Willem Dafoe ‘Fantasizes’ About Playing ‘Joker Imposter’ Opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

Willem Dafoe ‘Fantasizes’ About Playing ‘Joker Imposter’ Opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker
Willem Dafoe is a staple of comic book movie history thanks to his “Spider-Man” role as Green Goblin, which he recently reprised to rave reviews in Marvel’s record-breaking “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” If Dafoe has his way, Green Goblin might not be his only comic book movie villain. Speaking to British GQ, Dafoe revealed that he has been thinking a lot about putting his spin on Joker. The Oscar-nominated actor does not want to play the infamous Batman villain but rather a man who is a Joker imposter. Such a role would allow Dafoe to come face-to-face with the real Joker, most recently played by Joaquin Phoenix in an Oscar-winning performance.

“There is something interesting about, like, if there was a Joker imposter,” Dafoe said. “So it would be possible to have not dueling Jokers but someone that [claims] to be the Joker that isn’t the Joker. And that
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