Heath Ledger planned to play The Joker in a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’

Heath Ledger planned to play The Joker in a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’
I would love to play the Joker, or, at least, do the voice overs, should a new Joker movie come a long. I am a huge Heath Ledger fan. Not only was Heath a fantastic actor, but an artist, photographer and gentle soul. I share many of the same passions as he did, being a professional photographer and filmmaker on the side. I have been a video editor for years, since 1988, and have worked on music videos, as did Heath.
I never thought of doing voice over work of any type until some friends mentioned that I do a couple voices quite well. I never tried or attempted to practice, it just kind of happened. I have recorded the Joker’s voice for clients who needed something silly on their voice mail messages or short Lego films. I also have a You Tube channel called THE JOKER BOX. Here is one of my favorite videos from that channel. It’s just something I do for fun. What do you think?

An interview from Heath Ledger’s sister, Kate Ledger…

He died six months before the movie was released.

Heath Ledger loved playing The Joker in The Dark Knight and wanted to play him again in a sequel movie, his sister has said.

The actor died on January 22, 2008 from the accidental intoxication of prescription drugs, six months before the release of the Batman movie that would see him be posthumously awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Heath’s sister Kate told news.com.au that had he lived, her brother had every intention of working with director Christopher Nolan and Batman actor Christian Bale on another film in the franchise.

“He was so proud of what he had done in Batman,” Kate said last year ahead of the I Am Heath Ledger documentary.

The interview has been recirculating in recent days around the tenth anniversary of the actor’s death.

“And I know he had plans for another Batman. He loved working with Chris Nolan and Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. He just had the best time ever doing that film.

“When he came home at Christmas he couldn’t wait to tell us all about it and he was doing the voice and laughing, showing me all the rushes. We had a great time.”

Related: Christian Bale confirms that Heath Ledger really did ask to be beaten up on the set of ‘The Dark Knight’

She denied that the role had made him depressed, adding: “He was a really happy person and he had huge plans for his future.

“I spoke to him the night before [he died] and we were laughing and joking.”

 

 

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