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Who Plays the Joker in the New Batman?

The Joker is one of the most iconic and beloved villains in comic book history. He’s been portrayed by a variety of actors over the years, each bringing their own unique spin to the character.

So, who plays the Joker in the new Batman movie? Let’s take a closer look.

Who is The Joker?

For those who may be unfamiliar with the character, The Joker is a supervillain who first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940. He’s known for his clown-like appearance, chaotic personality, and love of violence. The Joker has been portrayed as everything from a sadistic killer to a comedic trickster, making him one of the most versatile characters in comic book history.

The History of The Joker on Screen

The Joker first appeared on screen in the 1960s Batman TV series, played by Cesar Romero. Romero’s portrayal was campy and over-the-top, fitting in with the tone of the show.

In 1989, Jack Nicholson brought The Joker to life on the big screen in Tim Burton’s Batman. Nicholson’s performance was praised for its dark humor and manic energy.

In 2008, Heath Ledger gave an unforgettable performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Ledger’s take on the character was darker and more menacing than any previous version.

Jared Leto played The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. While Leto received mixed reviews for his performance, many fans were disappointed that he didn’t get more screen time.

Who Plays The Joker in the New Batman?

In Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie The Batman, Robert Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne/Batman while Colin Farrell has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. However, there has been no official announcement regarding who will play The Joker.

Rumors have been circulating that Johnny Depp may be in talks to play The Joker, but these rumors have not been confirmed. Other actors who have been suggested for the role include Willem Dafoe, Joaquin Phoenix (who played The Joker in 2019’s Joker), and Andrew Scott.


While we don’t yet know who will play The Joker in the new Batman movie, there are plenty of talented actors who could bring their own unique take on the character. Whether he’s a sadistic killer or a comedic prankster, The Joker is sure to be an unforgettable part of any Batman story.