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Old January 11 2009, 11:23 PM   #16
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Re: The Joker - What would you do now?

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All you really need to do is have the camera at some point move past a cell door in Arkham, with insane laughter emanating from within and I'd be satisfied.

I like this. Heck, you can even show him in there.

Just re-cast Paul Giamotti.

Heath Ledger was just doing an impression of him anyways...
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Old January 11 2009, 11:26 PM   #17
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Re: The Joker - What would you do now?

The advantage they have if they want to use the Joker in a brief scene, is that Heath was buried under so much make-up, that you couldn't tell it was him anyway. So another actor can fill the role for a short scene.
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Old January 11 2009, 11:29 PM   #18
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Re: The Joker - What would you do now?

I read the Nolan comment on the third film plot point on either aintitcool or io9, you'll have to check there it was like a month or more ago

As for recasting Joker, they should cast Matthew Modine, that developer guy from the Showtime series "Weeds"
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Old January 11 2009, 11:34 PM   #19
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All you really need to do is have the camera at some point move past a cell door in Arkham, with insane laughter emanating from within and I'd be satisfied.
That would work for me -- especially if there was a mention or interview of a medical assistant/resident (whatever the hired help is at an asylum) named "Miss Quinn" looking in on him...

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Old January 12 2009, 01:18 AM   #20
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Mention him, maybe even incorporate unused scenes and dialogue from TDK, but I would not recast him. It would only be a distraction.
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Old January 12 2009, 01:35 AM   #21
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M'rk, son of Mogh wrote: View Post
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All you really need to do is have the camera at some point move past a cell door in Arkham, with insane laughter emanating from within and I'd be satisfied.

I like this. Heck, you can even show him in there.

Just re-cast Paul Giamotti.

Heath Ledger was just doing an impression of him anyways...
Rather than waste him doing some Joker laugh, they should cast him as The Penguin.
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Old January 12 2009, 02:24 AM   #22
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Recast, if it is necessary to bring the character back. The Joker hides behind so much make-up that the only thing that would distract from re-casting would be a weak performance. Otherwise, leave it be.
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Old January 12 2009, 02:24 AM   #23
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Have a robot version of the Joker in the next movie.
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Old January 12 2009, 02:50 AM   #24
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I say move on to other villains. The Joker will just have to wait for the next reboot to rise again.
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Old January 12 2009, 03:00 AM   #25
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Recast, if it is necessary to bring the character back.
I agree. If Nolan needs to bring Joker back then he should bring Joker back. I appreciate what Ledger did but his wasn't such a great performance that none could follow. Shit it felt like Johnny Depp portraying a psychotic Ed Wood in clown makeup.
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Old January 12 2009, 05:03 AM   #26
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The actions of the Joker in TDK will definitely have lasting repercussions in Gotham. He killed all the major crime lords in the city and took over their organization, though with entirely different goals.

It would be impossible not to acknowledge this and have it serve as a jumping off point for the story.

However, I think the Joker should only be mentioned specifically once or twice in passing, a la Carmine Falcone's shout-out in TDK.

Anything else would be distracting.
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Old January 12 2009, 05:09 AM   #27
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I would support a mention and a move to other villians.
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Old January 12 2009, 06:11 AM   #28
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Could go either way. He was a major character in the last film and in general, representing Batman's opposite and worst enemy, so there could be a recast (Paul Bettany looks close enough and could make the character his own while still a continuation; Michael Pitt has the looks but I don't know about acting skills). Or they could go in more of a new direction. It depends a bit on how long after TDK the third story takes place.
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Old January 12 2009, 06:16 AM   #29
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idea: just as how in real life, even though the Joker is a villain, people would dress up as him for Halloween or like the internet hoodlums from 4chan have taken him for a living Saint....

"copycat Jokers"

just as there were copycat Batman. There's always some nutcases who think the Joker was cool.
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Old January 12 2009, 01:41 PM   #30
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I'd recast him with some horrendous casting choice like Ted McGinley, just to piss off everyone.
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