Jared Leto returns as the Joker: All the memes about his performance
Hey, you! Yeah, you. Did you know we live in a society? Of course you did. But did you know those words – “we live in a society” – have become associated with The Joker (yes, the Batman villain) thanks to meme culture? And were you aware that the newest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League features Jared Leto, as The Joker, uttering those words?
Jared Leto was already quite the meme fodder thanks to his performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad (in addition to his overall Leto-ness). But this might be too much: this is a meme come to life and being memed itself. It’s as if Christopher Nolan was directing memes now.
Take a look at the new Jared Leto memes, which are also Joker memes, which are also “We live in a society” memes . . . except for a few that are not about living in a society but which we found funny anyway.
zack directing jared leto on set of #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague:
"now tell him that we live in a society" pic.twitter.com/zwpt1eNoAx
— Hadeed Butt (@mhadeedbutt) February 14, 2021
They all knew what they were doing, especially their ringleader.
Zack Snyder making Joker say we live in a society pic.twitter.com/bZkjqY4X3V
— Dr Jake Fishbowl ✨ (@_shannon93) February 14, 2021
Jeff Golblum’s meme-ability probably rivals that of Jared Leto as The Joker.
@snydercut meme! Love the new Jared Leto Joker!!! pic.twitter.com/VB7aBoL6gu
— Ben Justice (@CptTbone13) February 9, 2021
Compare & contrast
By the way, this doesn’t mean Jared Leto gets to live down his previous portrayal of The Joker. The internet never forgets.
Zack Snyder after writing the "We Live in a Society" line pic.twitter.com/iSLUUikFdB
— ςняιѕ яανєи (@ChrisRa7en) February 14, 2021
In slo-mo too
Even if you’re not a Snyder Cut stan, you have to give Zack Snyder props for this major troll move.
When Jared Leto’s joker finally gives us the “we live in a society” that we’ve all been yearning for #SnyderCut pic.twitter.com/HiMZWP6vmc
— Zac Burns (@ZacBurns9) February 14, 2021
A bit of an MCU crossover here, to give credit where credit’s due.
I can't believe they put this in the #snydercut pic.twitter.com/geThqqKWCq
— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) February 15, 2021
This Joker looks much darker than Jared Leto’s last interpretation of the Clown Prince. Still, it’s easy to make fun of it because the internet can make fun of anything.
— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) February 9, 2021
Tobey Maguire’s supposed to be coming back to super-heroing. He’ll probably be as confused by Jared Leto as The Joker as some of us are.
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THIS JOKER WHO SAID WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY
NOOOO NO NOOOOOO NOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/7CXsNzKOti
— neutral milk truck 🍒🥛🔪 (@CherryGuts) February 14, 2021
Some people can never be satisfied. Look, maybe Joaquin Phoenix will get to reference a different meme in the sequel to his version of The Joker.
I apologize in advance for this: #justiceleague #Berniememes featuring @SenSanders beloved #berniesmittens #feelthebern of this #meme – and yes, I can’t wait for the @ZackSnyder Mitten Cut featuring @JaredLeto as the #joker pic.twitter.com/wbu0i8Dx3L
— Urban Rhythm (@urbanrhythm) February 9, 2021
Joker-care for All
Jared Leto as The Joker may be all the rage, but the internet is not ready to let go of Bernie & his mittens.