I think Heath will do fine, but I too laud the idea of Paul Bettany playing the Joker. He could so do it.
Ledger has a creepy smile… He’ll do just fine.
[rant]And I was just watching the bonus features disc, where the director and screenplay-writer-guy were both bragging that, before this film, no one had explored Bruce Wayne’s life between his parents’ murders and his first gig as Batman.
I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to interpret that to mean “nobody had ever explored that part of his life
on screen”. Or to put it another way, nobody had ever done a film or TV adaptation of the material in Batman: Year One.
Edward Norton? Alan Cumming? Hi, Opal?
Unless you’ve seen Batman: Mask of the Phantasm which interpretted a good bulk of Year One and Year Two.
The guy who played Joker in
this movie was pretty cool, and the movie itself is damn nifty.
Maybe he actually will play Jack Napier!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
It’s just a rumor, so far, and the title isn’t official either.
Heath Ledger is more than a pretty face; I think he could pull it off.
Come to think of it, Jake Gyllenhaal, his costar in
Brokeback Mountain, would be a good Joker.
Cesar Romero as the Joker will never be bested.
Agreed. It’s a bit too wide, just like every good Joker should have. Give the boy a chance!
That picture just sold me on him playing the Joker.
Dayum, I’d pay to see that!
Of course he should adopt the Nightwing personna rather than go back to being Robin.
Mark Hamil doing the voice for a CGI Joker (a la Gollum) would have been interesting.
Or hey…Andy Serkis as the Joker! (Couldn’t be any worse than
Or if we’re going for other Ledger coastars, there’s always Alan Tudyk.
Eh, only time will tell, I suppose.
Same here. But I could see Crispin Glover or Edward Norton in the role as well. To tell the truth,
Batman Begins was so damn good that they could cast Drew Carey as the Joker in the sequel and I’d still see it.
Not a rumor. Here’s the official press release.
BURBANK, CA, 31 July 2006 – As a follow up to last year’s blockbuster Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight, written by Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan. Additionally, Christian Bale will resume his role as Bruce Wayne and Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has been cast as The Joker. The announcements were made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Christopher Nolan revamped the Batman franchise in 2005 with the immensely successful Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale in the title role, which chronicled the early years of the superhero. Nolan first garnered attention from critics and fans in 2000 with the groundbreaking drama Memento, which he wrote and directed. He went on to direct the thriller Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams, and recently wrapped production on The Prestige, with Hugh Jackman and Bale.
Bale was most recently seen in the ensemble cast of Terrence Malick’s The New World. His other credits include Little Women, Portrait of a Lady, Metroland, American Psycho, Laurel Canyon and Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, which was his first starring role.
Ledger most recently earned Oscar Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the award-winning drama Brokeback Mountain. His other credits include Casanova, Monster’s Ball, Lords of Dogtown, The Brothers Grimm and The Patriot.
“Chris’ unique vision is what made Batman Begins such an outstanding film and we could not imagine anyone else at the helm of The Dark Knight,” said Robinov. “We also can’t wait to see two such formidable actors as Christian and Heath face off with each other as Batman and The Joker.”
“I’m excited to continue the story we started with Batman Begins,” added Nolan. “Our challenge in casting The Joker was to find an actor who is not just extraordinarily talented but fearless. Watching Heath Ledger’s interpretation of this iconic character taking on Christian Bale’s Batman is going to be incredible.”
Production is set to begin on The Dark Knight in early 2007.
Nolan and Ledger are represented by CAA.
Are they bringing her back? :eek:
Who’d make a good Joker?
Let’s see, insane, creepy, white skin.
I’m thinking Michael Jackson.
Do you have any idea how much money I’d pay to see Charo as the Joker? Do you?
How about if she played Harley Quinn?
What if Wayne Knight did?