Robin Williams is desperate to reunite with director Christopher Nolan to take on the role of The Joker in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel. Casting rumors for the iconic villain have run rampant as Paul Bettany, Adrien Brody, Vincent Cassel, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Christopher Eccleston, Mark Hamill, Hugo Weaving, Adam Sandler and Sean Penn have all been linked to the project. Williams says:
On God, I’d love to do that one…You want to do a different Joker. You know, if they do ‘Arkham Asylum’, it would be amazing. ‘Arkham Asylum’ is one of the greatest, nastiest comic books ever. It’s like the Marquee de Sade on that level, and wonderfully damaged and quite tragic, in terms of when you realise [what happened to] create these characters.”
Despite what his name connotes, The Joker is a violent psychopath who should be on Zoloft. Good thing too, because Robin Williams hasn’t been funny since I’ve been born. Laughing at his jokes would be like laughing at a burning nursing home. Or a kitten under a tire. We get it, you can say random shit really fast and you can sound like John Wayne. I’d rather listen to Freddy Krueger read me a bedtime story than listen to Robin Williams do the same tired routine he’s been doing since 1910.
Christian Bale was again cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman: