When Ben Affleck announced in 2019 that he would stop being Batman, fans were deeply disappointed; It seemed the most logical thing to say goodbye to the franchise since The Batman, a reboot starring Robert Pattinson, was in development. However, a little over a year later it was announced that Affleck would return to the role of the superhero in The Flash, what we do not know is what will happen to him afterwards.
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Batman is not Batman without his villains, and the most iconic of all Bat Man’s enemies is Joker, who in the DC Comics Extended Universe is played by Jared Leto. Sadly, his participation in Suicide Squad – 25% was not to the liking of fans and we have not seen him since, with the exception of a few scenes in Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of a Harley Quinn – 75%, and in Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 82%, but similar to what happens with Affleck, we don’t know if he will return, and all we have is a new Giant Freaking Robot rumor.
The site claims that their trusted sources revealed to them that Jared Leto is putting as a condition to return to play the Joker, that Ben affleck You must continue as Batman and you will face off on the screen. This opens the possibility that we will see the expected meeting of the two enemies that many dreamed of; while we had a Leto and Affleck scene in Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueIt was very brief and it was not even recorded with the two actors on the same set.
In recent years, numerous rumors have appeared announcing the final departure of Affleck or Leto from the DCEU, and then new rumors appear that contradict the above. The last one we share is that according to Geekosity, Warner Bros. wanted to kill Batfleck in The Flashbut they changed their mind and won’t do it anymore so that he doesn’t become a martyr and the focus is on him instead of Flash and Michael Keaton’s Batman.
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The Joker or Joker is one of the most popular characters in DC Comics history. Although it is about a Batman villain, it has fascinated artists and fans for a long time; in the cinematographic adaptations before Leto they stood out: Cesar Romero in the Batman series starring Adam West and in Batman: The Movie – 80%; Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman – 72%, directed by Tim Burton; and Heath Ledger in Batman: The Dark Knight – 94%, who made history by winning a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
After Leto we had Joaquin Phoenix in a rather unique adaptation of the character, more inspired by the Martin Scorsese tapes than the DC comics, but he gained recognition from his training at the Venice Film Festival, an event in which he won the Golden Lion. He also won the Oscar for Best Actor, which is a milestone for movies based on superhero comics.
In addition to Cesar Romero, on TV in recent decades the Joker has had very popular adaptations, such as Mark Hamill’s in Batman: The Animated Series and the other series of that animated universe where the Joker appeared. In Gotham – 90% actor Cameron Monaghan captured the attention of many fans and some considered him one of the best versions of the character in live-action.
Yes OK Jared Leto has not been the most celebrated Joker, his participation in the epilogue of Zack Snyder’s Justice League It caught the attention of many and they considered that it was a better characterization of the villain than the one seen in Suicide Squad.
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