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UPDATED! The Joker Deploys Viral Marketing!! Help Trash Dent's Campaign Site!! Is Ledger's "Big Reveal" Nigh??

Merrick here...
You've probably seen THIS WEBSITE. It's a campaign site for Harvey Dent's District Attorney campaign (Dent is played by Aaron Eckhart in THE DARK KNIGHT). However, you may not have noticed THIS WEBSITE. Evidently hacked by the Joker, there's something going on here that should mobilize AICN readers (and geeks far and wide) ASAP. The picture of Harvey Dent is slowly deteriorating...pixel by pixel...revealing an image concealed underneath. You can help the process along...and completely uncover the picture that's underneath. The site asks for your e-mail address & prompts you to enter a code. I am told doing so leads to your receiving an e-mail that...when utilized correctly...will remove another pixel from the top image. I haven't actually gotten this to work myself, but I have a terminally wonky computer, so this is no surprise. When enough people follow this process, the Harvey Dent image will be completely disintegrated...revealing...whatever lies beneath it. Good money says it's a shot of The Joker. What makes us kinda sure? Dr. Cliff Huxtable (an AICN reader) went to Meltdown in Hollywood a few days back, and found playing cards littering the store. Dr. Huxtable says the people working in the store didn't know why the cards were there...some unknown person had strewn them around. Cliff was kind enough to send in pictures of the cards:
So, you know... The disintegration of the image is well under way. Help it along...as quickly as possible...'cause BATfans everywhere are dying to see what awaits! 'Tis a shrewd and clever marketing effort. I like it.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... don't want to spoil your fun... I know I've had some fun today constantly reloading that website seeing the Joker face become clearer and clearer, but we have what amounts to the final image. Moriarty passed this on to me and I don't know where he got it, so it could definitely have come from another website... But it's not everywhere yet. Here's the best, clearest version yet. My thoughts? The image will divide people. I can understand the die hards taking issue with the mouth scarring, but personally... I love the idea and if any of the spoiler-ish stuff I've been reading in the talkbacks about the origin of the scar and the origin of the face is true (a part of me hopes it's not, so I can be surprised) then we'll be in for one dark as shit movie. So, take a gander at the gnarly pic!



Hey folks, Harry here... This thing looks like a physical representation of a John Wayne Gacy clown painting. Nightmares man.

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  • May 19, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    balls

    by White Goodman

    That's what it sucks.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by PsarevoOmorfia

    OH SHTI

  • May 19, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    About time

    by hargon27

    Nice job WB, its nice to seem them actually start to promote movies way in advance than the piss poor promotion they gave Batman Begins (no comic con, wtf??).

  • May 19, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Suck it PsarevoOmorfia

    by White Goodman

    The only thing better than being first is being first and seeing someone else get excited because they think they were first. Good Times.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Hurry up people!

    by tile_mcgillus

    I can't get it to work either. I still havent received an email either. I want to see the joker!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    How do we know

    by Zorak5

    it's really WB doing this? I'm kinda wary about giving my e-mail out to whoever.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Yahoo and Hotmail don't work...

    by frazzle dazzle

    gmail does though

  • May 19, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Not too Shabby

    by StupidAndUgly

    It seems like they are doing this thing right.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Yes Yes Yes

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    mail it hard bitches!!!!!!! just a couple million more pixels to go!! :D:D:D

  • May 19, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I never got the email

    by White Goodman

    I guess I'll play with myself until I get that email.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Nth!!!

    by SpencerTrilby

    I hope the image underneath is not Conrad Veidt, hey Mori?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I have an erection

    by Mr Chuff

    this is SO how to keep us geeks wooded up till the movie opens...!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Hotmail doesn't work on this.

    by thelivingdoll

    Hmm, gmail perhaps? That's my last option as I don't use America On Lifesupport

  • May 19, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Moviemack Revealed!

    by RedGobbo

    I hope when its done we can finally see what he looks like.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    You know what this reminds me of?

    by Anna Valerious

    Sorta like the mining game in P-mon Diamond and Pearl...only it's going to take a long-ass time to find anything good.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I give you: THE JOKER

    by skynetbauxi

    check out this difference overlay I've created just minutes ago: http://www.avi-film.com/joker3.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS JOKER PIC!!!

    by Err

    Can't wait!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Already looks awesome.

    by tile_mcgillus

    You can see the darkness around the eyes, the patchy white face paint and the smeared disgusting red makeup around the mouth. Interesting take, really plays on the insanity and darkness of the character. Can't wait to see more.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    skynetbauxi...

    by Err

    Or is it Harvey Dent with bandages on?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    it's a big white face

    by samsquanch

    you can already see the edges on either side, sit back from your monitor and you'll see it.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    You know what this reminds me of? part 2

    by Basehead

    the slow way the picture of Costner got revealed in No Way Out

  • May 19, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    IT'S THE JOKER!

    by Wonderboys

    I've tweaked a screen grab with photoshop, and this is the result - The grab: http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6549/harvey1ie1. jpg - Filtered http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4194/harvey2cr2. jpg - Cleaning Harvey parts of the image http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4183/harvey3hr4. jpg - And tweaked to improv: http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/4084/harvey4ga6. jpg As always, remove the blank spaces

  • May 19, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    JOKER PIC? OR HARVEY IN BANDAGES???

    by Err

    Which is it? Must sign up!

  • May 19, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Err

    by skynetbauxi

    possibly :-)

  • May 19, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    No Way Out- hilarious

    by samsquanch

    the movie that hinged on computer technology that took 18 hours to render a jpg.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    You can already see the face developing

    by Furor

    White skin. Deep pink lips. Dark eye hollows. A field of black on both sides of the boundaries of the head.<br><br> Looking good.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This is so cool.

    by dekionplexis

    I wish more films had interactive marketing like this.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I should probably have hit F5 before posting

    by Furor

    oh well

  • May 19, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah looks like the jokers face

    by DigitalDong

    you can kind of make it out atm.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    tried a school account and Yahoo - neither worked!

    by microwavable?

    i wonder if they stopped the "reveal" or whatever.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    update

    by skynetbauxi

    www.avi-film.com/joker4.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    The Time Limit

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    I've just received my first mail, after several minutes. The "five minutes to play" are actually the time you have before the website sends the code you´ve got to someone else. I tried entering the coordinate and I got the following message "Broken plot, my friend. Invalid X/Y coordinates."

  • May 19, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Is he smiling though?

    by samsquanch

    It kind of doesn't look like it.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    It is The Joker (will it be Ledger or artwork?)

    by performingmonkey

    But I'm not receiving the email. Gods-damnit. Maybe they decided they don't want the face revealed so fast. They must be pretty pleased with The Joker's face if they're going to reveal it in this way. Looking forward to seeing it.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I wonder if the "joke" is on us. What if it's just a...

    by Err

    clown mask.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Why is this not a warnerbros site as well?

    by Flim Springfield

    Doesn't that seem a little strange?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    If I was the Joker....

    by TheEqualizer

    I dunno but if this website is supposed to be the joker's.... I wouldn't put it past the ace of knaves to watch us geeks do this repeatedly till about half the pic is revealed, and then fill the screen with playing cards or something.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    that website is clownshoes...

    by lynxpro

    Because it didn't reveal Christopher Eccleston in makeup. No, but seriously, Warners needs to pay for some more bandwidth to this because the site doesn't respond that well. It took a long time to crunch my email address, and then nearly forever for the X/Y access stuff which only removed one square pixel, and that's it. It does work with Gmail though.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Am I The Only One...

    by Anton_Sirius

    WAY more excited by the thought of Eckhart as Two-Face down the road than by the thought of Ledger as the Joker... ?

  • May 19, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Yes.

    by Breadocide

    Yes.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    "Trying to cheat a cheater..."

    by Mosquito March

    Everytime I punch in my email address and the code and hit "submit", a blood-spattered message comes up: "TRYING TO CHEAT A CHEATER. YOU MAKE ME SMILE." And then I never get the email. WTF?

  • May 19, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Mosquito- did you put in your adress twice?

    by Mike_D

    Or hit submit twice? probably why.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    My respect for Warners marketing is increased

    by TheGreenStyle

    They are taking this movie serously. Far more than they did Begins.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Mike_D - yeah, I've got the "5 minutes" message, now.

    by Mosquito March

    But no email.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    For yahoo mail users - check your JUNKMAIL

    by Mike_D

    I found mine after my 5 minutes was up in my junk mail folder under 10 pieces of junk. The sender is "Tragic Past".

