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Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 5:51:27 PM   
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According to Latino Review, who were the first people to announce that Brandon Routh was Superman, Heath Ledger has been offered the part of The Joker for the anticipated Batman Begins sequel.

Yo! El Mayimbe here with un gran bochinche! A MAJOR SCOOP! For months, gossip has been circulating who would play The Joker in the next Batman Begins sequel. It's definite that the next sequel will concentrate on The Joker and they're already throwing names around such as Steve Buscemi - Robin Williams - Lachy Hulme -Alexis Denisof and Mark Hamill.
We were first to tell the world that Brandon Routh was going to be the new Superman. Now here we are at it again as we just got word from A VERY TRUSTED SOURCE that the offer last night was officially made to Heath Ledger to star as The Joker in the Batman Begins Sequel! As Ari Gold on HBO'S Entourage would say: Heath Motherfuckin' Brokeback The Joker Ledger!

Stay further tuned to Latinoreview as this story further develops.

 
   


I'm sure this will dismay many but personally i think it's an interesting choice. Ledger has proved himself as a compotent actor and i'm sure he'll bring something unique to the role. Not quite sure he has a manic enough laugh though....it's rather deep and manly.

Aintitcool and Comingsoon are also reporting the story with mixed opinions.

Aintitcool - I'm quite a fan of Ledger's work, but he's kind of moody... I guess if he injects the kind of life he put into his early teen comedy/KNIGHT'S TALE work to balance that out it could work. Right now it's just a rumor. Even if it is true, there's always the possibility the deal will fall through or he will flat out reject it. I just hope Crispin Glover is choice #2.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 5:55:10 PM   
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Yeah, this was posted in the Future Batman Begins thread.
 
He better not be. Fuck, Alexis Denisof was mentioned? When? That would fucking own. I'm adding him to the list.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 5:55:22 PM   
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hmmmm , thr phrase that keeps going around in my head is " i trust chris nolan "



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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 5:59:09 PM   
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If its true then it's a really brave casting choice, very interesting move, i'd have had my money on Michael Keaton but I think Heath could be really great

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:00:00 PM   
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I dunno, i actually think it could work with Ledger. Its a risk admittedly, but it could pay off quite well.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:02:18 PM   
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it is a very interesting choice , see him more as a young harvey dent though , but nolan rarely puts a foot wrong imo

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:03:49 PM   
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*gets the Crayolas out*



Hmm. Possible, but I'm not convinced.


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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:04:02 PM   
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I am a bit on the fence about that.....he is not a bad actor, but I am not sure if I can see him as the joker

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:04:07 PM   
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it is a very interesting choice , see him more as a young harvey dent though , but nolan rarely puts a foot wrong imo


He certainly has had a way with casting, so far in his carrer. Bale was a great choice for Batman - and lets face it, there were doubters with that choice

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:08:47 PM   
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it is a very interesting choice , see him more as a young harvey dent though , but nolan rarely puts a foot wrong imo


He certainly has had a way with casting, so far in his carrer. Bale was a great choice for Batman - and lets face it, there were doubters with that choice


indeed , only time will tell if this is accurate and the right choice , might just work though

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:12:43 PM   
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Hmm. Possible, but I'm not convinced.




He's kinda got the smile down already!

Seriously though... I'm trusting Nolan. Ledgers not an obvious choice (understatement!) but hes a good actor. Lets hope he can pull off manic as well as dark and brooding!

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:13:04 PM   
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It hasn't been confirmed yet. So it could still swerve and reveal McGinley in the role.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:15:39 PM   
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It hasn't been confirmed yet. So it could still swerve and reveal McGinley in the role.


you might be waiting a long time for that to happen jack

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:17:36 PM   
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Fine: Eccleston, Brody, Bettany, Roth, Ifans, Denisof.

It's not that he's a bad actor. It's just that he's not The Joker. Fucking Hell, I'd rather have Hulme. 

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:19:34 PM   
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Fine: Eccleston, Brody, Bettany, Roth, Ifans, Denisof.

It's not that he's a bad actor. It's just that he's not The Joker. Fucking Hell, I'd rather have Hulme. 


i agree with the two highlighted choices , but not the others

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:21:53 PM   
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I don't care.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:22:43 PM   
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I would have liked Bettany.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:23:33 PM   
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I don't care.


fair enough

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:28:13 PM   
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Who's this Denisof character?

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:29:28 PM   
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Who's this Denisof character?


if i am correst it is wesley from buffy and angel !

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:30:06 PM   
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Played Wesley in Buffy and Angel.
 
Very talented actor who can play psycho well along with comedic roles.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:30:21 PM   
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Sounds like a winner. Who?

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:31:22 PM   
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'Gay Cowboy' does not immediately shout Clown Prince of Crime.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:31:34 PM   
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Played Wesley in Buffy and Angel.
 
Very talented actor who can play psycho well along with comedic roles.


If that's the case how come his claim to fame is in two shite tv shows? Surely the offers would be flooding in.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:32:37 PM   
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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:35:32 PM   
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Because he's part of this movement including Ioan Griffard, of actors appearing in British serials turning to film.
 
And besides, how many psychopathic clowns do you hear Hollywood calling out for on a daily basis? I'm sure we would all know his name if he were on a plane filled with snakes. And let's face it, offers are not indicative of acting talent ala Orlando Bloom.
 
Regardless of Denisof, I'm more concerned about Ledger actually being confirmed.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:43:47 PM   
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Are you saying all he can play is psycotic clowns? Sounds awesome, Brando beware!

Ledger'll be alright, he's got the build and appears to have good range (who saw Brokeback coming?) so I think he'll surprise us again.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:49:47 PM   
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But he plays stoic characters. Not wild man ones.
 
Fuck this, I'm gathering the 'Future Batman Films' stalwarts so we can bitch and complain about the severe lack of Glover.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:56:35 PM   
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Glover would have been a bad choice. Yes, he sort of looks like the Joker but he's not a particularly good actor.

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RE: Heath Ledger Is The Joker?! - 20/7/2006 6:58:48 PM   
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Neither was Jude Law. I think this smells more of Warners than it does Nolan.

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