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The Joker not referenced in Dark Knight Rises

Heath Ledger’s character not being brought up in new Batman film.

With The Dark Knight Rises fast approaching its due date, we’ve been getting a lot of scoops on Bat-baddies like Bane, Catwoman and even Ra’s al Ghul. But what about The Dark Knight’s Joker? Beware, possible spoilers (non-spoilers?) follow for the bat-sensitives out there!

Director Christopher Nolan confirmed in a recent interview that the character won’t be referenced at all in the new film.

“We’re not addressing the Joker,” Nolan told Empire. “That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath [Ledger] and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight. I didn’t want to in any way try and account for a real-life tragedy. That seemed inappropriate to me. We just have a new set of characters and a continuation of Bruce Wayne’s story. Not involving the Joker.”

We’ve known for a while now that the Joker would not be making an appearance in the new film, but what do you think about the character being written out completely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Source: Empire

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