Few actors have the versatility and depth needed to play a complex character like Joker – Johnny Depp is one of them.
Johnny Depp is reportedly being eyed for the role of Joker in the upcoming Batman trilogy starring Robert Pattinson. He has been a fan-favourite choice for a long time now. It seems the makers of ‘The Batman’ trilogy have finally realised that the actor would right fit in Joker’s role like a glove. Add to that the fact that Johnny Depp is desperate to reignite his career after a scarring long legal battle with Amber Heard!
- Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp
- Johnny Depp will fight Robert Pattinson on screen
- Into the Jokerverse
It’s been a long while since the world’s most sworn enemies, Batman and Joker, shared screen space. A fight between the two is inevitable now. While we know that Robert Pattinson has been locked for the role of Batman, Warner Bros is starting their hunt for the new Joker.
In the long list of actors that Warner Bros want to see as the Joker, Johnny Depp is one of the prime ones. According to We Got This Covered, this rumour’s source is a trusted one and thus we might soon see a notification that confirms Johnny Depp as Joker.
From Amber Heard To Joker
If confirmed, this role will prove to be a big leap in Johnny Depp’s career. After his long and bitter legal battle against Amber Heard, Joker would be a much-deserved and much-needed spark for his career. Not only this, Joker’s character is very much in sync with the previous roles that we have seen Johnny Depp excel in.
His most recent role as Grindelwald was a villain in the magical world of Harry Potter. Depp brought out the craziest side of Grindelwald on the silver screen. Apart from that, Johnny Depp has played the iconic roles of The Mad Hatter, Sweeney Todd, and Captain Jack Sparrow.
High Expectations, Higher Stakes
Ever since Heath Ledger perfected the role of Joker beyond imagination with 2008’s The Dark Knight, fans’ expectations have been high. It has been a daunting task to fill in the crazy DC character’s shoes. More recently, Jaoquin Phoenix raised the bar even higher than before. But Johnny Depp comes with expertise and experience in such roles. He could successfully walk in his Joker alumni’s shoes and nail the character with an Oscar-worthy performance.
Moreover, it would be interesting to watch Johnny Depp’s Joker bring out the dark side of Robert Pattinson’s Batman, wouldn’t it?
Into The Jokerverse
Todd Philips’s Joker was a massive success. Reportedly, Warner Bros is pushing for a sequel to the movie which is currently being called ‘Jokerverse’. Apparently, the movie will see Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker fighting against a rival Joker for paramountcy. Ben Barnes is rumoured to be eyed for this role.
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