As reported on July 20, Heath Ledger has now officially signed on to be the Joker in Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Night. (Click the thumbnail on the left for our imagining of Heath in the part.) Ledger will join the “Hottest Actor with Rosacea” Christian Bale, who will reprise his role as the gravel-voiced crusader, but rumors still abound about the other villains in the film. The latest word is that Ryan Phillipe is up for consideration to play Two Face, and it is safe to say that at least one of those faces will be very, very pretty. Meanwhile, Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has been suggested to fill Danny DeVito‘s tiny, tiny patent leather shoes in the role of the Penguin, although we’ll always keep a tiny golden shoe for DeVito in our hearts.
What’s your take? Have any better ideas, or do you think these actors would do the Batman series justice? And any ideas as to what Ryan Phillipe’s other face would look like?