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Is There A DARK KNIGHT Teaser Coming Soon?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I haven’t heard for sure that there’s going to be a DARK KNIGHT trailer on the front of HARRY POTTER this summer, but I’d imagine that would be the perfect place to put it. And if it is there, I wonder if this is an accurate description of what we might see. Consider this a rumor for now, but enjoy:

Hey Harry, My brother IM'd me a moment ago with a description of the Dark Knight teaser, saying I may report this to the nearest movie site or whatever. Apparently news about this has not been heard yet, but here goes: Black background, cards begin to fall in slow motion, the joker whispers things directed at Batman, the audience, the final card to fall is the joker, with also a picture of the bat signal on fire.
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  • May 15, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool

    by GrandpaUlrira

    Let's hope it's not as boring as the first one!

  • May 15, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    This is bad news...

    by Jakes Nel

    Now I have to go watch Harry Potter...

  • May 15, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST


    by tnt23789

    sounds very good. can't wait to hear what the joker sounds like!! dont fail me heath ledger!!!!!!

  • May 15, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by Mr Chuff

    Why have the new Dark Knight website open with a "shattered" bat logo only to put one on fire in a teaser... I call "balls" on this. Stinking bottom air...

  • May 15, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    His bro works in Holywood...

    by Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling

    I understand that's the small film-making town located just outside of the more well-known HOLLYwood. Quite apt for this story, it was also the birthplace of Burt Ward's Holy Bat-Exclamations!

  • May 15, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    *shout* I'M BATMAN *shout*

    by kingoflight

    tis true

  • May 15, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by LargoJr

    In other news, poop stinks.. sometimes.. (sigh) I wonder what happened to the days when the AICN crew had juicy and exclusive scoops? Oh yeah... they grew up and turned into 'hype' producers on flicks most of us think or know will suck ass on toast. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to my 'Free Paris Hilton' petition.. No.. really, it's good.... FOR ME TO POOP ON!

  • May 15, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Mr Chuff....

    by dark antifyre

    Not meaning to be an ass, but I think he might mean the actual Bat Signal.... which would be cool!

  • May 15, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST



    I like! Hopefully it's true... Iron man has been getting all the damn buzz!

  • May 15, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Where does he get those wonderful toys?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I hope The Dark Knight has a scene where we see The Joker going out to buy those playing cards at the local 99c store. Or maybe he makes them himself, like Bruce Wayne makes all his own ninja bat stars? What this rebooted franchise needs is more scenes explaining where things come from.<p>I am too stupid to imagine this stuff for myself, Hollywood!

  • May 15, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    who cares what about the Iron Man Teaseer ?

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    im sure they have enough to show a little teaser before FF2

  • May 15, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    I Hope The Whole Thing Works.

    by Mike

    I have a sinking feeling every time I hear Heath Ledger's name mentioned as The Joker. Say what you want, the guy is a huge leap from any interpretation of the character and he also has the distinction of being one of the few entertainers to make gay cowboys seem unfunny. I want the Joker in this version of Batman on film to be as well realized as the title character is. Truthfully the flashier villains seem to be Nolan's Achilles' Heel. The Scarecrow was so-so and nothing about Cilliam Murphy's performance made me think "That IS The Scarecrow." any more any other nameless good looking young actor might. When he was in full costume it kinda worked during those brief moments when you could understand what the hell he was saying. Ra's Al Ghul worked much better because of the brilliant way in which he was watered down to somewhat realistic proportions. I want to be wrong about this. I hope I'm not only underestimating Ledger but also Nolan and anyone working on the script because Batman's villains are far better than most and The Joker is arguably the greatest villain in modern fiction of damn near any medium. Venom, Violator, Green Goblin, Deadpool...pretty much every villain out there that came down the pike after 1940 owes The Joker royalties. His basic components have worked extremely well for over 60 years and yet I feel that they'll be "re-imagining" him quite a bit for this film. I will happily eat crow if it's most eerily accurate portrayal of the character possible. Deep down I'm hoping it's an Alex Ross painting come to life speaking as though Paul Dini was writing him without the restraints of Network Standards and Practices. Hopefully what Mr.Nolan has up his sleeve is even better than that.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    The trailer will feature

    by Abominable Snowcone

    the logo we saw yesterday, with some bombastic music, and at the end a project release date, like "Summer 2008." Nothing to pop a chubby over.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I got it.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    but if the music is bombastic enough

    by just pillow talk

    that's always a good reason to pop a chubby over...