  • May 19, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Hotmail doesn't seem to work.

    by JackBauer24

    I tried it hours ago and never got an email.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I revealed a widdle bitty pixel on Dent's collar

    by Zeke25:17

    Sheesh, how many people are gonna haveta do this before we see the pic: hundred thousand or so? Gotta say though: clever idea. The look of the Joker is extremely important; I still say he was drawn the best in The Killing Joke; and I just don't think Ledger can match that unless he drops about 90 lbs like (ironically) Christian Bale did in The Machinist.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Holy moly...

    by FilmZ0mbie

    Fucking Awesome. used my personal and business e-mails. Bet we can get this revealed by tonight.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    You know, this is a big pain in the ass.

    by Mosquito March

    I'm officially tired of doing the gruntwork on this. I'm sure the Joker face will be everywhere tomorrow.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    NONE of my e mail accts work.

    by JunoFallon

    I've got a two hotmail accounts, a yahoo account, and a pop mail account that came with my website and after 20 mins none of them work. Wonder what the deal is.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    use this to reveal lots of pixels

    by skynetbauxi

    http://www.10minutemail.com

  • May 19, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    well...

    by keyserSOZE

    i've done it with two e-mail addresses, and it STILL has not sent me the e-mail that it apparently needs me to have in order to "play." lame.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    mailinator.com addresses WORK.

    by TheGreenStyle

    made up 3 hour email. I have to go to work, but bretheren, LAUNCH AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON THIS THING WITH A BARRAGE OF TEMP EMAILS!!!<br> <br> There. This fucker should be down by the time I get home.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    The 10min mail thing WORKS DO IT!

    by JunoFallon

    http://www.10minutemail.com Awesome! Got the e mail in less than 2mins.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    works perfectly here...

    by skynetbauxi

    I've revealed about 20 pixels so far :-)

  • May 19, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I can kinda see it.

    by IronSpidey

    But I am not sure if it is the real Joker or a drawing.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    www.10minutemail.com WORKED!!!

    by Err

    I revealed a pixel in the blue in the lower right quadrant of the picture.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    COME ON ALREADY!

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    IVE BEEN WAIT 2 FUCKIN YEARS FOR THIS!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    "Check your email. You have 5 minutes to play." Right.

    by robogeek.com

    10 minutes later, I still haven't gotten an email. Impressive execution, Warners!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    cool, I just totally...

    by skynetbauxi

    revealed the only flesh-colored pixel in the lowest row of the image *lol*

  • May 19, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    just an idea

    by skynetbauxi

    can someone make a screenshot of your partially unraveled picture and put it online somewhere? I'd like to check whether we all see exactly the same revealed pixels

  • May 19, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    THAT's the Joker!?!??!

    by leavittj1982

    You've gotta be kiddin' me! Look, batman-on-film.com thinks it has the image of the Joker that's underneath. I really hope it's not the Joker in full makeup. It looks awful. To think that the Joker looks like a normal guy with white skin, dark eye shadow and a lipstick smear...! Surely not!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Without a doubt

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    This is one of the best marketing ideas ever..... I know im a geek, but i find this fucking exciting!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Mine's quite evident too..

    by JacknChucksLovechild

    the only reddish one in the underline of the word "TOO"

  • May 19, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    It's Ledger with a white face - WHAT A SURPRISE!!!!

    by performingmonkey

    Why do people think The Joker is going to look like anything other than Heath Ledger with a white face, green hair and red lips?? The only difference with Nicholson was the crazy perma-smile and they're never going to do that again.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey

    by leavittj1982

    It's WORSE than Ledger with red lips; it's Ledger with smeared lipstick! I can't help but feel a little cheated.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Ledger with a white face, eye shadow and red lips...

    by leavittj1982

    ... would've worked for me. I can see how they might have chosen that in an effort to be more realistic, or to mirror the appearance of the Joker in the landmark work, The Dark Knight Returns. But SMEARED LIPSTICK!?!?! Who came up with THAT idea!? I mean, that's not realistic; that's SLOPPY! He's not the victim of a color-altering substance; he's the victim of putting his makeup on in a moving vehicle!!! All hail the great and powerful crime boss who brought all of Gotham to his knees! C'MON! He can't even put his own MAKEUP on!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    when you respond to the email...

    by CTUBAUER

    this is what you get: People always ask me about my charming boyish smile. Jessica used to love it. She was the loneliest girl in high school, and my first big kiss...

  • May 19, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    what it looks like now

    by skynetbauxi

    www.avi-film.com/joker5.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    From what I can see in the pixels...

    by IronSpidey

    The lip makeup isn't smeared.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Don't be so hasty to judge...

    by JunoFallon

    Knowing Nolan and company, this picture is just a teaser, and most likely will not be what his final appearance as the Joker looks like. I can't see him going so overly plain with it that he just smears some lipstick on the man. Remember folks, were working with a trickster here (Nolan not the Joker. lol)

  • May 19, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    For those who can't see it...

    by Deathpool

    The email states: "I always say, you never know what a man is truly made of until you peel the skin off his face one piece at a time. Here is your chance to help." Then gives a link and the X/Y code. I took out a piece of Harv's lip, if it matters. The word's make me think Joker's got something to do with Harvey becoming Two-Face.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Lipstick? Eh, what craziness are you talking about,?

    by skynetbauxi

    "Lipstick? Eh, what craziness are you talking about, woman? There is no lipstick!" ;-) it's just the normal color of his lips showing, where he didn't put on any white make-up

  • May 19, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Everybody needs to relax until the image is revelealed

    by Mike_D

    the other "photoshopped" images are just that...photoshopped. I'll reserve my judgement until i get a de-pixilated image.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    JunFallon

    by Mosquito March

    That would be a pretty self-destructive action on the part of Nolan, wouldn't it? He's already taken some well-deserved slamming on the fight cinematography in the first film, and I say that as a huge fan of BATMAN BEGINS. I just don't see how he or the film would be served by releasing a fake image.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Deathpools theory sounds kind of fun...

    by JunoFallon

    Wouldn't mind seeing that. Could be really cool. I'm also with Mike_D. It's SO hard to tell with those half decoded pixel images. I want high res before I totally critique...

  • May 19, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Re: Who would have thought...

    by leavittj1982

    Who WOULDN'T 've thought it! We, the all-authoritative fan-base, care deeply about this sort of thing. For example, we complained about Optimus; we complained about the raised webbing; we even complained about other things. Fortunately for the producers, the only thing yours truly care about that much is the Batman series. We wanted something at least a little better than something that looks like it was produced by a 5th-grader having fun with Photoshop during recess.

  • May 19, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Mosquito...

    by JunoFallon

    I don't disagree, but even if the image is a "fake" of some sorts or more of a "teaser" of the Joker than anything then, either way they win. This whole thing has everyone excited (myself included lol. The seed has been planted as it were...

  • May 19, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    How fucking wicked is this?!

    by Pagliacci

    This is almost too elaborate to be a hoax (though the possibility remains). I have a feeling TDK is going to put other comic movies to shame, and force me to write in Harvey Dent for president in Nov. 2008. How long have (some of us) waited for a truly deranged Joker?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    If you gotta go...

    by Pagliacci

    Go with a smile! Although this could be Marilyn Manson.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    10minutemail.com Use this!

    by topper44

    gives you an instantaneous email account that lasts for 10 minutes before expiring

  • May 19, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I can already see

    by Automaton Overlord

    that hes got six fingers!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    probably not the Joker himself

    by skynetbauxi

    maybe the guy in the picture is dead... killed by the Joker... looks kinda like a bullet entry hole there on his chin... might even be a woman... wait, isn't this the Joker's girlfriend with the white mask from Tim Burton's BATMAN?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    probably not the Joker himself

    by skynetbauxi

    maybe the guy in the picture is dead... killed by the Joker... looks kinda like a bullet entry hole there on his chin... might even be a woman... wait, isn't this the Joker's girlfriend with the white mask from Tim Burton's BATMAN?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    progress

    by skynetbauxi

    http://www.avi-film.com/joker6.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I went to Meltdown a few years back... They're all a...

    by Negative Man

    ...bunch of cocky wankers. They really think working in a comic store in the middle of Hollywood means something in life. They aren't helpful, they look down on their customers, and I'm pretty sure they shower with incense. Not to mention the prices were OUTRAGEOUS. The only way they must make money is off new comics and dupes that think it's cool to buy comics on Sunset. They're only one uped by Golden Apple...the absolute WORST comic store on the planet! Well, that I've been to at least...

  • May 19, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    How pissed will Warner Brothers be ...

    by chrth

    When they send out the next marketing email and get 40,000 undeliverable messages?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    so i still haven't received the e-mail...

    by keyserSOZE

    the whole, "check your e-mail within 5 minutes to play" thing...yep, i STILL have not received that e-mail. nice work, douchebags.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I WANT THIS IMAGE REVEALED BY SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    come on !!!!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Smashing

    I got my mail from Google no problems, did you read that bit about cutting the skin off a mans face being good for something or other?, creepy, I invited the sender to join Google mail and got this back as a reply "People always ask me about my charming boyish smile. Jessica used to love it. She was the loneliest girl in high school, and my first big kiss..." Pretty damn effective play.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    i can see something green!!!

    by ludmir88

    green?

  • May 19, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    It's the MASK from the bank robbery

    by nooneimportant

    You can kinda make it out. It's a closeup of the Joker's goons masks they were wearing when robbing the bank.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    This is prob best someone here has gotten.

    by Smashing

    http://www.avi-film.com/joker3.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    So, plotwise...

    by Burgundy82

    ... are we getting an abridged version of the long halloween here, sans holiday killer? will Falcone be back this time around? already heard cilian murphy will be back in the burlap mask...

