Chopped footage of Heath Ledger as The Joker will not be used in The Dark Knight Rises, producer Emma Thomas has said.
There had been rumours that Christopher Nolan and Warner Brothers were thinking of including unused footage of the late actor as the Joker into the third instalment of the superhero franchise.
But Christopher’s producing partner and wife Emma denied the stories, telling Heat Vision Blog: “I heard the rumour, we’re not doing that.”
Christopher revealed that the script for The Dark Knight Rises isn’t even completed yet, and he believes that Heath’s performance as the Joker should be contained to the 2008 movie.
The upcoming movie, and the final film in the saga, sees Christian Bale reprising his role as the Caped Crusader.
Inception actor Tom Hardy is tipped to play a villain, while Sir Michael Caine is likely to return as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred.