Although there's been no confirmation that The Joker will appear in Justice League or Batman vs. Superman as of yet, Adrien Brody has his sights set on a pulpy supervillain role. The Oscar-winning thesp was reportedly once considered to play the the archenemy of Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, but lost the role to Heath Ledger.
Still, when asked about playing The Joker in Justice League at the Cannes Film Festival, Brody revealed that he is still definitely interested:
I would do it if I feel I can contribute something valuable and that the role would be interesting to me because they're long journeys. To me, the villains are way fun! But they don't offer me those roles. If there is an opportunity to do something like that and play a comic book hero or villain, that's not something I'm fundamentally opposed to.
Brody became the youngest Best Actor Academy Award winner at 29 for his performance as a Holocaust survivor in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, which, apparently, he went all-out "method" for - spending hours and hours every day with his piano. He's definitely got the dedication...
What's more, Brody's certainly got the chops to pull of playing The Joker. His spindly frame, sallow face, and occaisional crazy-eye in movies like The Village, The Jacket, and The Brothers Bloom make him seem like an intuitively like a good fit for the character.
That said, I'd also love see Christoph Waltz, Matthew McConaughey, Rhys Wakefield, or Michael Pitt in the role. Who would you choose? Let me know in the comment section below!
Adrien Brody as The Joker...