Lakeith Stanfield Wants To Play ‘The Joker’

‘The Joker’ quite possibly has become one of the most loved villains in cinema history. The late Heath Ledger would deliver his version of the complex character back in 2008 and now Joaquin Phoenix has become the latest actor to take on the role.

In a recent talk with Deadline, Lakeith Stanfield would open up about his desire to take on the role as well and be labeled ‘The black joker’. For the Atlanta FX star, he’s determined to make it happen no matter what.

“I want people to dress up as me as black Joker, when that inevitably happens,” Stanfield said. “I just think there are so many things that haven’t been touched yet in terms of how the performance can be delivered.” The ambitious actor isn’t content just to take on one of the most famous faces in pop culture. He said that he’ll play the role already inhabited by everyone from Jack Nicholson to Jared Leto “when I make the movie myself.” Stanfield seemed to want the pressure of being a writer-director-actor. Even after noting some of the ways that the low-budget Sorry came apart at the seams, Stanfield was keen on the idea of running everything.


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