Depp Is Apparently Being Eyed For This Huge Role In The Batman

March 5, 2020

The DC rumor mill has cranked out a real doozy. According to the rumor mongers at We Got This
Covered, Warner Bros. and DC Films have eyes on a big name to portray the next version
of the Joker, who will face off against Robert Pattinson’s Batman: Johnny Depp. “I’ve been considering things that begin with
the letter M. ‘Moron.’ ‘Mutiny.’ ‘Murder.’ It seems unlikely that the Clown Prince of
Crime will pop up in writer-director Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman, in which Pattinson’s
Dark Knight will make his debut. We Got This Covered’s supposed sources don’t
dispute that. Instead, they’re alleging that Warner Bros.
is already looking to lock down the Joker role for a sequel to Battinson’s first outing,
and that Depp is at the top of their list of candidates. If we’re being honest, that feels pretty unlikely
too. As you may be aware, WGTC is not exactly a
super-reliable source of inside information. No other media outlets have even caught a
whiff of this potential casting, and Depp is currently under, shall we say, a little
bit of scrutiny in the media. This all adds up to this rumor most likely
being, as they say, a bunch of hooey. That doesn’t mean that Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne
won’t have to contend with his cackling arch-nemesis at some point, however. In fact, we find it quite likely that The
Batman’s inevitable sequel could introduce the Joker. Absent some more reputable sources, though,
we just don’t think it’ll be Johnny Depp in the role. Assuming that The Batman does get at least
one follow-up picture, it seems silly to think that the Joker won’t get involved at some
point. There’s one thing, however, that we know for
sure and if we’ve said this once, we’ve said this a million times. But, just in case you forgot, here’s one last
reminder: It won’t be the version portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in last year’s billion-dollar
hit Joker. “I’m-a just trying to make people laugh.” “And how’s that going for ya?” We know this for more than one reason, not
the least of which is that Joker’s director, Todd Phillips, shot any speculation on the
matter full of holes long before the flick was even released. Variety reports that, when asked about the
possibility of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck having a run-in with Pattinson’s Caped Crusader at
some point, Phillips flatly stated, quote, “No, definitely not. There will be many more Jokers, I’m sure,
in the future.” Since then, we’ve gotten photos from the set
of The Batman which strongly indicate that the picture is set no earlier than the mid-2000s. Considering that Joker was set in 1981, this
would mean that Arthur Fleck would be just a bit too old to take on the young, sprightly
Batman who will be featured in Reeves’ movies. For that matter, the 56-year-old Depp is also
probably a bit too long in the tooth to be seriously considered for the role of the Joker
to say nothing of fan-favorite choice Willem Dafoe, who is even older. No, the next actor to step into the Joker’s
clown shoes is likely to be much closer in age to the 33-year-old Pattinson. Anyway, speaking of Joker… while Joker 2
hasn’t yet been confirmed, it seems all but inevitable given the first movie’s stellar
box office performance. If it happens to get the green light sooner
rather than later, then there’s a chance that Arthur Fleck’s next big-screen appearance
could arrive before O Batman, Where Art Thou… or whatever The Batman’s sequel actually ends
up being called. If this is the case, then our next cinematic
Joker could be part of a two-fer as the rumor mill has also recently suggested that Joker
2 will see Arthur contending with the real Joker, a younger, even more violent criminal
who was influenced by the events of the first film. The Rumor-O-Matic has even spit out one possibility
as to who might take on the role: Ben Barnes, who portrayed Jigsaw in the Marvel Netflix
series The Punisher. Of course, until we hear something official,
we’re inclined to file this under “W.S.” for “Wild Speculation” or even “B.S.,” for you
know what. The big Bat-picture will undoubtedly become
clearer when The Batman hits the big screen on June 25, 2021. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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  • Reply Looper March 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Two part question: Do you believe this rumor? Would you be okay with Johnny Depp portraying Joker?

  • Reply fatimavh March 4, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I can see him as the mad hatter or enigma

  • Reply Hingle McCringleberry March 4, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I'll take a Depp joker over the way to overhyped and cringy af Phoenix version.

  • Reply roachxyz March 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Troy Baker would be a perfect Joker.

  • Reply Scotian Coast March 4, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Depp?? NOOOO!!! This Batman is gonna suck…super suck!

  • Reply puffsleeveskindagirl March 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Get Depp to be the Pinguin.

  • Reply firstname lastnamè March 4, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Its about time we saw a black, asian or a strong female joker !

    Said no one ever

  • Reply games guitars and gore March 4, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Please no….thats not the stuff.willem defoe though…

  • Reply Wilians Garcia March 4, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Can we just get willem Defoe? Is that too much to ask for

  • Reply DD Chittick March 4, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Anthony Ingruber should be Joker in The Batman Trilogy, because he's more familiar with Joker than anyone else & we all saw how amazing he was in Telltale, imagine how amazing he would be in The Batman film.

  • Reply Matthew Gooch March 4, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Tell you what, WB…you want a fresh new face to play the Joker? You want someone closer to Pattinson’s age? I’ll be 37 next month. I did a little bit of acting in high school and college and I’d definitely be interested in playing the part. Have your people call my people and we’ll work something out.

