Zack Snyder shows support for Jared Leto’s Joker
Following the official announcement of the Justice League Snyder Cut, director Zack Snyder continues to reveal new facts about the film including the death of Robin, who he recently confirmed as one of the Joker’s casualties. Because of this, a fan asked the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filmmaker if he would have liked to see an interaction between Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto’s Joker. Snyder warmly responded by revealing that he has always supported Leto’s portrayal of the clown prince of crime.
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With the confirmation of the long-awaited Snyder Cut, DC fans have also been hoping to have the chance to get to see David Ayer’s own cut of 2016’s Suicide Squad with Ayer teasing his dark and emotional take including Jared Leto’s whole performance of the Joker. Since its theatrical release, many fans were disappointed with Leto’s portrayal of the iconic DC villain because of his small part in the movie. His version was also previously anticipated due to being the latest incarnation of the Joker after 8 years since Heath Ledger’s critically-acclaimed performance in The Dark Knight.
The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut.
Suicide Squad starred Will Smith as Deadshot, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevinge as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, who became an instant fan-favorite and is now one of the most popular DC characters. Despite receiving mostly negative reviews, the film had still grossed over $726 million at the worldwide box officie.
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