  • May 19, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Truly exciting geekness

    by kafka07

    and ingenious marketing.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Nice marketing gimmick, too bad it will probably reveal

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...a giant turd. If the "gray cut face" description is real, and if Nolan will go for his moronic "realism" again. "Curses, I must make my movie about a guy who dresses in a black bat costume and jumps between roofs in order to scare supercriminals bent on destroying the world EXTREEEMELY realistic! That's my priority number one!"

  • May 19, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Image so far

    by fozziebear53

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/poochthedawg/harvey.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    lets go!

    by mattthebat

    why has this picture not been revealed yet? i would think that with the amount of geeks out there that this wouldve been done with sooner.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    It's Peter Criss!

    by lucasjackson

    and he wants to Rock and Roll all night and then take a nap. He's pretty old you know.

  • May 19, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    this is what it currently looks like

    by skynetbauxi

    http://www.avi-film.com/joker7.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    it's just a mask!!!!

    by ludmir88

    a mask!!!!!!!!!! why???????????!!!!!!!:(

  • May 19, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    The mask.

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    I heard that the joker is going to start of as a "nutjob" in a mask, then envolving some some shanagins with batman, ends up in the acid tank, and the mask is printed on his face as it burns, turning him into "super nutjob"

  • May 19, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    That Would be the shizzlenittle

    by Cigsandcoffee1756

    FunkyEnigma, I don't know were you heard that but that would definitely be a sweet way to go about it. Totally fits into the realism angle.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    But yeah, looks like this is the rubber thug mask.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Hopefully, at least. Otherwise... Howard the Duck lips? It looks like a blind tranny trying to apply powder and lipstick in the morning... http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9645/joekerryn0.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Harvey Dent... the joker?

    by dundundles

    It kind of looks like the pic of Harvey dent, just whited up to look like the joker... will know in a few hours... Mask could be a good idea.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    No, that's ledger's face all right...

    by ollirudi

    i took the liberty of doing a quick photoshop reconstruction from the available portions of the picture: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/joker63.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    yeah its what i thought the funkyenigma...

    by ludmir88

    so we will see his origin as the jocker cool!!!!!!!!! but the acid should kill you right, melt your body like the bad guy in robocop but ... well this is still a mask

  • May 19, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    silliness...

    by Damer1

    i think it's all a big joke

  • May 19, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Photoshopping

    by mattthebat

    just like to send out a thanks to all the guys who are posting the images with all the front poster crap gone. much appreciated

  • May 19, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    that's why he call himself the joker ....mehhhhh!!!..

    by ludmir88

    the joker hahahahaha.... mehhhhhhhhh and yes he is ledger but with a mask duh...!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Thanks...

    by VanLingoMungo

    To everybody who is putting in the effort, putting the updated pictures in the talkback. The rest of you whiny little nonce pieces of shit, quit fucking complaining. Ooooh, it may be a mask. Waaaaaaaaa! It very well may be, but it's better than a kick in the nuts. Quitcher bitching and enjoy it.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    mattthebat

    by skynetbauxi

    you're welcome :-)

  • May 19, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    christ, I've been sat here for almost two hours...

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    waiting for the picture, yet I still got another fucking year to wait for the film!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I did my part

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    twice (2 different e-mail accounts) <P>crafty (them, not me)

  • May 19, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    so vanlingo ...

    by ludmir88

    do i have to enjoy a mask? you moron Warner a want my time back!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Wah!

    by dundundles

    then stop wasting your time posting on something that is already as you say... wasting your time.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Anyone else feel kinda united?

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    As sad as this may sound, its kinda cool us talk-backers taking part in in something that will eventually reward us all with that fucking picture............WE ARE BROTHERS!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    ummmmmmm

    by mattthebat

    would it be possible to get another update on the ol pic?

  • May 19, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    cry more dundundles....!!!

    by ludmir88

    cry more!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I'm having fun.

    by AnchorpersonOnTV

    Gonna be an extra on the movie next month here in Chi-Town. Should be cool. Love the flicks and am having fun helping out with this. Two pixels so far.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    WAH WAH WAH!!!

    by dundundles

    No seriously, I'm riveted by this little pixel reveal. And I'm not being sarcastic... I keep refreshing the page, caught up in this thing... That and I'm on Duty and have nothing better to do.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight just got cooler...

    by Artifakts

    Very cool marketing idea. Top marks for whoever came up with this idea.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    there ya go...

    by skynetbauxi

    http://www.avi-film.com/joker9.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    trying to cheat a cheater: you make me smile!

    by Zardoz

    That's the message I got when I tried to get a 2nd email. Guess we only get one shot per account? Get busy, geeks!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I guess we're about half there now

    by skynetbauxi

    don't get lazy now, people! it's not bad what we got, but it's far from done

  • May 19, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by Colonel Activity

    it's just a mask. Either that, or this Joker eats balls.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Mask is better than...

    by dundundles

    that Crow looking crap we were fed a month ago.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    you can make out what the pic is a bit

    by Power_Girl

    Its a face with dark eyes and a big grin...safe o say it is the joker.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Someone beat me to it

    by leavittj1982

    myspace.c om/ ibelieveinharveydenttoo myspace.c om / ibelieveinharveydent

  • May 19, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I did my part - have YOU??

    by Undercover Fanboy

    I resubmitted my email address after getting nada the first time through, and got my X/Y coordinates emailed to me in a flash. For those that were out of luck before, try it again.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    do it as often as you like

    by skynetbauxi

    use http://www.10minutemail.com

  • May 19, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    im submitting a bunch of fake email addresses.

    by dr.bulber

    joker will be getting tons of returned emails. heehee!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I find this

    by Bruce Leroy

    Pretty cool. Just hope they don't go for something as simple as the Cesar Romero look. I'd be extremely disappointed. I can be wrong but from the last reconstruction i saw, it looks as if the side of his face is mutilated. Could that my mind is just playing tricks...oh well.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    His eyes...

    by Colonel Activity

    isn't the Joker supposed to be "less about his laugh and more about his eyes"? I want to see his eyes. Hurry up, you cock-gobbling cum clowns.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    2nd image reconstruction

    by ollirudi

    this makes me feel like i'm in a bad cop show. A little clearer now, enjoy: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/reconstruction2.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    fake email addresses?

    by thefoggiest

    won't it actually take longer for us all if people submit fake email addresses?

  • May 19, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Who is that "Tom" guy on Myspace

    by Gwai Lo

    I joined Myspace just so I could look at the pictures of Michael Myers on the Rob Zombie page when they first come out. Within minutes that Tom guy had added me. Who the hell is he? Why is he bent on having millions of friends? Is he the owner of Myspace or something? I did my part and knocked out a pixel. Maybe I'll do another. That 10 Minute Mail thing is useful as hell, how many times have I needed some dummy account to register for some stupid site? Thanks to whoever posted that. I think I'll save my Joker comments for when the picture is fully revealed.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    and yeah, it def looks like

    by ollirudi

    and yeah, it def looks like they've gone the way of mutilated cheeks

  • May 19, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    ollirudi

    by skynetbauxi

    these are pretty good!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MYSPACE TOM!!

    by dundundles

    DAMN YOU MYSPACE TOM!!

  • May 19, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    TheFunkyEnigma

    by skynetbauxi

    yeah, feels nice :-)

  • May 19, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Would reporting him do much good?

    by Gwai Lo

    If he's on everyone's Myspace that would make him infamous?

  • May 19, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    thefoggiest- no.

    by dr.bulber

    you will just have to work a little faster thats all. im keeping mr. joker busy so you can sneak up on him.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    thanks skynetbauxi!

    by ollirudi

    it's not like i should be doing any actual work anyway:)

  • May 19, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    his eyes are closed in the pic and he isn't smiling

    by Power_Girl

    He has two gaping cuts by his lips and red lipstick smeared over it.

  • May 19, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Someone better get a screen cap when its almost done

    by Gwai Lo

    I have a feeling it's going to disappear or turn into one of those shrieking flash things after the big reveal

  • May 19, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    bulber

    by thefoggiest

    good plan, i'm on it...

  • May 19, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    ollirudi

    by skynetbauxi

    heheh, same here

  • May 19, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I only got Hotmail....

    by The Dum Guy

    So, I can't see this shite or help out... Why the hating on Hotmail?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Humor

    by Colonel Activity

    I have a feeling that they're going to make this Joker not funny at all. He's going to be "too dark", which isn't going to be dark at all, since this is a PG-13 movie. I heard that the Joker is going to turn the water supply into Jell-O. Yup. Fuck you all.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    possibly

    by tickle_this

    Chrisitan Bale in joker makeup?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    this may take a while...

    by skynetbauxi

    my guess would be the picture won't be complete before next week or so... 'cause as it gets almost complete, more and more people are gonna feel like they've pretty much seen it and lose interest... and it's gonna be up to a bunch of real geeks like us to finish it

  • May 19, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Joker

    by Negate

    For those who say the Joker doesn't wear lipstick, read The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300). He uses poison lipstick, and mind control lipstick (if I remember correctly). It looks like this Joker's grin is carved into the face. My guess is he mutalated himself.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Joker's not funny though

    by Gwai Lo

    Absurd, yes. But his jokes are rarely funny to anyone but himself.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    so, Batman is trying to stop Dane Cook in this one?

    by tickle_this

    .