  • Reply Qway Yur March 4, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    No Phoenix come on that “ u get wut u f***ing deserve scene everyone felt tht

  • Reply bendy plushie studios March 4, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Is anyone ever gonna consider Jim Carey to play Joker

  • Reply crews johnns March 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    I love depp

    But plsssssssss give us willam dafoe as joker pleaseeeeeeeee

  • Reply Bakinfchannelagain StillBakingchannel March 5, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I acctualy like Johnny Depp

  • Reply Scottish March 5, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Johnny Depp

  • Reply Jameson Pieper March 5, 2020 at 12:37 am


  • Reply Petty Murphy March 5, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Let's give him more money to support his wine habit. 🤗🎆🎇✨🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉😀😀😀

  • Reply Vladimir Manosalvas March 5, 2020 at 1:00 am

    If there’s going to be a Joker in Reeves’ Batman trilogy, it should be Dafoe. He’d definitely have the right look, mannerisms, laugh and chops for the role.

    Nicholson, Ledger and Phoenix all had brilliant one-and-done performances as the character, so he can too. Plus, he already has chemistry with Pattinson thanks to The Lighthouse.

    Also, he’s already pulled off a cackling and unhinged comic book villain. His take on the Green Goblin still holds up today.

  • Reply Brandon Junk March 5, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Wegotthiscovered is the entertainment industry's equivalent to The Weekly World News.

  • Reply Mina Monet March 5, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Depp as the Joker?

    Yes please!

  • Reply Sean Myers March 5, 2020 at 1:30 am

    Have the red hood in the second movie and then at the end he falls in the chemicals, and the third should have joker

  • Reply Sara Roberts March 5, 2020 at 1:32 am

    Depp is innocent! There’s audio proof Amber abused HIM!

  • Reply Wise One March 5, 2020 at 1:39 am

    I think he'd make a better two-face then joker

  • Reply Loot Lads' March 5, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Ew gods no…if anything he would make a FANTASTIC Mad Hatter! Buuuuut William Dafoe would be fantastic as Joker!

  • Reply christopher Anderson March 5, 2020 at 2:19 am

    A Johnny Depp joker will be another Jared Leto joker!

  • Reply Awakened Bear March 5, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Riddler for Depp. Joker for Defoe.

  • Reply Tony Firenze March 5, 2020 at 2:35 am


  • Reply markus martin March 5, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Please let james franco play as joker, aaran thomas who played young hannibal lecter, also jake gallenhaal (watch his movie nightcrawler) and the guy that plays loki are also perfect to play as joker.

  • Reply Kobe Rosenberg March 5, 2020 at 3:16 am

    Willem Dafoe or Bill Skarsgard would be perfect

  • Reply Sean Reilly March 5, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Todd Philips has already said that he is definitely not making a Joker sequel.

  • Reply Miranda Taylor March 5, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Are there no other villains in Batman?

  • Reply Romanious Vald-Mont March 5, 2020 at 3:54 am

    "You don't like me cooking!?"

  • Reply Warren Mazengwe March 5, 2020 at 4:24 am

    The only villain Johnny Depp should play is the Riddle.

  • Reply Tom Curry March 5, 2020 at 4:35 am

    That would be so good Johnny Depp as joker would be so interesting

  • Reply Dennis the Menace March 5, 2020 at 4:42 am


  • Reply Daniel J March 5, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Willem Defoe?

  • Reply Slytherin Reviews March 5, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Depp could play Two-Face too

  • Reply William Hendrix March 5, 2020 at 5:40 am

    I'm good and I'll pass

  • Reply ShadoeFax March 5, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Willem Dafoe……….

    "Am I a joke to you?"

  • Reply Damo March 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I’ve always thought Depp is more suited to play the riddler

  • Reply Kaushal Ajalpuria March 5, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Perfect one for this iconic role!!

  • Reply Khair Owen Sullivan III 'Godless Rathead' March 5, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Depp is one of Hollywood's all time A list genius. He's crazy enough to basically do any role.

  • Reply Rishi Singh March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

    So your source is We Got This Covered? Aite I'm out

  • Reply atikah sweet March 5, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Johnny depp……I can't wait my handsome actor bring a joker character….

  • Reply zabaleta March 5, 2020 at 7:31 am

    No! Just no!

  • Reply zabaleta March 5, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Rami Malek

  • Reply Nazariah Gatal March 5, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Daniel day Lewis should play joker.

  • Reply debajyoti biswas March 5, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Ben Barnes would be so good

  • Reply rahmat mingg March 5, 2020 at 10:08 am

    This Bat suppose to fit with Jared Leto joker

  • Reply That Dark Souls Boi March 5, 2020 at 10:17 am

    You had to going until you said we got this covered

  • Reply Danielle Dumont March 5, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I think either Dafoe or Depp would be awesome!

  • Reply Danielle Dumont March 5, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Pattinson? Yikes

  • Reply Danielle Dumont March 5, 2020 at 10:38 am

    The best joker was Jack!

  • Reply yukikay March 5, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Joker again?

