No New Joker in ‘Batman 3′
By Daniel Gates | 12:11 pm, July 12th, 2010
The Joker will not be back to battle Batman.
“For me, Heath was the definitive Joker,” says Nolan. “It wouldn’t feel appropriate to readdress that character.”
Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2008. That summer, The Dark Knight became one of the most successful movies in history, and Ledger received a posthumous Academy Award for his performance.
The third Batman film in the new series is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release.