  • May 19, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Both of my e-mails worked...

    by qemuel

    ...although my Yahoo! account took a couple of minutes to show up. My Gmail was instantaneous. Two more down.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Batman Vs Pandaman!

    by ollirudi

    ...just kidding. actually, i think i've seen enough to say it looks great now!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Harry must be creating now a lot of e-mails ...

    by ludmir88

    just to finish this shit. what a geek!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    bleagh!!! pppfffttt!!!

    by f a w k e s

    I can't bother to read all of these comments to see if anyone else has already suggested this, but: with all this talk of mutilated cheeks and tranny make-up, has no one considered that it's a picture with fingers pulling the corners of the mouth w i d e and tongue protruding forth, sputtering and issuing forth microscopic (yet expensive) droplets of Ledger (or Eckhart) saliva? ... Just a thought...

  • May 19, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Where did the guy taking the Harvey pixels out go

    by Gwai Lo

    WE NEED YOU MAN

  • May 19, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    This image has come a long way in the last few hours

    by zillabeast

    You can start making out a white face, for sure. It's definitely Heath.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    jesus this is gonna take forever

    by torontoxic

    if only someone would download the embedded flash shell and grab the pic right out of it? <P> Great picture.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Here's a direct link to the image...

    by I Hope You Die

    So you can more easily see what's going on. http://tinyurl.com/2o2sdn

  • May 19, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    supermarch

    by I Hope You Die

    The URL I posted above is the actual image the flash movie downloads (I decompiled it like you suggested) and it's being generated server-side, so there's no way to cheat and download the whole thing. They were smart.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    In DKR,

    by Colonel Activity

    the mind-control lipstick is purple. Also, the Joker is supposed to be elderly in DKR...like 67 or some shit. Also, he fucks cats.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    So this is how...

    by ludmir88

    Warner is traying to find out how many people are interested in this movie. ZILLIONS!!!!!!! I want a teaser with harry potter 5!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    well that sucks?

    by torontoxic

    Thanks for the effort though. <P> I guess I'll just have to wait for forever. <P> Damn you Warner IT guy!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    But is Maggie Harley?

    by BenIdom

    I am just going to paste a clip of the 40 minute long convo I had with a friend about my far too high standards for this film because I thought Batman Begins would be terrible but I saw it 7 times in theatres and another 30 on dvd and is my second favorite film only to Field of Dreams: -i am just praying to God that since the script has been kept under such lock and key that chris nolan is keeping a sick ace up his sleeve and that maggie gyllenhall is actually going to be Harley Quinn and not Rachel Dawes. as a fan. i would worship the ground nolan walked on if he pulled something that huge. to me that would be as big a move as the secret they kept that Darth Vader was actually Luke's father in Empire. -yeah but isnt she just slated to take over for rachel homes? -that is the word on imdb. but if they are on closed sets than who knows? -wow. that would be fucking amazing!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    ollirudi, your myspace page is f'ed up

    by tickle_this

    how about another progress report skynetbauxi?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    the latest version

    by skynetbauxi

    http://www.avi-film.com/joker11.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Has anyone heard...

    by Colonel Activity

    if the Scarecrow will be back? I think this movie will be as good as "Van Helsing" or that Captain America movie starring J.D. Salinger's kid. Eat shit and die, you fucking cheeky boys.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    i thought all myspace pages were fucked up

    by ollirudi

    the webdesign is horrid, anyway.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    BenIdom is dumb

    by torontoxic

    Please come back when you're not frequenting imdb message boards for facts.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    His face...

    by Colonel Activity

    his head is slighty tilted back and his eyes are half-open. He has bad acne, too. He's the before picture in a Pro-Active commercial.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    ollirudi is dumb

    by torontoxic

    web design? It's a flash page u dolt. Not much design to it. Der

  • May 19, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    but not judgemental!

    by BenIdom

    How does what I wish would happen in the sequel make me dumb? I just told my friend that as a quick reference.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    supermarch

    by ollirudi

    well, i was referring to myspace, not the dent teaser page. not that it matters.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    He doesn't look menacing....

    by ludmir88

    yet... I'm sure there will be toys of this psycho with the happy meals next year. "Yes mom, i want this psycho-killer with my big mac" well done warner you did it again

  • May 19, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    His mouth

    by Colonel Activity

    Looks mangled as George Bush's language skills and Courtney Love's goo-pot cubed and then multiplied by Pi. I think the Joker is going to be a gay hustler in this movie. He might also sell dictionaries door to door.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    skynetbauxi

    by mattthebat

    the last link you sent doesnt work....or maybe its just my computer...who knows....thanks again for posting these

  • May 19, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    A "smile" like the Captians in Pan's

    by BenIdom

    I was also thinking it would be pretty badass if they gave him a sliced open mouth like the way the Captains mouth was sliced open in Pans Labyrinth and you coud see all his teeth. Just a thought.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Eyes Open But Black?

    by KnightBorn

    From this photoshop (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/reconstruction2.jpg)posted earlier, it seems to me that his eyes are actually open but is wearing black "all-eye" contacts....which if true, would look very creepy. Dead eyes.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    facial reconstruction update 3

    by ollirudi

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/recreation3.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Well, judging by the lips, it's Angelina Jolie.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    He seems to look somewhat like this: http://www.nightmarefactory.com/FA60.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck it all

    by Colonel Activity

    Dwight Schrute from The Office is scarier than this douche bag. This Joker sits around watching "Best Week Ever" and listens to Sheila E's "The Glamorous Life" while shaving his pubes with a Gilette Venus razor. He also doesn't like football, eats White Castle, read "Babysitter Club" books, uses mascera, and he likes "Gilmore Girls". This Joker sucks. All the things I wrote above are in the script I read. I got the script from this homeless retard who was eating sardines, wearing a Superman III T-shirt, and he was smearing poop on the window of the public library. His name is Renny Harlin.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    mattthebat

    by skynetbauxi

    you're right! now it's really online: http://www.avi-film.com/joker11.jpg (don't forget to remove the spaces)

  • May 19, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Van Buren, the images they're uploading are edited

    by tickle_this

    it's not that people are lazy that they can't just go to the site and look, it's that (I assumed you saw the site already) there is something in the way, mainly the banner, that doesn't give you the full effect

  • May 19, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Van Buren

    by skynetbauxi

    on the actual site it's a little hard to see the hidden picture, with the Harvey Dent picture still mixed in... that's why us people remove the Dent image

  • May 19, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    GERRRRR-RILLLLLA-MARKETING

    by THE KNIGHT

    I tells ya it is!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Breadocide

    Is a cow fucking idiot.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    ollirudi

    by skynetbauxi

    awesome!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "Try to Cheat a Cheater."

    by BenIdom

    Putting in your email address you already used is actually kind of fun too cause he of the message in the block!

  • May 19, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    where is the hair??

    by ludmir88

    and looks like a drag queen now

  • May 19, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Colonel Activity

    is the biggest bad ass on this board.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    red lips = batman symbol

    by Jubba

    the red lips look like they are shaped the same as the bat symbol

  • May 19, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Breadocide

    Is my father. He broke my mom's heart and now I'm out for revenge.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    good night

    by skynetbauxi

    just added pixel no. 604x310 and uploaded http://www.avi-film.com/joker12.jpg and now I'm going to bed (it's almost 4 a.m. over here). guess this'll look great tomorrow morning. it's been fun, guys

  • May 19, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    facial reconstruction 4

    by ollirudi

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/reconstruction4.jpg there's enough material to reconstruct a fairly accurate representation of the look now... dunno why i bother though, the whole thing's gonna be visible tomorrow anyway.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    So is Rachel Dawes going to be supporting Dent or

    by chrth

    Opposing him? And how will the Joker's animosity towards Dent get Dawes in distress?

  • May 19, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    ...

    by snafu069

    In the reconstructions people are doing, they're making his lips really thick. Looks to me likes he's actually showing some teeth in that smile, right above where the blue panel starts in the Harvey Dent image. Just a thought, might make your reconstructions a little less, uh, Jolie-like.

  • May 19, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    The face is getting quite clear now

    by photoboy

    Quite a cool way to reveal the new Joker.

  • May 19, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    Dawes is no Mary Jane!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    i hope... the damsel in distress formula meehhh....

