The Dark Knight almost featured some Joker scenes that would have changed the entire movie.
Launched in 2008, the movie – which was launched 15 years in the past this week – was critically acclaimed and went on to win Heath Ledger a posthumous Academy Award for Finest Supporting Actor.
Nevertheless, author David S Goyer revealed final 12 months that he, Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan confronted stress from Warner Bros so as to add a number of scenes explaining the backstory of Ledger’s villainous Joker.
“I do keep in mind after we had been speaking about, ‘Nicely, what if the Joker doesn’t actually have an origin story?’ Even after the success of Batman Begins, that was thought-about a very controversial factor, and we acquired a lot of pushback,” Goyer stated throughout an interview as a part of Comedian-Con@Residence final 12 months.
He admitted that bosses at Warner Bros ”had been fearful” and initially opposed the thought earlier than coming spherical to Nolan’s imaginative and prescient. The movie, a follow-up to 2005’s Batman Begins, is often regarded to be much more efficient for omitting his origin story.
The character would return – performed by Jared Leto – in Suicide Squad whereas, in 2019, Joaquin Phoenix starred in Todd Phillips’ movie detailing his origin story.
Phoenix received Finest Actor at the 2020 Oscars for the function.
A resurfaced interview with Christian Bale, who performed Batman, lately make clear Ledger’s portrayal.
He revealed that the actor, who died months earlier than the movie was launched, needed to be hit for actual in considered one of its key scenes.
Nolan’s newest movie, Oppenheimer, has seen him rating the third-biggest opening weekend of his profession, behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Discover The Impartial’s overview of the acclaimed biographical drama right here.