Should the The Joker be retired?

A group of Heath Ledger supporters have formed a website called The Ultimate Joker,
which is trying to gather signatures to convince Warner Brothers to
withdraw The Joker character from any and all future productions. They
think no one will ever surpass his performance, and consequently, no
one should even try.

“We are Batman fans from the comics and from the movies. After we saw
The Dark Knight, we thought this Joker was really the best. It deserves
to be withdrawn from any Batman sequels… When Michael Jordan retired,
they withdrew the number 23 jersey as an honor. It’s the same thing
with Heath.”

While there have been rumours that The Joker might crop up in a sequel to The Dark Knight, or also in David Goyer’s Super Max, a movie about a prison break from a facility that holds DC’s most famous supervillains. We cannot imagine anyone wanting to fill Heath Ledgers shoes so soon but the character must live one.


Do you agree with such an idea?