After making his MCU debut as the Green Goblin in 2002’s Spider-Man and then reprising the role twenty years later for 2022’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s safe to say that now-67-year-old Willem Dafoe has more than dabbled in the superhero blockbuster industry. Having become a cultural icon as Norman Osborn, it isn’t surprising that both Marvel and DC fans alike are wishing for Dafoe to migrate over to the DCEU to try his hand at another hero/villain from across the pond. Naturally, given Dafoe’s uniquely-shaped face and ability to produce a truly terrifying and menacing smile, DC fans would automatically associate him with Batman’s archenemy, the Joker. However, one particular Twitter user has a different idea in mind.
As we all know, Matt Reeves’ The Batman as a commercial and critical success. There’s no denying that. There’s also no denying that Robert Pattinson, previously known as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga, absolutely stole the show as Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, the Caped Crusader. What many people might not know is that Pattinson and Dafoe have worked together before on uncategorized film called The Lighthouse (2019), which has been classified as a horror, a psychological horror, a thriller, and a survival film. In it, Dafoe and Pattinson portray two wickies (lighthouse keepers) who find themselves stranded at an outpost during an intense storm.