Heath Ledger to be immortalised in doll form

‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ merchandise went on sale yesterday including two figures of the new Joker, played by the late actor Heath Ledger. The film is Ledger’s final completed project before his accidental death last month. While some critics have come out against the figure’s release, seeing it insensitive and immoral, Ledger’s family have given their blessing.

 

Two versions of the Heath joker doll will hit stores in May – one comes with a rocket launcher and the second is armed with a knife. A spokesman for the star’s family says, “Heath was very proud of his work in the film and his family is aware and supportive of the plans for the movie.”

 

‘The Dark Knight’ is due for release in Ireland on July 18