The Lasting Legacy of Heath Ledger’s Joker

Heath Ledger’s interpretation of the Joker changed the game for not just future adaptations of the character, but all comic book adaptations going forward. The Nolan trilogy perhaps stands out more than any other adaptation as it totally reimagines Batman and his world into a very realistic version of the hero. This subversion from what we’ve seen before is perhaps best personified in the Joker himself who, through a brilliant combination of what we know from the comics, Nolan’s take on this grittier more realistic version of Batman’s world, and of course Heath Ledger’s own influence, becomes so much more than any live-action Joker before…