Christopher Nolan Confirms That Heath Ledger Will Not Appear In The Dark Knight Rises

There was a horrific little rumor floating around for a bit that Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises”, will include an appearance Heath Ledger as the Joker. You might remember that Ledger is no longer with us, so any appearance would have to be cobbled together from unused footage and computer generated images.

Yeah, I think that sounds awful, too. We all know how well that strategy worked out with “The Crow”.

Luckily, both Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas also think that idea is completely idiotic, and they told Heat Vision about it at a party.

“I heard that rumor,” said Thomas. “We’re not doing that.”

Nolan also squashed that rumor, saying that Ledger’s performance should remain encapsulated in “The Dark Knight”.

Thank god for small victories.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    “Nolan also squashed that rumor, saying that Ledger’s performance should remain encapsulated in “The Dark Knight”.

    Thank god for small victories.”

    Amen Brother! Amen!

  • The Strongest There Is

    I still want a person in a dark room, that you can tell is the joker bounded and chained, and for batman to go to him to bounce ideas with a madman to solve a case. Just someone who is good at the joker voice. I know they’re out there.

  • The Strongest There Is

    I still want a person in a dark room, that you can tell is the joker bounded and chained, and for batman to go to him to bounce ideas with a madman to solve a case. Just someone who is good at the joker voice. I know they’re out there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7546NQ5ZXFHS6G5AVECRYREAY THE MAN

    If anyone could replace Heath exactly like he created the Joker it could be Johnny Depp.

    • OK Records

      I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. Johnny Depp? Really? REALLY?!?!?!

    • Dablaster

      i think johnny depp would actualy play riddler realy well

    • Dablaster

      i think johnny depp would actualy play riddler realy well

  • ulik

    I like Johnny Depp but Hell No! Keep him away from anything Batman. I’m already tired of Tim Burton and his man crush for Depp.

  • ulik

    I like Johnny Depp but Hell No! Keep him away from anything Batman. I’m already tired of Tim Burton and his man crush for Depp.

  • ulik

    I like Johnny Depp but Hell No! Keep him away from anything Batman. I’m already tired of Tim Burton and his man crush for Depp.

  • THORSFURY

    Ah…… I can confirm he will not too. He is DEAD.