Royy Ledger, a self-described “artwork director and VFX wizard” (by means of Instagram), has posted a sequence of virtual artwork online. Lots of them are other iterations of DC superheroes and different well-liked style characters from films, TV, and comics. However one image sticks out: an unsettling portray of Leonardo DiCaprio because the Joker (which you’ll be able to see right here). It options DiCaprio with a moderately conventional Joker glance — the golf green hair, the white pores and skin, the smeared pink lips, and possibly some scarring across the mouth. However what actually grabs the viewer’s consideration is the manic gleam in his eyes and his huge rictus grin. Those components each assist to venture this Joker as a homicidal maniac with out even seeing him in motion.
Many actors have performed the nature through the years, and he stays the one display supervillain for which two other thespians — Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix — have received an Oscar. We’ve additionally observed memorable portrayals of the nature from the likes of Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero, Mark Hamill, and, maximum not too long ago, Barry Keoghan.
However what if Warner Bros. had pursued Leo? Without a disrespect to Phoenix and the fantastic efficiency he gave in “Joker,” Royy Ledger’s reimagining of DiCaprio as the nature, who’s ceaselessly ranked as one of the most best movie villains, can not assist however make one need to see that movie as neatly. And who is aware of? In all probability in the future we can. The Joker is not going any place, and nor is DiCaprio.