Zack Snyder’s new Justice League cut is getting some killer laughs.
Jared Leto, who played classic DC villain The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, has joined the reshoots for the “Snyder Cut,” the filmmaker’s definitive version of the 2017 superhero movie he was forced to exit and he never saw through completion, THR reports.
The project, officially titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League, is being overseen by HBO Max, which is financing the new round of shooting and the completion of the many unfinished scenes, and will air as a four-episode event series next year.
Shooting is currently underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among those involved on top of Leto. It is unclear which other actors are involved.
Even as the shoot rolls ahead, two producers who were involved with the theatrical movie are quietly moving to the side. Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, then-studio executives who oversaw the movie and the reshoot by Joss Whedon that was meant to salvage the failed movie, will not be receiving producer credits on the Snyder Cut, sources say.
Sources are also reporting that Joe Manganiello will return as Deathstroke in Zack Snyder’s version of the film.
BREAKING: Joe Manganiello will return as Deathstroke in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ (2021) on HBO Max. (via @elmayimbe)
His first appearance, originally, was in the after-credits scene of the theatrical cut. We’re going to see that Arkham Asylum breakout scene aren’t we? 👀 pic.twitter.com/ECljbDBLar
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