Two new pieces of fan-art depict Tom Hiddleston as the Joker and Jared Leto as Loki. One of the pioneering characters in the MCU, The God of Mischief debuted on the big screen in 2011 alongside the God of Thunder in Kenneth Branagh's Thor. For a while, he outshone his heroic brother thanks to his fun personality and conniving ways. Unfortunately, just when he seemed to finally join the good guys, Loki met his unexpected end at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
Leto's version of Joker, meanwhile, is a fairly new addition to the DCEU, debuting in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Despite this, it goes without saying that the public knows who the Clown Prince of Crime is having been portrayed on both the small and big screen numerous times. Regardless, given that every actor that inhabits the role makes it their own, fans were obviously excited to how Leto approached the gig.
The first villain-centric edition from BossLogic's swapped series, the new images recast Hiddleston as the DCEU's Joker and Leto as the MCU's Loki. Admittedly, while the characters are quite different regarding characterization, these images make a great case for the two actors to switch roles. Check them out below.
#Quickswitch Joker - Loki @twhiddleston @JaredLeto glad you guys have enjoyed these, the next will possibly be the last so I'll let you guys choose who 🙏 I want to get started on some Pikachu shiz haha #ElseBothworlds pic.twitter.com/CGKep8gKb5— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 20, 2018
While Loki and Joker have a penchant for mischief, their character arcs are quite different. The Clown Prince of Crime remains to be a villain, both in print and on the big screen. Granted, fans have yet to see much of him in the DCEU considering that his Suicide Squad stint was more of a glorified cameo more than anything. As far as what's known, it doesn't look like he's suddenly going to be empathetic anytime soon. Loki, on the other hand, continues to evolve, becoming more of a wildcard rather than a straight-up bad guy. Marvel Studios doubled down on this aspect as they tackled Loki and Thor's complex dynamic in their films and the performance, not to mention the chemistry between Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth made it all the more fun to watch on the big screen.
Things might change for the Joker, however, with Warner Bros. working on a DCEU-separate version with Joaquin Phoenix playing the role. The Todd Phillips-directed movie will give the villain his origin story which in turn, could make the character more like Loki in the sense that the public could actually feel for him. While plot details for Joker remain scant at the moment, set images and videos paint a different picture as this version of the villain could actually be Thomas Wayne's illegitimate son - making him Bruce Wayne's half-brother.