Director Zack Snyder, who will be doing the upcoming Justice League: The Snyder Cut, has shared the first teaser of Jared Leto‘s Joker ahead of its release.
Snyder took to Twitter to post a black and white image of the Joker in the background holding his signature Joker card up to the camera, and while the image of the character himself is out of focus, there’s still a massive resemblance to the version played by Heath Ledger during Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Even before the photo teaser, Snyder assured everyone that Leto’s Joker would have a new look in his version of Justice League. “I wanted to of course honor what had been created with him because I thought it was really cool,” he said during a previous interview. “But also in [Justice League], I’m not going to tell you what happens in the little scene, but some water has gone under the proverbial bridge between when last we saw Joker and this appearance. So he’s made some…he’s a road-weary Joker, I guess that’s a way of saying it.”
Justice League: The Snyder Cut arrives on HBO Max on March 18.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) February 2, 2021