  • Reply Swaroop March 5, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I want to see william Dafoe as Joker.

  • Reply rakesh chopra March 5, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Depp should be cast as The Joker

  • Reply Dennis the Menace March 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm


  • Reply Peter Rosamilia March 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I think it’s just the way people would have to see the joker to fit in the world of Batman depp would be a interesting pick can he do it yeah would it work probably everyone wants to know who will be the next joker Phoenix was ok idk what was the big deal about him but the people will talk

  • Reply Megan Dolinski March 5, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Man am I sick of The Joker. Batman does have other villains.

  • Reply Edward Volkov March 5, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    There are so many characters to explore to be the main villains. Don't understand why every batman movie has to portray Joker. We already have the best batman/joker movie in Nolans version. Many of us, batman fans want to see more of this universe showed in movies, not just joker all the time

  • Reply prjohnnyrivera March 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    There was a time when any star that wanted to play Bats, could. Now they're doing the same wJoker.. Everybody wants to beat Heath's Joker. I'm dōne with the franchises.

  • Reply Kurt Podlipsky March 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    GOT Star Wars X-Men Batman Joker Wolverine….all ruined

  • Reply WawaLovesme March 5, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Willem Dafoe should be that joker

  • Reply Nick March 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    It would be kind of surreal having Johnny Depp portray an abusive boyfriend on the big screen as well as real life. Don’t you think?

  • Reply Alastair Prime March 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    I bet they want Johnny to be Alfred

  • Reply Jordan Busuttil March 5, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. Idea.

  • Reply laocrown March 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Troy Baker and done with it

  • Reply Cap Ed March 5, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Johnny Depp should play as the Riddler

  • Reply Captain America March 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm


  • Reply ANGEL March 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    😆 😆 😆 😆 dude !!!!!
    i commented on something about this last week lmaoo
    This could come true !!

    And this shouldve been done along time ago, instead of jared leto…

    Edit: and johnny being joker was a perfect role for him since 2008 after ledgers death

  • Reply Morpheus Fishburn March 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    They should get Adrian Brody to be the next Joker.

  • Reply Mahathir Mohamed Amin March 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Lakeith Stanfield for The Joker.

  • Reply ed hicks March 5, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Willem Dafoooooooooooe!!!!!

  • Reply Dapple Dog March 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

    Willem Dafoe.

  • Reply Grim Reaper March 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Don’t think there should be another joker as there has been quite a few the last couple of years leave joker for now and let everyone enjoy the one they have now

  • Reply Waluigi Wah Ha Ha March 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Depp should be either Clock King, Mad Hatter, or Scarecrow but not Joker.

  • Reply Middle Class Fancy March 5, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    How about NOT casting Depp? That would be fantastic (no pun).

  • Reply Gerald Stephens March 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Mr Depp would be great as Morpheus Sandman should a movie be made.

  • Reply La'Tron Jackson March 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Honestly Johnny deep would be a good joker if you think about it

  • Reply Pambos Charalambous March 5, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    No listen… James McAvoy is the man for the job… After Phoenix and Ledger, he is the man for the job…

  • Reply chuckchizzle March 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I said that a LONG time ago

  • Reply Slim March 5, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I hope it's the guy that played the clown in the IT movie.

  • Reply Fletcher Sykes March 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    We got this covered is your source???😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Xavier Jackson March 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    We don't need another joker!!!! DC is so damn choppy and inconsistent it's 🤯 I'd make Pheonix an offer her can't refuse. If he doesn't bite… Move on

  • Reply Random Vlogs March 5, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    As long as the suit is purple and he has no blue on his face I have no problem

  • Reply Pixel Gamer March 5, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I would like for Willam Defoe to be the next Joker

  • Reply ToasterRoonie Gaming March 5, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I love Johnny Depp, but like…

  • Reply Trevor Haley March 5, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    After black mass, I’d more more than fine with him playing joker.

  • Reply Colleen Otoole March 5, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    He'd make a better Riddler

  • Reply Nick Menendez March 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    William Defoe is the only answer.

  • Reply Darrin Chase March 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I always wanted him to be Riddler actually….

  • Reply Nicholas Truelove March 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    How bout Cameron Monaghan he’s played Joker in Gotham. He did really good like let him play in the movie. And plus he’s young enough to play the role for a while.

  • Reply JPLMONEY23 March 5, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Willem Defoe would make a good Joker.

  • Reply Shawn Monroe March 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm


  • Reply Cory Marks March 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I think William defoe would be better to play the joker hands down.

  • Reply Random Hairline March 5, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    They should cast either Willam Dafoe, or if you wanna go a little bit on the younger side try Bill Skargård

  • Reply Sallayn Official March 5, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Idk, I think he will be the Mad Hatter. I prefer to see Cameron Monaghan as the Joker.

  • Reply righthandofdoom77 March 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Never mind which Gillian he'll play, just get Depp into the franchise. He could play any of the villains.

  • Reply Terry Gallo March 5, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Honestly, Depp as they riddler would have been great. I know Paul Dano will be good, but Depp’s best shot at a Bat-rogue always was the Riddler.

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