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  • Posted: August 1, 2006 1:43:42 pm
  • It was annouced today that Heath Ledger will be playing the new "joker" in the highly anticipated sequel to the new Batman franchise.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14137821/

    I personally was worried that they were just going to do Begins as a lead in for the old stuff, and then maybe skip the old stuff and do somemore bad guys.

    I am not too sure what to make of them basically redoing the franchise from the ground up.

    Your thoughts?
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  • Posted: August 1, 2006 3:21:09 pm
  • I am cautiously optimistic about any casting news I hear. They could do worse than Heath Ledger.

    I don't mind so much that they're starting over from scratch. It's kind of how they start up a new title when they want to explore a different aspect of the character. There's so much history there and so many different interpretations, I think it would be difficult to make a long running series that had a single unifying history.

    I just hope the Joker eviscerates an effigy of Joel Schumacer (sp?) at the beginning TDK. Those last two movies still make my blood boil.
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