Monday, May 27, 2024

Jared Leto’s Joker Revived in Hot New Justice League Teaser: “We live in a society where honor is a distant memory”


Wait for it. At the end of this trailer for Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League,” Jared Leto reappears as the Joker. He utters these immortal words: “We live in a society where honor is a distant memory. Isn’t that right, Batman?”

Leto’s Joker cut got out of the 2017 “Justice League” by the now disgraced replacement director Joss Whedon when a tragedy in Snyder’s family forced him to turn over the movie.

But now, after a campaign that went on and on, Snyder has restored the film to his four hour directors cut, coming next month to HBO Max. Leto is back in, and so are a few more Easter eggs. Fans are going crazy.

It’s amazing how many people are now running around as The Joker. My Joker was always Cesar Romero. He’d be shocked if he saw what he wrought.

Anyway, the real hero of these movies is Jeremy Irons as Alfred.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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