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In Zack Snyder’s past narratives of his version of the Justice League movie, Jared Leto’s Joker will steal Mother Box to create a cosmic line that The Flash will use to travel into the past.
The Prince of Crime from DCEU will return to the franchise, albeit in an unconventional way, through the upcoming HBO Max project, marking the actor’s first retaliation for the role since his introduction to Suicide Squad.
After more than two years of the relentless #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign, the much-sought-after version of Justice League will finally see the light of day.
It will feature an original story intended for Snyder’s project that was abruptly changed in the movie version after Joss Whedon took over directing and put together the final form of the film. However, in addition to realizing his narrative, Snyder added an additional element to his version with the Joker.
Talking to TheFilmJunkee on YouTube, Snyder first revealed that he is considering creating a comic that will feature accompanying material for Ben Affleck’s Batman and Leto’s Joker.
He then went on to say that the clown Prince of Crime is actually an integral part of the Mother Box security that allows Flash to travel into the past using the cosmic line:
“I don’t think anything is going to happen right away, but Jim and I have pretty much talked about making a book or a comic and we’re on our way to finishing it off somehow.
If it’s a thing that would be interesting to a fandom, they could always ask Jim about it. I would absolutely love doing comics.
I said to [Jim], ‘You know what would be cool, I’d love to do that, let’s say you’re in the post-apocalyptic world of Darkseid – the world has fallen, and there’s a team that stayed alive to try to bring it back, to get inside that story in past where Joker killed Robin.’
That would be a thing because the Joker is somehow involved in the theft of the Mother Box and uses it to create a treadmill. Because, in my mind, Cyborg always wanted to count and he realized: ‘We have to do this to go back in time to warn Bruce properly.’
But I always thought that the conflict that was going on there was Bruce reliving the events – Robin’s death and what went into it. I said, ‘It would be a fun comic, even just Robin’s death. Nice little limited.'”
What do you think about this theory? Could Leto’s Joker really be on the side of the good guys?