The Dark Knight – Trivia

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Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight Movie TriviaContinuing the current “Dark Knight” theme, I have decided to provide a list of interesting trivia related to the latest Batman film. Please note that some of these items may contain spoilers, so you may wish to come back here after watching the movie.

  • As a joke, one bat suit was made with nipples, as in Batman & Robin (1997). It was presented to Christian Bale as the real bat suit, but he knew instantly it was a joke, having seen a few design pictures during preproduction. He did pose for some publicity photos in the “nipple” suit.
  • Robin Williams, Lachy Hulme, Paul Bettany, and Adrien Brody all expressed interest for the role of the Joker before Heath Ledger was cast. When asked, “Why Heath Ledger as the Joker?” Christopher Nolan said, “Because he’s fearless.”
  • To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s psychology, posture and voice (the last one he found most difficult to do). He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker’s thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Alan Moore’s comic “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth” to read. Ledger also took inspiration from A Clockwork Orange (1971)’s Alex and Sid Vicious.
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If Jim Carrey was “The Joker”…

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Jim Carrey as the Joker

Lately I have been messing about with Adobe Photoshop (although, merely just Photoshop Elements 2.0). As I was browsing the forum today, I came across an image of Gordon Brown as the Joker. This reminded me of a past idea I’d had of Jim Carrey playing as The Joker in The Dark Knight, and inspired me to finally create the image above.

Heath Ledger is Dead!?

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Heath Ledger (The Joker) 28 died January 22nd 2008It’s true, I only just found out myself!

According to many sources such as The New York Times, 28 year old actor Heath Ledger died today of suspected suicide or overdose.

“Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan inhabited by the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide or an accidental overdose, police sources said.”

Heath Ledger was set to appear as The Joker in the upcoming Batman movie “The Dark Knight“. As far as I know, the film is (or almost is) 100% complete, currently undergoing the stage of post production.

Whilst nothing has been confirmed yet, I imagine Warner Bros/Time Warner will continue to show the film, possibly dedicating the movie to the actor in this tragic event.

For those wishing to keep up-to-date with the story (and also read into it in more detail) please visit the following sites:

New Batman Dark Knight Trailer!

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New Batman Dark Knight Trailer December 2007

It’s finally here! The new Batman: Dark Knight movie trailer.

Is it awesome? Is the new Joker amazing? Click here to see for yourself.

Seen it? Are you back? Good! – So what do you think?

Personally I think it’s absolutely amazing! I really can’t wait for it’s release in summer 2008. I’m not sure if I can even wait that long! Regualr visitors of this site will already know of the constant coverage of this great upcoming film and my concerns over the actor choice for the Joker. Whilst this trailer doesn’t put me behind him 100% (c’mon, leave out the Brokeback Mountain jokes) I am now a lot more positive about the whole thing. I am now looking forward to the film more than worrying about how the Joker is portrayed.

The Joker – Empire Magazine Leaked Image

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Empire Magazine Revealing New Image of The Joker

This is an image from the January 2008 Empire Magazine which has been leaked out early thanks to the Internet! lol

As you can see, the Joker is looking quite mean (and VERY cool).

The Joker Revealed Empire Magazine Cover

Thanks to a “tip-off” from my great friend iguanapunk, who has enabled me to keep up-to-date with the current events of this potentially amazing movie!

What are all your thoughts on this latest image of the Joker? :)

Batman is Gay!?

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No way! I always knew Robin was though..

Robin is actually the gay one!!!

Yes this is 100% REAL, from a time when “gay” meant “happy”.