The Dark Knight Spoiler: Gary Oldman Comments on The Joker Recast

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Warning: The Dark Knight spoilers ahead!

In a recent interview with MovieWeb, Gary Oldman - who plays Police Commissioner Gordon in the latest Batman franchise - praised the performance of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, while also giving away the ending of the movie to an extent.

"It's hard to scare kids these days. Heath does. He scares everybody," Oldman said. "This is one of the most frightening performances I have ever seen put on film."

Commissioner James Gordon Picture

When asked if he thought they should recast Ledger for the third film - giving away the fact the The Joker survives in The Dark Knight - or just not include the character, Oldman leaned toward the former.

"I don't see why not. I mean, they did it with Katie Holmes' character. I understand that this is a different circumstance, but I think another actor could do the job. I think Heath would want another actor to do the job."

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The Dark Knight Quotes

Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight.

Lt. James Gordon

Wanna know how I got these scars? My father was....a drinker. And a fiend. And one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. Turns to me and he says "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife,"Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth. "Lets put a smile on that face!" And..... Why so serious?

The Joker