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04.23.2007

UPDATE - Wow, Ain't It Cool got punked twice in one weekend with fake Joker pics. This one below is nothing but a fancy Photoshop job. Here's the full story with AICN coming clean.

JoBlo and I were joking this weekend about how THE DARK KNIGHT's Joker will be the new SPIDER-MAN 3's Venom - which means we'll be getting Photoshops, screengrabs, blurry photos, etc., all with the subject line "New Pic of JOKER!!" It's enough to make you mental sometimes. The boys at AICN must know that pain as they originally posted some BS Photoshop pics but made up for it later this weekend by posting the first clear shot of Heath Ledger as Joker. Of course it's not official as in officially-released-by-Warner-Bros. but it is an official makeup test photo from the production. It's interesting in that it gives you an idea of what kind of look they're going for with The Joker but Ledger is clearly not in character so there's nothing behind it. It's an unfortunate first look at the character and I wish Warner Bros. had beat the leakers to the punch with an officially official pic. Supposedly that's coming soon but might be a little too late at this point. So now's the point on "Dieter" when we discuss the new Joker look. And......begin.

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12:49AM on 04/24/2007
I don't understand why everyone is saying he looked like Ichi. Have they ever seen the movie? Ichi doesn't have scars at all anywhere on his face. Watch the movie before commenting.
I don't understand why everyone is saying he looked like Ichi. Have they ever seen the movie? Ichi doesn't have scars at all anywhere on his face. Watch the movie before commenting.
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9:10PM on 04/23/2007

wrong.

that's pretty stupid not to see a movie if THAT indeed was the design. I actually see nothing wrong with that -- even KNOWING that it's a fake. It's not really the makeup that matters (although I admit, to an extent it DOES) it's the acting. Would you rather have a shitty Joker acting like he was picked off the street, but having a great makeup? or a decent makeup (such as that fake) but strong acting that makes a lasting impression for years to come? I choose the latter.
that's pretty stupid not to see a movie if THAT indeed was the design. I actually see nothing wrong with that -- even KNOWING that it's a fake. It's not really the makeup that matters (although I admit, to an extent it DOES) it's the acting. Would you rather have a shitty Joker acting like he was picked off the street, but having a great makeup? or a decent makeup (such as that fake) but strong acting that makes a lasting impression for years to come? I choose the latter.
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7:31PM on 04/23/2007

thank God

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very happy to here this is a fake. If it was not I would not have seen this movie.
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very happy to here this is a fake. If it was not I would not have seen this movie.
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6:51PM on 04/23/2007

THIS IS A FAKE!!!!!!!

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Thank God, I seriously doubt Nolan is going to go with a chelsea grin. He has more sense then that.
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Thank God, I seriously doubt Nolan is going to go with a chelsea grin. He has more sense then that.
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6:14PM on 04/23/2007
All strike-back BS-ing aside, THIS is exactly why JoBlo *generally* beats AICN. Berge and his gang have always been good about running FACTS, not rumors. Harry over at AICN has never been too concerned with the facts. I'm sorry to see AICN sucker in this site, but it's gonna happen on occasion I suppose.
All strike-back BS-ing aside, THIS is exactly why JoBlo *generally* beats AICN. Berge and his gang have always been good about running FACTS, not rumors. Harry over at AICN has never been too concerned with the facts. I'm sorry to see AICN sucker in this site, but it's gonna happen on occasion I suppose.
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6:06PM on 04/23/2007
I'm actually glad it turned out to be fake, it was a little too close to the crow/ichi the killer for my personal taste.
But the guy did make quite a stir on plenty of websites, so cheers to him.
I'm actually glad it turned out to be fake, it was a little too close to the crow/ichi the killer for my personal taste.
But the guy did make quite a stir on plenty of websites, so cheers to him.
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6:00PM on 04/23/2007
Sorry Paulus, I guess it's just my fast fingers, lol :-D
Sorry Paulus, I guess it's just my fast fingers, lol :-D
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5:59PM on 04/23/2007
it looks like the Crow meets Ichi the killer and i hate it!!!! but it probably is fake.
it looks like the Crow meets Ichi the killer and i hate it!!!! but it probably is fake.
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5:44PM on 04/23/2007

It's a fake :(

Superhero hype has a story up, the guy who faked it shows how he's done it.

He used an old picture of Ledger & a test shot of Orlando Bloom as Legolas in LOTR.

Personally I'm glad it's fake as whilst the idea is good, it just doesn't look menacing enough

EDIT: Thebrodyman beat me to it.
Superhero hype has a story up, the guy who faked it shows how he's done it.

He used an old picture of Ledger & a test shot of Orlando Bloom as Legolas in LOTR.

