Ehis image of Heath Ledger corresponds to a scene from the filming of Batman: The Dark Knight, the continuation of the splendid review of the best character in DC (although perhaps not the most famous) by Christopher Nolan. It looks a bit blurry but you can already see how we are going to see this new version of the bat's greatest enemy. The other is from a color test in which it does not even seem to be fully characterized (the hair is not greenish for example).
The fact that the actor Australian does not come out laughing does not have to make us form an opinion about the tone that is going to give the character, although it is clear that it will not be far from the one that Jack Nicholson gave him in the original work, and that although it has I personally did not like the approval of both the critics and the public. First, because the character has to be a thin guy, I know he can be bullshit, but the extra pounds of Nicholson made me see the veteran interpreter, more like the Micolor clown than the Joker.
So I think Ledger can put a very interesting spin on the character. But of course, this is like everything, about color tastes, and that I think this does not mean that the new Joker is going to be totally opposed to Batman, nor that it is going to be based on the version that Alan Moore taught us in La Killer joke, nor that everyone will be satisfied with the review of such a charismatic character from the pantheon of comics