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It was a big night for Batman fans. The Joker, the chaos to Batman’s calm, made his debut. But did it live up to the hype?

There are no bigger shoes for an actor to fill in the “Batman” mythos than the Joker. None. Not even Batman compares. Bold words, I know, but hear me out.

There have been so many disappointing actors to wear the cowl (cough, George Clooney, cough Val Kilmer) that disappointment from a new Dark Knight is to be expected before they even hit the screen (cough, Ben Affleck).

But the Joker? When was the last time the Joker flopped on the screen? Heath Ledger’s performance in “The Dark Knight” earned him an Oscar, and Jack Nicholson’s set the standard...