Re: The Joker must go on... I think anyone could play the Joker. Even the guy who did the YouTube parody of the movie's trailer did a great job. I think the hype is being misdirected at Ledger when it's really the Joker as a character that is making such an impression on people. That said, I still don't want to see the Joker recast. I can't stand recasting. It ruins movies for me. He doesn't need to be in another movie anyway. His story was wrapped up nicely in The Dark Knight and as mentioned above, there are a lot of good villains to explore.