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Die Fledermause!! It’s Batmanuel Vs. Batman!! Nestor Carbonell Joins THE DARK KNIGHT Cast!!

I am – Hercules!!
Nestor Carbonell (“Lost”), who played the Fledermaus-like superhero Batmanuel on Fox's live-action version of "The Tick," will play the mayor of Gotham City in “The Dark Knight,” according to a report in Variety. He joins Heath Ledger as The Joker, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent and Eric Roberts as Salvatore “The Boss” Maroni among the franchise’s newcomers. Returning from “Batman Begins” are Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman, as well as writer Jonathan Nolan and director Christopher Nolan. Read Variety’s story here.

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  • May 17, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by TenaciousDoc


  • May 17, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by decfx


  • May 17, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    damn it

    by decfx


  • May 17, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by decfx

    2nd, third, fourth...

  • May 17, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by TenaciousDoc


  • May 17, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    He looks kind young...

    by Carnotaur3

    to be the mayor of Gotham City. But screw it. Dark Knight is going to rock!

  • May 17, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST


    by decfx


  • May 17, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    "Tiny bubbles..."

    by kikuchiyoboy


  • May 17, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal looks like a basset hound

    by torontoxic

    Having her in this is like sprinkling shit on a diamond.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    He looks the same age as when he was Batmanuel!

    by Bongalongadingdong


  • May 17, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    also, i'm attracted to basset hounds

    by Bongalongadingdong

    there i said it

  • May 17, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by Tal111

    What the hell do you have against bassett hounds?!

  • May 17, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    What a load of

    by TenaciousDoc

    Bat Shit

  • May 17, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Too many chracters?

    by Quintus_Arrius

    ... could this end up being as smelly (and congested) as Spiderman 3? I hope not, as I think the first one is arguably the best comic book film of recent years.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is a mutt!

    by Quintus_Arrius

    So there!

  • May 17, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    That picture looks so gay.

    by TenaciousDoc

    Like the cover of some sort of gay-bat porn.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    That's funny man..

  • May 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I never even realized Richard was Batmanuel

    by CherryValance

    Well he's been great on LOST so far, so it sounds good. Gee, this movie is getting crowded.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    TDK keeps sounding better.

    by LoneGun

    Carbonell is great on LOST. BATMAN BEGINS did a terrific job of juggling its large, talented cast. I'm sure THE DARK KNIGHT will make good use of all these stellar actors.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Jett has a Joker pic.

    by Gwai Lo

    Jett from Batman on Film has a Joker pic, or so he says. Get on this AICN, since he's a giant weeping pussy who won't post the pic up because it's too "spoilery"

  • May 17, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Jett might like some

    by TenaciousDoc

    Gay-bat porn

  • May 17, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    That giant weeping pussy comment

    by TenaciousDoc

    Reminded me of the day I was born.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    They can't all be winners

    by TenaciousDoc

    Sometimes none of them are winners

  • May 17, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    LOL too many characters? SpiderMan 3 has 3 villains...

    by Bean_

    And they casted the mayor for DARK KNIGHT and people are saying too many?

  • May 17, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Recasting Katie Holmes' role is such a stupid idea

    by Magical Jew Eyes

    They never bothered to establish her as major character in the first movie, so why bother recasting her in the second? Just write Gyllenhaal's role as a totally different character. I hate when they re-cast and expect the audience to just forget that the character looks totally different than in the previous film.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Be nice

    by David Lazarus Long

    Spidey 3 really only had 2 and a half. Actually, when you really split it up throughout the whole movie, there's only about 1.7 villians per hour. <p> Maybe 1.8

  • May 17, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Oh, and

    by David Lazarus Long

    I would do dirty, dirty things to that bassett hound.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    David Lazarus Long

    by Quintus_Arrius

    Yeah... like shit in her face! I still maintain that she's a mutt... An ugly one too...

  • May 17, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    These are supporting characters

    by jimmy_009

    They're not villains. I only see one villain, The Joker, and therefore am not too concerned about too many characters. Someone has to play the bit parts, I'm just glad they're getting good actors to do it.

  • May 17, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is a sexy mutt.

    by Christopher3

    Come on, she's comparable to Droopy Dawg Holmes. Though if I had my druthers, I'd recast one of the Deschanels in the role. Also, "Batmanuel" is funnier than "Die Fledermaus." But "Captain Liberty" is not funnier than "American Maid."

