Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 4
Originally Posted by regwec
The story board Joker is a dead ringer for Willem Dafoe.
Odd that you mention it because in the 80's there was a comic periodical magazine called Comics Scene (sort of like Wizard) that had articles of upcoming movies/TV/comics and in an article about Batman '89 there's a mention that Willem Dafoe, James Woods and even Ray Liotta were being considered for the Joker.
Hell I think even today Dafoe and pull off an older Dark Knight Returns Joker.
A few of the Marvel Superheroes are somewhat niche characters that aren't extremely versatile, thus they don't have a lot of longevity potential. For example, Namor is a water guy, Silver Surfer is a space guy, Dr. Strange is a magic guy, and so on.