  • May 19, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    snafu069

    by ollirudi

    i'm not actually adding any material to the reconstructions, merely duplicating the pixels nex to the missing areas...so it's fuzzy, but it should be fairly accurate to the final picture.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    how come???

    by Lukin

    how come it aint clear yet,cmon boyos,give us a proper smile :)

  • May 19, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    there does seem to be a hint of teeth though...

    by ollirudi

    as if a bit of his lip was missing.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    It's obvious!

    by Negate

    I think he's going to look a lot like the picture of Dent. Blackened eyes & smeared lipstick. I don't know why I didn't see it sooner.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    "I am the world's first fully-functional...

    by Pagliacci

    homicidal artist." Warner Bros., you are geniuses.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    ollirudi

    by snafu069

    Are you talking about the textured area on the right side? Could be white scar tissue, like if he had had stitches there.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    that shit is MESSED UP

    by nooneimportant

    damn i'm excited over this movie. They've got balls to overhall a character in such a way. This looks creapy as hell!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Scars

    by Alcevious

    Definitely looks like the sides of the lips are all scared up--think Pan's Labyrinth.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    This Joker sucks...

    by Colonel Activity

    you heard it here first. Cesar Romero or bust.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I remember when I saw Pan's Labyrinth...

    by AnchorpersonOnTV

    ...when Capitán Vidal opens his sliced mouth a bit... First thought was how that would look cool if they did that effect with the Joker. They're not exactly doing that, but hey. Love him having self-inflicted scars, regardless.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    seeing a mouth like that

    by BadMrWonka

    always makes me remember in film school when I got Toshiro Mifune's name confused with Takashi Miike...<p>so embarrassing...

  • May 19, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    His lipstick...

    by Pagliacci

    does resemble a rudimentary bat logo. Can we just skip this summer and all of it's shit movies and go straight to summer '08?

  • May 19, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I think his showing his tongue

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    on us (look at that shadow at the middle of his mouth, right above the blue stripe)

  • May 19, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Made my post without seeing Alcevicious'

    by AnchorpersonOnTV

    Nice timing. Haha.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Sorry

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    "HE'S showing his tongue..." Damn I'm excited.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity, we get it...

    by VanLingoMungo

    You don't like it. You've said it a number of times. Duly noted. Hey, everybody, Colonel Activity doesn't like it. Roger that. 10 fucking 4, good buddy.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Definatly sticking out his tounge

    by Negate

    ^^^

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    You know what I think would be cool...

    by MaulRat

    I see the Scarring runs along the jawline, along where the teeth are, what if when he smiles you see the scars open up revealing ALL his teeth.. so he doesn't smile like Nicholson or the grinch, or some Gay cowboy wearing makeup... but more like an ALIEN........

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    here's another portrayal

    by tickle_this

    http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w57/stink_fish/53946cdc.jpg I know, it looks like the one sheet for Factory Girl

  • May 19, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I tried to

    by Colonel Activity

    get all those sociopaths on the Rambo thread to join in. That's helping the cause, no? Oh, and on a different subject, isn't it awesome that Jim and Pam are hooking up.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Again, thanks to those folks putting up the pics

    by VanLingoMungo

    Really appreciate the effort. We all do. Very cool.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    tickle this

    by BadMrWonka

    you should have drawn just lines with hash marks on them for scars, like you did as a kid...you know? that would be even funnier!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    OH MY GOD!!!

    by MaulRat

    ITS PAUL STANLEY!!!..... Evidently KISS is making a comeback... ROCK ON!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by MaulRat

    It looks more like Peter Cris than Paul Stanley... or maybe since he "has his tounge haning out" it might be Gene Simmons.... It can't be ACE.... it hasnt got the right amount of Gay.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    "I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me hard."

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • May 19, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    AWESOME!!!

    by Colonel Activity

    http://tinyurl.com/yqkufw The guy on the left rules over all of you. Fuckers.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    alright, this is the last one from me...

    by ollirudi

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/reconstruction5.jpg it's getting late over here and the image is getting pretty clear anyway. dunno what causes the bumps on the right edge of his face, might be the missing pixels in that area affecting the end result...either that, scarring or his hair.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    eter Cris?

    by Negate

    Nobody wants to be Peter Cris. Not even Peter Cris!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka, like this?

    by tickle_this

    http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w57/stink_fish/3a076396.jpg

  • May 19, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Not showing his tounge

    by Alcevious

    I think the white paint just doesn't cover right below his lip and what you're seeing is skin color. Also I don't think teeth are showing in this picture, the revealed pixels are all black.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    C'mon

    by Negate

    It's the Joker, of course he's sticking his tounge out! lol

  • May 19, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    The Joker Image Ripped from file structure

    by anansie

    I took this image from tree on the website - here is a link http://www.flickr.com/photos/anansei/505199918/

  • May 19, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    corrected link

    by anansie

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anansei/505199918/

  • May 19, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    The link isn't working

    by Night of the Living Kris

    The last few photos don't work.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I hope there's more than this....

    by Jabbu

    The first shot of Joker should be with a crazy-ass grin. Not like some reject juggalo at 3:30am getting back from an ICP concert.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Or, you could click reply

    by mattvideo

    I replied to the email. Addressed it to the joker. Got this back as a response: People always ask me about my charming boyish smile. Jessica used to love it. She was the loneliest girl in high school, and my first big kiss...

  • May 19, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Joker Pic - Relink

    by anansie

    www.flickr.com/photos/anansei/505199918/ anansei w/o spaces -

  • May 19, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    the eyes

    by The Only Woj

    could easily be because of shadow. based on the light source (see the shadow under the nose), his eyes might be dark without there being makeup present. keep in mind the picture outside the trailers in Chicago. there didn't appear to be heavy eye makeup present.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Best movie I've ever seen?

    by Colonel Activity

    Van Helsing. It rules, because this Joker sucks. The Joker should have a purple face with yellow lips with a pair of Arabian Googles.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    So what does this tell us....

    by MrScratch0753

    ...about the story? It would appear that the Joker has a hate on for Harvey....does this mean that Two-Face's origin/creation is now attributed to the Joker? (i.e., is he the one that disfigures him?) For a streamlining of plot/character lines, this makes sense, I guess, but it smacks just a bit of Jack killing Keaton's parents instead of Joe Chill in Burton's not-aging-very-well-except-for-Keaton flick....any thoughts?

  • May 19, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    cheek to cheek

    by The Only Woj

    has anyone noticed that the smile looks like it's marked cheek to cheek? didn't BOF have a spy that reported this?

  • May 19, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Specktron

    ..is that you? Cute? Us hot 'gals' dig that shizzle. You must get the mizzeat often.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    ticklethis

    by BadMrWonka

    no no, like in a crude drawing, whenever you see a scar, it always looks like a line, with hash marks through it. like this: --|-|-|-|--

  • May 19, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    No thanks

    by Mr Bonefish

    I have better things to do than follow the sheep.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Full Image from BOF

    by Night of the Living Kris

    http://photos.imageevent.com/batmanonfilm/bofimagesbofimages/heath_joker_ibelieveinharveydenttoo. jpg Hm, looks pretty crap if youask me

  • May 19, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Full Image from BOF

    by Night of the Living Kris

    http://photos.imageevent.com/batmanonfilm/bofimagesbofimages/heath_joker_ibelieveinharveydenttoo. jpg Hm, looks pretty crap if you ask me

  • May 19, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Completed Image...

    by Pagliacci

    ...on batman-on-film.com! Kickass it is, and anyone who says otherwise hates America. It's just enough to appease the rabid fanbase....for awhile. And even then, only some of us. But it's Heath Ledger as The Joker.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Colonel Activity

    is six foot tall and 190 of muscle. A total stud. The best looking guy to ever post on an AICN board. Bow before him. This Joker sucks. He also cured polio.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I SEE VENOM!

    by chrth

    <nt>

  • May 19, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    kris, that's just one of my edits/reconstructions

    by ollirudi

    not the full image

  • May 19, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    BUt seriously...

    by Colonel Activity

    There are people on the superherohype thread that says Joker Strikes that have cleaned up this pic REALLY well. Looks pretty kick ass.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    BOF May 11th

    by The Only Woj

    http://www.mywasteofspace.com/ibelieveinharveydenttwo.jpg "More from "Chicago Extra" and the possible look of TDK Joker: "I'll say that it resembled THE CROW in that it looked like the character did it himself, but it wasn't 'THE CROW makeup' (as I look again at pictures from THE CROW, I think part of it is that Ledger's facial structure with the white makeup resembles Brandon Lee's). All of the makeup looked like the character used stuff you could buy at a store, and did it himself. The white went about mid-neck. He had a dark blue around his eyes, giving them a sunken, slightly demented look. The red smile was a thick (1/2") arc from mid-cheekbone to mid-cheekbone. It looked like the character grabbed a red stick of clown makeup and drew on a 'smile.' His hair was a greenish brown that looked like a poorly done home dye job. Overall, I thought the makeup looked like the character was trying to draw something that resembled the masks (of which, I assume you have see pics)."

  • May 19, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    On that Website

    by anansie

    There isn't a full image on the website as the code looks like it will load from someplace else after enough is uncovered - the one I posted is all there is and not one of ollirudi's edits

  • May 19, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    whatever it looks like now

    by The Only Woj

    there is still mention that he gets a big gash due to something Batman does in an early altercation. so this may very well be pre-incident with Batman. I like it more than him having perfectly applied makeup ... he is, after all, a fucked up clown murdering nutjob. I can't wait to see what Ledger does with this. should be special. they better have Jack Nicholson at the TDK premiere.

