Recent rumours are suggesting Johnny Depp to play the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. This speculation has taken the internet by storm as DC universe fans are starting to make an illustration of Johnny Depp as the Joker. Will the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor be able to follow the footsteps of Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker?
Johnny Depp as the Joker is already receiving a positive response from the DC Universe fans. Rightfully the actor is the perfect fit to play the role. The American is one of the most versatile actors Hollywood has produced with many outstanding performances.
Johnny Depp is a multi-talented actor
Johnny Depp can produce a unique version of himself as he did in his previous movies. His iconic role Captain Jack Sparrow shares similar traits as Bruce Wayne’s antagonist, such as cunning, crazy, and unpredictable. Besides that, his ability to play peculiar roles like Edward Scissorhands and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would easily allow the actor to transform as the Joker.
Well-established American filmmaker Kevin Smith reacted to the recent news circulating the digital platform. He suggested that the actor would be perfect to act as the DC villain. He said, “Of all the actors out there that could possibly take a role of the dice on the Joker, Johnny Depp is actually kinda perfect,”. Kevin then added, “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,”
This would not be the first time for Johnny Depp to work with Matt Reeves. They have worked together in Fantastic Beasts in which Johnny casts as Gellert Grindelwald. If the word on the street become true, the star of Dark Shadows would certainly do justice playing the Joker. Will the Hollywood star be able to match first-class performances by Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix? Let us wait and see.