Kristen Stewart Not That 'Stoked' With Fan Campaign for Her to Play Joker in 'The Batman' Sequel

While admitting that she loves 'the energy' behind the fan-cast for the potential follow-up of Robert Pattinson's Batman movie, the Princess Diana depicter in 'Spencer' prefers to 'do something new.'

AceShowbiz - Kristen Stewart is not that "stoked" with the idea for her to play Batman's villain the Joker. Addressing fan campaign that proposes for her to star as the mad clown in a potential "The Batman" sequel that would likely reunite her with her "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson, the actress said she prefers to "do something new."

The "Snow White and the Huntsman" star addressed the social media campaign during an interview with Variety. Asked if she would ever consider playing the famous villain, she admitted, "I love the energy behind that."

On why she would likely skip the role, the 31-year-old explained, "It's really been done so well. I feel like, maybe, we don't traipse over, but I love that gusto. Let's figure something else out." She went on noting, "I'm totally down to play a freaky, scary person."

When asked if that was a definite "no," Stewart replied, "Not 'no,' but not the most stoked I've ever been." She added, "Let's do something new."

There have been several incarnations of the Joker on the screen, including the ones played by Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto and Mark Hamill. The late Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix both won Academy Awards for their portrayals of the Clown Prince of Crime in "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Joker" (2019), respectively.

While Joker won't appear in Pattinson's upcoming film, the character will be referenced in the Matt Reeves-directed pic. There was a speculation that Phoenix's Joker would appear in the movie after the British actor reportedly spilled the beans, but another report said any future Batman movies may feature a new incarnation of Joker.

The new Batman movie is coming on March 4, 2022 in the United States. Zoe Kravitz stars as Catwoman, Colin Farrell is cast as the Penguin, Paul Dano portrays the Riddler with John Turturro as a Gotham crime lord, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, and Andy Serkis as Alfred.

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