I was a little skeptical of Christopher Nolan’s choice to cast Heath Ledger as the Joker in the next Batman flick. To me, it felt more like studio pressure than real casting.
Then I watched the new Dark Knight trailer, and it removed all doubt. I guess I should have known to trust Nolan better after his handling of Batman Begins and his brilliant flicks Memento and The Prestige. I’m sure few expected the performance Nolan got out of Hugh Jackman in the latter.