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“Lex Luthor?”: Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 Co-Star Bill Skarsgård Reportedly in Talks to Join DCU in Mystery Role, Fans Convinced He’s Playing Iconic Superman Villain

"Lex Luthor?": Keanu Reeves' John Wick 4 Co-Star Bill Skarsgård Reportedly in Talks to Join DCU in Mystery Role, Fans Convinced He's Playing Iconic Superman Villain

Known for his portrayal of Pennywise from It, Bill Skarsgård tends to possess an exceptional talent and dedication to his roles, and his characters tend to leave a lasting impression in the memories of the viewers. Skarsgård is only 32 years old and he has gone from playing minor characters in TV shows to portraying some of the most iconic characters in the history of Hollywood. While people initially thought that the Clark actor mainly does horror films. However, his portrayal of Marquis Vincent Bisset de Gramont in John Wick 4 has left the audience mesmerized and has gained widespread recognition and following for it.

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Bill Skarsgård

And it looks like that Bill Skarsgård is expected to be the next Bruce Wayne in James Gunn’s DCU, as he tends to fit all the criteria required to play the character. A reliable industry insider tweets that the actor might be the new Guardian of Gotham in Andrés Muschietti’s The Brave and The Bold.

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Bill Skarsgård To Be The New Bruce Wayne?

Bill Skarsgård is a prolific talent of this generation, and this is evident from his standing ovation-worthy performance as Pennywise in It, and Willard Russell in The Devil All the Time. Whether it is a horror, drama, or thriller movie, the actor would deliver a captivating performance, gaining him a steady fan following from around the world.

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Ben Affleck as Batman

As DC fans know that Ben Affleck would not continue to portray the role of Batman in James Gunn’s DCU, so fans were wondering which actor would fit the necessary criteria to portray the character. Recently, a Twitter user shared a tweet with a picture of Bill Skarsgård stating how the actor fits all the criteria to be the next Bruce Wayne. And Jeff Sneider commented that he is already being eyed for a DC movie, and this has excited the fans.

Fans soon start taking guesses hoping that the industry insider share more details on the right answer.

Another DC fan tweets how they believe that Bill Skarsgård’s voice is perfect to play the character and that his facial expressions will go well with the character.


A DC fan wonders if the actor is going to be the next Lex Luthor in Gunn’s DCU.

While DC fans were making guesses, a fan clarifies how the DC studios have only one opening.

Another user was hoping they could see Skarsgård as Scarecrow.

While fans were hoping that Bill Skarsgård would be a great Bruce Wayne or Scarecrow, many fans believe that he can be the perfect actor to play Joker in the new DCU, as the actor fits the criteria of the smiling psychopath.

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Bill Skarsgård Could be The Perfect Joker in James Gunn’s DCU

In the vast world of DCU, the Joker remains one of the most flexible and chaotic characters that has been reinvented and reimagined by the actors it has been played by, and some of the most iconic portrayals of the character were by Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix.

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Pennywise from IT

However, many fans believe that the Castle Rock actor would be the perfect Joker because he knows how to play terrifying characters, and those who think otherwise should see him in the attire of Pennywise giving the character an odd look, which makes the viewers quite uncomfortable.

Heath Ledger as Joker
Heath Ledger as Joker

Moreover, the actor tends to add some minor details to his characters that are not pre-planned, and one of the instances would be changing the direction of his eyes and drooling which made Bill Skarsgård’s character a nightmare for some. But his impressive dedication to playing his characters flawlessly would make him the greatest Joker, even surpassing Ledger, as Bill Skarsgård could be the darkest version of the Joker in cinematic history.

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Written by Tushar

Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.