Personally I'm glad it's fake as whilst the idea is good, it just doesn't look menacing enough

EDIT: Thebrodyman beat me to it.
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5:43PM on 04/23/2007

Fake

the guy who made it fessed up over on the SHH boards

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the guy who made it fessed up over on the SHH boards

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5:39PM on 04/23/2007
that does not look like Heath Ledger at all...is it a make up test on a different person perhaps? because theres no way that can possibly be Heath Ledger
that does not look like Heath Ledger at all...is it a make up test on a different person perhaps? because theres no way that can possibly be Heath Ledger
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5:28PM on 04/23/2007
calling us idiots will prolly get you banned darth. lol watch what you say. i had a friend that got banned for calling another user a "jerk"
calling us idiots will prolly get you banned darth. lol watch what you say. i had a friend that got banned for calling another user a "jerk"
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5:20PM on 04/23/2007

Wow, that was fast...

That sucks... The Heath Ledger as Joker pic is a fake!
That sucks... The Heath Ledger as Joker pic is a fake!
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5:20PM on 04/23/2007

Very disappointed

I really hope this is just a make-up test, if this is the final version I'll be very disappointed. I didn't know that "The Cure" were missing one of their band members. Or are they pulling our legs and instead of a Batman film, they're really making The Crow part 5?
I really hope this is just a make-up test, if this is the final version I'll be very disappointed. I didn't know that "The Cure" were missing one of their band members. Or are they pulling our legs and instead of a Batman film, they're really making The Crow part 5?
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5:17PM on 04/23/2007

fake

BOF apparently got the word from Warner Bros that this pic isn't legit (which isn't surprising, considering that they would've already requested it's removal if a picture this clear got out):
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BOF apparently got the word from Warner Bros that this pic isn't legit (which isn't surprising, considering that they would've already requested it's removal if a picture this clear got out):
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4:57PM on 04/23/2007

I swear there are a lot of whiners!!!

I think it looks great. I'm a fanboy myself and I understand that not everything from the comic book will transfer well into a movie. I think the green hair and dark red lips are cool. I also believe it's a great first shot and can't wait to see the end result.
I think it looks great. I'm a fanboy myself and I understand that not everything from the comic book will transfer well into a movie. I think the green hair and dark red lips are cool. I also believe it's a great first shot and can't wait to see the end result.
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4:57PM on 04/23/2007
I have to say, most of you guys can technically qualify as idiots. I mean, just wow. It's been stressed ad nauseum that this is a make-up test, and by no means the final product, nor should it be treated as such. For all I know, they could've tried out 4 different looks after this, so who cares if he's not in character? The poor bastard probably doesn't even know what the character will look like yet.
I have to say, most of you guys can technically qualify as idiots. I mean, just wow. It's been stressed ad nauseum that this is a make-up test, and by no means the final product, nor should it be treated as such. For all I know, they could've tried out 4 different looks after this, so who cares if he's not in character? The poor bastard probably doesn't even know what the character will look like yet.
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3:46PM on 04/23/2007
It isn't even Heath Ledger in that picture... it looks NOTHING like Heath Ledger.

Obviously they casted him because he would make a good Joker. If they wanted him to look like that guy then they would have casted that guy.

It isn't even Heath Ledger in that picture... it looks NOTHING like Heath Ledger.

Obviously they casted him because he would make a good Joker. If they wanted him to look like that guy then they would have casted that guy.

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3:42PM on 04/23/2007

agree

agree with at528, this is a makeup test, they aren't asking him to pose and put dark lighting around his face to set a mood, it's a fucking make up test, if your expecting to be scared and see what the character is like from this, you're not too bright.
agree with at528, this is a makeup test, they aren't asking him to pose and put dark lighting around his face to set a mood, it's a fucking make up test, if your expecting to be scared and see what the character is like from this, you're not too bright.
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3:05PM on 04/23/2007
OK, why are people complaining about "lack of menace" in a MAKEUP TEST!!!!

For those of you that don't know, that's not what will be used in the film. Nevertheless, we can look forward to a year and half of misguided people bitching about this pic.

I must say, however, I really like the lip color and the eye black is about right. It's a great start, though I'm gonna miss the comic nose...


[EDIT] Clicking on the pic, it takes you to a larger version, where he's holding up a color
OK, why are people complaining about "lack of menace" in a MAKEUP TEST!!!!

For those of you that don't know, that's not what will be used in the film. Nevertheless, we can look forward to a year and half of misguided people bitching about this pic.

I must say, however, I really like the lip color and the eye black is about right. It's a great start, though I'm gonna miss the comic nose...


