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Johnny Depp Initially Wanted to Play Marvel Mutant Before Refusing Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy
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Throughout the years, Johnny Depp has become synonymous with the entertainment industry. There is no doubt that he is one of the actors that have some of the most intriguing and memorable characters to his name, each of which he brings to life perfectly. From Captain Jack Sparrow to Willy Wonka, Johnny Depp has made it quite clear why he is one of the big bosses of Hollywood.

Just like many other actors, Johnny Depp too was once a fan of superhero comics. However, he never really got the chance to play one of those characters on-screen. Now, while there is a huge fan-following for characters like Batman, Iron-Man, Superman and so on, Johnny Depp preferred someone else – the Sub-mariner, Namor. The actor once talked about how Namor was one of his favourite characters growing up.

Johnny Depp Was Interested in Namor

Talking to Hero Complex,  revealed that although he was a Rock n Roll kid, he once had a bit of an interest in superheroes, too. He stated that there was a different edge to the anti-hero and that his residence underwater also helped the character’s case.

“I was a rock ‘n’ roll kid, mainly, but prior to age 12, when the rock ‘n’ roll sort of took hold, I was a comic book head. I liked Sgt. Rock and I loved the Sub-Mariner, I loved Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner…Namor is great. There was this strange double edge to the guy and there was also something about living underwater that I liked a lot.”

Depp was also pleasantly surprised that legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood was a fan of the Atlantean Prince as well. Depp stated, 

Depp’s interest in the character came long, long before  brought him to life in We wonder what Depp would have looked like in the role instead!

Johnny Depp Almost Bagged Another Iconic Character

Depp was once rumoured to be playing the Riddler in a sequel to however, the actor quickly shut down the rumors stating that there was no way he could do justice to the role after Heath Ledger’s performance as Joker. He also added that his addition to the franchise would be a step back for it.

“I would certainly not turn it down right away, but I am not sure I could do it justice. Especially after how well Heath did as The Joker, I think my playing Riddler would be a step back for the films. But hey, never say never.”

Depp had yet another chance to be a part of the universe when he was in the running to play the Caped Crusader in The actor stated that  wanted to give him a shot at the role but things never worked out in his favour. The role ultimately went to . Do you think Depp would have made a convincing Batman?

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