After appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Willem Dafoe would like to become the Joker, with a special idea. So let’s have a look at Willem Dafoe’s Joker Dream!
Willem Dafoe has just reprized his role as Marvel villain Green Goblin in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the actor is already thinking about the next villain. This time, however, not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but in a DC film.
In a portrait by GQ, the 66-year-old actor announced his interest in the character of the Joker, one of Batman’s most iconic villains and most recently having his own solo film directed by Todd Phillipps in 2019. However, he would like to add a trick to the character for “Joker 2”: “It would be exciting if there was a fake joker. Then it would be possible to not have Jokers fighting each other, but someone who claims to be the Joker even when he isn’t.” While we definitely won’t see Dafoe’s idea (yet) this year, we’re still expecting some film highlights:
Willem Dafoe sees his Joker impersonator alongside Joaquin Phoenix
This idea would definitely be exciting and would give new originality to the character of the Joker, which has already been seen in a number of films. We don’t see the Joker in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, but Dafoe’s idea would still fit the tone of the film perfectly. Dafoe himself sees a fake joker primarily as a counterpart to Joaquin Phoenix’s version:
“And that kind of opens up the possibility of an interesting story, especially when you have Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and then someone either imitates his actions or elaborates on them. I’ve fantasized about it. But other than that, I haven’t told anyone.”
Although “Joker” was only planned as a single film, the sequel is already in development. Todd Phillips is said to be returning as a screenwriter but not as a director for the film. We don’t know yet if Joaquin Phoenix will be there again. However, he’s not entirely averse to a sequel (via IndieWire). So Dafoe’s idea is more than possible and should make many a fan happy. After all, the actor has long been considered the ideal candidate for the role of the Joker.
Will Joaquin Phoenix or Willem Dafoe be the Joker in Joker 2?
As in the first Joker movie, the Joker character will be played by the talented actor Joaquin Phoenix in Joker 2.