Even though next year's double-whammy of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad is set to introduce Jared Leto as the new Joker for the DC Cinematic Universe, people are still talking about Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning turn as the villain in 2008's The Dark Knight. A new German documentary about the life of the actor actually gives us a glimpse into the diary he created in bringing one of the most iconic villains to the big screen. And it's a pretty insightful look at how an actor creates a role.
Heath Ledger only lived to be 28 years old. The news of his death spread like wildfire. The first major Hollywood star to have died so young in the age of the Internet, his passing deeply touched all of Hollywood as well as fans around the world. But Heath Ledger was a reluctant celebrity, a star that didn't really want to be one. By opting to play character roles in small films and declining major offers such as the leading role in "Spiderman", he deliberately made "unwise" choices and risked his career on several occasions. He was far more interested in the serious art of acting than in becoming famous as a Hollywood superstar.Read More
Heath Ledger would be celebrating his 35 birthday had he not passed away at the age of 28 in 2008. In honor of his memory, Hugh Jackman named him as a worthy successor to the character of Wolverine, revealing that he wanted the actor to play a younger version of Logan at one point in the past.
It's no secret that after 7 movies and at least one more on the way, Hugh Jackman is considering hanging up his adamantium claws for good. During a Q&A session to support his latest go at the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he appeared alongside Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, the Aussie was tasked with answering a question that has been nagging at everyone. Who should replace him as Logan while this Marvel Mutant series continues on at 20th Century Fox?Read More
Make-up artist John Caglione Jr. has posted a select group of five images on the photo sharing website Imgur, which offer a never-before-seen look at Heath Ledger as the Joker on his last few days of shooting The Dark Knight. They're similar to photos we've seen before, but they're cool nonetheless. Check them out below.
The Dark Knight was released July 18th, 2008.Read More
The idea that Heath Ledger was possessed by a demon during the production of The Dark Knight is not new. Some folks truly believe that the young actor opened himself up, and became susceptible to, a truly evil force. One that drove Heath's performance as The Joker.
One of those people that believe Heath Ledger may have been under the influence of Satan's minions in his portrayal of this iconic Batman villain is The Reverend Bob Larson, the world's leading exorcist, and foremost expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena. He is currently making the rounds in discussing the authentic nature of the exorcisms seen in The Devil Inside.Read More
Yesterday, an old http://movieweb.com/the-dark-knight-rises-to-resurrect-the-joker-with-cgi/rumor started to swing its head that claimed Christopher Nolan was going to bring back Heath Ledger's The Joker for The Dark Knight Rises using deleted footage and CGI. Now, the director himself has come forward to debunk this claim, which quickly spread across the globe.
Nolan went onto confirm that the Joker would not be showing up in The Dark Knight Rises, and that the script isn't even completed yet. He also stated that he wants the Joker to be contained solely within 2008's The Dark Knight.Read More
The notion of Christopher Nolan incorporating unused footage of Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker from The Dark Knight in The Dark Knight Rises is not a new one. In fact, we http://movieweb.com/best-rumor-stories-of-2008-featuring-the-dark-knight-gi-joe-rise-of-the-cobra/revealed this information way back in October of 2008. Its been known for a long time that there were deleted scenes Nolan had saved for possible later use. The beloved villain is left dangling at the end of a rope during his climactic parting scene in The Dark Knight, and the character is in no way dead.
As production ramps up, so are new rumors that The Joker may actually be making an appearance in The Dark Knight Rises via this old footage and a little CGI manipulation. Director Christopher Nolan is keeping mum about this potential spoiler, and he refused to comment on this particular subject in a recent interview. Around the time of The Dark Knight's release, Nolan insisted that Heath Ledger wouldn't be making an appearance in the final chapter of his Batman trilogy, CGI or not. Maybe it was too close to the death of Ledger at the time of that decision, or Nolan simply wanted to keep it a secret and make it a surprise for the fans.Read More