The Joker might just be the best villain in all of fiction. I know that is a stretch, and some people may have some issues with that statement, but think about it. From his first appearance in the comics, to his debut on the campy show, to his most recent representation by the late Heath Ledger, he is a wildly varying villain.
He can be played for laughs, he can be played for scares and he can dance on that razor wire between the two. Really, they can go in any direction they want the next time they cast him. You KNOW we will be seeing a new Joker if we are getting a new Batman. Though the Ben Affleck (as Batman) and Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor) casting has thrown many of us off, it has also lead people to speculate about the direction this new series will go in once they finally end up casting a new Joker.
Will we see the Joker in Batman V Superman? No, probably not. I think it is safe to say they will save him for Batfleck’s first solo outing. But with all the weird casting in place so far, why don’t we do some speculating of our own here for a moment?
A few of these choices will seem insane, and a few of them will be way too cool to actually happen in real life. But either way, it’s safe to say that any of the people I choose as candidates for the next Batman movie will not be any weirder than some of the casting that has already taken place.
So, on that note, here are 10 actors that I think would bring some magical things to the role of the Clown Prince of Crime.