Jared Leto to Return as The Joker in ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut
Jared Leto, who starred as The Joker in 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” will return to play the clown prince of crime in Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.The so-called “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” will be a 4-hour-long, episodic presentation on HBO Max, created with a budget of around $70 million.
And while initial reporting held that no additional filming would occur and new material would largely consist of special effects work, that clearly has changed.“Justice League” underwent a lot of changes during its original production, most notably when Snyder abruptly exited the movie during post-production, just months ahead of its November 2017 release date.
“Avengers” director Joss Whedon was subsequently hired to “finish” the film for Snyder in time for that date, but instead he ended up overseeing extensive reshoots intended to drastically change the story — again, while still gunning for its original release date.
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