  • May 19, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..................

    by ludmir88

    what?hhmmm does the image showed up completely? no? mehh i'll be back later zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • May 19, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    re BOF:who's this jackbauer24 clown?

    by ollirudi

    don't take credit where it's not due, man

  • May 19, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    School Bus

    by Colonel Activity

    hopefully the bus he uses for the bank heist is full of children. That would be great.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Well I'm sorry..

    by Pagliacci

    some of you hate America, and this Joker look. I dig it though, especially for Nolan's realistic Batman, and as reported on Batman-on-Film, the scarring apparently happens in the movie because of Batman. So this is probably one of two looks for The Joker, plus the masks.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Nicholson

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Does anybody else think Jack Nicholson should have a cameo in the movie, such as being Joker's boss (before he becomes the Joker)?

  • May 19, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    nevermind...

    by ollirudi

    that was for the pic below mine

  • May 19, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    we want the joker and we want him now

    by pipergates

    this is taking too long forbannade unger

  • May 19, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Nicholson playing Nicholson? mmmm

    by ludmir88

    no thanks. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • May 19, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    BOF

    by Colonel Activity

    has jumped the gun. His tongue is sticking out the side of his mouth...

  • May 19, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Possible Refference Makeup for CGI

    by AgainsttheStorm

    Guys he has his fingers in the corners of his mouth as he sticks out his tongue... He's mocking us... this is Heath but it isn't the "Joker" it is probably referrence makeup for perhaps something digital Ala, Davey Jones POTC-DMC at least thats what I think.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    what the fuck

    by Fenrisulfr

    This is bullshit. I tried with two fucking different addresses and I didnt receive no mail. Oh yeah, but sure now I'll receive some fucking Warner spam.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    If anyone is deserving of a cameo

    by Alcevious

    It's Mark Hamill.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    His lip is dangling a bit

    by VanLingoMungo

    It's not his tongue. It's as though his lip has been severed from the corner of his mouth. I don't see any fingers. You can clearly see the swollen scar tissue on the corners of his mouth. Looks like he got cut up pretty nastily.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    My hotmail didn't work either

    by CherryValance

    so I yahooed. Now what happens?

  • May 19, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    It seems like it's like...

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    It seems like it's like... 3/8 done now. Not halfway yet. I think?

  • May 19, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Going to bed...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... and hopefully tomorrow I'll say "Good morning Joker !"

  • May 19, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Chain in his mouth too

    by AgainsttheStorm

    Anyone make out the chain in his mouth???

  • May 19, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    For those who don't know

    by Negate

    Go to 10minutemail.co m (remove the space) and use that.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    For those people with Hotmail...

    by mattthebat

    go to 10minutemail.com and use the address they give you. you get your email in a matter of seconds. after ten minutes they expire the email address, so you make a new one so you can reveal a new pixel. ive done it a billion times now. single handedly took out half those dots...

  • May 19, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Great Campaigning

    by getsomebs

    I love it when films campaign like this. It reminds me of the campaigning for the first X-Men film. They had sites like this for Senator Kelly and fake news sites about mutants and sites where you could report mutants to the government (which were always your friends). I hope the online advertising for Batman continues in this direction. I'm really excited for this film and it's probably the first time DC has ever had me excited for something.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Batman does the cheek scarring...

    by Pagliacci

    in TDK, according to BOF. In fact, as I previously said, this is likely the 2nd look of Ledger's Joker, plus those clown masks. I love this bit of marketing though. Dent '08!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    messi

    by BadMrWonka

    REVEALED!!! the same photo that ollirudi created an hour or 2 ago!! YES!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Nawp...that ain't what the Joker should look like

    by Zeke25:17

    Looks like some blurred image from a Marilyn Manson video...come to think of it, Manson woulda made one HELL of a Joker; is it too late to cast him?

  • May 19, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    F**k WB!!!!

    by Foucault

    So much trouble for this crappy image... I'm sorry for those who waited so long!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    messi?

    by BadMrWonka

    yes, I saw that when I edited out the spaces in the site name...still the same image ollirudi made an hour ago...I wasn't implying that you made it, just that, you know, you might want to read the threads and see what's been posted before you get too excited...

  • May 19, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's Jor-El from Superman

    by darthbauer

    Is it me, or is Nolan's Joker, none other than Marlon Brando's Jor-El from Superman Movie? This IS a crossover! Yay, just what I was hoping for. In an evil twist of fate, Jor-El survives the planet Krypton's explosion, and travels through space for dozens of years only to go crazy and end up on earth as Batman's arch nemesis the Joker. Which puts Supes in a pretty tricky spot, because Superman of course starts out helping the Dark Knight only to realize as they are fighting the evil Joker that it's none other than dear old CGI resurrected daddy....oops.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't the Joker look "gleefully crazy"?

    by Colonel Activity

    Instead of "Norwegian-Viking-Black-Metal fan" crazy? Just a thought...

  • May 19, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    that's NOT the actual full image on BOF

    by ollirudi

    ...just so you know. it's just a reconstruction.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Instead of picking...

    by Pagliacci

    someone that actually already resembled The Joker in appearance or demeanor like Marilyn Manson or Crispin Glover, Warner Bros and Chris Nolan decided to with an ACTOR, in this, a motion picture; this technique is often used for movies/films. In this case, the ACTOR is Heath Ledger. Move on.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    bland

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Ledger is a pretty bland actor, so he's not exactly the best choice for "crazy."

  • May 19, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    He does look a lot like brando in that pic.

    by ollirudi

    heh. btw, if you zoom in on the flash pic now, he does appear to be sticking his tounge out

  • May 19, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    How many more guys need to complete the pic????

    by havehope

    HOW MANY MORE?????

  • May 19, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    QUALITY TIP TO REVEAL IT FASTER!!!

    by havehope

    First, you should use your googlemail account if you have one. Once you do the first email thing. Simply add +1 when you do it the second time. Then +2,+3 and so on.... For example; bobby+1@gmail.com LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

  • May 19, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Are we the only people doing this?

    by CherryValance

    It seems like it should have been done by now. Aren't there rabid fans on other sites? Or are we the fans on the other sites?

  • May 19, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    actually Ledger is capable of crazy

    by kafka07

    You just haven't seen the right movies where he displays this. Check out Candy. But anyway, what's wrong with the Joker's cheeks? He'd better not pick at that.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    There are fans on other sites

    by Colonel Activity

    The SHHHH! Boards have been running wild; one guy claimed to have been at since 10 am.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Some may not have Googlemail

    by havehope

    It's all about googlemail. It works quickest with googlemail. Some cats probly dont got googlemail so they haven't received the stuff yet.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    The Joker's likes and dislikes...

    by Colonel Activity

    I really hope this Joker shares Krusty's affinity for hookers, booze, and gambling. That would rule: A Joker that bets against The Harlem Globetrotters because he thinks the Generals are due.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    he's got that pan's labyrinth smile

    by pipergates

    stole that from del Toro i just knew that would pop up again.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Michael Meyers?

    by lost.rules

    Is that who that's supposed to be?

  • May 19, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Have you seen this wizard?

    by ludmir88

    so joker stop playing around... SHOW YOURSELF!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Reply to E-mail

    by jarjarmessiah

    The Joker senr me a reply to when i ask for more coordinates.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    He has his fingers in his mouth

    by Colonel Activity

    The skin on his cheek is ridged like he's pulling back the corners of his mouth. Look closely....

  • May 19, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Text of e-mail reply

    by jarjarmessiah

    People always ask me about my charming boyish smile. Jessica used to love it. She was the loneliest girl in high school, and my first big kiss...

  • May 19, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I grant you, Ledger can act, but...

    by Zeke25:17

    I don't think it would have been such a terrible thing to attempt to get the Joker's "look" right along with getting someone who can say the lines properly. Brad Pitt can act, too. So can Hugh Jackman, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, etc. But I wouldn't have picked ANY of em for the Joker (to be honest, as much as I got a kick out of Nicholson's portrayal, I didn't particularly see HIM as the Clown Prince of Crime either). Christian Bale not only is a fine actor; he has the right LOOK for both Bruce Wayne and a guy just nutty enough to want to dress up as a bat. Ledger, to me, just does not have it. To date, I'd say the best film portrayal of the Joker was Andrew Koenig's in the Batman short film Dead End: that IS the dude from The Killing Joke. Psychotic, colorful, gleefully and violently crazy. Nolan got it absolutely right with his portrayal of the Dark Knight: let's hope he also does appropriate justice to the best villain in the entire Batman camp. (And here's another Actor who coulda done wonderfully: Robert Joy, whose most recent work was as one of the mutants with the most screen time in the Hills Have Eyes remake. That guy had crazy nailed down as far back as Milos Forman's Ragtime.)

  • May 19, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    looks like "MARVEL"

    by lynxpro

    When the screen shifts to being pixelated and you can somewhat see The Joker's face, it distorts the word "HARVEY" so much that it looks like the Marvel logo that plays before the opening of every Marvel character film adaptation. Probably not what Warner Bros. Pictures intended to do...promote Marvel instead of their own DC.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I'm not giving WB my e-mail

    by Larry of Arabia

    sorry, dudes

  • May 19, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    FMVorenkamp:

    by torontoxic

    We solved that ages ago. <P> See above.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEPS , THREE SHEEPS ...

    by ludmir88

    FOUR JOKERS, FIVE JOKERS, SIX JOKERS, ....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • May 19, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    people that say it's the "Pan's Labrynth Look"

    by tickle_this

    Actually, it's from Ichi The Killer http://www.subwaycinema.com/frames/archives/nyaff03/images/movies/ichi1.gif

  • May 19, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Who Cares What he looks like?

    by lost.rules

    All I care about is if its a good movie. Heath Ledger might not have the perfect look for the part, but as long as he gets the acting part of the job done then I don't care. Nolan Rocks!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    an image

    by posbasso

    why do we go so crazy over an image?