  • May 15, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST


    by Spartacus Hughs

  • May 15, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST


    by indyit

    that is a very dodgy source...but it sounds very probable. Not entirely sure if we'll see this as soon as HP but a trailer which pretty much shows nothing from the movie is definitely possible to be made. We'll see in time, I just really wanna hear how Ledger sounds as the joker and what sorta material the character has been given. As curious as I am over how the Joker looks im more curious on how he sounds, acts and says. that's what MAKES the Joker.

  • May 15, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Everybody has a pal or sib working in H-Town

    by Doctor_Sin

    Everybody gets emails from "an art director" or "a friend who synched the sound" or whatever. Everybody here knows someone or something.<p>Until we initiate a retina-scan ID system for the Internet, linked up to an international database of employment records, I refuse to believe any of this crapola until I see it or it comes from a reputable (regular) first-hand reporter.

  • May 15, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Robin Use Your Holy Wood

    by DannyOcean01

    To defeat the Joker...And then let me touch it long into the night...

  • May 15, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Would it not be done by guys in London..

    by connor187

    I mean it sound good but also sounds like bullshit, I thought all the production was going on in London?

  • May 15, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Not at all. It's still a WB production. Not to mention, Preproduction work for "Begins" was started in the garage of a house that's less that two miles away from where I used to live in "Holywood".

  • May 15, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Why wasn't it ready for

    by Darth Kong

    SPIDER-MAN 3? Someone at WB dropped the ball.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    First nipples, now flames on Batman????

    by Sagan

    omg, too much, franchise dead, DEAD I SAY!!!! xD

  • May 15, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    They started shooting in late April...

    by Saluki

    ... So if any footage is to be used, having it in front of Spider-Man just wasn't possible. Then again, this is if you even think they dropped the ball at all. I'm sick of movies advertising more than 12 months out, and even then they have to be very special.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Yeah mr_sinister7381...

    by Double-Oh

    the TEASER for the Dark Knight is better than Spider-Man 3. Right... and you're calling Harry the mouth breather?

  • May 15, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Joker interpretation ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    Let's not just get bogged down in a Caesar Romero or Jack Nicholson concept of the Clown Prince of Crime; as long as Ledger can provide menace to his Joker, then that will work well. I'd like to see the Joker's demonic red-lipped grin be the result, much like GWYNPLAINE, of having the smile cut into his face, with scars that extend the mouth corners into a satanic leer.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    The only teaser I want to see for this is

    by darquelyte

    Batman holding Joker by his lapel and saying, "I'm The Batman, Bitch!'

  • May 15, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    dark antifyre - good point

    by Mr Chuff

    consider me told.....

  • May 15, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    i just heard two fat 15 year olds chest bump....

    by Hella

    harry has ghost titties

  • May 15, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    It's the BAT-Man.

    by IForgotAbout19

    Whatever joker said that Cillian Murphy wasn't a memorable scarecrow is dead wrong. DEAD wrong. He was only in it for like 2 minutes, and they were some of the best 2 minutes of the whole thing. Liam Neeson can suck a dick. And no matter how good Ledger is as Joker, he won't top Mark Hamill. We all know it. So be ready for it.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I agree with Saluki too...

    by Mr Chuff

    teasers for a film that is near to a YEAR away is a pain in the cock. I remember seeing the Spiderman 3 teaser FUCK knows how long ago and look what a waste of waiting that was... TDK better not be such a waste or I WILL kill.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Where the hellya been?!

