Rumors have been circulating that Christopher Nolan was seriously thinking about including the Joker in The Dark Knight Rises, by either re-using some old footage from Dark Knight that was not used in the film, or by creating some sort of CG version of the Joker.
This rumor is False!
Nolan had previously said that he would not include Heath Ledger (or Joker) in the third Batman film out of respect to the actor and his legacy.
We have to agree with this!
It was also confirmed by Nolan that The Dark Knight Rises is the last movie of the Batman saga.
Even though the Joker will not be back in Nolan's final film, we are pretty sure he will make an appearance in Batman movies in the future.
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