Joker must retire, insist Heath Ledger fans
'Any other performance will be below expectations'
Fans of the late Heath Ledger have launched a net campaign aimed at ensuring that his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight remains the ultimate and definitive outing for the character.
That's according to website The Ultimate Joker, which is pressuring Hollywood to retire the Joker on the grounds that Ledger's interpretation of the villain "is the best an actor could ever do".
Site co-founder Fer Barbella elaborated to Wired: "Any other performance will be below expectations for sure, so we want to forever keep Ledger's Joker as the one."
Barbella assured, however, that his concern is merely with celluloid representations. He added: "Television and animation is off our radar. And we like Jokers like Cesar Romero or Jack Nicholson, and even the voice of Mark Hamill. But we think this psycho in scarred whiteface is the best ever. No one can improve it. So please, Hollywood, use other enemies in the sequels to come."
Get a grip?
I know its tragic he died at a relatively young age etc but its only batman ffs
If Heath Ledger were alive now...
He would be scrabbling like mad on his coffin lid. (Apologies for forgetting who said the original quote.)
I watched the Dark Knight, hoping for a really amazing performance and was mildly let down in all aspects. That includes the role of the Joker.
I remember when he was still alive and the film buffs were all "Heath can't do the Joker, he's not good enough" I actually agree witht hem.