  • May 15, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    RE: darquelyte...

    by indyit

    hahaha that would be awesome a blooper or something lol, would be horrible to see in the real thing x_x and I know Nolan would never have written sucha line but would be hilarious. And I have faith in Ledger and Nolan...i dont worry too much, even if Joker isn't nailed perfectly if the movie still provides a great story like Begins i will be happy.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    This sounds a lot like...

    by smallfry

    This sounds a lot like a fan made teaser that was on the IMDB message boards a few weeks back. That too was a black background with cards falling down. Me smells a rat.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Joker won't carve his face

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    And he *SHOULDN'T* ! I like the grittier direction Batman tales as much as anyone, but this will be PG-13 at most, and self-inflicted facial mutilation is just gross. Batman is an allegory for ALL AGES in my opinion. A little 'scary' I expect, but gore/shock/horror is not necessary (I don't care if it IS 'The Joker')

  • May 15, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Cesar Romero

    by Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling

    Personally, I think that the Latin lover was the definitive Clown Prince of Crime. If Ledger has any sense, he should base his whole interpretation on Romero, and any "menace" should come from tweaking his moustache -- a la Terry-Thomas or Dick Dastardly -- beneath all that clown make-up. Remember, it's a LFoDH-style PG-13!!!!

  • May 15, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Mark Hamill

    by Fenrisulfr

    is the best Joker to date.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    New photos?

    by smallfry

    I haven't seen these before. Anyone else?

  • May 15, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Ledger's underrated.

    by Christopher3

    The guy was playing a convincing 40+ year old at the end of "Brokeback" without any makeup. Didn't even notice until I left the theater. That's called good acting.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Where the hell is Crispin Glover?

    by SpencerTrilby

    hehehe that's for the musically-poorly-tasted crowd here at AICN

  • May 15, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    nice find smallfry

    by SpencerTrilby

    but his green hair looks like he wiped his nose upwards, like this garbage pail kid back then.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    It better be rated R. Still pissed about LIVE FREE

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    OR DIE LIKE A PUSSY. Mmmkay, I know it will be PG-13. The world has gone mad...

  • May 15, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Thanks SpencerTrilby

    by smallfry

    Its amazing what you can find when trawling the interenet instead of actually doing some work. And I agree about the garbage pail kid.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Cillilian Murphy made a very memorable Scarecrow.

    by Lovecraftfan

    One of my favorite parts of Begins.

  • May 15, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    i said it two days ago...

    by ludmir88

    a teaser is on it's way with Harry Potter 5. That's sweet, but the teaser can be better really

  • May 15, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Keith Richards Vomit Mixed With Paul Andersons Piss ==

    by gudge

    Keith Richards Vomit Mixed With Paul Andersons Piss == Better than Spiderman 3

  • May 15, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Mark Hammill WAS great as the Joker

    by trombone

    I think there should be cameos of all the past Jokers in Dark Knight. Just have them be clowns or something. Or cops: that would be cool. O

  • May 15, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Cillian Murphy...

    by BenBraddock

    ...was completely wrong for Batman Begins - way too young. Bad casting really mired that movie for me (along with a shite plotline). Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson too were badly cast, for various reasons. That movie is way over-rated. All IMO, natch ;-)

  • May 15, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Scarecrow in TDK

    by The Only Woj

    supposed to be back, with a few scenes with Joker ... and we should be getting a "fear gas" version of Joker as well.

  • May 15, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Joker whispers "Why can't I quit you?"

    by Err

    I couldn't believe it.

  • May 15, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Fear gas version of Joker = Ronald McDonald

    by Err

    It's true.

  • May 15, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Sounds.... B Grade?

    by P2Rock

    it certainly seems like it with the descriptoon of the trailer, but am sure the finished product will not be. I agree with BenBraddock in that I hated the casting of holmes, & Caine but didn't so much mind the other two. However BB gets credit over everyother batman film on the strength of casting Christian Bale as Bats. And I am also one of the bunch who is slightly woried about the casting of Ledger. I really wish they had taken glover just for the fact he probably moonlights as the Joker in his spare time. This casting choise is much more important that the aforementioned casting mistakes. lets hope he is able to pull it off but i do not see him being able to do what Mark Hamill did with the character. i dont think he has the age or gravity as an actor. hmmm.... put me down as optimistic but concerned

  • May 15, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Jerry Fallwell is dead. Let us rejoice!

    by Err


  • May 15, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Wow, a totally boring trailer

    by Trazadone

    Great. I wonder how Fallwell is enjoying hell?

  • May 15, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    No kidding, ERR, horrible man dead

    by Trazadone

    Unfortunately he has a son, right? So another Fallwell will continue to make money off of stupid people. Sigh.

