×
Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Jared Leto Teases Joker Return, Batman Battle In Instagram Post

The Joker may square up with his long-time nemesis once again.

Jared Leto, who plays the green-haired villain inย Suicide Squad, shared a particularly cryptic photo on Instagram. The snap features Leto in his Joker get-up, brandishing a knife against the throat of Batman (Ben Affleck). Captioned with a green heart and a camera emoji, Leto's photo potentially hints he'll be reprising his role in an upcoming DC film.

The photo comes from a DC fan account known as "@thejoker_clan," but there may be a deeper meaning to Leto's reposting. In the past, reports have claimed that Leto's role in Suicide Squad was cut by director David Ayer from a main role to a significantly smaller appearance. According to Leto, his involvement was diminished to "more of a supporting part than it could have been," and the film was merely an "introduction to The Joker."

This Instagram snap could be the first hint at a second Joker appearance in the DCEU.






๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ“ธ @thejoker_clan ?


A post shared by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:58pm PDT



Earlier this year, Leto suggested he may get a second chance to play the Joker again. Ever the social media fan, Leto shared two Joker-related photos on Snapchat. One was an image from Alan Moore's The Killing Joke comic, and the other was a picture of a diamond-and-gold-encrusted human tooth pendant nestled inside a purple Gucci jewelry box. Strange, but fitting given Joker's eccentric fashion taste.

While we wait to see when and if the Joker will return and possibly go head-to-head with Batman, find out what fans really think of Leto's portrayal.