Director Zack Snyder is finally getting to put his preferred version of 2017's Justice League out there. He got an additional $20 million to finish effects, shoot new scenes, and re-edit the whole thing for HBO Max. It has been announced that the now R-rated, 4-hour version of the film will premiere on HBO's streaming service March 18.
Snyder previously confirmed that he was bringing Jared Leto in to play the Joker, as he did in 2016's Suicide Squad. Leto's version of the Joker was controversial with fans, but was the official Joker in the continuity of the DCEU movies. Ben Affleck's Batman even appears briefly in Suicide Squad to take him down. Anyway, Snyder posted a teaser image of the Joker from Justice League: The Snyder Cut and it sure looks like they've abandoned the tatted-up, mouth full of gold teeth look and made Leto's Joker over to look more like the Heath Ledger and/or Joaquin Phoenix versions of the character.
There's been so much drama around this thing, it will be interesting to finally see what all the fuss has been about.
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