is destroyed and instead nobly choose to fight a loosing fight with her new friends for the greater good. That way he serves foster character growth in Harley.

  • Axxell

    This only means that they’ll tease him in the trailers to bait people into thinking he’s gonna be in it.