Will Poulter reveals he couldn't play the Joker

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    He’s the young British actor whose biggest dream was to play a Batman villain.

    But on Monday, Will Poulter opened up about why he changed his mind about wanting to play The Joker after watching the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

    Appearing on The Project, co-host Waleed Aly told the 24-year-old that he had read Will was open to playing the famous role.

    'After that I think it's untouchable': Will Poulter opened up about why he changed his mind about wanting to play The Joker after watching the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

    ‘After that I think it’s untouchable’: Will Poulter opened up about why he changed his mind about wanting to play The Joker after watching the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

    ‘I feel like I said that before I saw Heath Ledger’s performance,’ he said.

    ‘After that I think it’s untouchable – you retire that jersey.’

    Will was referring to the late Australian actor’s Academy award-winning performance in the 2008 film, which was his last acting appearance before his tragic death in 2008.

    And while Will claims he wouldn’t be able to live up to the role, it’s his most recent appearance in new film ‘Detroit’ that is getting the most attention. 

    Incredible performance: Will was referring to the late Australian actor's Academy award-winning performance in the 2008 film, which was his last acting appearance before his tragic death in 2008

    Incredible performance: Will was referring to the late Australian actor's Academy award-winning performance in the 2008 film, which was his last acting appearance before his tragic death in 2008

    Incredible performance: Will was referring to the late Australian actor’s Academy award-winning performance in the 2008 film, which was his last acting appearance before his tragic death in 2008

    Telling the story: Will appeared alongside his co-star Anthony Mackie, who both star in new film 'Detroit' that tells the story of the Algiers Hotel incident during the city's 12th Street Riot in 1967

    Telling the story: Will appeared alongside his co-star Anthony Mackie, who both star in new film 'Detroit' that tells the story of the Algiers Hotel incident during the city's 12th Street Riot in 1967

    Telling the story: Will appeared alongside his co-star Anthony Mackie, who both star in new film ‘Detroit’ that tells the story of the Algiers Hotel incident during the city’s 12th Street Riot in 1967

    In it he plays cold-blooded killer cop Phillip Krauss. 

    The film also stars Anthony Mackie – who appeared alongside Will on The Project – and tells the story of the Algiers Motel incident during the city’s famous 12th Street Riot in 1967.

    Will has previously appeared in We’re The Milllers, which won him the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star Award in 2014 for his role as awkward teenager Kenny Rossmore.

    Funnyman: Will won a BAFTA in 2014 for his role as Kenny Rossmore in 2013 comedy We're The Millers

    Funnyman: Will won a BAFTA in 2014 for his role as Kenny Rossmore in 2013 comedy We're The Millers

    Funnyman: Will won a BAFTA in 2014 for his role as Kenny Rossmore in 2013 comedy We’re The Millers

    Co-host Peter Helliar caught on to his comedic charm, telling Will he had ‘a great face that works for comedy,’ prompting laughs from Anthony who sat beside Will on the panel.

    Will was not offended by the remark, claiming that he was very in tune with his hilarious facial features. 

    ‘I’m fully aware of what is just above the frame of my glasses,’ he said.

    ‘Detroit’ starring Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie will be released on November 9. 

    'I'm fully aware of what is just above the frame of my glasses': Will was not offended from co-host Peter Helliar telling the young star he had a 'great face that works for comedy'

    'I'm fully aware of what is just above the frame of my glasses': Will was not offended from co-host Peter Helliar telling the young star he had a 'great face that works for comedy'

    ‘I’m fully aware of what is just above the frame of my glasses’: Will was not offended from co-host Peter Helliar telling the young star he had a ‘great face that works for comedy’

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