Well, he did it. Zack Snyder made Joker say “we live in a society.”
Were this anyone else, it would certainly be a wink to the audience. If the Kenobi trailer opens with Ewan McGregor smirking a “hello there,” it will be like, alright, ha-ha; you got the memo, Disney. Very good.
But this is Zack Snyder we’re talking about. There is no way he would muddy up his muddy-looking, self-serious superhero melodrama with some tongue-in-cheek trolling. This has to, somehow, be completely earnest. A couple 20-something production assistants stood by, covering their mouths in a mix of laughter and awe as Jared Leto, face smeared in his budget Heath Ledger costume, committed this stupid meme to film. Canonically, the Joker believes we live in a society. This was Zack Snyder’s Vision.
Needless to say, we are more excited for this than ever. This is going to be such a wildly misguided four hours, and we cannot wait for March 18.