I saw this on The Hour and had to post it:
This is Heath Ledger as The Joker in the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight.
This looks awesome! I was already going to see The Dark Knight, but now, I'm really excited about it. It looks as though director Christopher Nolan has captured the true characteristics of The Joker.
Cesar Romero's version was goofy. Jack Nicholson's version was insane. Heath Ledger's version looks psychotic. That's how The Joker was portrayed in the comics; a vicious sociopath who kills people and enjoys doing it.
You have give credit to Ledger. He has some big shoes to fill. Let's face it, Jack was phenomenal. No matter what Ledger does (apparently, he's based The Joker on the characters from A Clockwork Orange), he's going to be compared to Jack. Some will say he wasn't as good as Jack. Others will say he was as good as Jack. I wonder if anyone will have the stones to say Ledger was better then Jack.
Speaking about The Joker, how cool would it be if Jennifer Tilly was brought in to play Harley Quinn?
Finally, here's a neat website related to The Dark Knight: www.ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com
Don't be fooled by what you see. Go to "Edit" and click on "Select All."