We saw Leto previously play the DC villain in 'Suicide Squad'. But this look is quite different.
For fans who have been waiting patiently for Zack Snyder's Justice League, we recently reported about the official release date. As we mentioned, Zack Snyder's Justice League will be streaming on HBO Max starting March 18. When Zack Snyder stepped aside from the franchise due to a family tragedy, Joss Whedon ended up taking over but the 2017 movie disappointed fans. Since then, fans have been rallying Warner Bros. to “release the Snyder Cut” which will be his version of the 2017 superhero team-up. Things got even more exciting when fans learned Joker played by Jared Leto will have a new look in this film.
Snyder teased a blurry image on Twitter of what Leto's Joker would look like. But now Vanity Fair has come out with the villain's new look. We saw Leto previously play the DC villain in 2016’s Suicide Squad. This time around he still has a white painted face. However, the make-up around his mouth is smudged (slightly similar to Heath Ledger's Joker?) Also, his hair is longer as well. He appears to be in a cell and is wearing a loose-fitted type dress. Oh and he doesn't look pleased. We don't see a hint of his maniacal signature smile in the new set of pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter previously confirmed that the actor is part of the reshoot for the 2017 film. "He was really gracious entertaining my idea," Snyder said of contacting Leto to return as the infamous villain. "When I told him that it was a thing that I'd been kicking around in my head for quite a while, I feel like he sort of warmed up to this idea that it was kind of an inevitable thing to have to happen. I am grateful and I am forever in debt to his kindness for doing it."
There have been speculations over how Leto reacted to playing the part of Joker in Suicide Squad. THR reports that the actor felt "alienated and upset" when Warner Bros. gave the green signal to Todd Phillips' version with Joaquin Phoenix instead. Reports claim that the actor was told he'd get his own Joker stand-alone film. He had also gone to great lengths to get into character. He was also upset that a lot of footage of his Joker had been cut despite being told he was one of the leads in the film. “In his defense, it was never really his movie, but his attempt to 'invent' a place for himself in it backfired,” said a source involved in the situation.
But will he be able to deliver a performance as riveting as his peers who've played the villain impeccably? Come March, and we will know!