10 years after his death, a new documentary about Heath Ledger reveals the truth about his life in the time before his death - and according to Ledger's sister, he was planning another appearance as the Joker, following 2008's The Dark Knight.
“He was a really happy person and he had huge plans for his future. I spoke to him the night before (he died) and we were laughing and joking," Ledger's sister Kate told News.Com.Au. “He was so proud of what he had done in [The Dark Knight]. And I know he had plans for another Batman. He loved working with Chris Nolan and Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. He just had the best time ever doing that film."
Considering Joker survived The Dark Knight - and that the film series had multiple recurring villains, including Scarecrow who made appearances in all three films - it is possible Nolan could have included Ledger in The Dark Knight Rises or possibly some spin-off project.
Ledger's performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight netted him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - a first for someone portraying a comic book supervillain. Rumors have continued since his death that Joker was planned to appear in The Dark Knight Rises, the sequel to The Dark Knight, though director Christopher Nolan has never confirmed these plans.