Batman: The Dark Knight was The Jokers movie, and Batman was just a side show. The late Heath Ledger portrayed The Joker as a psychotic character who was as unapologetic as he was evil, and yet had a dark and appealing sense of humour. The Joker went live on Twitter around 15 hours ago, and has been updating regularly and interacting with other Twitterers (or, as he calls us - Twits). Sample this: Hey I've got a joke for you twits: What do you call a half naked dead guy nailed to the wall? (I responded with "You") The answer was ART. If any of you twits try to steal a punchline again you can be sure you'll have a front row seat to my artistic side. I like the fact that he stays menacing, and true to character. The Context This is just a fan who's taken on the role of the Joker online? Perhaps not - according THR, Warner Bros (WB) plans to re-release The Dark Knight in January, before the Oscars, in order to boost Ledgers chances of becoming only the second actor ever to receive a posthumous Academy Award. Four months is a long time, enough for people to switch to the next-big-thing in entertainment. While I'm not sure if WB or DC Comics are managing The Joker character on Twitter, this could be an initiative to help keep the franchise alive and kicking. This use of both the publishing and the conversational element in Twitter…
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