DC fans have been going gaga over all the fan art showing our favourite Mad Hatter in the Joker avatar, and rightly so. What does Kevin Smith make of that? Let’s find out.
Recent fan art on Instagram prompted everyone to visualize what it would be like for Johnny Depp to play the famous clown-prince criminal, Joker, in the upcoming Batman film by Matt Reeves. Throwing some light on this matter, Kevin Smith said that he thinks Johhny Depp playing Joker would, in fact, be “perfect”.
- The immortalization of Joker as the most popular villain of all times
- What does Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ hold in store for DC fans?
- Kevin Smith’s thoughts on Johnny Depp playing Joker!
Anybody who knows Batman knows how astonishing a journey it has been for the character of Joker and more so, for the actors who have had the opportunity to play the role. Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix have done more than justice to the famous Batman villain and have set the benchmark quite high for their successors. The ultimate batman authority, Kevin Smith, is of the notion that Johnny Depp would definitely be able to fill in the shoes of his predecessors if he were to play Joker in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’.
Gotham’s most wanted, literally and metaphorically!
If one were to look at all the villains that DC has produced, it would be evident that Joker has made the city of Gotham loud and proud. The famous Batman villain has been played by many lauded actors whose performances for the role have earned colossal appreciation from the film fraternity as well as from millions of fans. The character has bagged Oscars for actors like Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix whose breathtaking performances of the role of Joker makes it almost impossible to find someone to top that. However, fans and, of course, Kevin Smith thinks that if anyone should be placed in the same line as Ledger and Phoenix to play Joker, it should be Johnny Depp. Depp has been known to play many unconventional roles in his film career and all of such performances have gained him praises and fame for all the right reasons. It is no wonder that fans would give anything to see an incredible actor like Depp bring the much-loved character Joker to life.
Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’: What’s in store?
Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ is all in for production and although the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the process, fortunately, it has not been able to put a stop to it. Though fans have been torn on how to feel regarding Robert Pattinson being the new Batman, things are looking up for the Reeves’s film. Regarding the plotline of the film, not much has been given away except that Reeves’ film follows a timeline in the early life of our beloved Bruce Wayne. Furthermore, it has come to our attention that while Robert Pattinson will find himself in the role of ‘The Dark Knight’, the viewers are to find Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. Whether Johnny Depp is in line for the character of Joker is a matter of speculation, although Kevin Smith finds that it would do the film good.
Watch the trailer for ‘The Batman’ here.
Kevin Smith on Johnny Depp as Joker
Johnny Depp is known for playing characters that are offbeat like Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Mad Hatter, and the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Evidently, it does not take a genius to figure out how well suited Depp to play Joker in Reeves’ upcoming Batman film. In one of his “Fatman Beyond” podcast, Kevin Smith pointed out that Johnny Depp would be perfect for the role of Joker in the new Batman film.
Smith said, “There’s a big rumour going around that says they’ve been talking to Johnny Depp about possibly playing the Joker in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ movie. Now, this is the first anyone’s even heard about there being a possibility of a Joker in ‘The Batman’ movie …Who the f**k wouldn’t want to play the Joker? Heath Ledger won an Oscar, Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar, and of all the actors out there that could possibly take a roll of the dice on the Joker, Johnny Depp (is) actually kinda f***ing perfect”. Although Smith hinted that Depp playing Joker might be a distant dream, he did point at it being a great idea– “You gotta admit, he’d be fun man, like of all the parts he’s played he’s kind of perfect for a take on the Joker”.
Do you think Depp is well suited for the phenomenal character of Joker? If you were to bet on an actor to play the role, who would you choose? Let us know in the comments section below!