The next Joker? Who could replace Heath Ledger?

Philippines
September 10, 2008 11:38pm CST
After Heath Ledger's outstanding, and legendary portrayal of the Joker. Who do you think could be a good choice if ever they would make another Batman Movie that casts Joker as a Villain. I think since Ledger's performance in the movie, many also agreed that his portrayal is one of the best ever, performances of all time villains. Especially when he died, he was remembered as the face of the Joker. For you guys who do you think could be the next Joker? talent wise and aesthetically wise? I thnk in my opinion, Brad Pitt could do it, but not match ledger. I've seen brad pitt act on several movies and I can see talent in him especially when I've seen FIGHT CLUB, his character is similar to Joker and I think he could somehow pull of to be the next Joker.
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6 responses
19 Sep 08
I have been thinking about this since I first saw the movie. I think it'll be a bloody hard work to replace Heath, but not impossible. There's plenty of excellent actors with similar thraits like Heath. And thank's to make up, they can probably make an identical Joker in appearence. What worries me is the voice. The most incredible about Heaths acting in this case is his voice. That, is the part who may be most hard to replace. Therefor I've a little list of actors who got similar thraits to Heath and some of them have played similar roles. Joseph Gordon Levitt: Looks almost exactly the same as Heath did in A knight tale, is two years younger than him and have cooperated with him once. Buy I do not know any roles he has played who would give him any experience for this one. Jake Gyllenhaal: Have cooperated with Heath once and has played the role of and mentaly unstable young person in Donnie Darko. Edward Furlong: Reminds of Heath and looks good in make up (as seen in The crow: Wicked prayer). Unfortunately he appears to be a bit too young and inexperienced for this role. Michael Keaton: Since seeing his performance as Beetlejuice and his former performances in Tim Burtons Batman films I say he would be one of the most fitting for the role. Johnny Depp: Probably the one I thought about first for this role. Being a really talented actor plus already replacing one of Heaths uncomplete roles gives him quite good chance. But I believe he would perform greatly as the Riddler too.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I think they have a pre-prospects to the next Batman villains. Johnny Depp as the next Riddler, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Penguin. And I like your prospects for the Joker if ever they would pull off to add Joker for the next Batman. But anyway you made choices about Joker! But Benicio del Torro is too "latino" to be the Joker. But he's one heck of an actor! How about let's say Adam Sandler?! lol just joking!
• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Sep 08
Honestly, Brad Pitt is a good choice, but not the perfect psycho. He doesn't have the voice. Michael Keaton is honestly a great choice, and would be a cool selling point for the movie as he was the first Batman facing the great Jack Nicholson as Joker. But as we are talking about going back to the first movie, ultimately Johnny Depp would be the only one to follow up as The Joker, with Tim Burton reclaiming post as director, and for his Harlequin either Natalie Portman, Sienna Miller, or Keira Knightley. And there can only be one Riddler and he is still alive and kicking, Jim Carrey.
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
Or Johnny Depp. Imagine his smile like that of the Joker character in Batman.
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
I've seen Johnny's stunts in his Pirates of The Carribean saga. I think he'd be perfect for the Joker role.
• United States
26 Sep 08
oh i could see it too.. but still wouldnt work after heath but maybe before
26 Jan 10
I think that Jon Cryer from "Two and a half man" could be a terrific Joker!
• United States
26 Sep 08
there will never be anyone to match heaths brilliance in my opinion.. it would kind of be a joke (not in a good way) if they did since hollywood is so great about picking replacements that dont even look or act the same so i would shudder to even think of that being a possibility.. i wish that heath was still here to continue..
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Yes I think you're right, no one can replace heath's mind boggling performance. And I don't think they would make another joker for the current movie series. I think the next Batman is already set to have Penguin and the riddler as the villain. And I'm not sure of Johnny Depp yet on being the Riddler, He's not that "Dark" because after the "DARK KNIGHT" I have the idea of a Darker batman movie. But I like their choice on Philip Seymour Hoffman as Penguin, it's kinda interesting.
@sumgye (1)
• United States
26 Jul 10
Michael Hurst. Hands down. He's got the look, the skills, and the wit. Dab the makeup on him and he'd make a very believable version of 'Ledgers' joker. He was the guy that played Iolaus on the Hercules TV show.
• Canada
30 Sep 08
i dont think theyre looking to replace joker in the next batman movie. I've heard rumors that theyre looking at Johnny depp for the part of riddler, and Phillip Seymor hoffman as the pengiun. As god as heath ledger was at joker i think this combination might have him beat.
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
11 Sep 08
Honestly, I don't think Joker will apear again in a Batman movie, at least not in next 10 years. And I agree Ledger was amazing as Joker but befor he played this role everybodey said that noone can be as good Joker as Jack Nicholson. I guess the poit is to make a role different from what it used to be and ou can have even Brad Pitt be a great Joker.