Spider-Man and Aquaman star Willem Dafoe becomes The Joker for the character’s inevitable inclusion in Robert Pattinson’s The Batman trilogy from Matt Reeves.
Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is about to introduce us to new versions of Catwoman, Penguin, and the Riddler. The Joker has already been in his fair share of Batman movies and has even had his own solo film which won Joaquin Phoenix the Oscar. Jared Leto has also played the Joker recently in The Suicide Squad and is set to reprise the role once again in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. With two actors playing Joker in such a short amount of time, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see another in Matt Reeves’ standalone Batman series. As to who could play him, many fans have been pegging Willem Dafoe as the Clown Prince of Crime for years.
Before Jack Nicholson took on the Joker role for Tim Burton’s Batman, Willem Dafoe was actually considered at one point. The star has gone on to join other comic book franchises like Spider-Man and Aquaman, but the actor retains an uncanny resemblance to a comic book accurate Joker. Dafoe recently starred alongside Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse and a concept design from Bobby Art imagines the actor as the Joker for a future part in The Batman trilogy.
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The plot of The Batman is being kept under lock and key, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader. The Batman will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films starring Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, Robert Pattinson stars as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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