Australian Dawn wrote:Yeah maybe, but at least he'd be alive.
And maybe we'd get to see him reprise the role.
Possibily but probably only as a brief cameo for the next one in the series.
Jonathan Crane, the Scarecrow had a cameo in the opening minutes of The Dark Knight
where he was busted by Bats again and I think the idea may have been similar to the habit in the Bond films of starting a film with the end of a mission.
Ledger's Joker had no screen death and whilst he was hanging there at Bats mercy, even got a line about how they would keep running into each other whilst Bats told him he wasn't going to kill him.
A marked contrast from Nicholson's death plunge. (In the comics, the Joker has had many, many death plunges but not ones that show him smashed into the pavement.)
So if he hadn't died, he would probably have been in the opening minutes of the next Bats film. Possibly. Maybe.
I liked Ledger's Joker.
Hamill is possibly the greatest of all, his range managing to do justice to every Joker line he's given whether oozing absolute insane evil or comedy indignation from a thwarted ego.
The only really, really bad Jokers come from pre 90's animation, as far as I'm concerned but then again when you've got Casey Kasem playing Robin (and still sounding very you know who), you're already in trouble.