[EDIT] Clicking on the pic, it takes you to a larger version, where he's holding up a color palette. His hands definitely look photoshoped.
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2:50PM on 04/23/2007
. . . . meh. Certainly not what i was expecting from the tone of the last film.
. . . . meh. Certainly not what i was expecting from the tone of the last film.
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2:39PM on 04/23/2007

kinda nice

I have to say, I thought that the Joker would look a little more scary and menacing in the upcoming movie... I'm a little dissappointed in the sense that it didn't shock the shit out of me, but other than that I still think it's pretty good- i love the direction that Nolan is going with it, it's perfect and realistic... and again this may not even look like the final makeup for Ledger.. we shall see...
I have to say, I thought that the Joker would look a little more scary and menacing in the upcoming movie... I'm a little dissappointed in the sense that it didn't shock the shit out of me, but other than that I still think it's pretty good- i love the direction that Nolan is going with it, it's perfect and realistic... and again this may not even look like the final makeup for Ledger.. we shall see...
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1:23PM on 04/23/2007
I really don't know what to think about this image. If this is the final look for the joker, then I'm okay with it. I've never exactly been a huge fan of the "scarring" idea, but again, I can live with it.

That being said, I'm still not convinced that this is for real. AICN lost a good deal of it's credibility with me a LONG time ago, so untill I see something official from the WB I'm not going to pass judgement.
I really don't know what to think about this image. If this is the final look for the joker, then I'm okay with it. I've never exactly been a huge fan of the "scarring" idea, but again, I can live with it.

That being said, I'm still not convinced that this is for real. AICN lost a good deal of it's credibility with me a LONG time ago, so untill I see something official from the WB I'm not going to pass judgement.
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12:36PM on 04/23/2007

Call me crazy...

...but that doesn't even look like Ledger under the make-up. It's looks like a look-a-like. I wrote look and like twice in that last sentence. THESAURUS!!! HELP ME!!!!
...but that doesn't even look like Ledger under the make-up. It's looks like a look-a-like. I wrote look and like twice in that last sentence. THESAURUS!!! HELP ME!!!!
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12:17PM on 04/23/2007

kinda nice

I have to say, I thought that the Joker would look a little more scary and menacing in the upcoming movie... I'm a little dissappointed in the sense that it didn't shock the shit out of me, but other than that I still think it's pretty good- i love the direction that Nolan is going with it, it's perfect and realistic... and again this may not even look like the final makeup for Ledger.. we shall see...
I have to say, I thought that the Joker would look a little more scary and menacing in the upcoming movie... I'm a little dissappointed in the sense that it didn't shock the shit out of me, but other than that I still think it's pretty good- i love the direction that Nolan is going with it, it's perfect and realistic... and again this may not even look like the final makeup for Ledger.. we shall see...
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11:50AM on 04/23/2007
I'll withhold my fanboy opinion of Ledger as the Joker, but if this is any indication...The Joker needs a chalk white face. He also needs ruby red lips and green hair. I also see that they have some kind of scarring at the edges of his mouth (a throwback to Jack?) Well, there's still time and money to make his look more Joker-appropriate. Still say they should have gone with James Woods or Guy Pearce. They don't need a whole lot of make-up or time to "find" the character.
I'll withhold my fanboy opinion of Ledger as the Joker, but if this is any indication...The Joker needs a chalk white face. He also needs ruby red lips and green hair. I also see that they have some kind of scarring at the edges of his mouth (a throwback to Jack?) Well, there's still time and money to make his look more Joker-appropriate. Still say they should have gone with James Woods or Guy Pearce. They don't need a whole lot of make-up or time to "find" the character.
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11:47AM on 04/23/2007
I know someone is probably going to comment on my "except" not being "accept"... usually that is what happens if you attack a group of people on a board.
I know someone is probably going to comment on my "except" not being "accept"... usually that is what happens if you attack a group of people on a board.
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11:41AM on 04/23/2007
It is really annoying when people don't except Heath Ledger just because he was in Brokeback Mountain. Playing a gay man does not mean you ARE a gay man.

Actually, it is probably pretty flattering when people call him Brokeback QUEER or something because that just means he did a really convincing job.

Also, everyone seems pretty ok with Jake Gyllenhaal taking over as Spiderman. Last time I recalled he was also a "brokeback queer."

People need to stop being overreactive and ridiculous.
It is really annoying when people don't except Heath Ledger just because he was in Brokeback Mountain. Playing a gay man does not mean you ARE a gay man.

Actually, it is probably pretty flattering when people call him Brokeback QUEER or something because that just means he did a really convincing job.

Also, everyone seems pretty ok with Jake Gyllenhaal taking over as Spiderman. Last time I recalled he was also a "brokeback queer."

