Alot of backlash was going on last year when it was announced that Heath Ledger was going to play the JOKER in the next Batman film, The Dark Knight due out in the Summer 2008. Personally I am not sure why, as Heath is a talented and versatile actor and I could see him doing this role justice. Not that he could pull off Jack Nicholson, but then why would he want to? I mean Jack was great, but he didn’t play Ceaser Romero Playing the Joker did he? Kevin Spacey was great in last years Superman Returns as the evil Lex Luthor, but he was not Gene Hackman. Not to say that one was better than the other, but they were equally good in that role, just different.
I think Heath can give a whole new attitude and dimension of the Joker than we have ever seen before. And if this photo is any indication, I think he will pull it off.