  • May 17, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Shit in her face?!

    by David Lazarus Long

    Why, what a horrendous... err... you haven't been reading my diary, have you? <p> ... <p> But really, I'm not sure what's wrong with her. I think she's cute as all hell, and has the body of... um.. a human being. As opposed to a broomstick. (*COUGH*HOLMES*COUGH*) But, I mean... I guess if you don't like to get wild, a broomstick will do... ;D

  • May 17, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is still a mutt

    by Quintus_Arrius

    Even she knows it judging from her expression in this picture. . I just don't want to fuck a girl who looks like that... She looks tired.. and is that the beginnings of a mustache I see?

  • May 17, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Re-Casting IS a good idea...

    by Kirbymanly

    Because Katie Holmes was the WORST part of Begins. She was TERRIBLE! I just wish they went with someone better looking than Gyllenhaal. Man, she's fugly. Bring on Diora Baird!!!

  • May 17, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    To quote the Mayor from "The Tick" cartoon...

    by KnightShift

    "Every time we use the Die Fliedermaus Signal, he disconnects his phone and leaves town for a week!"

  • May 17, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by chrth

    Well my interest just shot up!

  • May 17, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    rachel dawes character

    by damagedinc

    i'll second what was said above. this character is SO unnecessary. unlike other superhero movies, it wouldn't be weird if Batman wasn't chasing a girl the whole movie.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I like him...

    by Francis Begbie

    He is a good actor in everything I have seen him in. I thought it was cool how he killed Matthew Fox's character in Smokin' Aces and then he ends up on Lost. <br><br> But, anyway, I look forward to seeing him in Dark Knight. Even in a small part.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    What say you? Which would you say is, dear chap?

  • May 17, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    "my interest just shot up!"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Interesting way you expressed that.What do you mean by "interest". It's the pic isn't it? =)

  • May 17, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    I thought you were gonna say that as its the only logical alternative. It was good.. no doubt. The best of the three for sure. But we're gonna have to disagree on that one mattie..

  • May 17, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    if you actually pay attention to BB

    by oisin5199

    Rachel Dawes is NOT Vicki Vale. She's not a skirt that Batman's chasing around. She's his moral conscience, a grounding voice from the past. She's also a childhood fantasy ideal that he can never have. The character was interesting, however Katie Holmes was flat. So give it to a good actress, like Maggie. I think she's attractive, but then again my criteria for casting an actress has nothing to do with whether or not I'd fuck her. Sheesh.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    Do you think that the bat will want to fuck the mutts character in the next flick? Cos he wanted to fuck her in the last one!

  • May 17, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, she isn't ugly!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    She's better looking than any whores you virgins try to lure into your basement where you're kept by your parents who hate you just about as much as most of the females you come in contact with. I tried to put as many talkback insult cliches into that one statement as I could. I couldn't work in a World of Warcraft reference though. Sorry.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I also seem to remember this guy from an NBC sitcom

    by Orbots Commander

    I think he was in one of those 'Friends' clones during the late '90's.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    That was funny. For real! (I'm still laughing while I type)

  • May 17, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Hound Swap?

    by Automaton Overlord

    Firstly jowls are SEXY, so is a nice sensitive snout. secondly it seems like a waste of time to cast a known actor in this role, I'm sure his lines will amount to some thing like: "Gordoooon!,Bring me this "batman" vigilante fellow or its your neck!" and scene.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    I'd fuck your mum.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by murphworld

    he was on 'suddenly susan.' his accent was terrible. i genuinely hate kathy griffin. i know you're not supposed to have hate in your heart, but she makes me equal parts angry and sad.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Why I don't mind switching actresses for Rachel Dawes

    by chrth

    Otherwise we'd have the same problem as in the original go-around: every damn movie a new chick finds out who Batman is.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    I'd still...

    by Quintus_Arrius

    .... fuck her!

  • May 17, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    intelligence is to talkbacks as...

    by BadMrWonka

    character development is to micheal bay films.

  • May 17, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    ...Your mum, that is... not the mutt! (She can act however... the mutt, not your mum)!

  • May 17, 2007, 9 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    You're quite right. I have lowered my standards. I repent. Good night...

  • May 17, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    intelligence is to talkbacks as...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    capitalization is to BadMrWonka.

  • May 17, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Damn you Wonka

    by chrth

    Damn you Wonka

  • May 17, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal should play Two Face

    by torontoxic

    Now that'd be good casting. <P> Just throw a suit on her and kick her fat ass out in front of the camera.

