Speaking to Empire Magazine in a new interview about his upcoming (ultra cool!) film Inception, Christopher Nolan has definitively stated that the Joker will not be recast or appear in Batman 3. Although he hasn’t said much about which villains might pop up in the next installment, he has also ruled out Mr. Freeze.
I’ve got to say I’m relieved by the Joker news; Ledger left his indelible imprint behind and I feel like we should move on to other foes. After Nolan runs through a few of these films and moves on to Superman, I”m sure somebody’s grandkid will start the franchise all over again and maybe then they can think about a recast.
Let the Sunday griping (or cheering) begin!