Mark Hamill ‘Can’t Wait’ To See Heath Ledger As Joker

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  1. Vengeance of Bane Registered

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    We recently brought you enthusiastic reactions to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker from Batman legends like Paul Dini, Adam West and Jeph Loeb.Stand aside, boys: the Clown Prince himself wishes to make a statement.
    “For all those fans that dreamed of an adult approach to the material, ‘Batman Begins’ got nearly everything right,” Mark Hamill wrote to MTV News upon first seeing the trailer for Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” “I have no doubt this one will be just as good or better.”
    Hamill, of course, is often credited with helping to craft the most definitive take on the character yet, in Dini’s “Batman: The Animated Series.” As voice of the Joker, Hamill brought to the Gotham knave a delicate mix of psychosis and manic glee, just as ready with a gun as he was with a gag.
    Hamill, like Dini, sees very little of that approach in Nolan’s take on the character — but what he does see has him smiling from ear to ear.
    “The balls-out debauched psycho approach seems like a great way of reinventing everyone’s favorite scary (and scar-y) clown,” he enthused. “Can’t wait to see it!”
    How about you? Be sure to check out all our coverage of the recent “Dark Knight” trailer, then sound off below on everything Batman: Should Hamill have been given a shot to portray the character in live-action? What made his Joker unique? Is there anyone out there who doesn’t trust what Ledger is doing?

    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/01/02/mark-hamill-cant-wait-to-see-heath-ledger-as-joker/
     
  2. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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  3. TV's Frank Mustache

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    nice find.
     
  4. A Dark Knight Registered

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    Nice to hear that one great Joker likes what he has seen in another Joker :hoboj: .

    Hamill is all class, and he is the best Joker I have seen.....Yet - TDK, July 18th, 2008 :brucebat:

    Thanks for posting this.
     
  5. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    I love that

    a.) Hamill is still so enthusiastic about Joker that he went out of his way to make his thoughts heard and

    b.) The press, or at least MTV, recognizes him and his contribution to the character as important enough to report.

    He's the man.
     
  6. TV's Frank Mustache

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    MTV.com has been doing really great coverage on The Dark Knight. I have been impressed. Too bad the channel still blows.
     
  7. Yurka Let The Games Begin!

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    Sweeeeeet
     
  8. SPIDERMAN117 Registered

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    Wow at least we have 1 joker still alive who cant wait for Heath as Joker
     
  9. He-Man Registered

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    True Indeed. :up:
     
  10. slicendice Registered

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    Indeed he is.
     
  11. rockportspidey Puttin Some Dirt N Ur Eye

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    Sounds great, I envy Mark Hamill so much. After he got his millions from Mr. Lucas, he just started doin whatever he wanted. Screw the typical movie star approach, he just wanted to do his own thing, and I really respect him for that.
     
  12. Juha Maybe I should retire

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    I wanna see TDK with Mark.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree.
     
  14. BattyBlue Registered

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    The Clown Prince of Jedi is enthused. Me likey :)
     
  15. The Sage The World's Finest

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    Awesome endorsement.
     
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    Awesome. I'm glad that he's as excited about seeing the movie as most folks here are. He's my favorite Joker, so it's great to see a reaction like this from him.

    As for the question they asked about if Hamill should have been given a shot to portray the Joker in live action... well, I don't really think so. I have plenty of DVDs that I can watch whenever I want to see his Joker. He's been doing the part for a long time, so we need somebody new (unless they're going to make a new DCAU film/show with the Joker, in which case he will always be king). He might do good in a live action version of DKR, but I really don't think he'd even be into it himself. When around fans of the animated Joker, he always hides his face when he does the voice for them, so as to not spoil the illusion. So if he's that away around small groups of fans, he'd probably be pretty uncomfortable doing it in a film that millions would see - even if he were wearing Joker makeup.
     
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    Its good Hamill is a fan its a good/bad thing that he got into voice acting it was mainly because of his waneing career after the star wars movies good for us bad for him.

    Hamills joker (mixed with jack and the comics) is a real clown prince of crime, how i always will see the character not a grunge killer but a charismatic at times, insane killer who dons the motiff of a clown permawhite skin, inane ruby red grin who can kill just as easily with a gun or a exploding deck of cards. I get the love for a new take on the character and i do think it will be great but still hes not MY joker.
     
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    Took the words right outta my mouth. (or is that fingers?)
     
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    very very cool stuff. Good to see Hamills on board
     
  20. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    Talented people tend to recognise other talented people.
    Mark Hamill was great, but the world mustn't stop. :up:
     
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  22. ChrisBaleBatman Legendary Hero

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    Pfft...who says Hamil stopped? He'll probably do the character again whenever Bruce Timm decides to do a Batman animated film again, which seems to be a trend now.
     
  23. Ama Zing Registered

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    Exactly! Now that the DCAU movies are getting awesome and doing well, a new Batman-centric film can't be far off.
    Unless, of course, there's some sort of copywrite issues, or WB/DC doesn't want any new Batman stuff. But that seems unlikely.
     
  24. PWN3R Instagram:@Mannie_Bothans

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    One simply can never get enough of the Hamill's Joker.

    :up:
     
  25. CaptainClown Papa SPANK!!!

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    Great to hear Hamil talk about it.. Now only if we can get Kevin Conroy...
     

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