An unsubstantiated rumor is floating around in the sci-fi ether that Crispin Glover, the consummate pundent of weird is being put at the top of the A-List to play the Joker in the Batman Begins sequel.
As much as I loved Nicholson in that role in the Batman movie with Keaton, I have to admit that Glover would be the ideal candidate for the part.
Whenever you see him, whether it’s the odd-ball Dad of Fox’s Marty McFly or the uber-creepy Willard with his rats, you are immediately convinced that this guy is not operating on all thrusters. And a man like that, is a perfect Joker.
If Glover does get the nod (and I hope he does), then the Joker character will forever be stamped by his performance and I “pity the fool” who tries to play the role in some future remake. That actor will always be compared to Glover’s portrayal and will be found wanting by comparison.