Friday, April 20, 2007

Batfans Snap

SuperheroHype have published some pictures of what certainly appears to be Heath Ledger on the set of The Dark Knight. You'll have to go there to look at them. Spoiler alert: he's got a white face and green hair.

What do you mean that's not a spoiler? Apparently it is. Comic book fans don't much like change - witness their refusal to accept the cloud for of Galactus or (the oldiest, goldiest online argument of the lot) Spider-Man's organic web shooters. But they actually seemed plenty pleased about some rumoured changes to The Joker for Nolan's next film.

The rumour was, the white face and bright green hair were out, that the character was going to be a morturary-slab grey, with scars and ratty-tatty clothes. Certainly not the impression left by the pics now posted.

I could care less if this Joker is white with green hair or grey and covered in bumps, scars and slices - just as long as there's a reason for it. The green and white worked brilliantly for Burton, Nolan may or may not need something else. He might even need an eight mile tall giant in purple spandex and a truly absurd hat thing.

The questiuon is, really, what do these pictures tell us about The Dark Knight overall? Can we get slightly better bearing on it's direction from what we see here?

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