Another day, another Justice League morsel to thrust under the microscope.
This time, it’s a little different. Whereas earlier this week we were sifting through allegations that Zack Snyder’s ensemble drama had essentially been remade…twice – allegations that Warner Bros. later debunked via an official response – this latest tidbit comes to us by way of Reddit. That is, of course, a red flag in and of itself, and we should stress that this purported scene description, one which places a heavy focus on Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons), leaves us with more questions than answers. Questions pertaining to the veracity of the source, rather than the content itself. But don’t take our word for it, check out the post in full below:
The scene is in the first act, early on. In Arkham Asylum Joker & Harley(YES!!!) are being escorted to their cells by Commissioner Gordon. Gordon refers to them as ”The clown and his bitch”. They stop outside the control room(Opens & closes cell doors). The guard in control is listening to Hound Dog, Joker says ”I love this song. I love the king. I’m a king too ya know”, a guard tells him to shut up before insulting him to which J replies ”Thank you, thank you very much”. We cut to Luthor in his cell wearing a straight jacket and has short hair. We also see Slade Wilson in another cell(No eye patch, instead wearing a piece of the prison clothing).
After a moment a lot of fuzz is heard on the intercom, Joker then talks over it before opening the cells as hound dog plays. There’s a big prison fight, Slade just tears through them all(He said it was very similar to The Raid). The scene lasted at least 3mins, there was some killing but no blood. Hound Dog plays throughout the full scene. He said one of the thugs has question marks drawn onto his uniform(He’s not a comic geek but he’s familiar with some of the Batman villains so he thinks it might be a nod) but he doesn’t think it was the Riddler himself because the dude was bald. Luthor’s cell is still closed but sees all the fuzz through the little hole in the door. He sees Slade(Well aware of who he is), asks him to set him free, saying ”I can make you a very rich man, you will have so much power people will fear you” but Slade replies with ”People already fear me”.
We cut to Gordon waking up on the floor, his head bleeding, Joker is gone but they still have Harley. Slade finds his gear in the evidence room. Meanwhile in the riot several prisoners attempt to torture a guard. Gordon & his men enter the hall, telling everyone to go back into their cells. They laugh, call Gordon a pig and start to walk closer to him. Batman walks out from a dark cell behind Gordon. The criminals run back into their cells, it was both funny & awesome. Harley says ”Hi Bats, miss me?”. Joker and Slade escape. Batman arrived at the asylum to talk to Luthor about the incoming threat he was warned about.
Still with us? It’s a bit of a stretch, to say the least. J.K. Simmons has continually reminded fans that he’s set to appear very briefly in Justice League – Gordon’s minute arc is said to be more of “a little introduction” than anything else – so we struggle to imagine a scenario in which Zack Snyder and the creative team have carved out an opening that not only features Gordon in Arkham Asylum, but also The Joker and Harley Quinn – presumably played by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, respectively. If nothing else, today’s purported scene description would dovetail with the ending of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which had Harley and the Clown Prince of Crime escaping from Belle Reve Penitentiary. But what do you think? Do let us know below.
Justice League will be with us on November 17th, long after Wonder Woman stages her solo debut on June 2nd. And don’t worry, the early critical consensus has deemed the Diana Prince adventure to be the “best DCEU movie” yet.