Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad. Courtesy Warner Bros.
It’s secure to say that Jared Leto’s model of the Joker from last year’s Suicide Squad was not warmly embraced by followers. The film was horrible, his performance was questionable and audiences left the theater unhappy with the whole flaming mess. However you recognize who else wasn’t completely satisfied? Leto himself. The actor was reportedly upset with how his scenes were dealt with and it’s no guarantee that he’ll return to the DC Extended Universe as the Clown Prince of Crime. If that did happen, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Karen Gillan is ready to take up the mantle.
“Okay, I’m going to say one thing, DC, and I’m going to play the Joker,she said (by way of Cosplay and Espresso) when requested by a fan at Florida SuperCon which non-Marvel character she would like to play. “Maybe a female Joker. That is nightwing t-shirt my calling! Someone make a call for me and let them know I’m out there./p>
The Joker has an extended and storied historical past on screen with followers still debating to this day which iteration is one of the best. The campy Cesar Romero model, the gangster Jack Nicholson take, the anarchist Heath Ledger iteration? It’s a preferred subject for superhero fans. While Gillan doesn’t have the identical proven track report of some other actors which have tackled the position, the thought of a female Joker just isn’t a completely international one in the Batman universe.
Within the alternate-timeline story of (Mild Spoiler Warning) Flashpoint, Bruce Wayne is killed in Crime Alley somewhat than his mother and father, turning his father into Batman and his mom into Joker. Given that Warner Bros. is currently growing a stay-motion Flashpoint movie for Ezra Miller’s speedster (which could probably serve as a goodbye for Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight), it’s attainable that this could play out on the large display.
As you can probably tell from her work as Nebula in the Guardians franchise, Gillan enjoys taking part in the dangerous guy.
“I like enjoying villains simply because I hope and really feel that they’re faraway from my own character quite a bit. So it’s more of a problem. But also, what I like about villains is discovering out why they’re villains in the first place.