If you are reading this then you’ve most likely seen the new trailer for the Snyder Cut and saw The Joker use the “in a society” meme.. but thanks to some new pics we also get another first look at Jared Leto as the Joker. The director also recently sat down with Vanity Fair magazine to give some insights on why he used the Crown Prince of Crime in his cut.
“The Joker is really the only thing that I thought of in retrospect,” Snyder tells Vanity Fair. “But I will say that it was always my intention to bring Joker into that world.”
“I’d always wanted to explore the death of Robin,” Snyder said. “And if there ever was going to be a next movie, which, of course, there probably won’t be, I wanted to do a thing where in flashbacks we learn how Robin died, how Joker killed him and burned down Wayne Manor, and that whole thing that happened between he and Bruce.”
The director’s plan was to show “how they became like this … how he hurt him in a way that no one has, really. Other than losing his parents, it was probably the most significant personal injury to his life.”
That’s the role this new Joker sequence will fulfill in Justice League. But those seeking continuity may have questions: What happened since we last saw this Joker in Ayers’ film? Is there tattoo removal in the apocalypse? “I would say that there’s been some water under the bridge. Who knows what’s happened,” Snyder said. “I don’t know if he’s wearing makeup, I don’t know what’s happening. It’s hard to say exactly.”
Check out the pics below!