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.