Fresh off his Best Actor Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek‘s creepy new video promoting Mandarin Oriental Hotels is causing quite a stir on the internet, with many suggesting that he would be a perfect candidate as the next Bond villain or even as DC’s Joker.
In the video, the Mr. Robot actor sports a purple suit, stares straight into the camera and lists a number of things he is a fan of. The problem is that the 37-year-old’s delivery comes across incredibly strange.
“I’m a fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen. I’m a fan of my mom, she’s got my back,” he begins before his eyes wander to the left and he rolls his tongue in his mouth. It’s awkward to watch and something you’d expect from an actor playing a serial killer.
Of course, Twitter went crazy and the memes started rolling in, with many suggesting that the actor would be perfect as a replacement to Jared Leto’s Joker. And we would have to agree. Malek not only has the acting chops, but there’s something so strange about him that he seems almost too perfect to play The Clown Prince of Crime, or even Scarecrow.
Still, there seems to be plenty of room for more Jokers in the DCEU. With Leto moving onto portraying Morbius: The Living Vampire, and Phoenix most probably not returning for a sequel to the origin film, there’ll probably be another casting for Joker soon, maybe even for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Have a look at the video below. Is Rami Malek your Joker?