The Mayor of Batman, Turkey is suing Warner Bros and Chris Nolan for not getting permission to use the name 'Batman.' Absurd, insane, ridiculous, right? Well of course, but the truth is far more disturbing.
No Batman film would tick without a villain, and in the best personification of any comic villain Heath Ledger takes the prize (and most likely an Oscar). Not because he's dead -- because he's that good.