  • May 19, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    His looks don't matter?

    by Colonel Activity

    Why don't they just trot out Heath Ledger the way he looked in "10 Things I Hate About You."? Looks don't matter? Go fuck a cat.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface

    by lost.rules

    I didn't say they don't matter. I'm saying that Heath Ledger is close enough to looking like the Joker. Pretty damn close I'd say. You're probably one of those jackasses that wanted psycho loony Clover to play the part. Go Fuck yourself.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Naw, I don't like it.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Maybe it'll look better in the film.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I think the look is good.

    by St. Cyr

    The joker, from what we've seen thus far, has a look that's CLOSE to his in the comic books/previous incarnations, but retains the more realistic look that Bat Begins seemed to favor. I mean, if a person were in real life to be nuts enough to actually commit some of the crimes that Joker is supposed to have, one would assume that he's pretty depraved. Combine that with the idea that, as in the original Batman, Joker is scarred from some previous accident, I think this look reflects both his desperate craziness and his scarring. I think the look will probably be pretty good when all's said and done. And remember, if Ledger may not resemble what we already consider the Joker to look like, then perhaps Nolan simply WANTS us to see this joker without necessarily connecting him to his past in other mediums. Just a thought.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    lost.rules

    by Colonel Activity

    First off: go fuck yourself, because no one else will. Second: You said that you didn't care. Most people that I know usually don't care about things that don't affect them, i.e., things that don't matter. Did you say that you didn't care? Sure you did, you little shithead. Go wank off while dreaming of Jerry Falwell's fresh corpse, you ass-plundering cock-smoker.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by Magnum Opus

    Have faith in Nolan, he won't fuck it up.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Good Point, St.cyr

    by lost.rules

    Really. If I wanted the same old same old, I would just pop in Tim Burton's Batman into my DVD player. It's nice to see Nolan doing something different.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    kulik

    by lynxpro

    Funny you should mention dubbing Mark Hamill's voice. I said that ages ago, but with Christopher Eccleston playing the role and then dubbing in Hamill's voice once "The Joker" became the dominant personality. That would have made an Ultimate Joker for the cinema screen but the Warner execs apparently have no vision.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface

    by lost.rules

    If you're thinking of Jerry Falwell's rotting corpse in your sexual fantasies, well, I think you help dude. Really, it's not too late.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Crispin "Creepy" Glover

    by ludmir88

    did you see his film What is it? are you crazy!!!!!??? he would take the joker character too far like... really killing the dark night on set!!!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    You are one

    by Colonel Activity

    Ah, great come back: "Seems you think about xxxxx too much, you need help," is the oldest stand-by for the tiny cretins of the internet. Come up with something original...and in that vein, how much help does Bret Easton Ellis need then? Dumb fuck.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface!

    by lost.rules

    Could this be the ultimate Batman Villian? Just think about. He could annoy Batman to death with all his whinning and bitching all the time. Batman doesn't stand a chance.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I BELIEVE IN JAR-JAR BINKS

    by uss cygnus

    Sucking Ass.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface LOVES Spiderman 3!

    by lost.rules

    He says Batman Begins is a "silly" movie that didn't build on the previous films like Batman & Robin. Right on, Dickface!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I've used four different email addresses...

    by FilmFanatik

    And only two got through. Also, I used them more than once. I waited a while and used them again, so don't give up people.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Lost.rules

    by Colonel Activity

    Did you finish your autobody repair course at the local CC yet? You're not very creative, my little butt-pee slurping ignoramus. Grab your Hardy Boys book, curl up in your My Little Pony blankey and sink into the oblivion that suits you and your void of talent and imagination.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Okay now it's looking like the Phantom

    by CherryValance

    of the Opera. WTF?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Enhance... Enhance... Enhance...

    by br1947

    http://i18.tinypic.com/661t3jd.jpg Take the original pic, layer the pixeled on over, add a difference filter... bingo, Joker thus far... can't wait to see the full res version

  • May 20, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Where is Harry and his 10 000 e-mail acounts?

    by ludmir88

    where are you? you have to finish that image!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface LOVES My Little Pony!

    by lost.rules

    and Hardy Boys.......nuff said.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Glenn Danzig

    by Colonel Activity

    He looks like a Misfits fan circa 1983. It still looks to that he's got his fingers pulling at the sides of his mouth...

  • May 20, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Mister Fame

    I raped you and had your daughter.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    oh yea, take out the space in that link....

    by br1947

    :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Reference Pee Wee's Big Adventure

    by Colonel Activity

    for the inspiration for lost.rules comebacks. Name the novel Marcel Proust is famous for writing lost.rules. Hurry up, you cockless ass-pirate.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Of course, one should expect someone like Colonel....

    by lost.rules

    DICKFACE to be skeptical of a new Batman movie. I mean, hey, if you or I should be dissappointed by it, we'll just say,"Oh, well. Wasted eight bucks on a stupid movie." But if someone like Dickface did that....well...that's a lot of money to someone like him. Sympathize people, if you can.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Proust? You're quoting little Miss Sunshine?

    by lost.rules

    Christ, you're gay.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    lost.rules

    by Colonel Activity

    I promise you that I am A) more successful B) better looking C) more intelligent D) liked more by more people and E) not skeptical about this movie, but instead concerned that they're going to make Heath look too "Crow"-like. The look of the Joker might distracted me, but not as much as Katie Holmes "lost.rules" talent level acting or the fact that she talks out of the side of her mouth for the whole movie. Capice?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Are you guys seriously going

    by snafu069

    Are you guys seriously going to keep this up all night? Go out. Have a beer. Stop the adolescent bickering.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Colonel Dickface, you're so smart.

    by lost.rules

    I won't even bother getting into a intellectual debate with you. What chance would I have against someone who uses phrases such as, "butt-pee slurping ignoramus"? No chance at all, my friend.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    another retouch

    by ollirudi

    i did a quick enchancement based on the pic br1947 posted...(remove the spaces in the address) http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b210/ollirudi/retouch7.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    12:30 am CST...

    by The 76th Cave

    ...and the scarring on the cheeks looks much worse (i.e. better) than the BOF pic. Looks more defined and much more of a "smile"...in fact it looks like a smile even though Ledger ain't...cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Little Miss Sunshine?

    by Colonel Activity

    Never seen it. Okay, how about you name seven Dostoeveky novels for me, a few Baroque composers, and the theme of "White Noise" by Don DeLillio. Hurry, my gay little ass fucking piece of shit who has never been laid and who was once denied by a hooker...

  • May 20, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    lost.rules

    by Colonel Activity

    still thinks that Iraq was behind September 11. And he has the first season of "Joey" on DVD.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Intelligence...

    by Colonel Activity

    and Colonel Dickface is just oh-so-clever. How have you not killed yourself yet? Do it; it would be a good move for you.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Fire ledger and Hire Crispin Glover!

    by BatPsycho

    You all know he was born for this part. Why couldn't Nolan see that for himself?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Calm down, Colonel Dickface.

    by lost.rules

    It's alright. Just breath. Find your pills, and take a couple. It'll be O.K.. It's not fair to the other Talkbackers if we hog it all up with your bitching and whinning, and my superior comebacks.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Fuck you all (are you reading Colonel in Retirement)

    by ludmir88

    I'm out now. I have a life Warner Brothers!!!!!! Boston Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    lost.rules

    by Colonel Activity

    Seriously, go slit your wrists. You have nothing to offer anyone. You're going to die alone.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    No,

    by ollirudi

    batman on film has one of the earlier digitally reconstructed versions of the image...

  • May 20, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Further pic enhacement

    by br1947

    http://i17.tinypic.com/4yoxx0x.jpg remove the spaces, this should be pretty close to what is in the image (remove the spaces in the url)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Guys remember this picture from a few years ago?

    by ajtk210

    http://www.sequart.com/members/graphics/18/bermejo_joker1.jpg Seems like he was influenced by this picture. Granted not a total rip off but influenced.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    good job br1947!

    by ollirudi

    that's pretty clear!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Good fan-made poster

    by mrwho

    Kinda small, but still cool. Wish this was more of what they were doing, as far as the look is concerned, but i'll wait for a trailer before making judgements about Nolan's Joker. http://www.themovieblog.com/archives/Heath-Joker.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Remember

    by Negate

    that Tobey Maguire was thought to be a bad choice for Spider-Man before the first film came out. Now, try picturing someone else wearing the webs.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    br1947

    by Colonel Activity

    That is a great job! Still don't care for the look, though. He looks like he'd hang out at S&M clubs or something.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    nice work br1947

    by mrwho

    looks pretty good

  • May 20, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    That Harvey Dent website...

