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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I THINK IT WOULD BE AN AWESOME TRIBUTE!
I trust Nolan completely and do not think that he will do anything to screw up his master piece..........and Thank all that holy that he is taking the reins of Superman so he can correct the mess Singer made of that movie.
If you have ever seen "The Crow" with Brandon Lee then you know this can be done. That movie was made years ago, and Brandon Lee had passed. They used 1994 CGI to place Lee's face on another actor's body in at least one scene, and doctored unused footage of Lee in another scene. That was completely believable and tasteful.
I think it would be good to honor Ledger's memory and one of his most brilliant performances ever by giving him a cameo in the new film.
Has Nolan ever actrually watched the Batman series based on the comic books? I think this is a really great idea but really not having someone replace The Joker??? Wasn't Robin killed by The Joker which only deepens the anger behind Bruce Wayne and the The Jokers relationship...I really thought they were going to go out with this franchise but now he saids its his last..such a shame just like the spiderman franchise..So many differerent stories and backguys they could include..
Nolan already said that he's not gonna have Robin in the films as long as he directs. He just wants to focus on Batman's early years before sidekicks and the like...
Besides, the Joker "kills" the 2nd Robin, so that will be A LOT further down the storyline - like nearly 10 years.
...and then Jason Todd, the second Robin, who was orignially killed by the Joker, was written back to life in the comics (brought back by one of Raj's Lazarus pits), but the movies are quite diverged from the plot of the comics at this point anyhow; so, that's probably neither here nor there.
well he killed the second Robin Jason Todd they have a whole movie on it, Nolan won't have any Robin in it also I think it would be a nice compromise between people who want the joker in it and people who don't want Heath recast ed especially joker said to Batman "I think you and I are destined to do this forever" too rumor has it Harley Quinn will be in it, if so they should have Heath "return from the grave" one final tribute to Heath Ledger
Honestly I was wondering if they were going to do this or not awhile ago. It's a good idea to have the Joker in the film even if it is only for a few fleeting moments. They really don't need to CGI in that I am sure that they have plenty of cut reels to go to, either way, it's a good idea to bridge the movies, and I wouldn't be surprised if Harvey Dent- now Two Face isn't part of the structure as well. Nolan has proved at least one thing, he knows what he is doing when it comes to film making.
Now that sounds like a joke indeed.
Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was a crowning point of his blossoming career and he would have won the Academy Award for one of the finest supporting performances ever even had it not been posthumous. It's truly fitting to bring closure to the Joker story arc and pay true homage to a young actor who was taken from us WAY before his time. I think even Heath would have wanted it that way. Nolan and Bale have done wonders at revitalizing this tired franchise and Heath's performance just showed the direction this series has potential to go. Bring him back to life for one more big screen farewell. He deserves that much and so do movie audiences.
I wholeheartedly agree ^_^
Love your thoughts on the idea; I agreed with you anyway, but hearing you clarify it like that really 'brings it home'. As you say, he deserves it, and so do we (since his Joker's story was never completed).
As long as it's done respectfully to honor Heath Ledger and utilized properly to "bridge" the movies.Of course permission to do so would hinge on the Ledger family's approval.It brings up an interesting question as far as rights to ones likeness or image in a digital age.Technology has progressed to the point where "digital actors" are possible.Hold on to your chromozones boys and girls Mr.Wizard may swipe you into a CGI character before your very eyes!!! Pandora's box has just opened up.....
LOL, ever see "Looker" (1981)?
heh, someone else that remembers that movie.^_^
I think its awesome!
Let's remember how cool it was seeing CGI Arnold in Terminator Salvation. As long as it's done tastefully and in true cameo length, I love it.
Ok. But Arnold isn't DEAD! Totally different!
I think it's a good idea. He really deserves it. But like the article say's it's really up to his family.
Sounds like a good idea to me, as long as his family approves it. We already know his performance was legendary.
I like the idea. It really gives the film an amount of closure.
Depends on how his family feels including his little girls Momma
It's an excellent idea to do a cameo of Heath Ledger as the Joker. I sure would wanna see that.
Bad idea. Having scarecrow in the second one didn't do anything for anyone anyway.
I'm glad it's not up to you to decide!
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