Heath Ledger’s role as The Joker will remain intact

Heath Ledger as The JokerEarly test screenings of the upcoming Batman flick The Dark Knight have left audiences disturbed and upset about a key scene. In the scene the late Heath Ledger‘s character The Joker pretends to be dead while hiding in a body bag. Soon after news of the eerie scene was released, rumors spread that Warner Bros. planned to cut it out of the film to avoid further upsetting the audience. But now a source close to the production claims there is no truth to the editing rumor. “The film remains intact — and nothing of Ledger’s will be cut from the movie, including the body bag scene,” said the source. “I know for a fact that that scene is in the film. I also know that WB has made no such mandate and that (director) Chris Nolan is honest when saying that he will not change what was intended with The Joker.”

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  1. TerryDavidMulligan • April 15, 2008 @ 9:56 AM

    i hope they don’t cut anything.
    don’t cater to the sensitive audience, that probably won’t see the movie anyways.

  2. Joshua • April 15, 2008 @ 11:18 AM

    I have heard that Ledger was very pleased with the way the movie was going to be..would be a shame to edit the works of an artist cuz people are touchy.

  3. Shahnur • April 15, 2008 @ 10:14 PM

    An artist will be remembered because of his/her performance. So, the editing of the scene from the movie shouldn’t be done at any cost.

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