Recently I saw an intriguing article that made a link between 2 of the biggest news in the entertainment industry ever since the brand new year has begun. I’ve blogged about both incidents and I know about both characters’ involvement in the same project. Yet somehow I’ve never seen the link and have never ever seen it as a *gasp* curse until that article.

Yes, I’m talking about the death of Heath Ledger and Edison Chen’s humongous sex scandal. Do you know that both male actors are in the same movie that’s going to be released in 2008 and not to mention a huge blockbuster? 

Yes, both actors had a role in the upcoming “The Dark Knight“. While legendary talented Heath Ledger played the legendary psychotic villain in the Batman series, the Joker, that Edison had a very small role. So small that I’m not even going to google it, but I think I read from an article written when the Dark Knight team went to HK to shoot some scenes, that Edison seemed to be acting as a cop. Chey. See, I told you that you won’t want to know.

Why so serious?

Edison Chen in the background

Is it the curse of Batman? Some connected to the Caped Crusader have had terrible luck.

Actor Heath Ledger – who played The Joker in The Dark Knight – was found dead after overdosing on prescription drugs. Edison Chen Koon-hei – who has a small role in the latest installment of the Batman film franchise – is at the center of controversy after hundreds of nude photos surfaced on the internet. Bad luck for Chen. And now, the Hong Kong market has plummeted.

We seem to remember that a scene was filmed with Batman on top of the IFC.

If the Dark Knight jumped off the top of the IFC complex, was that a precursor to the market’s plunge? (source)

Before the unfortunate death of Ledger, a crew member was already killed on the set when he drove a 4×4 camera truck into a tree while doing a test run for a sequence involving the Batmobile near Chertsey, Surrey, England. The unnamed crew member, a special effects technician, was pronounced on the scene.

Wow, how suay can it be. Well, we Chinese believe that bad things come in threes, so in this case, we already have 2 deaths and 1 sex scandal. Hopefully, this can put an end to the “curse” of “The Dark Knight”.

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