An Easter egg in Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been spotted early, as an exhibit for the film revealed the Joker has Harley Quinn’s guns.
The Knightmare Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League has a fun costume detail: He has Harley Quinn’s guns. In a little less than two weeks, the Snyder Cut of Justice League will debut on HBO Max and restore director Zack Snyder’s DCEU vision. Snyder has been hard at work completing his version of the movie, and he didn’t have to compromise on anything. As a result, the Justice League that arrives on March 18 will be drastically different than the one that played in movie theaters in 2017. The Snyder Cut features new characters and storylines, and it boasts a runtime of 4 hours.
One of the more shocking changes to Justice League was actually confirmed just last year, when news broke that Jared Leto’s Joker will appear in the film. Leto hasn’t played the character since 2016’s Suicide Squad, yet Snyder was determined to give his Joker a proper scene opposite Batman (Ben Affleck). The two will come face to face in the Knightmare timeline, which is an alternate future where Earth has fallen to the forces of Apokolips.
Joker’s Knightmare look, among several others, was on display at the Zack Snyder’s Justice League exhibit in Dallas. Fan AList shared a bunch of shots from the exhibit on social media, including a close-up of Joker’s weapons. The grip of his gun shows a clown face, while some familiar initials are painted on upside down: H.Q. Yes, Justice League’s Joker still has Harley Quinn’s guns. Check out the image down below.
Though Joker’s Justice League role has very little to do with Harley, this is a nice nod to the character’s past. Suicide Squad didn’t factor into Snyder’s grand DCEU plan, but it did exist within the same continuity. Many have noted that, for the most part, Justice League is moving away from Suicide Squad when it comes to the Joker, but the inclusion of Harley’s guns is one way the two movies remain connected. It’s a notable character beat, and one Snyder must’ve thought out carefully.
The Joker has been at the forefront of several pieces of Justice League marketing, though he’ll only really factor into the Knightmare sequence. Most excitingly, he appears to be teaming up with Batman somehow, which is a thrilling story prospect. Joker’s presence in the film just supports how much this is entirely Snyder’s work; he wanted to include the iconic villain, and he has. What’s more, he’s given Joker a fitting and compelling story. It’ll be interesting to see it play out next week.