Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joseph Gordon Levitt should play the Joker

So the word on teh internets this morning is that Chris Nolan is in talks with Joseph Gordon Levitt to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. I'm all in, on one condition. He has to play the Joker. If not him then someone else from 10 Things I Hate About You has to do it (David Leisure anyone?). I think it's the only tribute fitting to Heath Ledger's legacy.

UPDATE seattle, washington. Apparently Christopher Nolan has already told reporters that a new Joker or old footage of the Joker would not be appearing in the next Batman movie. Whatever man.. Next thing you'll tell me is that Marlon Wayans isn't going to be Robin.

7 comments:

Ralf Haring on February 2, 2011 at 12:19 PM said...

nonono. no one should play the joker until they reboot the whole franchise again.

kevin n. on February 2, 2011 at 12:28 PM said...

You know how in The Dark Night The scarecrow shows up for like 2 minutes? That's about how much time I think the Joker should get in The Dark Knight Rises. Maybe one scene of Batman visiting him in prison or something. Just something there to bridge the two movies.

palartok on March 21, 2011 at 3:10 AM said...

I for one agree with you. The Joker is intrinsic to the Batman franchise. He can't be absent from all the following movies and this reboot has been the truest to the voice of the comics (can you tell I am a Bruce Timm fan?) and I do not want them to reboot the whole franchise yet again. They finally got it right.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is a good and comitted actor. He would do both his role as the Joker and Heath Ledger's legacy justice.

Anonymous said...

He certainly is a look alike!

Anonymous said...

That is really dumb recasting the joker, if any of you out there really thought the joker was going to be re-cast you dont know christopher nolan well enough, i knew from the day i saw the dark knight that the joker would not be re-cast out respect, Nolan is a respectful man, if any of you would come to terms and realize it, then there would not be this unnessecery debate, if you were the director, and you re-cast JGL as the joker, you be the most unrespected director ever, and your movie would turn out awful, heath's performance was amazing and connot be competed with, the joker made his mark and is going to stay locked up in arkham.

Bryce said...

While I agree that Christopher Nolan is in fact a respectful and genius director, and I also agree that he might be thought down upon by his coworkers and other figures in the industry if he were to recast the Joker, I strongly disagree that the movie would turn out awful. Health's performance of the Joker might have been unsurpassed, sure, but because it was so great, he's sparked an incredible interest in the actual character. I realize that Christopher Nolan will not recast the Joker, but if he did I think many fans, if not the majority would be more than happy if the Joker made an appearance on the film, definitely not a main role, but simply an appearance. While it is confirmed now that Joseph Gordon Levitt is playing John Blake, I think he would have been a good actor to do a stand in for the Joker, again, not any sort of leading role, but just something to show a connection to the old film, and to bring back many of the fan's favorite character, even if for a brief moment.

Bryce said...

I would just like to correct a spelling error, where I misspelled Heath's* name by putting Health instead, haha.

 

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