Heath Ledger fans campaign for the Joker to be retired

Heath Ledger fans campaign for the Joker to be retired.

I think this is a bad idea.  Sure, Heath’s portrayal of the clown prince of crime was on the money, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a better portrayal in another generation.  Having the Joker retired would have been like having Sean Connery’s performance being locked as 007.  It would be an honor for Heath, sure, but it would cost DC/Warner Brothers buckets of cash if they ever want to revamp the character, or make any changes to him.

Also, you ruin it for fans of the character who may want to see him in another movie, even if it means that it won’t be up to par.  Personally, to me, Mark Hamill was the best Joker before Heath took that role.  Should we have retired it after that?  Then we’d have no Heath Ledger as the Joker.  You know what? That may have saved his life…