10 July 2012 12:28 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Internet has been bristling with the news that Wes Anderson will tap Johnny Depp for his next movie. (Anderson’s publicist could not confirm reports from Twitch that Depp will star in the director’s following project.) However, if it does happen, what kind of Wes Anderson character should Depp play? Here are five possibilities.

1. The embittered son with father issues. Family ties or lack of them are a particularly strong theme in Anderson’s work — see Jason Schwartzman as Ash in Fantastic Mr Fox.

2. The estranged or reluctant father figure. Another Anderson staple is most clearly expressed in »

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