Talk about buzzworthy news! Batman leaks keep flying around the internet and the latest news for the Joker says he could be played by Johnny Depp himself, as the main villain to Robert Pattinson’s Bat, as reported by WeGotThisCovered. While this might sound like some interesting news, you still want to take a grain of salt since this was not confirmed.
However, the very idea that Warner Bros would consider Johnny Depp is far more interesting news that anything that has come up on the internet over the past week. The actor has an impressive track record, with interesting characters from the pirate Jack Sparrow, to more campy characters like Willy Wonka. He has managed to rack up a good portfolio and established himself as one of the best actors to come out of Hollywood.
However, at the same time he has not been at the best of times following this scandal with his separation with Amber Heard.
It tainted his name in the worst of ways and put him in the spotlight over something that was later revealed to be a lie. A lot of people at the time where against Johnny and the ongoing kerfluffle led to the actor being stripped from his role in the Pirates of the Carribean franchise. However, it later came out he was innocent through some evidence and later some of these companies considered bringing him back to his roles. Between his role in Fantastic Beasts and smaller projects, it seems reprising the role of Gotham’s most popular villain might not only bring some shine, but it could give him a chance to redeem himself in the eye of the public.
In the meantime it seems there’s no evidence as to whether he will play the role. We’ll only have to see an official announcement or something like that.