We're getting closer and closer to getting a look at Heath Ledger in the Joker makeup he'll be sporting for The Dark Knight. Progress is slow, however, and The Clown Prince of Crime's face is being revealed only one pixel at a time. For a better idea of what I'm talking about, head over to www.ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com, which at first looks like a less than gifted graffiti artist has defaced the image at the "I Believe in Harvey Dent" website which Erik Davis mentioned here a few days ago. The altered image of Harvey Dent soon dissolves into a partially revealed image of The Joker.
From what I can see so far, there's a lot more actual scarring than in previous incarnations, with the lips being more of a scar tissue pink than clown red. Most of the skin is clown white, with dark makeup around the eyes giving the character a sort of goth look. I like what I'm seeing here, and I think this version of the character should fit nicely into the Gotham City that was created for Batman Begins. I can't tell if the hair is still the classic Joker green, but if you want to help reveal the rest of The Joker's face you're in luck. Once the partially revealed image shows up on your monitor you will be prompted to enter your email address. You will be sent an email that reads "I always say, you never know what a man is truly made of until you peel the skin off his face one piece at a time. Here is your chance to help." There will be a URL in the email as well as the X and Y coordinates of the pixel that you have the pleasure of removing. Go to the URL and enter the numbers you'll be one pixel closer to seeing Heath Ledger as Batman's arch nemesis.