This is a post from the Dark Knight boards: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/board/nest/95790891 Heath Ledger death scam? by MoviemanJF 4 days ago (Thu Jan 24 2008 15:36:04) Okay, I'm not sure if anyone else has taken this into consideration, but what if this whole Heath Ledger thing is a marketing ploy by Chris Nolan? I mean, the guys very theatrical to the point of even staging a kidnap and murder in broad daylight. I sincerely apologize to anyone offended if the death is real, but it just sound like something Nolan would come up with. I mean, night of the premiere, Ledger shows up as the Joker and pretends to shoot a few stand ins or something and it would make history. Am I just morbidly crazy or has anyone else thought of this too?