Joker (DC Extended Universe)
|First appearance||Suicide Squad (2016)|
|Created by||original character:|
Jerry Robinson (concept)
Suicide Squad adaptation:
Joker is a fictional character portrayed by Jared Leto and appears in the film Suicide Squad. He is director David Ayer and executive producer Zac Snyder's interpretation of the comic book character created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane in 1940 as the archenemy of the superhero Batman. This is the fourth time the character has been adapted to a live-action film.
Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jared Leto was cast to portray the Joker in the 2016 film Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer.
Role in the franchise
Zack Snyder revealed that the Joker was originally set to debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside the Riddler, but both characters were cut from the film.
Zack Snyder's Justice League
On October 22, 2020, it was reported that Leto would reprise his role as the Joker in Zack Snyder's upcoming director's cut of Justice League, coming along during shooting of additional footage.
- "'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed: Jared Leto to Play the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot". Variety. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- Goldberg, Matt (March 20, 2016). "These Two Batman Villains Came Close to Being in 'Batman v Superman'". Collider.
- Sharma, Aayush (2020-10-22). "Jared Leto Back As Joker In Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'". International Business Times. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
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