Talking with Desde Hollywood over the weekend about his upcoming Kick-Ass 2, John Leguizamo was asked if he was interested in being in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie.
First he touched on the lack of diversity in many superhero genre films despite the fan base being very diverse. "Just because I have to represent for my Latin people. It's crazy. I went to Comic-Con and 50% of the nerds were Latin, Black, and Asian. I said Come on! We are so underrepresented and we support the whole industry."
He has a point. How many non-white superheroes have their been? For that matter, how many non-white villains?
It does seem like there is something lacking there. Leguizamo went on to say that he's ready for the genre to take a rest but of course he'd consider taking on the role of the iconic Batman arch nemesis.
"I am not against comic-book movies. I just feel that I have seen enough zombies, vampires, and apocalyptic comic-book super heroes in my lifetime. I want to see real people on screen for a while. But hell yeah, I would do Batman. The Joker would be a blast!"
Of course he'd play Joker! Who wouldn't want to be The Crown Prince of Crime? Of course this is just the latest in many Batman casting rumors/discussion.
The most recent was Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling taking on Batman but this might be the first for Joker.
What say you THG'ers? Would Leguizamo make a good Joker? What about the lack of diversity in the copious superhero films in recent years?
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