‘Justice League’ Director Zack Snyder Shares His Thoughts On Jared Leto’s Joker

Suicide Squad director David Ayer also chimed in on Zack Snyder's thoughts.

Suicide Squad Joker Jared Leto

Justice League director Zack Snyder has let the world know exactly what he thinks about Jared Leto’s controversial take on the Joker.

Jared Leto’s Joker made his first and only appearance in Suicide Squad, the maligned anti-hero team-up film that was criticized for its thin story and characters, as well as choppy editing that befit a music video rather than a theatrically-released project. While Leto’s Joker never got to shine the way other interpretations of the character have, it’d be unfair to discredit what the method actor had in mind for the Clown Prince of Crime. Leto’s Joker was more of a modern crime lord with tattoos rather than an existential maniac and while he didn’t have many fans at the time of his debut, he does seem to have one in Justice League director Zack Snyder.

When asked by a fan on Vero what his thoughts were on Jared Leto’s Joker, Justice League director Zack Snyder had nothing but positive things to say.

As you can see, Suicide Squad director David Ayer took Zack Snyder’s comments to heart and retweeted the interaction for DC fans all over the world to see. It is disappointing that we never got to see Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto’s Joker duke it out as they seemed to have had a pretty sordid history together. After all, Leto’s Joker did kill Robin in the DC Extended Universe. What’s even more disappointing is that Joker never made it into the Justice League’s post-credits scene, which teased the Legion of Doom’s origins. It genuinely doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing Leto’s Joker on the big screen ever again but at least we have his memory and praise.

Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League is finally hitting HBO Max next year! Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

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.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut will arrive on HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Henry Cavill, Superman and the upcoming DC Films projects. Also, make sure subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content!

Source: Twitter (via Vero)