Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Will Willem Dafoe Be the Next Joker in The Batman?

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Fans of The Lighthouse want Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe to reunite as Batman and the Joker in The Batman.

After both Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe had stellar performances together in The Lighthouse, many are hoping for the two to reunite as Batman and Joker in The Batman. Dafoe’s name has come up many times before among DC fans who have long considered the actor to be cast as the Joker. Even fan art has been made with Dafoe as the Joker. Given the two were in The Lighthouse it only makes sense that the two reunite for The Batman.

Although, as of now there hasn’t been any indication the Joker will appear in The Batman. There are many confirmed villains in the upcoming movie, adding the Joker to the mix may be a bit too much. If the movie turns out to be successful, there’s no telling what other ruthless villains will make it to Gotham City. Maybe even just a post-credit scene to tease us with Dafoe as the Joker.

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Willem Dafoe was actually considered for the role to play the Joker at least one time before. Dafoe mentioned that back in ‘89, Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm said his name came up quite a bit as he had the right appearance for the role. But given that director Tim Burton already picked Jack Nicholson, Dafoe never had the chance to audition. Hamm had mentioned how Dafoe was physically perfect for the part although the never offered him the role.

What is the cast of The Batman?

Pattinson will have his hands full in The Batman, so don’t bet on seeing Willem Dafoe as the Joker in this one just yet. So far the confirmed villains are:

  • Colin Farrell as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot
  • Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman
  • Paul Dano as the Riddler
  • Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon
  • Andy Serkis as Wayne Manor Butler Alfred Pennyworth
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Also, Peter Sarsgaard and Jayme Lawson will make an appearance in the movie as a district attorney and political candidate. Some other familiar Batman characters may appear too.

The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves’ is set to premiere on June 25, 2021. Pattinson has proven time and time again to be an excellent actor, so we have high expectations for this movie, even if Willem Dafoe won’t be the Clown Prince of Crime in this one, yet. This won’t keep fans from keeping their fingers crossed though. Here is some of the latest fan art from around the web urging Dafoe to play the Joker in either The Batman or a sequel.

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Mason Robson
Mason is an avid movie watcher and TV series buff. He's got his finger on the pulse and writes about everything entertainment.

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