A new interview with Zack Snyder not only reveals a full look at Jared Leto’s Joker, but also shares some details on his history with Ben Affleck’s Batman.
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Snyder sat down with Vanity Fair for a new interview, and to share some exclusive photos. After a previous tease, Snyder has now fully revealed what the Knightmare sequence version of Joker showing a more disheveled version of Jared Leto’s Clown Prince of Crime.
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The scene will involve a discussion between Batman and Joker discussing their history. “The cool thing about the scene is that it’s Joker talking directly to Batman about Batman,” said Snyder. “It’s Joker analyzing Batman about who he is and what he is. That’s the thing I also felt like fans deserved from the DC Universe. That is to say, the Jared Leto Joker and the Ben Affleck Batman, they never really got together. It seemed uncool to me that we would make it all the way through this incarnation of Batman and Joker without seeing them come together.”
Snyder went on to add, “The scene explains why Bruce had the Joker card taped to his gun that you see in Batman v Superman.”
As Snyder continues his conversation, he explains “I’d always wanted to explore the death of Robin. 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.”
One final note, and something fans are sure to notice, is that the tattoos are gone from Leto’s Joker. Snyder says of this, “I would say that there’s been some water under the bridge. Who knows what’s happened. I don’t know if he’s wearing makeup, I don’t know what’s happening. It’s hard to say exactly.”
This is a question that will more than likely go unanswered, but it certainly gives us some tidbits to speculate on.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will debut on March 18 on HBO Max in the U.S. and in various other territories on other HBO services.