People need to stop being overreactive and ridiculous.
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11:35AM on 04/23/2007
The original one looked like it was from The Crow. This one just looks like s bad photoshop.
The original one looked like it was from The Crow. This one just looks like s bad photoshop.
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11:11AM on 04/23/2007
I said it over at AICN and I'll say it here: that is not the Joker, that is a piece of shit.
I said it over at AICN and I'll say it here: that is not the Joker, that is a piece of shit.
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10:42AM on 04/23/2007
Hey brentage, did you read the Times article about fanboys , this is what we do , argue and obsesss over minutae , every little detail of a film's production :D . I agree though , this is only a test , to see how it will look , not at all close to what the finished , agreed upon look will be like . He does look like some dude who just came from a rave and had one too many shots of tequilla and various other substances . I still , to this day , and iv'e said this for awhile , don't feel Ledger
Hey brentage, did you read the Times article about fanboys , this is what we do , argue and obsesss over minutae , every little detail of a film's production :D . I agree though , this is only a test , to see how it will look , not at all close to what the finished , agreed upon look will be like . He does look like some dude who just came from a rave and had one too many shots of tequilla and various other substances . I still , to this day , and iv'e said this for awhile , don't feel Ledger can be menacing in this role , and it's not just about his acting ability , because i know he has that , there's something else , something intangible , that doesn't particularly strike fear in my fanboy heart , and that photo doesn't help . But , they're only trying to scare people under 13 , like in BB , so he'll fit the bill i guess . Is it still too late to get Gutts ( G Butler ) ?
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10:22AM on 04/23/2007
Cue beat me to it, but that guy is The Crow right there.
Cue beat me to it, but that guy is The Crow right there.
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10:19AM on 04/23/2007
joker looks like he's gone emo...i really hope this is JUST a test phase...
joker looks like he's gone emo...i really hope this is JUST a test phase...
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10:11AM on 04/23/2007
okay, freaks, it says that it's a makeup test, so all you guys that are getting upset need to calm down. Now me, I say it's a step in the right direction as far as look, but it would have been better if they had ledger in character for it so we could get a better idea.
okay, freaks, it says that it's a makeup test, so all you guys that are getting upset need to calm down. Now me, I say it's a step in the right direction as far as look, but it would have been better if they had ledger in character for it so we could get a better idea.
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9:08AM on 04/23/2007

you people are ridic.

people, it says right there its obviously a test shot. its like getting pissed at seeing venom in front of the blue screen. wait for a finished product.

and grindhousefan, leave the bigotry at home dude. heath ledger delivered the performance of a generation in brokeback mountain. to call him a queer does nothing but let us know that your opinion is worthless.
people, it says right there its obviously a test shot. its like getting pissed at seeing venom in front of the blue screen. wait for a finished product.

and grindhousefan, leave the bigotry at home dude. heath ledger delivered the performance of a generation in brokeback mountain. to call him a queer does nothing but let us know that your opinion is worthless.
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8:50AM on 04/23/2007
It kinda reminded me of The Crow the first time around.
It kinda reminded me of The Crow the first time around.
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8:42AM on 04/23/2007

oh come on!!!

Its very obvious that whats above is not going to be what we see. do you honestly thing Ledger will look like that in the movie!?!? Come on people its obviously a very early make-up test or something. Calm the hell down.
Its very obvious that whats above is not going to be what we see. do you honestly thing Ledger will look like that in the movie!?!? Come on people its obviously a very early make-up test or something. Calm the hell down.
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8:35AM on 04/23/2007

Dark

It does make the joker look less comical and darker. More like the psychotic maniac that he is.
It does make the joker look less comical and darker. More like the psychotic maniac that he is.
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8:24AM on 04/23/2007

It LOOKS like makeup

I know that subject seems obvious, but isn't the Joker supposed to have white skin, red lips and green hair without the need for makeup? He looks like he just came from a flipping poser-goth-halloween party where he slapped on his own makeup and tried to look "cool".

Yuck. Take 2, please.
I know that subject seems obvious, but isn't the Joker supposed to have white skin, red lips and green hair without the need for makeup? He looks like he just came from a flipping poser-goth-halloween party where he slapped on his own makeup and tried to look "cool".

Yuck. Take 2, please.
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8:16AM on 04/23/2007

FUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hate, FUCKING hate it! Here we go, Batman Begins was great and now they are going to ruin it with this shit. This movie just went on my NOT TO SEE LIST because of this fucking broke back queer.
Hate, FUCKING hate it! Here we go, Batman Begins was great and now they are going to ruin it with this shit. This movie just went on my NOT TO SEE LIST because of this fucking broke back queer.
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