is the first official picture of Heath Ledger as the Joker from 2008's Batman sequel, The Dark Knight:

Joker photo from The Dark Knight

I'm totally, 100% biased about this franchise because I love it so much, but I still think this image is further proof of my support. I had no real interest in seeing a Joker that resembled anything from the Tim Burton/Jack Nicholson film. We've seen that - and to be honest I never really cared for it. This image however, seems to point to a much more sinister and scary Joker coming our way. This fits with the tone of these new movies and I'm expecting The Dark Knight to be one of the best comic-related movies ever.

But that's just me. What's everybody out there think of this look for the Joker?

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