Nolan To Use Unseen Joker Footage In Dark Knight Rises?

December 1, 2010 by  
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heath-ledger-joker300There’s been a lot of Batman chat going on recently and we’ve got another bit for you this afternoon. According to, Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan is considering the possibility of using never-seen-before clips of Heath Ledger’s iconic Joker for the new movie.

A source has claimed that, like everybody else, Nolan was blown away by the late actor’s performance and is keen to include his character in the third and final instalment to foster continuity within the trilogy.

“The idea is to use these fragments of cut scenes and use CGI to have The Joker appear one last time,” a source told the website. “Chris wants some continuity between movies and for the franchise to pay tribute to Heath and his portrayal of the Joker. It would only be a fleeting moment in the movie and would only be included with the full consent of Heath’s family.”

If true, this development indicates a marked change in Nolan’s attitude, as he had previously said that the Joker would not be featuring – in any capacity – in Dark Knight Rises as a mark of respect towards Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of teh villain in 2009.

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