Willem Dafoe can happen at any time. He’s an actor that just appears in random roles. It’s not fair to say he’s a standard character actor because he can and does lead films from time to time. He’s one of the leads in Lars Von Trier’s upcoming and reportedly batshit-insane “Antichrist” and he’s been the main villain in a major blockbuster like “Spider-Man”. And then out of nowhere, he can be the fourth-supporting role in a movie like “Inside Man” or “The Aviator”.
Now Variety is reporting that Dafoe just happened to Andrew Stanton’s (“WALL-E”) upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars”. Hit the jump to find out how Dafoe will happen this time.
According to Variety, Dafoe will play Tars Tarkas, a fierce green Martian warrior, who’s unusual among his savage race for his ability to love. You had me at “Dafoe playing a green Martian warrior” but the ability to love? Even better. Apparently, Tars’ forges an alliance with John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) and the two fight side-by-side in all of the book so if there’s sequels, Dafoe could happen to those too.