Holy Playing Cards, Batman! Empire Online has a new page up which is slowly revealing the a new image of Heath Ledger in his get-up as the Joker for The Dark Knight.

The page shows nine playing cards covering the photo. Three cards were turned over initially, revealing the Joker's feet and legs. As more cards are removed, we'll get a clearer image of the Joker.

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Pictures of the Joker have been shown before, usually through the viral sites such as Why So Serious?, but this looks to be the first clear image of the Joker's entire body.

The Dark Knight stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Maggie Gylenhal and Aaron Eckhart. The film is set for a July 18, 2008 release.