Karen Gillan is best known across the pop culture landscape for her roles as Doctor Who's Amy Pond and Guardians of the Galaxy's Nebula. But if she had a chance to lend her talents to another corner of geek culture - the live-action DC Comics universe - there's one character she would like to play.
During a panel at Florida SuperCon, Gillan was asked what character she would be willing to play in another fandom. And to the surprise of comic fans, she had a noteworthy DC Comics antagonist - The Joker - in mind.
"Oh, can I say something DC?" Gillain asked. "Okay, I’m going to say something DC, and I’m going to play the Joker. Maybe a female Joker."
A fan then informed Gillan that there is comic precedent for a female Joker, with Martha Wayne taking on the mantle in DC's 2011 event Flashpoint.
"This is my calling!" Gillan said with a gasp. "Somebody make a call for me and let them know I’m available."
Ironically, Gillan's comments come soon after a DC Extended Universe Flashpoint movie was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. But for many fans, the casting of Flashpoint's Joker has essentially already been decided, as The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan took on the role of Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
At the end of the day, Gillan might not end up playing the DCEU's version of Flashpoint Joker, largely because she's busy filming Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But you have to admit that it's pretty easy to picture her playing the fan-favorite role in some capacity.
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