‘Aquaman’ Star Willem Dafoe Replaces Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker In Cool Fan Art

Aquaman star Willem Dafoe replaces Joker star Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime in an impressive concept design.

Willem Dafoe has already been in his fair share of comic book movies, having played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy before joining the DC Extended Universe as Aquaman’s mentor Vulko. Before earning those superhero movie roles, Tim Burton considered Willem Dafoe for The Joker in Michael Keaton’s first Batman movie before going with Jack Nicholson.

Joaquin Phoenix was the most recent actor to bring The Joker to life, winning a Best Actor Oscar for his role as the DC Comics icon. It’s unclear if Robert Pattinson’s Batman trilogy will even feature The Joker, but many think his The Lighthouse co-star Willem Dafoe would be an excellent choice for the role. You can see why in a new concept design from Instagram user Spidey Force, which sees Willem Dafoe with the classic Joker look. Check it out below.

What do you think of this artwork of Willem Dafoe as The Joker? Would you like to see the actor as the iconic DC Comics villain in the next Batman trilogy? Let us know in the comments!

Willem Dafoe’s Vulko was last seen in Aquaman. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

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