Plans are underway at HBO Max for a reboot of ‘The Batman’ with Robert Pattinson as the new Batman and Johnny Depp as the Joker.
Johnny Depp, known to most for his role in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies as Captain Jack Sparrow, is next in line to play the coveted role of ‘The Joker’. Joker made his mark in the world of superhero movies and mainstream media in general with Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy played by late actor Heath Ledger.
- What can we expect from the new Batman reboot?
- Looks comparison of Johnny Depp with previous Jokers
- Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson … and who else?
News broke out about this new reboot through leaked photos and videos from the set on twitter earlier this year. Depp’s casting as Joker may not have come as a surprise as he was being vetted for the role in Nolan’s Batman trilogy but his look transformation has really left everyone speechless.
Playing The Joker to the satisfaction of fans is a really tall order and what could prove more challenging might actually be stepping into the shoes of Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix, two actors most celebrated for their outstanding performances as the DC villains.
However, Depp is no stranger to playing difficult characters, especially deranged and eccentric ones. Will Depp prove to be a worthy Joker, or will he let the Joker fans down, like Jared Leto in ‘Suicide Squad’. Read on to find out more details!
What can we expect from the new Batman reboot?
The series has not yet been officially announced either by Warner Brothers or by HBO Max (the streaming platform rumoured to be the choice for the release). The tweet from the set featured a video of Batman and another character riding a bike alongside each other in an unspecified location. In another set of leaked photos, we finally got a glimpse at the new Batsuit i.e. Batman’s suit worn by Robert Pattinson.
By the way the pictures looked, we can expect the reboot to be much more noir and intense. Reportedly on board is Micheal Giacchino as the composer, whose work can be heard in the background of the leaked footage. There’s more good news for the fans! The new reboot will not just be one movie but rather a trilogy just like Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
Looks comparison of Johnny Depp with previous Jokers
The Joker is a very demanding role and, as such, the actors that have played him in recent times have all gone through a serious physical and mental transformation in preparation for the role. Heath Ledger admitted that his transformation was so draining that most nights he could barely manage two hours of sleep.
Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto reportedly stayed in character during the entire filming process and had also locked himself in his hotel room for a month to get into Joker’s psyche. Perhaps the greatest sacrifice was made by Joaquin Phoenix who lost over 20 kg for his role and imbibed his personal tragedies to channel the Joker’s mental pain.
As for Johnny Depp, we can only expect him to follow in their footsteps and go all in on this. In the leaked images, Depp looks unquestionably mega creepy. His facial makeup and smile are reminiscent of Jack Nicholson in ‘Batman’ (1989).
Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson … and who else?
The film will also feature Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano is set to play the Riddler. The first movie in the upcoming trilogy is set to open in theatres on June 25, 2021.
It’s not just Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson who are reportedly going to be in the new reboot movies; joining them will be Zoe Cravitz and Paul Dano. Zoe will play the Catwoman, Batman’s potential romantic interest and Paul Dano will play the Riddler, another DC villain. The trilogy movies are set to come out on June 21 next year i.e. 2021.
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