Leto's entry into the mix is only the freshest controversy surrounding Zack Snyder's Justice League that includes a super cast of Gal Gadot as Diana/ Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/ Superman, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/ Cyborg. Jared is back in the news after reports on Hollywood sites claimed that the actor will reprise his role as the famed villain - The Joker. According to Variety, "Leto is joining other actors from Justice League this week for additional photography on the project".
Completing the Snyder Cut is no small endeavor as the majority of the footage Snyder shot for his version of "Justice League" was scrapped before VFX was completed. HBO Max boss Bob Greenblatt said in May that WarnerMedia was preparing to spend over $30 million to complete Snyder's version of "Justice League".
In 2019, Leto told Variety he was still interested in returning to the role of the Joker.
Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any more bonkers, Jared Leto's Joker is making a very unexpected comeback.
Leto made his Joker debut in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", itself a Warner Bros. comic book tentpole that was panned by critics.
The end of Suicide Squad saw Joker and his goons breaking Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn out of Belle Reve, although as detailed in Birds of Prey, the couple broke up soon afterwards. Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, then-studio executives who oversaw the movie and the reshoot by Joss Whedon that was meant to salvage the failed movie, will not be receiving producer credits on the Snyder Cut, sources say.