  • May 15, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    If you wanted a good joker, should have gotten TIM ROTH

    by jimmy_009

    Idiots. Heath Ledger is a tool.

  • May 15, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    The real concern

    by BenIdom

    The only thing that I am praying for is that the Nolan's have another trick up their sleeves like they did with the first movie in that (spoiler for the one guy who HASN'T seen BB) Liam Neeson was actually Ras. I am hoping that they had totally written out the Rachel Dawes character and that Maggie G is actually going to be playing one Harlene Quinzel. She would be perfect for that role.

  • May 15, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Where's the evidence?

    by Nick Michalak

    WTF? You're just posting emails from some guy who's friends with a guy who knows something about the trailer? Whatever happened to reliable sources? Anyone could've emailed that in! Not even worth reading without some kind of concrete evidence to support it.

  • May 15, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by epitone

    A rumor that in two months we might see a trailer with no footage? And how awesome is it to have a bro that works in Hollywood? Did I mention that I have a cuz that works in suburban Pennsylvania? I got the 411 on the latest regional mall openings. Can't spill too much, but I'll just say that if you love Forever 21 you're going to be happy. Winky smiley, y'all!

  • May 15, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This is largely dependent on Ledger

    by superninja

    being able to pull this character off. They really can't screw this one up.

  • May 15, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Michael Caine was badly cast?! Really How?

    by Lovecraftfan

    While I dont agree with Murphy I can understand it but I really dont get Caine. Caine played it perfectly. I mean hes played several roles like this before so this was kind of natural.

  • May 15, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    What really happened on Sept. 11...

    by Err

    Falwell has found himself at the center of several controversies, such as the one sparked by his comments two days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in which he seemed to blame "abortionists," gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People for American Way for causing the attacks, saying they "helped this happen."<br><br> This idiot said that God told him all of this.<br><br> Like Lewis Black once said, (paraphrasing) I had a conversation with God and he told me that it was due to people like Jerry Falwell.

  • May 15, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    ur all effing retarted

    by mmaddox3

    first off while that does sound like a realistic teaser for the flick, why woudl they already have it ready 2 months early? second caine was/is perfect in the role in fact begins was essentially perfect all toghther with the exception of cruises slave...who they have recast. this movie is gonna be will be the comic book movie all are judged against...mark my words. in addition it will finally get that taste of ass outta my mouth you know the one there from spidey 3.

  • May 15, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Someone not agreeing with you makes them "retarted?"

    by Err

    My God.

  • May 15, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Caine didn't do it for me as Alfred, either.

    by superninja

    I like Michael Caine but Alfred is more of a British gentleman and less Cockney.

  • May 15, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN 3 sucked...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...royal monkey dick. <p> Can't believe I saw that crap. If LIVE FREE OR STOMP YARD sucks as well, I will be pissed. Very. Already upset about that friggin PG-13 thingie. <p>DAMN YOU TOM ROTHMAN! DAMN YOU!!!

  • May 15, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    again, "cool news"??

    by dengreg31

    There is going to be a teaser trailer... you know, sometime? With images in it? And audio?? Must be a slow week... Greg

  • May 15, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    I concur with Superninja

    by P2Rock

    Too cockney too err....dumb. Caine has a tendancy to overact (though I liked him in Children of Men) where alfred is very much an understated but subtle figure. Again Subtle and Caine mostly do not mix. Also I always thought the line where Alfred had an ex military background was quite cool and should be parlayed into the movie. Even in Miller's dark night it was Alfreds readings of the Count of Monte Cristo and justice being served which help shape Bats/Wayne.

  • May 15, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Alfred's casting was inspired

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    ...who amongst us wouldn't want Sir Michael bringing you the morning papers, explaining how nice your Dad was, all whilst ignoring the fact you're a mental ninja.

  • May 15, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Falwell's ina better place

    by Trazadone


  • May 15, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Silver Surfer movie... I mean FF 4

    by Judge Briggs

    Off topic, I know... but the trailer to FF4 is better than the entire first FF4... and I agree with Sinister about Harry and his lame ass review of Spidey 3. It sucked. And this teaser is haping up to be better than the entire Spidey 3 flick. One more thing... I am subbing for middle schools... I keep hearing 10-14 year olds go off on how much they loved Spidey 3... makes sense.

