It may have taken until 1989 for Tim Burton's Batman to kick off the comic book movie era in earnest, but a producer on the film was already thinking about the casting choices a decade earlier—and even mocked up a pic of Jack Nicholson as The Joker.
After Christopher Nolan is done with The Dark Knight Rises—most likely his last Bat-film—Warner Bros. wants to keep the franchise alive with a new TV series. And the Caped Crusader's Big Bad will be none other than the Joker.
It's a crazy world we're living in, and psychiatrists are getting so busy treating people that they're asking DC Comics creators to help them in their quest to promote better understanding of mental illness. How? By making supervillains more accurately sick in the head.
We were all duly impressed with the late Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning portrayal of the Joker back in 2008. He was funny, he was intense and, perhaps most importantly, he was damn creepy. But as it turns out, a creepier version of the Joker does exist. Prepare yourselves for Baby Joker!
There are lots of things to love about Christopher Nolan's second Bat-film, The Dark Knight, but high on that list—way up near the top—is Heath Ledger's interpretation of the Clown Prince of Crime. If you just want to swim in his performance, here's every line of Joker dialogue ... and nothing but.