“The Dark Knight Rises” was originally intended to include Heath Ledger’s Joker, which was made impossible by the actor’s death. But director Christopher Nolan paid tribute to him in a shot that has become legendary.
The Dark Knight Rises has seen its preparation upset by the sudden death of Heath Ledger, interpreter of the Joker in the saga. Scheduled to appear in the third installment of the trilogy, his character was eventually removed from the plot and the writers set out on something else entirely. However, he was not entirely erased from the film, since a scene pays homage to him, seen from above:
It is at the time of the inauguration of the Batman statue that the camera rises and the composition of the scene forms a smiling face whose eyes and mouth are wide like those of a clown makeup. A rather clear reference to the Joker, and a tribute to his interpreter. Heath Ledger’s performance earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the latest in a series of 32 (posthumous) awards, including Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics’ Choice.
The Dark Knight Rises, like before him The Dark Knight, will reach the billion dollars reported in the world.
Michel and Michel travel to Gotham City and review Bane and Bruce Wayne’s blunders: