Zazie Beetz (‘Atlanta’) made one hell of a splash in the world of comic movies playing Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’ and will be set to return in ‘X-Force.‘ Now she’s in talks to join the upcoming ‘Joker‘ origin movie that is in pre-production.
If she gets the role in this film being directed by Todd Phillips, she would be the potential love interest of Joaquin Phoenix who is playing the future Clown Prince of Crime. Specifically, she would be taking on the role of a single mother who catches the eye of the future Joker.
If his interest is returned or how that will factor into the birth of Gotham’s greatest villain is still a mystery. It would be hard to keep a flame alive for someone with Joker’s upcoming descent into madness though you would imagine such a character would play a significant part in his creation.
We know that this is going to be a darker film than the DC Films cinematic universe. This is a gamble on DC’s part with many of the complaints about their cinematic universe so far being that it is too dark. However, if one area can rightfully be thought of this way, it would be the inner workings of the mind of this villain and with the movie helping craft the Joker it is hard to imagine that any love interest he might have would survive to the credits rolling.
Do you feel that Zazie Beetz will be a good fit for this standalone DC Film? Are you open to more actors working on multiple comic movies in different roles? Will it be interesting to see her in a comic movie and not as an apparent superhero or villain? Share your thoughts below!
‘Joker’ will start laughing on the big screen on October 4th, 2019!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter