Will Heath Ledger Be Resurrected for Next ‘Batman’ Movie?

By: Celebuzz / November 30, 2010

Nearly three years after his death, Heath Ledger might just log some more screen time yet.

Christopher Nolan, who’s currently gearing up to direct the upcoming Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises, is reportedly considering using previously unseen footage of Ledger as The Joker from his portrayal in 2008’s The Dark Knight in the new project. According to a source,

“The idea is to use these fragments of cut scenes and use CGI to have The Joker appear one last time. Chris wants some continuity between movies and for the franchise to pay tribute to Heath and his portrayal of the Joker…It would only be a fleeting moment in the movie and would only be included with the full consent of Heath’s family.”

Ledger died of a prescription drug overdose at the age of 28 in January 2008, shortly after completing work on The Dark Knight. He was awarded a posthumous Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for the role the following year.

Do you think it would be a wise idea to include footage of Ledger in The Dark Knight Rises? Check him out in this clip from The Dark Knight below and let us know in the comments section.