  • May 17, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    They should get the rest of The Tick cast onboard too

    by Magical Jew Eyes

    Patrick Warburton as Clayface.

  • May 17, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    WATCHMEN to start shooting in August!?!

    by I Own You

    Reports are they've set up shop in Vancouver and are getting ready to go.

  • May 17, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Yes, she is pretty ugly

    by Kirbymanly

    She has the face of a hound and the body of a 12 year old. What more could a man ask from woman?!

  • May 17, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    A guy of his age will play a mayor.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I guess commissioner Gordon will be played by Shia la Beef. But there's something new in it: it's the first guy that Nolan employs on the set this movie who isn't English.

  • May 17, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Get Liz Vassey as Ivy. . .

    by ZeroCorpse

    And I'm sold!

  • May 17, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Not that it matters,

    by nonsensical

    but, I'd have to say that by far tonight's Smallville season finale was the strangest thing I've seen on that series. <p> The "cliffhanger" introduction of Bizarro? <p> Not just the way they did it, okay the way they did it was just odd. Of course you know that everything will be back to normal next season as the series draws to a close but come on. Bizarro? <p> Sure this has almost no business being discusses in this talkback, but I'm home with the flu and it was on and this is a DC/WB oriented talkback... so what the hell. <p> Fits here as well as anywhere else.

  • May 17, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    "On a roof, of course."

    by savagexp

    One of the greatest lines. Ever.

  • May 17, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Gyllenhaals are connected

    by thevision

    Paul Newman taught her baby bro Jake to drive for God's sake! Jake's a good actor but without the family connections, he would be lucky to get a CW series and she'd be working for OfficeTemps. I can't believe she replaced Holmes- Scientology hostage or not, she's freaking hot...Maggie is not ugly she's just plain. They should have dumped Rachel Dawes altogether when Mrs. Mapother said no, recasting with an actress who doesn't rate the same looks factor is stupid.

  • May 17, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    The Tick would've been great

    by a rolling stone

    The Tick would've been great if they gave it more seasons to work out the kinks. I bought the season and watched it at least 10 times. Wharburton for Captain Marvel!!! I can't say it enough!!

  • May 17, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Jake and Maggie SEX Scene!

    by lost.rules

    Come' on. You know u wanna see it!

  • May 17, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    No! Diora Baird as Ivy!!!!

    by Kirbymanly

    Look her up. You KNOW I'm right

  • May 17, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Um, Lost TB?

    by googamooga


  • May 18, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhall

    by Dr Dischord

    is totally attractive. Just because she doesn't look like one of the twiggy cheerleaders who wouldn't fuck me in high school doesn't mean she's not hot. Also, is she really playing Dawes, or is that just assumed? I don't remember there being a report of her for that role, just that she'd been added to the cast. I think it'd be interesting/career suicide if Nolan develops the Dawes character into a totally new, non-comic hero or villain. That would be ballsy.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Maggie G is a total cutie.......

    by Jimmy Jazz

    Although she does not photograph well. But having seen her up close in the flesh for a minute or so (they filmed Sherrybaby near where I live. Go Jersey!) I can assure you that she is very attractive in a "regular girl" kinda way. If she was a barrista at your local Starbuck's you would definitely do a double take.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Suddenly Susan

    by DutchDrunk

    That's where I know the dude from, and some small parts in other stuff of course. Too bad that we didn't have The Tick here in Holland, and they weren't the glory days of downloading stuff for free either. How is this a crowded cast? The dude plays a mayor, not a villain. Spiderman was jam-packed with villains, yet they spent most of the time focussing on Parker.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Nowt wrong with Maggie

    by smellmycheese

    And yes. Yes I would. <br><br> <br> <br>(Though granted she doesn't look quite so hot in that photo posted by Quintus_Arrius... but everyone has their off days)

  • May 18, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with The Toxic Avenger...

    by Darth Bauer

    He said that he would rather dip his penis in toxic waste again than have it anywhere near greasy-faced Maggie G.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Suddenly Batman

    by Uncapie

    Brooke Shields should be "The Mayor."

