Tim Burton may have already been an established name in Hollywood after breaking out with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice before shooting to mainstream prominence with the cultural behemoth that was 1989’s Batman, but his first collaboration with Johnny Depp directly led to the continued success of both the director and his onscreen muse.
Edward Scissorhands was just the fifth movie of Depp’s career and only his second leading role, but became a firm critical and commercial success that’s endured as a cult classic for 30 years. The duo soon became inseparable and re-teamed for Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows over the next two decades.
Burton and Depp haven’t worked together for eight years, which is the longest they’ve gone without enjoying each other’s company, but as soon as it was announced the Mars Attacks! director was developing a new TV show based on The Addams Family, the former Pirates of the Caribbean star quickly became a fan favorite choice to play patriarch Gomez. New fan art imagines how Depp and Eva Green could look as blissfully wedded duo Gomez and Morticia, which you can check out below.
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There’s also been a lot of fans voicing their support for Oscar Isaac as Gomez, and the actor already voiced the character in last year’s animated hit, although he’ll soon be busy with another small screen exclusive having entered talks for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Moon Knight. Johnny Depp might seem like too obvious a candidate to lead Tim Burton’s Addams Family, but it can’t be denied that he’d also be a great fit for the role.