Batman Screener Audiences Upset By Ledger Bodybag Scene

Early audience screenings of new BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT have left viewers stunned thanks to an unfortunate scene featuring late actor HEATH LEDGER's THE JOKER playing dead in a bodybag.
The unsettling scene has prompted studio bosses at Warner Brothers to consider cutting the footage from the sequel when it hits cinemas on full release in July (08).
Writing on BlogLog.Globo.com, one internet critic, who claims a source saw the film recently, writes, "My secret agent between the Armani suits saw a super private session for The Dark Knight and came out drooling.
"It will be a great success, he guarantees, the gadgets... are crazy and Heath Ledger... delivered, got himself into the role and it's unrecognisable. There will be no other Joker after him."
But the blogger claims audience members were a little taken aback by one scene, where Ledger's character plays dead "inside a body bag".
He adds, "It caused adverse reactions in the audience, for obvious reasons. It will possibly be cut. (I hope not!)"
Warner Brothers publicists were unavailable for comment as WENN went to press.


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the batman screener audience sounds like a bunch of f**k'n babies who need to get over it and realize ledger probably liked that scene.
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From all the comments I've read of people who knew Heath on the set, it seems he put his heart and soul, everything he had into playing this part. I think that it should be left as it was originally intended, to honor his final complete performance.I also agree with Gajonka, Nolan will almost certainly have a fairly good idea on Heath's thoughts on that scene. Ask him what he thinks.
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This film should not be at the mercy of a lucky few. These people may not even be the proper audience to screen a film of this nature. THE FILM IS ABOVE THEM. ABOVE US ALL.Warner Brothers should ask NOLAN, what did HEATH think about the scene? Did he like it, did he feel it had an important visual required for the balance of the film. Did it give the audience additional color on his character, THE JOKER. Nolan will know, and then he must tell them. KEEP IT IN, the screeners sound like babies anyway.~GAJONKA JOKER
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Heath played his part in the film. Its art plain and simple. I positive Heath would've not done the scene if he felt that it would have create the freakishness that is the Joker.
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