Willem Dafoe Pitches Playing a ‘Joker Imposter’ in Mash-Up vs. Joaquin Phoenix

Willem Dafoe Pitches Playing a ‘Joker Imposter’ in Mash-Up vs. Joaquin Phoenix
Well, this is a superhero multiverse we didn’t quite expect.

After reprising his role as the Green Goblin in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Willem Dafoe has his sights set on another comic book baddie: Batman’s nemesis, the Joker… or an “imposter” take on him.

During a cover story interview with British GQ, Dafoe hinted at expanding his role in DC and Marvel films by way of a “Joker” sequel. “There is something interesting about, like, if there was a Joker imposter,” Dafoe explained. “So it would be possible to have not dueling Jokers, but someone that [claims] to be the Joker that isn’t the Joker.”

While fan videos have long-heralded Dafoe’s physical similarities to comic book incarnations of the famed Joker, Dafoe has yet to take on the Batman villain. Jack Nicholson and Jared Leto both previously portrayed the character, while Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix won
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