No, not Batman Forever. This is for the sequel to this summer's smash hit, The Dark Knight. and the title "Batman 3" is not the films title, odds are the films real title won't even have "Batman" in it.
Little to nothing is known about the film. Everyone knew it would happen. Dark Knight made so much money there was never a chance of it not happening. But what was up in the air was who would direct it. Would Christopher Nolan return? Would WB be the idiotic moronic assholes we all know they are and force a new Batman movie though with a new director? No one knew.
Till now. Well... ok, we still don't know. But, we've got some heavily reliably rumours for the first time.
I was sort of hoping Nolan would follow his trend of making a kickass Batman movie, another project and back to Batman. All the same, but this also leaves a lot of questions unanswered to, like with Ledger out of the picture and leaving no obvious clue as to what will happen next. Oh well, I'm sure something good will come of it.
same, I would have been fine with Nolan doing another film in between... but the thing is, I don't know if WB would have waited for Nolan to come back.
Wait, wasn't there mention they recasted the Joker already for the next fim? Boooooooooooooooooooooo!
Joker died with Ledger in my opinion.
this is just my opinion.
but... saying stuff like this is utter bull shit. Ledger was brillant, amazing, and OWNED the role.
that being said, Joker is a character. that is all. another actor can easily step into the role. it wasn't just Ledger's Joker, it was Nolan's. if Nolan thinks he can replace Ledger, he damn well can. the reason Ledger was hired was because he and Nolan had the same idea's for Joker. so I 100% support whatever Nolan does.
the joker is batman's eternal foe, but that doesn't mean they can't still include other villains. I liked the dual-villain thing they had going in the first one. It opens up for a larger plot and more twists.
There are few actors out there that can match Heath's performance in that. I personally think johnny rotten would be suitable, but I see his rep declining day by day. Maybe Benicio Del Toro, but that's pushing it.
I hope to see Joker again, but I don't think it's time for him to make a comeback right away.
Don't get me wrong, I love Jack Nicholson but I think that he has too much of an ego to actually BE a character. He has to bring his "Jack" to the table - every character has a touch of him (that's not necessarily a bad thing, but...). Heath Ledger became The Joker - so much that you forgot it was Ledger. Plus, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with technology or not because it really is just make up, but I liked The Joker's make up far more. Seemed more like a movie version of the Joker and less like a cartoon Joker IMO
The cartoon joker is where it's at though. Ledger captured that and added a touch of psychopath, which turned into something beautiful, while Jack, like you mentioned, Jackified it. I liked Jack only becuase I hadn't seen the other possibilities.
Along side that is "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" which of course was prior to him making it big. In About Schmidt, if I recall correctly he was subtle, sad, so hollow. You don't doubt for a second that he is Schmidt, but that doesn't take much. That's probably saying something like Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote. He rarely acts like that, but it's still a brilliant movie. Not saying that when Jack acts like that is bad (Rather refreshing actually) but when he's himself I've liked the movie a bit better. Example, The Shining.