It is very hard to even imagine someone else playing the joker. The ground breaking performance Ledger left us with, will be in history forever. But if any actor could be the joker today it would be one of these actors.
1. Jared Leto
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Johnny Depp
4. Ryan Gosling
5. James Franco
After Jared Leto's Oscar winning performance for best supporting actor for the film "Dallas Buyers Club" he would be a great joker as he showcased his outstanding acting abilities in the film.
Next is one of the greatest actors of all time in my opinion, Leonardo DiCaprio. After all he has accomplished in his career this would be a great next step into showing off what he does best, and that's to give the best performance for anything he does.
This actor is the king of strange, Johnny Depp. I'm surprised that Depp hasn't played Joker before because the joker is right up his ally and what an amazing joker that would be.
Ryan Gosling could really pull off joker. I recently watched his movie "All Good Things" that was released in 2010. It is based on true events and after it was over all I could think about is what if Gosling were to take a role such as the joker? He would kill it.
And now for James Franco, mostly known for his comedy but his acting skills are no joke. He has played as a super villain before in the first spider-man trilogy as hob goblin. Now what really made me think about him playing as joker is his most recent two films "Homefront" and "Oz the Great and Powerful". In the movie "Homefront" he played a sadistic drug dealer trying to expand his business and in the film "Oz the Great and Powerful" he played the Wizard Oz. But it was the thought of bringing those two characters together that would make an interesting Joker.
So that was it! Those were the actors I think should be the next joker if the joker were to be on the big screen again. I want to know what you guy's think about my choices and if you think of a worthy actor for this role put it in the comments below, along with your thoughts of my decisions. Also I will take on any suggestions for castings that you want me too cast.