Regardless of whether he’s animated, on film, or on TV, Gotham’s maniac is always a significant character. Several yearning lunatics have planned to play the Joker, Batman’s most despised foe. However, very few people have got the part. There are a lot of outstanding on-screen characters who missed the part. Here are a couple of who simply weren’t sufficiently unhinged.
The youth won’t be familiar with José Ferrer’s acting portfolio. However, the Academy Award champ was a major ordeal when makers were casting the first Batman (1966) TV series. Ferrer was supposedly up for the part of the Joker. Nevertheless, Cesar Romero chalked Ferrer out, despite the fact that Romero declined to shave his trademark moustache. In spite of Ferrer missing the part, his son Miguel went ahead to voice a large number of well-known DC Comics characters, including Martian Manhunter, Weather Wizard, and Aquaman.
2. Tim Curry
Not alien to playing beasts and dreadful jokesters, Tim Curry lost a major opportunity for the part of Joker in two different productions. Numerous familiar actors were up for the part in Tim Burton’s 1989 film. However, Jack Nicholson bagged the role instead of Curry. Curry at that point went ahead to record different episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as the Joker before being replaced by Mark Hamill. Curry’s Joker sounded excessively similar to different roles that he had portrayed. In addition to this, he was too petrifying for the kids. Nevertheless, he did lend his voice to a robot joker later in the series. Sufficiently close.
Adam West’s unconventional Batman pulled in some enormous Hollywood stars as important baddies, including Eartha Kitt, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Gorshin. Sinatra wanted to partake in the Joker action, yet touched base after Cesar Romero had already been signed. This upset the confident Sinatra. Nevertheless, Sinatra after death scored his Joker association in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight Game. In it, his version of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” assumes a key part in a Joker-related scene.
4. Robin Williams
One of the biggest Batman tragedies ever is that Robin Williams never had an opportunity to play the Joker. A genuine comic geek, Williams was excited when he was offered the despicable part in Batman (1989) after Nicholson first declined the part. That was until Nicholson changed his mind. Williams had another opportunity at the franchise as the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995). However, once more, the part was taken from him for Jim Carrey. Williams likewise attempted to get into Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Yet once again, was ignored for Heath Ledger. No performing artist had ever wanted it so much.
5. John Lithgow
John Lithgow was yet another great potential casting choice for Tim Burton’s Joker. Nevertheless, Lithgow declined the part, expressing that the character didn’t appear to be fitting for his specific skill aptitudes. Numerous years after that, Lithgow would play an unimaginable, violent serial killer on Dexter. This proved that the profundities of Lithgow-ian insidiousness would have been astounding against Michael Keaton’s Batman. Rather, Lithgow squandered his 1989 on a made-for-TV film.
6. Willem Dafoe
When you resemble the Joker before even putting yourself into the make-up seat, you’re a great casting choice. Willem Dafoe was another actor who was quickly considered for the 1989 film. That’s because of the fact that he looked like it. Ol’ Fold Face later bagged the role of the Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002). Now, this is another chuckling super-villain who is practically Marvel’s answer to the Joker.
7. Sam Rockwell
Look through Sam Rockwell’s acting history and you’ll realize that he can do pretty much anything. He’s hardly ever failed a role, even as the anonymous punk leader in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Rockwell was considered by Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight (2008). However, the producers opted for Heath Ledger. Look at him in Gentlemen Broncos (2009) if you truly want to see the degree of Rockwell’s frenzy.
Suicide Squad’s director David Ayers was going for Ryan Gosling to play the Clown Prince of Crime. Nevertheless, he got Rapunzel-tressed Jared Leto. This is somewhat similar to going into the fridge for a popsicle yet finding a bag brimming with untraceable money. Gosling’s pretty-kid Joker would have been a huge contrast to the Jokers of the past, yet it’s difficult to get the consistently changing Joker totally off-base. It’s the Joker’s Catch 22: the more wrong you make him, the better he is.
9. Adrien Brody
Another Dark Knight contender, Brody has openly communicated an enthusiasm for playing the Joker later on, after being up for the part beforehand. Bits of gossip emerged about Brody making a Joker cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Nevertheless, Jared Leto eventually assumed control over the role for Zack Snyder’s incarnation of the DC cinematic universe, starting with Suicide Squad (2016). Brody has expressed that nobody ever approaches him for comic book roles. However, there’s genuinely no better part to fill with totally offbeat casting.