The question of who will be the next Joker in the Batman franchise is buzzed about more than Bond. And here’s a new name to throw in there that I am personally 100% all for! Robin WIlliams as The Joker!!!
In a recent interview, Robin WIlliams said he would love to work with Chris Nolan (Batman Begins Director and he worked with Williams on Insomnia) again. He also directly said he would love to play the Joker. His exact words were “Oh God Yeah!”.
Now, before any of you jump down my throat, let me lay out my case as to why I think this would be a great fit, then judge me in the comments section:
1) Robins WIlliams is an Oscar winner and nominated 2 other times for his acting. The man is an amazing talent
2) The man could bring the insanity of the Joker to the screen like no one else could
3) Lest you think Williams would turn Batman into a stupid comedy, remember that he plays dark evil with the best of them (Insomnia, One Hour Photo)
4) As previously mentioned, he has already worked amazingly well with Director Chris Nolan before.
5) Lest you think he is too old, WIlliams is the same age Jack Nicholson was when he played Joker… and that turned out just fine.
So yes, my vote for the next Joker has just become Robin Williams. No one on the planet could bring out both sides of the Joker like this guy could (in my opinion).
Ok, time for your thoughts. Am I on to something? Am I close but not quite? Or am I totally out to lunch?