Christopher Nolan Considered Heath Ledger To Play Batman

Although the world will forever associate Heath Ledger with his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight (well, and that one in A Knight’s Tale), director Christopher Nolan recently admitted during a Q&A at New York’s Lincoln Centre that he originally considered casting the actor as Batman. But according to Nolan, Ledger was simply unwilling to get involved in a silly comic book movie (A Knight’s Tale was okay, though) and reportedly declined an offer to meet with the director to discuss the Batman role for Batman Begins.

Just like everyone else, though, Ledger was highly-impressed with what Nolan turned in with that silly comic book movie, and returned to the scene. Here’s what Nolan had to say on Ledger:

“He didn’t like to work too much. He liked to do a character and then stop working and let enough time go by until he was hungry for it again. And that’s what happened when he came in; he was really ready to do something like that.”

What do you think? Would Heath Ledger have made a good Batman? Would Christian Bale have made a better Joker? Are you going to watch A Knight’s Tale this weekend? C’mon, let’s all watch A Knight’s Tale this weekend.

Source: Total Film

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