‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: Jared Leto’s Joker to Cameo, May Not Have Tattoos
Jared Leto’s Joker will be an important component in Suicide Squad, but we may get to see him on screen before then, as it’s being reported that Leto will make a cameo appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman before he makes his formal debut in Suicide Squad. If the rumor is true, it looks like DC is definitely taking another page out of the Marvel handbook, which isn’t exactly a bad thing. In other Joker-related news, those laughable tattoos from our first official look at Leto in character might not actually be a part of his look.
First things first: Latino Review reports that Jared Leto’s Joker might be appearing (briefly) in Batman v Superman. That film doesn’t hit theaters until next spring, so Snyder definitely has time to add a Joker cameo to the mix, but with everything we’ve previously heard about the film (Aquaman, the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents, The Flash, et al.), that seems like further over-stuffing.
The scene in question would be a flashback, in which Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman recalls the death of Jason Todd (the second Robin) at the hands of the maniacal villain. This storyline is taken from the classic comic “A Death in the Family,” in which readers famously chose which character they wanted the Joker to kill. Earlier in the week, we learned that Affleck had been spotted on the Suicide Squad set, so it looks like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad could have a strong connection to one another.
In more Joker-related news, new set photos have emerged featuring Jared Leto without those ridiculous tattoos, suggesting that perhaps the first image revealed by director David Ayer was more of a viral, promotional thing instead of our first legitimate look at Leto in character.
There are other set pics floating around which seem to confirm this, so if you had an allergic reaction to that Juggalo-esque Joker photo from last week, this is probably a great comfort to you during your difficult time.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives on March 25, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016.
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