Heath Ledger possible to play The Joker in Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Mateo Mathieu's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Piccadilly Circus
Posts: 61,797
Heath Ledger possible to play The Joker in Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight

'Batman' Sequel News: 'Dark Knight' Casts Its Joker

Bale and Ledger will go head-to-head in 'The Dark Knight'

July 31 2006

In a flurry of Monday (July 31) night news, Warner Bros. officially announced the name of its "Batman Begins" sequel, as well as the casting for the film's new villain.

As expected, Christopher Nolan will return to the helm for "The Dark Knight," Christian Bale's second outing as Batman and Bruce Wayne. In addition to revealing the "Dark Knight" title, Warner Bros. confirmed what has been rumored for two weeks -- that Oscar nominee Heath Ledger will play Batman's nemesis, The Joker.

The unveiling of the "Brokeback Mountain" star at Gotham's grinning adversary ends a search that left nearly every Hollywood star of a certain age as a potential Joker. At various points, buzz focused on Steve Carell, Paul Bettany, Robin Williams, Sean Penn and Jude Law before Ledger was selected to follow in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero.

"I'm excited to continue the story we started with Batman Begins," Nolan says. "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."

Ledger earned Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG nominations for his "Brokeback Mountain" work. His busy 2005 also included appearances in "Casanova," "Lords of Dogtown" and "The Brothers Grimm."

Production on "The Dark Knight," which was written by Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan, is expected to begin in early 2007.

"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,'" says Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Bros. "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."

"Batman Begins" made $205 million domestically when it was released last summer, pulling in an additional $166 million foreign.


Inspiration is for amateurs

Mateo Mathieu is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 10:46 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
controlfreak's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 5,857
The question is, will it have a scene where Batman grabs the Joker's hand and places it onto his hot pulsating Batpole, before the Joker thrusts himself into the Batcave and goes all night, before saying, "You are too much for me Batman, you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you!"

controlfreak is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 11:00 AM
Senior Member
Erika_Angel's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seychelles
Posts: 7,942
I actually heard about Heath playing the Joker a while ago ... sounds like an odd choice, but I'm sure he can do it if he was casted.

"I will right wrongs & triumph over evil ... & that means you!"

0099 ... Eternal follower of the Golden Girl
WTAWorld Survivor
~ Survivor Cambodia - The Ta Prohm Ruins ~
Jan-Apr 06

~ Survivor Aitutaki - The Blue Lagoon ~
Nov 06-Mar 07
Erika_Angel is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 11:20 AM
Senior Member
Kunal's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,928
thats a really interesting choice
Kunal is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
Kunal's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 12,928
he could prolly nail it like he nailed the brokeback character
Kunal is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 12:12 PM
Senior Member
Strangelove's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,456
Good actor. Don't quite see it yet though, him playing Joker.
But from what I've heard of his relationship with the "press" Mr. Ledger can be quite maniacal at times

So who knows. I've got faith in Nolan no matter what.
Strangelove is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome