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The Dark Knight


#1

*** Possible Spoiler ahead ***









The Dark Knight screened on 12th August to a very, very select group of people. As was the case with the first installment, this was kept under a very tight wrap. Viewers at the screening were told that they weren’t allowed any phones, camera, camcorders, mp3 players, tape recorders etc. and there were 10 guards spaced across the room with night-vision goggles on shoul danyone try and break the rules. Nolan told everyone how was hesitant about showing an advance screening. The info:



• Rumour had it that Eckhart’s Dent, who famously becomes Two-Face (arguably the guy who ranks two on the list of Bat-nemeses), wouldn’t do so until the third Batman movie. Yet there are now indications that he will do so in The Dark Knight: at the end of the footage presentation, there’s a shot of a 50 cent piece spinning in the air, while a shocked barman says to a barely-glimpsed and possibly disfigured Dent, “I heard you were dead!â€


#2

I can’t wait to see The Joker, and I’m thinking this may be better than Batman Begins.


#3

I think as long as Heath Ledger acts the part half as good as he looks it, this will

by far be the most authentic Batman adaptation yet. I really wasn’t that excited

for this movie until I saw the most recent shots of Heath in action.



As far as Two-Face is concerned I think it’ll be similar to the end of the first movie.

All the characters will prosume Harvey Dent to be dead, but the final shot will be him

in his hospitol bed flipping the coin for the first time. At least that’s how I hope it goes

down. With Joker and The Scarecrow in it I just don’t see Two-Face getting his due credit

in this film.



I just hope that Nolan understands that with Two-Face comes Robin.


#4

[quote=“DexPac”]
I just hope that Nolan understands that with Two-Face comes Robin.
[/quote]

hows that? as far as i know there is no connection between the 2 in the comics.



funny how the assholes at the fox network felt they had to play the 60s batman theme music with the footage.


#5

[quote=“Crazy_Hattori”]
hows that? as far as i know there is no connection between the 2 in the comics.
[/quote]

That’s my bad. Ever since the Schumacher movie I tend to get confused and think it was

Two-Face who killed Grayson’s parents, when it was really just a crime boss and Two-Face

was the first super-villian that Dick went up against. Really what I should have said is

you can’t do a Robin origin story without Two-Face, but since Nolan has stated that he

doesn’t want anything to do with Robin I probly should have just not brought him up at all.


#6

This is the movie im most looking foward to next year, Ledger said he is basing the role on Alex and his droogs so im gonna hope that he doesn’t get criticised for not being “as good as Nicholson”


#7

[quote]“I’m furious,” exclaimed Nicholson. “They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me.” For Nicholson the part of the Joker was an important one. “The Joker comes from my childhood,” he explained. “That’s how I got involved with it in the first place. It’s a part I always thought I should play.”
[/quote]

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#8

Nicholson got paid like a trizillion dollars to play The Joker in Burton’s Batman, that’s the main reason he played the part. It’s not only because of this childhood bullshit, let’s not kid ourselves here.


#9

Was that the Tim Burton Batman? Not a big Batman fan, but I did like Batman Begins.


#10

official trailer leaked - watch it while it’s still there…



<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwT8GyLx … node/35061”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwT8GyLxIhk&eurl=http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35061</LINK_TEXT>


#11

[quote=“Scarface”]
Nicholson got paid like a trizillion dollars to play The Joker in Burton’s Batman, that’s the main reason he played the part. It’s not only because of this childhood bullshit, let’s not kid ourselves here.
[/quote]

Well 60 million… i can see why he might be attached to the role though… he was going to reprise it in Batman Triumphant before the project was canceled… hes pritty old now but if he were playing the joker in this i wouldn’t mind at all… the mans a legend… both on and off the screen…


#12

Heath totally has the perfect look for the role but I’m starting to get a little

worried by the fact that they haven’t really shown us any footage of him yet.

Even just an audio clip of his laugh would be enough for me. It all comes down

to the laugh as far as I’m concerned.


#13

I didn’t like the first one at all (except that Cillian Murphy was in it…yum…) but this one does look more promising, and darker at least!


#14

I loved the 90’s TV Cartoon. The Spider-Man cartoon too. None of the movies has matched the greatness of these tv shows.


#15

Supposedly when that trailer officially launches online this is where it will do it.

And I believe Sunday is the day it will happen.



http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

[quote=“Bad Max”]
I loved the 90’s TV Cartoon. The Spider-Man cartoon too. None of the movies has matched the greatness of these tv shows.
[/quote]

Yeah the old Cartoon was awesome. I think Batman Begins was a little more loyal to

the comics though. The cartoon had to maintain the G/PG rating which hampered it

slightly.


#16

[quote=“DexPac”]
Heath totally has the perfect look for the role but I’m starting to get a little

worried by the fact that they haven’t really shown us any footage of him yet.

Even just an audio clip of his laugh would be enough for me. It all comes down

to the laugh as far as I’m concerned.
[/quote]

I doubt that he will be able to do the laugh as good as Mark Hamill…


#17

[quote=“Bad Max”]
I loved the 90’s TV Cartoon. The Spider-Man cartoon too. None of the movies has matched the greatness of these tv shows.
[/quote]

Definitely. I always compare the movies to the 90’s cartoons, since I never really got into the comic books enough.


#18

[quote=“Thousand Eyes”]
I doubt that he will be able to do the laugh as good as Mark Hamill…
[/quote]

Yeah, probly not, but I don’t think I’d want to see that laugh in a live action Joker. That Joker

was funny, which totally fits for a PG audience. For a live action Joker to be taken seriously he

needs to be scary. At least scarier than Voldemort. He needs to be more than just crazy. He

needs to be dementedly devoted to making the comic book version of himself laugh.


#19

Here’s the 6 minute prologue that played in front of I am Legend’s IMAX

screenings. The quality’s horrible http://joblo.com/leaked-tdk-prologue


#20

Here is the HD trailer: <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.atasteforthetheatrical.com/d … efault.htm”>http://www.atasteforthetheatrical.com/deathtrap/default.htm</LINK_TEXT>



:o :o :o :o :o AWESOME TRAILER! WILL BE AN AWESOME MOVIE!