Leto will be joining the fray for additional shoots of the project. Now, this version of Justice League is the initial director’s vision prior to departing the production. Joss Whedon took over the director’s chair, helped with script rewrites and saw the film to completion in 2017 after Snyder left.
Fans the world over have decried Whedon’s version as inauthentic. Over the years, said fans have also demanded that Snyder’s original vision be brought to light. Thus, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now on the path to fruition.
HBO Max is overseeing the project. The studio is also financing the additional shooting and completion of previously unfinished scenes. The cut is slated to debut next year as a four-episode event.
Ben Affleck, Amber Heard and Ray Fisher are also involved in the extra shooting. The Hollywood Reporter adds that it’s unclear if other actors from the production are involved. Leto’s involvement, of course, begs the question: just how many new scenes is Snyder helming for the impending cut? The actor wasn’t in the 2017 film.
Leto’s portrayal of Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad has quite the mixed bag of reviews. My humble opinion? His performance was grating. It didn’t hold a candle to the legendary likes of Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson or even Heath Ledger‘s Oscar-winning take. Making Joker a glittery gangster served more as a distraction than anything. Regardless, I’m curious to see how Leto contributes to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere as a four-episode event in 2021 on HBO Max.
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