6 actors who could replace Jared Leto as The Joker in the DC Universe

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 13: Tom Hiddleston attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images) /

Tom Hiddleston

If there is one person capable of pulling off playing a joker, it’s a trickster. Tom Hiddleston has already endeared himself to comic book audiences over the past decade with his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that in itself is proof that he’d be a wonderful choice to play The Joker in the DC Universe.

As Loki, Hiddleston is charming, whimsical and entertaining, but he also does a fantastic job of conveying the sinister aspects of the character, portraying him as a malevolent force when he became the first real test for The Avengers. That level of depth would also be required for a role like The Joker, as Hiddleston would be more than capable of highlighting the intricacies of the character, making him a larger-than-life presence – one that could entertain but also intimidate.

Hiddleston is one of the most charismatic performers in Hollywood today. There’s an aura around him, a complexity to his performances, and a thrill that you get from watching him act that would make him a strong pick for a character like The Joker. And that, more than anything, makes us want to see him cast in the role.

Oh yeah, and he’s also got a wicked grin!