I hate it when outside interferences change what I see on the big screen, so I guess I will end up hating this if it is true. According to CinemaBlend, The Dark Knight has been secretly shown to audiences and according to their tipster, some members of the audience were not happy with one particular scene.
The scene involves Ledger’s Joker character pretending to be dead and being pictured in a body bag. Apparently the aftershock of Ledger’s unfortunate death are such that many in the screening reacted rather badly to this moment and now execs are considering excising the scene altogether.
I can remember it just as if it were yesterday. There were images on the news showing Heath Ledger being brought out in a body bag. It wasn’t very pleasant, but it is what happened. I don’t want Warner Brothers to get rid of the scene, because the scene is obviously there for a reason. Christopher Nolan has created this character, and has imagine what kind of antics The Joker should get up to. The Joker is sick and twisted and pretending to be dead in a body bag would be what he would do. Why should things change just because people can’t accept reality and find it hard to realise it is just a movie?
The good news is that The Dark Knight will probably be better than Batman Begins, and Batman Begins was one of the best comic book movies ever made. It is also likely that Heath Ledger’s portrayal as The Joker will be amazing, with out without pretending to be dead in a body bag.