Yesterday, an old rumor started to swing its head that claimed Christopher Nolan was going to bring back Heath Ledger's The Joker for The Dark Knight Rises using deleted footage and CGI. Now, the director himself has come forward to debunk this claim, which quickly spread across the globe.
Christopher Nolan debunks Joker rumor
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas yesterday, and asked them about this supposed Heath Ledger footage. Emma Thomas was quick to respond by saying, "I heard that rumor...We're not doing that."
Nolan went onto confirm that the Joker would not be showing up in The Dark Knight Rises, and that the script isn't even completed yet. He also stated that he wants the Joker to be contained solely within 2008's The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.