Batman fans honor Academy Award winner & The Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger on the 11 year anniversary of his unexpected passing.
On this day 11 years ago, Heath Ledger was tragically found dead after mixing prescriptions. The actor had already filmed his Joker role by that point and become one of the greatest performances on film. Heath Ledger’s unforgettable Joker performance earned him an Academy Award for best supporting actor posthumously in 2009. With the win, Heath Ledger became the first actor to earn a major award for a comic book film. Today, The Dark Knight fans honored Heath Ledger’s legacy across social media on the anniversary of his death:
Today its 11 years since Heath Ledger passed away. The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) is and will always be my favorite preformance of all time. I miss him so much.
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/HXlQscTj5M
— molly (@miovies) January 22, 2019
In Loving Memory of Heath Ledger
April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008 pic.twitter.com/KJo4j3ozGa
— femme fatale (@eliesaaab) January 22, 2019
11 years gone and the world still misses you… Rest in peace and may your art outlive us all. You're unforgettable ♡
Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) pic.twitter.com/71MbfgchCD
— 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑎 ♡̷̸ (@skypoetic) January 22, 2019
What is your favorite performance in a comic book movie? Comment below!
Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to play the clown prince of crime, here is the synopsis for Joker:
Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy is available now in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line