  • May 15, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Napoleon Park

    there will NOT be a Dark Knight trailer, teaser, preview or commercial. It will NOT be shown before a high-profile summer blockbuster. There will be NO attempt to publicize this movie before it is covertly snuck into theatres on a mid-week afternoon opening supported by NO print adds or radio spots. Again, No teaser, no film clip, no images of BAtman, either symbolic, iconic or actual footage from the film. With No music, no lighting and no cinematography. NO question about it, this alleged rumoured "teaser" is just a foiler plant to throw us off the track.<p> Oh, wait, that's stupid and I'm completely wrong about every point I just stated. Well done, Cool It, It's News dot website, another brilliant scoop! How do you do it, you continually cease to amaze me. I kid and yet I'm here every other day. Peace.

  • May 15, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    FF4??? You mean FF2? Or F4?

    by Err

    Fantastic Four Four hasn't been made.

  • May 15, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Tradzone & BSB...

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    Careful - diss Falwell and you'll make the Baby Jesus angry, then he'll smite you, or something. I smote my big-toe once...stung like a fucker!

  • May 15, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Worst description of a teaser trailer

    by Diagnostic

    since the description of Spider-man 3 teaser trailer.<br>

  • May 15, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    My name is Michael Caine

    by BenBraddock

    Yeah, the thing is, Michael Caine is Michael Caine, the way Connery is Connery and Jack is (more or less) Jack. There's no getting past that. He was too big for the part. Plus his accent kept slipping, from posh to Cockney back to posh again - all in the same sentence! I like him but Alfred needed a character actor, one of those old English actors with class and a quiet authority that you've seen many times before but who aint a household name.

  • May 15, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Braddock, you're on to something..

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    Who do you have in mind? - Needs to be classy, authoritive, and a little bit hard-ass...Hmmm. Holm? Stamp? (no - tougher than Batman), David Jason?

  • May 15, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    batman our only hope

    by christpunchers2007

    for a decent superhero franchise... so long spiderman, leave it to nolan to figure this one out. and btw that plant's review of transformers was pretty funny. chest bumps? ive never seen anyone do it in real-life. what bunch of retilin-depraved kids would do chest bumps, much less before the intro to TF? haha whoever made up that shit was a genius.

  • May 15, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Gonzo the Gonzarian, Good evening

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    Right you are: there is no correlation between "poshness" and quality - I give you Sir Michael Gambon. A cockerney, gor-blimey, but il est or frit!

  • May 15, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Dr Gonzo Re: Anthony Hopkins...

    by P2Rock

    Another problem with hopkins as Alfred you forgot to mention is he'd end up scoring all Bruce's bitches LOL!

  • May 15, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Gonzo, Gambon

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    is Sir Fried of Gold. There is no better British character actor, alive today, that I can think of right now. He's got a corner named after him.

  • May 15, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Interesting BSB that you are now doing the very

    by superninja

    thing you critized Falwell for doing. I wasn't aware the Rev had such a huge impact on your life.

  • May 15, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Finally saw The Children of Men and I loved it.

    by superninja

    Cuaron is DA MAN. I seriously think he is the best director working today. <p>Michael Caine is still not right for Alfred, but he can pull my finger anytime!

  • May 15, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Michael Caine

    by superninja

    His Alfie was fantastic. Contrast that with Jude Law's RomCom version if you want to see just how pathetic film has become.

  • May 15, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Caine in Cider House Rules

    by VenkmanBurnInHell

    ...Heartbreaking. Caine in Zulu - Cool as Jesus. Caine in Italian Job - more cool than Jesus. He's a kind of man-god, except he's not 9 feet tall and made of gold like that 300 guy.

  • May 15, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    A Cockney Alfred Makes Sense...

    by Buzz Maverik

    ...Wot the blood 'ell 'ave you don'a yerself, you schtupid git? Crikey, if somebody hadn't been usin' yer arse for a dart board and throwin'....razor sharp question marks? spiked umbrellas? metal cat claws? and is that some sort of fookin' coin?

  • May 15, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Now Upcoming Trailers Are News?

    by Buzz Maverik

    Movies, I can understand. Then, we started getting reports on trailers.<p>Trailers. Those things they show 45 of before you can see the fucking movie.<p>Now, it's news about trailers. That's as far as it can go, right?

