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Heath Ledger is the Joker & Ryan Phillippe is Two Face?

Heath Ledger is the Joker & Ryan Phillippe is Two Face?

The new Batman sequel is titled The Dark Knight and will star Heath Ledger as the Joker (Jack Nicholson played the Joker in Tim Burton‘s 1989 Batman).  I don’t really see it quite yet but Heath does have the ear-to-ear smile down pat, I’ll give him that.  Let it be known that I would be a terrible casting director but with an updated look, the new Joker could be so fresh, so fiend. (Get it?) Filming could start as early as January 2007…

Christian Bale will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Christopher Nolan is directing again. Word around town is that Ryan Phillippe will take on the role of Harvey Dent/Two Face.  Maybe this will be the big break his career needs…

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  • mark

    bad choice.

  • jaromir

    Extremely bad choice!

  • jenpo

    heath’s a superb actor, you’ll eat your words when the movie comes out

  • sera

    I’m cautiously optimistic that Heath will do a good job playing the Joker. I don’t think he’s a bad actor I just think he’s chosen some really bad movie roles over the course of his career. I guess will see when the movie comes out.

  • macheath

    Assuming that they’re going to change up the Joker to be less cartoony like they did with Scarecrow, I think that Heath might be just an extremely inspired bit of casting. I just really, really, really, really, really wanted that role for Paul Bettany.

  • Lia

    That’s a lot of hotness in one film, Christian, Heath and possibley Ryan!? I dunno about the choice of Heath for the Joker and Ryan for Harvey Kent either….. lots of hotness though!

  • Kate

    johnny depp would have been better. i hope ryan gets the two face part.

  • Tom Welling

    I trust Nolan to cast this movie right. Better than Singer did with Superman! Heath/Ryan and Christian Bale. That’s a lot of angst and intensity for one director to handle though.

  • lex

    Ryan is perfect for the role of someone who seems good and turns to evil. Too bad he was too old to play Darth Vader. I think his big break will be the Clint Eastwood movie that comes out in the fall. By the time this Batman is released he could be in a completely different place in his career.Jared I think you should post a shirtless montage of Bale, Ledger and Phillippe to commemorate this rumor.

  • katalibria

    LOL!!!…i second lex’s shirtless montage request Jaredi have faith in Nolan that Heath can pull it off….i like Heath…i’m very curious to see how he turns out…i’ve always loved Ryan so i’d like to see him as Harvey Dentand of course much love for Christian

  • rip heath

    Does it depress the hell out of anyone else to read these old comments about Heath?

  • Caroline

    So sadly ironic… #3 was right after all.

  • Sarah

    yeah it is sad to read everyone’s old comments…..I just smiled when I read #3′s comment… go Heath!! woo! he completely reinvented The Joker and now no one could ever redo that character cause he just did it spot on perfectly.

  • amy

    haha, i agree with #3 i mean look at the joker now he’s perfect! seriously one of the best performances ive ever seen i loved heath <3

  • amy

    haha, i agree with #3 i mean look at the joker now he’s perfect! seriously one of the best performances ive ever seen i loved heath <3

  • jen

    Oh the irony.
    It is the second highest grosing movie in the US.
    Fifth in the world.
    I guess he did a fantastic job, right Jared?

  • suzycreamcheese

    it’s all over: