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Jared Leto’s Joker’s Return? The Star Posts a Shocking Photo

MOVIE NEWS – Summer 2016, DC Comics fans saw a new version of the iconic villain The Joker with Jared Leto in his suit in Suicide Squad. Although the movie was a critical failure, a second movie is still supposed to be in the making at Warner Bros. A report also appeared in August, just some weeks after the movie hit theaters, asserting that Jared Leto was displeased with the finished version of Suicide Squad, and also that he was doubting on his return in a sequel and/or any other DC Comics movies.

Now it appears, that it may not be the case, since the actor posted a couple of cryptic photos through social media earlier today. One them pays homage to an iconic comic, and the other is a more chilling image that is pretty cryptic for even the fans.

We know since September that The Joker won’t be part of the forthcoming Justice League movie, but there have also been rumors that he may appear in Ben Affleck’s standalone movie The Batman, or the new Project Gotham City Sirens, which will be produced by Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie where she will play once again Harley Quinn.

Last night, Jared Leto posted the iconic comic book cover of The Killing Joke on Snapchat, later posting it again on Twitter. While this most certainly isn’t an official confirmation that he’ll be returning as The Joker in any capacity, the second photo is still even more bizarre.

It shows a tooth necklace in a purple Gucci box, with the Clown Prince’s signature color. Perhaps this is yet another gift that Jared Leto will send to a future cast member when he returns as The Joker? Maybe it’s an indication that we’ll learn how he got all his teeth punched out, as he wears a grill in Suicide Squad, with his smile believed to have been rearranged by Ben Affleck’s Batman. Most fans are left curious as to why these pictures were posted, and what it could all mean. Hopefully, the actor will explain what is going on soon. But that might be out of character for Leto, especially if he’s once again assumed the Joker personally.

Last month, a report surfaced claiming there may not even be any room in Gotham City Sirens for The Joker to make an appearance since the story focuses on Harley Quinn and other female villains such as Catwoman and Poison Ivy. But there hasn’t been any official word on whether or not The Joker will show up. Suicide Squad director David Ayer is taking the helm on that project, which means Suicide Squad 2 may still happen, but not anytime soon since Gotham City Sirens will take precedence over a true follow-up. There is another possibility that The Joker may pop up in, though.

An unconfirmed rumor surfaced last year that claimed Ben Affleck’s Batman reboot would feature both The Joker and Red Hood. Another report claimed that the Red Hood wouldn’t appear in The Batman, but the story will include some iconic villains. None of those villains were mentioned by name, although it’s completely possible that The Joker is one of them. There have been rumors that the studio is seeking a 2018 release date for The Batman, but that has yet to be confirmed. No production start date has been announced. We do know that Deathstroke is the main villain, though, so Jared Leto wouldn’t be taking the lead in that capacity.

With all of that said, it seems likely that, if The Joker were to return in the somewhat near future, it would be in The Batman, since Gotham City Sirens is taking precedence over Suicide Squad 2 at this point. It’s also possible that Jared Leto simply posted that image to mess with his fans. It’s worth noting that Warner Bros. released an animated version of Batman: The Killing Joke last year, just after the release of Suicide Squad, with Mark Hamill voicing The Joker. And, in the build up to Suicide Squad going into production, Jared Leto teased the same image in the flesh, sharing an image of himself that was a spoof of the Killing Joke cover. As we well know now, Suicide Squad and Killing Joke had nothing to do with each other. Take a look at Jared Leto‘s images below.

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