While doing PR for his upcoming film Candy, Heath Ledger let spill a couple of comments regarding his upcoming role as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
It’s definitely going to stump people. I think it’ll be more along the lines of how the Joker was meant to be in the comics, darker and more sinister.
But it’s obviously not going to be what Jack Nicholson did. It’s going to be more nuanced and dark and more along the lines of a Clockwork Orange kind of feel. Which is, I think, what the comic book was after: less about his laugh and more about his eyes.
Sounds like a pretty creepy interpretation of The Clown Prince of Crime. I for one am looking forward to seeing his performance. I think he will do a solid job, and with Nolan at the helm, drawing a stellar performance out of Ledger will yield awesome results.
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