What a great time to be an actor. If you’re a big Hollywood actor these days, there’s a good chance you might find yourself moseying on into one of the many different shared universes that are popping up in the industry. Of course, there’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one can’t forget the burgeoning DC Extended Universe, which finally hit some critical acclaim earlier this year with Wonder Woman. And if you’re especially lucky, you may even find yourself in a position to exist in both universes.
This sounds exactly like what Karen Gillan wants. The actress, who plays Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy films (which are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe), recently spoke up while at Florida Supercon when asked what she’d want to play outside of the MCU.
“OK, I’m going to say something DC, and I’m going to play the Joker. Maybe a female Joker.” When told that there was an iteration of the Joker that’s Martha Wayne, she exclaimed, “This is my calling! Somebody make a call for me and let them know I’m available.”
Admittedly, she would probably make a very interesting female Joker, but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you why it’s not meant to be (but it’s not like that’ll stop me). As we know, the DC Extended Universe’s standalone Flash movie will actually be an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline, which goes on to show alternative version of beloved DC characters. The problem with this? Zack Snyder already cast a Thomas and Martha Kent, meaning that if the characters are set to appear in the film, they’re likely already cast by the likes of Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan, respectively.
Of course, that’s not to say that they can’t recast if necessary, but it would be a bit strange. But is any of this possible? Likely not. Marvel Studios seems to have a pretty tight lid on most of their actors there, and with the exception of Thanos, there aren’t really any examples of actors crossing over — at least major ones.
What do you think? Who would you like to see cast as female Joker in Flashpoint, if Laura Cohan can’t fill the role? Let us know down below!
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