Kristen Stewart has responded to a social media campaign to have her play the Joker in a future Batman. And unfortunately for her fans, it looks unlikely.
Stewart told Variety that while she loves the energy behind this campaign, “It’s really been done so well… Let’s figure something else out. I’m totally down to play a freaky, scary person.” While Stewart is not necessarily saying “no,” she isn’t “stoked” on the idea. It appears that if she is going to play a scary villain, she’d rather not do a character that has already been done so many times.
While this may disappoint some fans, others would likely agree. Joaquin Phoenix and the late Heath Ledger have already set the bar high with Oscar-winning portrayals of the iconic villain. Phoenix has even expressed a willingness to take on the role again.
The people behind this campaign are eager to see Stewart have an on-screen reunion with Robert Pattinson as Batman. The two famously played love interests in the Twilight films. They also dated for a while until it was revealed that Stewart was having an affair. It would be quite interesting to see them go from former lovers to arch-enemies. However, that seems very unlikely.
Stewart is currently receiving critical acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer. While some have criticized her acting in the past, Stewart has excelled in many roles. This newest role even has her as a frontrunner to win Best Actress at the Oscars.
The Batman is scheduled for release on March 4, 2022. While there are two sequels planned as well as two spin-off series in development for HBO Max, details of the plot appear to be far off. Whether the Joker will even be featured is uncertain.
We want to hear from you. Should Kristen Stewart listen to the social media campaign and play the Joker? Do you even want a female Joker? Or is she right… have we had enough good Jokers? Let us know in the comments.