Just a quick warning about the The Joker, Batman scene in ‘Justice League’
The Joker scene in Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League’ doesn’t happen until the end of the movie, and it’s a little worrisome
This article contains mild spoilers for “Justice League.”
Director Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” dropped on HBO Max Thursday morning. The film has one scene with The Joker (Jared Leto), but it might be worth skipping if you’re not a fan of mature language.
Snyder’s cut of “Justice League” is a lot different than the one released in 2017. For one, it’s more than four hours long (the original cut was about two hours long) and it’s rated R for having more violence and science fiction scenes (the original movie was rated PG-13).
The Joker scene
The Joker (Jared Leto) doesn’t show up until the end of the film in a scene that appears to take place years in the future in what appears to be an apocalyptic Earth (this might be based on the Knightmare Batman storyline from the comics).
In the scene, Joker and Batman (Ben Affleck) trade philosophical arguments about Batman’s life. There are some interesting details there.
But the scene does have some mature language as Joker talks about death. Batman also drops an expletive.
So be aware — the Joker scene comes at the end of the film and it contains mature language with messages about violence. Anyone looking to avoid that sort of content may want to stay away from the ending.
Is the scene worth it?
Per Yahoo Entertainment’s Phil Owen, the scene isn’t really worth it since it plugs Joker into a film that doesn’t necessarily need him.