  • May 18, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Maggie G is definately bangable.

    by DirkD13"

    Seriously guys, she may not be Salma Hayek hot (well who is to be fair) but she is NOT ugly. I say this as I would not need any alcohol to bone her. Then again, it was my 28th yesterday and I woke up still pissed.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Maggie's bush

    by DutchDrunk

    It's huge. I bet it's a home to small animals.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Holy crap!!!

    by DirkD13"

    Nothing to do with film at all, but my missus is pregnant!!! Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    "Die Fledermausen"?

    by Roderich

    If Hercules thought of the german word for bat: it's "Fledermaus". And bats are "Fledermäuse". Maggie Gyllenhall is a fine actress but only sometimes "cute" (watch her at the oscar's, bleah).

  • May 18, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    Samuel Jackson is in talks to play the part of the villain in Frank Miller's "The Spirit". Presumably, the character he's in talks about is "The Octopus". I'm personally crossing my fingers he's not reading for Ebony White...and "Die Fledermaus" is an opera wriiten by Julius Roderich Benedix with music written by Johann Strauss II. It premired in the late 19th century, me thinks.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Shannyn Sossamon for catwoman

    by hesky75


  • May 18, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    It's just that recasting

    by Atomic.Lobster

    one role like that is a bad idea. It somehow breaks that fragile suspension of disbelief and throws you out of the movie's reality. Whatever reasons there might be for not having the same actress reprise the part, it would be better to leave the character out entirely than recast.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Thank the maker

    by kwisatzhaderach

    for Christopher Nolan.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    You just flunked your German class.

    by godoffireinhell

    Plural of "Fledermaus" is "Fledermäuse". See you next year.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Off topic

    by P2Rock

    Is there a live action "Tick" now based on the cartoon? Why is nt the Rock the tick? Is it good? Let me know, si vous plait. Aussi I agree with damagedinc, Batman doesn't need romance. I mean in reality he doesnt have time with his double life an all. Just detracts from the dark persona. I dont want to see he humanised. he suppose to be a super hero and part of that make up is his extraordinary psyche

  • May 18, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Shannyn Sossamon for catwoman

    by Chilli815

    At times she looks like an eleven year old boy, and she can't act. So maybe.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST


    by mattthebat

    there WAS a live action Tick tv series a few years back, but it was cancelled. it didn't last long unfortunatly. Puddy from Seinfeld played the Tick. the show was alright, but it didnt compare to the cartoon at all.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Die Fledermaus

    by Colonel Activity

    Literal translation? The Flutter-Mouse...otherwise called "THE BAT!"

  • May 18, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by Chilli815

    Main characters for this are: Bruce Wayne... Joker... Dent... Gordon. Everyone else, imcluding Rachel, is a secondary character, so as long as they don't go handing out arcs to everyone, it'll work as well as the first one.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Live-Action "Tick": WORST IDEA EVER

    by Anna Valerious

    And that's because of the dumbing down of Die Fledermaus and American Maid. I'm all for diversity, but really, why'd they have to fix what wasn't broke in the first place? But I do like Carbonell, especially as Senor Senor, Jr. on "Kim Possible".

  • May 18, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    In the movies Gotham has had a lot of mayors

    by amrisharmpit

    Lee Wallace, Michael Murphy, and George Wallace were the mayors in each of the first three Batman movies. My favorite was Lee Wallace because he looked like Ed Koch (no doubt the intended effect).

  • May 18, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST


    by Russman

    For fuck's sake.... that's one of the many things that hurt the other movies. And why isn't anyone else talking about that??? Instead we get a bunch of 15 year old chatter about how cute or not cute Maggie G. is? Christ!

  • May 18, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'll second that.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Droopie Maggie.............

    by Stuntcock Mike

    ugh, perhaps as a Cleveland Steamer recipient.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    In Somkin Aces...

    by Raymar

    Dr. Alpert murders Jack! Best scene in the movie.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Lay off Maggie!

    by Lou Stools

    I went to high school with her and took her to senior prom. She's hot...and freaky! Afterwards in the motel room she had me toss Beggin' Strips into her mouth from across the room and whack her on the snout repeatedly with a rolled up newspaper after she pooped on the carpet. Not many girls would let you do that...

