A new concept design for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman trilogy shows Aquaman star as The Joker.
Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is about to introduce us to new versions of Catwoman, Penguin, and The Riddler. The Joker has already been in his fair share of Batman movies and has even had his own solo film, which earned Joaquin Phoenix his first Academy Award. Jared Leto also recently portrayed the Joker in Suicide Squad and is set to reprise the role for the upcoming Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League. With two actors playing Joker in such a short amount of time, it wouldn’t be surprising to see another version of the DC Comics villain in the new Batman universe from Matt Reeves. As for who could play him, many fans have been campaigning for Willem Dafoe as The Joker.
Before Jack Nicholson took on the Joker role for Tim Burton’s Batman, Willem Dafoe was actually considered to bring the character to life. Dafoe has since gone on to join other comic book movie franchises like Spider-Man and Aquaman, but the actor retains an uncanny resemblance to a comic book-accurate Joker. Dafoe recently starred opposite Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse and a new piece of fan art from digital artist “bobby_art” imagines the actor as the Joker for the latter’s Batman universe. Check out the artwork below.
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The plot of The Batman is being kept under wraps, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as Gotham City’s Dark Knight. The Batman will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films featuring Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, Robert Pattinson stars as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!