Why So Serious? Well, perhaps because for some fans, this news could be a downer. Then again, for others, this news will “Put a Smile on their faces”. Director Christopher Nolan has put an end to one of the most debated and speculated questions surrounding his Batman world: Will the Joker be in Batman 3?
Director Christopher Nolan has said that the Joker will not be returning in Batman 3 or any other subsequent bat-films as long as he’s helming the franchise. From the latest issue of Empire Magazine: “‘No,’ says Nolan emphatically and unhesitatingly. He resists elaborating simply because, quite understandably, he says, ‘I just don’t feel comfortable talking about it.'”
I’m at peace with Nolan’s decision. Heath Ledger’s performance was simply outstanding. He DID deserve the Oscar, even if he was still alive. But now on regards to Batman 3, I won’t mind not seeing the Joker once again. The way Nolan left the Joker in TDK was a perfect move. Just leave him alive and well. Let us imagine that he’s back in Arkham Asylum scheming his next move. We don’t need to see him. Also, I wouldn’t want any other actor trying to fill Ledger’s shoes. That’s too much distraction – it will take away attention from the movie itself. Just move on to the next chapter on Batman’s journey – take on another villain. Probably in the future, somebody will take on the Joker again; when the Batman franchise is rebooted again.
What do you guys think? You ok with Nolan’s decision? What villains would you want to see now that the Joker won’t be included at all?