  • May 18, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    D13 congrats

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Now you can join the club of moviegoing dads who will feel obligated to take their tots to onscreen drivel like "Shrek 3." It helps to be a movie geek, so you can stomach the bad stuff more easily. And occasionally you'll come across good kiddie fare, like the Pixar stuff.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    The Rachel Dawes Character...

    by Aznbuddy

    ...reminded me of Bridget Fonda's character in Kiss of the Dragon. The director basically had her berate Jet Li onscreen for half an hour to fill up the talking time, cause he couldn't very well do a monologue of his own in english.<br><br>Rachel Dawes does the same thing to Bruce. But last time I checked, Bruce knew how to speak english.<br><br>Chris Nolan, if you must add Rachel Dawes in this movie,let it be so that she dies a gracious death, and let it be done with.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhal

    by Redmantle

    Not cute. Average. Just average. But she can act okay. Holmes was not great in the first one, but I'd rather see her than Gyllenhal. Where is Rachel McAdams? She would have been better here, and would have been better as Lois Lane too.

  • May 18, 2007, noon CST

    Gyllenhaal is GyllenHOT!!!

    by Borgnine JR

    That is the extent of my contribution.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    No Lost Talk Back

    by kbaker13

    Anyone else feel that this whole "No Lost TB this week" is like that episode of the Simpsons where they couldn't watch TV so everyone is out doing different things (jumping rope, playing hopskotch(?), fishing, etc.) Now with no Lost TB everyone is forced to go and coment on other TBs about other subjects they dont usually commnet on. Maybe this no Lost TB thing is good for everyone...or maybe as soon as Itchy and Scatchy comes back on we will all be right back in front of the TV with our eyes glued to it. I'm betting on the later.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Batmanuel is mared with litigation

    by Faust_8


  • May 18, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Ian McShaye for Riddler! "Riddle me this, cocksucker!"

    by Darth Bauer

    We need McShaye to play as Al Swearengen in at least one film every year.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    by shellfishh

    There's two different hotness scales.<br> One is the 'would you go home with her if she hit on you in a club?' standard, which is much lower than the 'girlfriend asks you if a Victoria's Secret model is pretty' standard.<br><br> On the first one, yes, I'd do her. On the second, she's not very attractive.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    hes got a wierd name.

    by imageburn13

    Nothing wrong with that. But he always looks like he's wearing eye shadow. or eye liner. Why? Ive seen him in other things and its the same there too. Whadupwitdat?

  • May 18, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Mayor of Los Angeles?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    So do you think the mayor of Gotham will be a racist douchebag like the current mayor of L.A. is?<p> P.S. - yes I am massively and completely trolling<p> P.S.S. - fuck amnesty right up its ass with George Bush's head

  • May 18, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    He needs to be a LOST series regular next season!

    by MrFloppy

    With long hair :P

  • May 18, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Maggie Gyllenhaal shoudl be a new Batman villain

    by torontoxic

    ...called The Ugly Stick. If she touches you your eyes start to droop, your nose pugs up, you gain 30 pounds, and your voice goes all nasal. <P> Her husband paid Peter North to impregnate her. He didn't even have to leave the house to do it. He phoned it in cause he's Peter North. <P> The fact that guys who circle this place would plug her means squat, dick, all? Most AICN talkbackers would fuck a reasonably attractive hole in the wall if they thought no one would find out about it.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    supermarch: don't be stupid

    by chrth

    I don't care if anyone finds out if I fuck a reasonably attractive hole in the wall.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    to whoever said he looks young....

    by BLWiseass

    Baltimore had Martin O'Malley as a mayor for like 7 years before he won the governorsnip and he looked young when he first became mayor and still looks pretty young. He is also incredibly corrupt, but that is another story

  • May 18, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    i thought there was only one villain

    by BLWiseass

    the joker. The crime boss charachter will be very secondary and I doubt Harvey Dent will become two face early enough in this movie to be a factor.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST


    by Ras Al Khul

    Remember when Batman Begins was being made they told us that Ken Watanabe was gonna be playing Ra's Al Ghul only to kill him off in the first half hour and do the big 'its really neesham' reveal. Hows abouts during this bank heist thats supposed to be the opening to the new film that Heath Ledgers character gets killed beyond doubt and we are all like "so whos the joker then?" and later on the the film it turns out that it was really this guy the whole time. It would certainly work in terms of making the joker the perfect counterfoil to batman. both men who have very public personas by day- Bruce Wayne and the mayor of Gotham city- and lead darker lives by night. i dunno, having one insane bank robber as batmans greatest enemy never sat right with me, but if the mayor was some kind of evil genius pulling strings in the background, ordering his goons to rob banks and whatever as part of his huge evil plan, then THAT would be an interesting story. Katie Holmes= dog chewing candy