The Joker is one of the most iconic villains in comic book history, and his presence in any Batman movie is always highly anticipated. However, in the 2017 film “Justice League,” a scene featuring the Joker was removed from the final cut. This decision left fans wondering why such an important character was cut from the movie.
The scene in question takes place near the end of “Justice League.” Batman (played by Ben Affleck) is having a conversation with the Joker (played by Jared Leto) in a post-apocalyptic world. The two characters have a tense exchange that reveals a lot about their complex relationship.
In this scene, Batman and the Joker are shown to have a deep-seated hatred for each other, but they also have an understanding that they need each other to survive. The Joker taunts Batman about losing his family and how he has nothing left to live for. Batman responds by saying that he will kill the Joker if he ever crosses him again.
Why Was It Removed?
There are several theories as to why this scene was removed from “Justice League.” Some speculate that it was due to negative reactions to Leto’s portrayal of the Joker in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.” Others believe that it was because Warner Bros. wanted to distance themselves from director Zack Snyder’s vision for the DC Extended Universe.
However, one of the most prevalent reasons for its removal is due to conflicting schedules. Both Affleck and Leto had busy schedules at the time of filming, and getting them together for reshoots proved difficult. As a result, director Joss Whedon decided to remove the scene entirely rather than try and work around their schedules.
- What Does It Mean?
Regardless of why it was removed, this scene holds significant importance for fans of Batman and the Joker. The exchange between the two characters revealed a lot about their relationship and hinted at what could have been an exciting storyline for future films.
The scene also gave Leto’s Joker another chance to shine after his lackluster performance in “Suicide Squad.” Many fans were excited to see what Leto could bring to the character if given another chance.
The decision to remove the Joker scene from “Justice League” is one that has left fans disappointed. It was an important moment that revealed a lot about the complex relationship between Batman and the Joker, and it hinted at what could have been an exciting storyline for future films.
While we may never know the true reason for its removal, it’s clear that this scene will continue to be a topic of conversation among fans of Batman and the Joker for years to come.