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I've been seeing several "fan casting" polls and articles on Moviepilot about suggestions for various roles in upcoming movies. So, I decided to give my own ideas for the next big screen Joker.

I'd like to start by saying my number 1 nominee is Christian Bale. Yes, he may have already been the Bat himself, but there's no reason why he can't take a new role, after all, the Nolanverse is finished. I've been thinking he could be the new Joker ever since I saw his (mostly) remorse-less attitude toward killing, and his ability to play a psychopath in Mary Harron's 2000 movie American Psycho.

Anyhow, here are some other suggestions, that I leave all you Pilots to debate over.


Christian Bale or Crispin Glover?

These are two very good actors, who would be good for the role of the Joker. Onward!


Paul Bettany or Adrien Brody?

I've heard both of these names tossed around for the next Clown Prince of Crime, and, well, the more I think about it, the more I agree with the suggestion.


Willem Dafoe or James Franco?

There's no question that Willem Dafoe can play a psycho villain, he has experience. And Franco, well, just picture that wicked grin turned white. He can play crazy, and he could be funny while doing it. And I just realized I put the Goblin family together. My mistake! That's all for this round of character casting.


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