  • May 15, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Re: Cockney

    by Colonel Activity

    I thought they were supposed to dance and clean chimneys...Oi!

  • May 15, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    Or, something like that

  • May 15, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    News would be that they are not going to have

    by superninja

    a trailer.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I have to admit that I can't be critical of Caine.

    by Bronx Cheer

    He may not have been right for Alfred, but I love him so much, it didn't matter to me. Sort of like Peter O'Toole.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Maybe along with trailers, we'll see a revival of

    by Bronx Cheer

    serials. Wouldn't it be cool of someone with some nerve produced a serial like Terry and the Pirates. Every week there'd be a new episode, stretched out over however the heck long they could sustain it. Screw TV. I want theatrical serials.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Yes, theatrical serials would rule. That would probably

    by superninja

    become enormously addictive and get people back into theaters. Now that I think of it I'm surprised it hasn't been done. Don't you think it would be cheaper, too?

  • May 15, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Xenozoic Tales: Episode 1 - After the End

    by superninja

    Starring Hugh Jackman as Jack Tenrec and Rachel Wiesz as Hannah Dundee.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Why hasn't Cadillacs and Dinosaurs been

    by superninja

    collected on DVD? And you know WB or whatever they are calling themselves these days would choc their serials full of crappy bands and dancing hos.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    flames on batsignal = nipples on optimus?

    by Napoleon Park

    I'm just sayin'

  • May 15, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    What about Bane?

    by westie

    Think about Eric Bana. He's like 6'4, and can get big obviously (see Troy.) I think he could pull off the latin thing, too. Severely underestimated Batman villain. As for Ledger, I'll keep my faith in Nolan.

  • May 15, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Nolan is still an occasional cockgobbler

    by EjkoUSC

    This is the same brilliant man who cast Katie Holmes. Because seriously, she was the best actress to audition for the part. She nailed it. No one can deliver a line like her. Casts Scarlett in The Prestige. Another actress of negotiable quality. Now he's ruined the face of these Batman movies by casting Maggie Gyllenhall. I hate to be shallow but that face of hers... Turn the projector off. But she's an alright actress. Just that face. Dear lord, no.

  • May 15, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Yes, it will be the first of 23 trailers released..

    by Shakalakaboom

    ....between now and the film's debut. Single frames, whooshing noises and a huge choral performance (because choirs make everything sound important and classy) and phrases like "The Battle Within....Begins Without." By the time the marketing department has its way, we will feel like we've seen the film before it has opened.

  • May 15, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by themanwhojaped

    Congratulations of joining the ranks of idiot foreigners who use that stupid phrase. Here's some trivia for you: Australian's don't use the word shrimp, we call a shrimp a 'prawn'. Paul Hogan, when he made that film, changed it from 'prawn' to 'shrimp' because he knew Americans wouldn't know what a prawn was.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Batman on Film says no teaser!

    by Vadakin

    Apparently BoF are reporting that the rumour is false and there won't be a teaser attach to Harry Potter.

  • May 15, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    So, I hear Nolan told Caine to be even more "realistic"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    So, in the sequel to the first pisswarm "realistic take", Alfred will open the film by saying: "Oi, Mast'r Bruce! Try ter brin' the car in one piece this time! Eh up, issit?"

  • May 15, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Can't wait...

    by Taylor see Bats battle the Joker.

  • May 15, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    As much as I would like to see

    by pjdon

    Someone like Crispin Glover or even better; Adrian Brody play the Joker, I can already picture exactly what their performances would be like.<p>Seeing Crispin Glover act like himself would bore me. Adrian Brody would be an amazing choice but I can picture exactly what his performance would entail. <p>I like the idea of Ledger because I can't imagine what he will be like. And that is what acting is about, playing someone else, not playing yourself.<p>Ledger impressed me in Brokeback Mountain, his flawless portrail of a man who lacks the ability to display any emotion. Then in Brothers Grim he played a twittering English fool. I practically forgot it was him.<p>As much as Crispin Glover is like the Joker (and i will always love him for George McFly) he has never proven to me that he is a good or versatile actor. Ledger has. I believe he will put every ounce of his soul into this character. <p>Can't wait.<p>The Dark Knight and Iron Man...This summer will rule the box office like no other but next summer will give us the crittically acclaimed gems we will remember for ever.

