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Johnny Depp as Pee-wee Herman?!

Johnny Depp as Pee-wee Herman?!

Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, meets the cast of Alice in Wonderland while visiting the Disneyland theme park on Friday afternoon (April 2) in Anaheim, Calif.

This isn’t the first time Pee-wee has crossed paths with Tim Burton characters. For Pee-wee‘s Big Adventure, he paired off with Burton, who was an unknown director at the time.

And in Burton‘s Batman Returns, Reubens played The Penguin’s father. He also voiced the character Lock (who along with Shock and Barrel formed Oogie Boogie’s henchmen) in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Looking to reunite with his old friend, Reubens has discussed having Burton direct a future Pee-wee film: “I have talked to Tim about one of them about a year ago. But Tim is booked. I think he would be interested in it, but he’s really busy.”

When asked by Reubens about possibly portraying Pee-wee on-screen, Johnny Depp answered, “Let me think about it.”

DO YOU THINK Johnny Depp would play a good Pee-wee Herman???

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Photos: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland
Posted to: Johnny Depp, Paul Reubens, Pee-wee Herman

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  • dundies

    that was the most confusing blurb i’ve ever read. and yes, johnny would make a good everything

  • jill

    he is sooo above that, please NO!

  • A

    Johnny would pull it off, just like he does every other character. But I agree that it’s just beneath him. Besides, Reubens is a movie theater wack-off guy, remember? Just stay away Tim & Johnny!

  • emily

    This is random but I think Jim parsons (sheldon) form the big bang theory could make a pee wee herman, I mean he basically looks like him anyway.
    & why does tim burton need johnny depp for everything? seriously it’s just bordering on the ridiculous, give over people a chance will ya?

  • emily

    There are a lot of other capable actors as well, I don’t know why he has to use johnny depp ALL THE TIME.

  • Michelle Depp

    Uhm… I’m a little confused after reading this blurb but yes, Johnny would be able to pull off anything…especially my panties……

  • No-no!

    Oh, God Johnny — please — just NO in capital letters! Enough already with the creepazoid types. Can’t stand Peewee Herman and wouldn’t see it — Johnny or no Johnny.

  • No-no!

    Oh, God Johnny — please — just NO in capital letters! Enough already with the creepazoid types. Can’t stand Peewee Herman and wouldn’t see it — Johnny or no Johnny.

  • Don Sinner

    too bad Burton created little of that he is a hack now, Reubens= Pee-Wee….if Depp i would play him i would not watch

  • Anon

    More music videos like Unlovable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxrYcTgATaM please, Johnny!

  • pkz

    I love me some johnny but no one but Paul Reubens can do Pee Wee

  • SickMuse

    There’s only 1 Pee Wee, except no substitutes!

  • AreYouKiddingMe

    “Let me think about it” is a nice way of saying no.

  • Chloe

    Burton can just use the original Pee Wee! He’s still alive and perfectly legit for the role. Duhhhh!

  • yipee!

    i think paul reubens should be pee wee!!!! that’s HIS role….i agree with a few people above that: 1) there is only ONE pee wee herman…paul! and 2) if burton is doing this he should use paul because “He’s still alive and perfectly legit for the role.”

  • Anali

    NONONO, ABSOLUTLY NOT

  • velcrodots

    Depp might be the lead in a new Burton film?!? Who could have *possibly* seen that coming?! What’s next? It he going to catch us out with a left-field idea and cast Helena Bonham-Carter as well, cos that would be really crazy and totally unexpected.

  • Hmm…

    crazy enough to do it

  • jensen ackles LUVER TANYA

    NOOOOOO THERES ONLY ONE PEEWEE HERMAN AND THATS PAUL!! I LUV JOHNNY BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!.

  • QueenOfTrashin

    Uh, you DO realize that Tim Burton did not write “Alice in Wonderland” and that the characters above are not “his” “Alice in Wonderland” characters, right, Jared?

  • Gina

    ONLY Paul Reubens can do Pee-wee Herman. There is no other. However, Jennifer Tilly should play Miss Yvonne because Lynne Stewart is to old for the part, to say the least.

  • Dana

    I love Johnny Depp and Paul Reubens but I say NOOOOOO.
    I can’t see it, another Pee Wee Herman thats not Paul? Is he doing that because he’s getting old? This man will not AGE. Same with Johnny…
    So please no….

  • Dana

    I love Johnny Depp and Paul Reubens but I say NOOOOOO.
    I can’t see it, another Pee Wee Herman thats not Paul? Is he doing that because he’s getting old? This man will not AGE. Same with Johnny…
    So please no….

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