Get ready for one of the more absurd rumors you'll read all week. According to Comic Book Movie – who've been shoveling out some doozies this past month – Christopher Nolan is entertaining the idea of giving a cameo to Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight Rises. Since Legder unfortunately passed on prior to The Dark Knight hitting theaters, in order to do this they'd have to either use old never-before-used footage from The Dark Knight and/or some sort of CGI wizardry, similar to what The Sopranos did with Tony's mother Livia after that actress had passed away.
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Okay, let's be serious. This was a rumor that Nolan has already said "no" to. Why are we still talking about it? Hmm.
This sounds like another idea to milk every dollar out of movie-goers...
If his family is behind it, then yes.
It would be a nice encore to a great actor who did a great job!!
this is what i thought they would do because i've seen this before in superman and the termantor salvation
Great Idea because this is the Joker of all time.
FALSE!! It is confirmed by Nolan and Emma Thomas that the rumor is FALSE
I'm thinking it's not a good idea, based upon how tacky it is. That said, I have a feeling that Nolan would do it right. It's an interesting idea.
I think the best way to honor Mr. Ledger would be to portray him in the role that he re-invented. He was the best Joker of all time and deserves that rememberence. Also remembering that acting is what he loved to do and he was a fan of Batman. So to leave him out would be a dishonor to him and his memory.
I don't believe it's such a good idea.Let's leave him as it is, in our memories and not try to memorialize his role or to keep it so that the younger generation couldn't surpass our predecessors. it would demoralize the integrity of the film itself and perhaps show that without him they cannot seem to make it big on their own. Sad his passing is, lets see what they can do without his presence.
Great idea, it would solidify Heath Ledger's as THE actor to play the Joker role in Chris Nolan's films.
Heath Ledger was without question the finest actor to ever portray the character "Joker". I found his performance both eerie and down-right jaw dropping. To bring him back now after such a tragic end of the young actor's life is somewhat diminishing. I was so pleased when the Oscar was presented to him post-posthumously. It truly showed class as his performance was well worth it, and for once not "Hollywood hype". Now, to treat that gesture with some sort of need-to-feed if you will, would be just our lust for the part, not a memorial to the man.
Let him rest in peace.
They also did a CGI thing in Back to the Future 2, when Crispin Glover didn't reprise his role as George McFly.
I think it would be good to do it, look what they did with Brandon Lee in "The Crow"! Too say it can't be done is ludicrous. Now, doing it tastefully is the hard part!!
I think it would be a great idea to put footage of heath ledger in this new movie. Much like the twin towers, ignoring the tragedy won't make it any easier to deal with. If we pay tribute to Heath with this picture we are letting his family and everyone know that we have not forgotten him.
Doesn't Android have an app for that?
Do it. its a tremendous way to pay respect to an irreplaceable character and actor and an excellent way to bridge the two movies.
It would be AWESOME!!!! Considering that his performance as the Joker was the best thing we've seen in a long time. I really hate the fact that he's no longer with us, but his performance set the bar really high for those to come!
NOLAN ALREADY CLAIMED THIS WAS A FALSE RUMOR. YESTERDAY
In the last 2 days Nolan put this rumor to rest. Out of respect for Ledger there will be no joker in this movie.
They should dig up his corpse for the cameo. Can't wait to see it!
Idk if anybody here follows what Chris Nolan has been posting on interviews but he said and i quote " there will be no more joker, i want the joker performance of Heath Ledger to be confined to Batman: Dark Knight" he said it months ago, and he said it a few weeks ago again when this rumor spread, There will be no more joker so don't expect a Heath Ledger cameo.
Well look what they have done to Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy, they can do much with CGI as long as it is done tastfuly and with the family approval, I think everyone would enjoy seeing Heath on the screen on last time, to tell the truth I believe he would have approved himself.
chris nolan lets do this remember I AM A MAN OF MY WORD
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