  • May 15, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    haha dont forget those single shots with 2 second blinks in between. heh yeah heres to hoping ironman and batman will make up for the shittiness that was spiderman3, one of the best superhero series that went out with a whimper.

  • May 16, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Ledger definitely makes you anticipate what

    by superninja

    he will come through with. I think he's a good actor, but will he nail the character?

  • May 16, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Nail the character

    by Silent Mark

    I think the teaser should be a two minute clip of Heath Ledger 'nailing' the character (Joker). Put that in front of Harry Potter and methinks we have a winning combination.

  • May 16, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    If they can demonstrate he can pull the character

    by superninja

    off, people will want to see the movie without even showing Batman.

  • May 16, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST


    by P2Rock

    I agree with your analysis of Ledger's career. He could pull it off but then again.. The thing with Glover was that he was practically born for the role and would certainly give us tghe Joker we hope for. yes it is less interesting in terms of "oh I wonder how different Ledger is in this role" but I want to see the embodiment of a charcter on the screen, not the role acted. Maybe another comparison could be Sean Penn as Bruce Wayne. Interesting but Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne. Not saying Ledger can't do it.... but I'm just saying.

  • May 16, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Holy shit! I found it on Youtube already!

    by Jewfro Tull

    I found the teaser just now! It's not what I expected based on the description, but still looks very promising. I'm curious what the rest of you guys think...

  • May 16, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Hey bat brain I was a kid when I killed your parents

    by Doc_Strange

    I say I made you, you gotta say you made me, how childish can you get huh? You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses on would you? huh? POW!!!! Funniest scene in Batman.

  • May 16, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST


    by smallfry

    That scene never made any sense to me. In the movie, The Joker doesn't know that Bruce Wayne is Batman. So how does he know that he killed Batman's parents? These things do trouble me so...

  • May 16, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Jefro Tull.

    by lost.rules

    U got JOKES!

  • May 16, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale as the Joker....

    by Sundaycall1

    Seriously, would this not be the best DVD extra ever. Just one scene Nolan. Like De Niro as Sonny on the Godfather SE. Please. Twud Rock. That is all.

  • May 16, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Tom Wilkinson

    by Bunch-backdToad

    Say what you want about Michael Caine, but you cannot miscast Tom Wilkinson. Period. That man is a total chameleon, and gave as convincing a performance as Falcone as Joe Pesci did in Goodfellas, or any actor has done in any mob movie.

  • May 16, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Have to agree - Tim Roth would have been marvellous..!

    by workshed

    He has ten times the acting ability of Heath Ledger. I should know - i once got plastered with him in Sheffield (over twenty years ago).

  • May 16, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    JewFro Tull

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I like it! But I only watched one minute of it. Does that keep going for the entire nine minutes?

  • May 16, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by Jewfro Tull


  • May 16, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I say Billy Drago was the best Joker ever. . .

    by Mutant Leader

    Watch the last twenty minutes of Coppola's THE UNTOUCHABLES and groove on the gangster in white. That's Billy Drago, a very talented character actor, and even now I think what we see there is the Miller character brought to pure fruition. That character IS The Joker in my opinion.

  • May 16, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    That Adam West "ualuealuealuealue" ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    I dunno -- couldn't they just have an endless clip of Victor "King Tut" Buono breaking wind???

  • May 16, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I think Joker was just trying not to die

    by Doc_Strange

    So basically he just says anything to get Batman from tossing him off the balcony.

  • May 16, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger is a much better actor than Tim Roth

    by corvette63

    Whether you liked Brokeback or not, there are not many actors who could have pulled it off and Mr. Orange ain't one of 'em. I like Roth but I don't see him in the same league as Bale and Ledger. BTW, I laughed my ass of at Err's post. Man that was funny!

  • July 26, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    It's a FAKE!

    by AngeloR86

    Ok, the one with the cards falling is a fake. The REAL teaser will be played before the Simpsons movie. Someone I know close to the project has already seen it. Again, the teaser with the cards falling is a FAKE. ---Angelo---