Willem Dafoe still wants to play a version of The Joker
Willem Dafoe still wants to play a version of the Joker and urges fans to speak to Warner Bros. if they want that to happen.
Of all the actors who have portrayed the Joker over the years, it’s surprising that the most obvious choice has never been to play the character. Of course I’m talking about Willem Dafoe. The actor seems destined to play the clown prince of crime, but it hasn’t happened yet. When appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonWillem Dafoe indicated he’s still willing to play the Joker if Warner Bros. calls.
When Jimmy Fallon mentioned that a lot of people want Willem Dafoe to play the Joker, the actor replied: “You know, talk to Warner Bros. I had an idea a while ago, but it didn’t actually happen, so…‘ Dafoe continued, ‘Look, I didn’t actually tell you. I just mentioned it in an interview and then it kind of popped up on the internet. But I thought it would be cool for me to play an imposter – like I was slipstreaming his thing.“With Joaquin Phoenix and Barry Keoghan playing different versions of the Joker, there may be room for Willem Dafoe to take on the role as well. A fan can dream.
Willem Dafoe brought up his Joker idea in conversation with GQ over a year ago. “It’s something interesting if there was a joker cheat,‘ Dafoe said. “So it would be possible that it’s not Jokers dueling, but someone who says to be the Joker who isn’t the Joker. And that opens up the possibility of an interesting story, especially when you had Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and then someone who either mimicked or mimicked what he did. I’ve fantasized about it.“
Willem Dafoe is expected to reunite with Robert Eggers for his Nosferatu film, which already stars Bill Skarsgård, Lily Rose-Depp and Nicholas Hoult. The reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale will be a “Gothic tale of possession between a persecuted young woman (Depp) in 19th century Germany.“Willem Dafoe has worked with Robert Eggers twice before, starring alongside Robert Pattinson The lighthouse and played a supporting role alongside Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman.
Would you like to see Willem Dafoe play the Joker one day?
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