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    ...isn't very exciting is it?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I like this joker...

    by Reznik

    I'm sure some of you may have seen this but I thought I'd share it anyways. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4095303199635469669&q=PATIENT+J&hl=en if you notice any gaps in the URL close them up before trying to enter.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Well, done. br1947

    by lost.rules

    Psyched to see him in action.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    trying again...

    by Reznik

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4095303199635469669&q=PATIENT+J&hl=en

  • May 20, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    The scarring just looks so heavy...

    by br1947

    I like the idea of him being dark & twisted, but it almost looks more like a cancerous growth than scarring, looks like it comes out about a half inch. Guess we'll just have to wait for the whole image to clear up sometime tomorrow, I'm out of ideas for further enhancement. Curious to see how close I got.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    I gotta admit.

    by lost.rules

    that scarring is pretty heavy. Am I watching Batman, or a new Excorcist film?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    better yet...

    by Reznik

    if the url does not work just go to Google and search for Patient J in the video section... its worth a watch. its about 30+ mins long. Its a good comic version joker brought to life.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Think his skin will actually be white?

    by ajtk210

    Or do you think he'll just paint his face like that to cover the scarring?

  • May 20, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    This Joker is insane...the way it should be!

    by Power_Girl

    INSANE

  • May 20, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Emos and Goths are going to love this film!!!!

    by Power_Girl

    It's the new Crow and Jack Skelington...hurry up and print some badges dammn it...the emos need their Joker badges!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    my name is Patient J, and I stab people

    by drave117

    That Patient J movie is stunningly awful in terms of writing and acting, but the makeup is freaking fantastic. It looks dead-on just like the Alex Ross paintings of Joker.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Please no.... don't even mention that...

    by br1947

    Emo-Spiderman was far, far too much, killed the series as far as I am concerned. Joker is evil... Joker is evil...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    NOOOO! Not the scarred mouth!

    by ZeroCorpse

    They're just remaking the version of the Joker from the 1989 movie!!! <p> THE JOKER DOES NOT HAVE A SCARRED FACE TO MAKE HIS GRIN! He just has a big mouth, dammit. No scars. No cuts! Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. I HATE the scars.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    This Joker wouldn't listen to Emo...

    by Colonel Activity

    He looks like he would be into, like I said before, Norwegian-Viking-black-metal...maybe early Slayer. But he doesn't look emo. Emo people look like the painter brother from Wedding Crashers.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by Colonel Activity

    this guy doesn't look like he's capable of joking about anything.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Joker masturbates with a cross! His head spins backward

    by lost.rules

    and he says, "Look what she did. You're cunting, daughter." to Batman. Pretty Fucked Up!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    It's just plain ugly

    by CherryValance

    Being all scarred might make sense but no one wants to look at ugly. And you can't help but think of emo kids and their 'woe is me' crap. I really don't know. If he painted lipstick on Harvey Dent where is his? After all that, I'm not impressed. </p> Stallone hands us magnificence on a platter and WB makes us work for hours for poop on a stick. I'd hate to think of what they're gonna do to Aaron's face.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    zerocorpse

    by BadMrWonka

    way to take the whining back WAY old school...most people are still whining about Ledger as joker...as someone who has never read a comic book in his life, I salute your nerdy sense of duty! (makes salute with Spock finger-separation)

  • May 20, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    In my opinion, he looks too freakish...

    by Chief Redcock

    ...and not enough like a clown. I realize this might be closer to what a person scarred by toxic waste might look like, but I don't care. He needs to look like the freakin JOKER... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Oh well, too late to complain now.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Emo Joker

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    When I was a young boy, My father took me into gotham city To see a broadway band. He said, "Son when you grow up, you will dress like a bat-man and be the saviour of the the damned" He said "Will you defeat them, your demons,the joker and the plans that he has made?" Because one day I leave you, A phantom to lead you in the summer, To join the black parade."

  • May 20, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    has anyone calculated how many pixels...

    by ckone

    this thing is? Cause, if in a day and a half, this one image generates how ever many email addys sent to WB, that is a HUGE picture of the online fan base.. as well as how dedicated it is. Sure you can't count how ever many people did multiples..but I stopped after four..I would say it is pretty impressive if this thing gets cleared in a day. I'd put a lot more stock in the valididty of the internet after that.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    This is what the Joker is like (my favorite quote)

    by Colonel Activity

    "And he didn't die all at once. It was hours before the screaming stopped. I almost didn't get to sleep that night. That was the last time I'd used crushed glass..."

  • May 20, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I do have to say

    by Jak0lantern01

    Some of the best internet marketing yet, a lot of fun. Especially after a pint of JD, three shots of tequila, something that included goldschlager and jaemeister(???spellng?) and realizing that your own band is just as decent if not better than the one you just paid to see. Happy Saturday night, it's not over yet. :)

  • May 20, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I called it

    by Alcevious

    Praise me.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Jokers Wild

    by Reznik

    looks like he caught a batarang with the left side of his face (right side as viewed). His face looks like a road map of pain... I mean I like the idea... but I just wonder how funny he'll be when he looks like a plastic surgery gone wrong candidate. Only time will tell I suppose... we have about a year or so. If this is a real pic... It might be to guage fan reaction over the look. It might even be revised. Either way I'm looking forward to the movie and I hope its as good as the first if not better.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    coolest marketing idea ever

    by warp11

    Who came up with this?

  • May 20, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    :)

    by lost.rules

    Hahahahahhahahahhahahahah.......HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    This is plain great

    by Freakemovie

    the power of viral marketing - making you feel like you received a personal e-mail from the Joker himself. This is a lot of fun, and pretty smart, especially with all the anticipation and false-starts to see his face.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    A final pic

    by br1947

    http://i17.tinypic.com/4u1ivb8.jpg (remove spaces... blah blah...) Holy shit it's 2am... night all!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Comic book movies 2008 > 2007?

    by Boondock Devil

    Starting to look that way. Yeah, it's early but 300 has been the only satisfying comic book movie I've seen this year. I think I remember seeing Ghost Rider... just nothing memorable about that movie at all. I didn't hate Spider-Man 3 as much as a lot of people around here did but there's no way I thought it was better than 2 and maybe even the first one. Unless FF2 REALLY shocks me and ends up being a good fun movie I don't think they can hold a candle to next years films. I'm getting more and more psyched with each new tidbit I see about The Dark Knight. Iron Man looks like it's in good hands. I really want to like the Incredible Hulk. Cast looks good so far but I'm about as apprehensive about this movie as I am about FF2. Not sure if Supermax is supposed to be out next year or not but that also could make for a fun, and thankfully, original take on the superhero genre. Of course I should mention that I kind of figured that the comic movies of 2007 would be better than 2006...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    And the biggest joke is...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...it's not even his face.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Looks so good...The best Joker ever!!!!

    by Power_Girl

    I can see Heath giggling and being devilish in that makeup...These new batman films are about trying to make Batmans world as real as possible so this Joker is great. We had our comicish Joker in Burtons first Bat film and now it's time to get real.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    mark hamill should have played the joker

    by funnyhat

    as much as i want to love this movie, because the first one was one of my favorite comic book movies ever... i cant imagine this working out. the joker is a maniac, not the crow.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Anyone else think this is fake?

    by rollnstns

    In the original Harvy Dent page, Warner Bros. is listed in the address line. In this other page, no WB mention. I have to believe that they would want their name on this, especially if it is the "first" glimpse of the Joker. Otherwise anyone can grab this image and do as they please.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I tried too

    by lionbiu

    last night and did not get a email. I want a R rated Batman movie....please make this be R, pretty please.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST

    That "Whiteface" guy...

    by Colonel Activity

    from Squadron Supreme is better than the Joker. Scary.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Whiteface....

    by Colonel Activity

    I meant Supreme Power.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Guy,,,

    by Darth Tubs

    I'm not really seeing anything yet, all I see is some basic outline shit, but its also kinda late and I'm kinda sick. But yeah, I'm digging the shit out of how their pushing this flick.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Be sure to check your junk email

    by Jinxo

    My protection software routed the reponse email from this site to a junkmail folder and didn't even play my "you've got mail" alert sound.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Nolan=Mamet....except

    by lost.rules

    not as good. Anyone with me on this? Maybe Nolan is like a weird bastardization of DePalma and Mamet. That makes sense. I can't stop watching his movies. You Rock, Nolan!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Pic of site in progress

    by TallBoy66

    here's the first pic when the site greets you: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/UltimateThor/jokersite1.jpg and then latter on: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/UltimateThor/jokersite1.jpg Anyone notice with the "scars" on the side of the face like Grant Morrison's most recent Joker comic? Weird, huh? Probably DC / WB editorial mandated that.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Thegipperlives

    This is actually really cool. I cannot wait to see his full face...it will take forever though, glad to do my part ha.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Neat.

    by AnchorpersonOnTV

    Looks like an image for teaser posters, what with the bat symbol and all. Don't know if that neat little gimmick is worth losing out on seeing him grin and have green hair... But still. I guess saving that is a better idea.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp

    by CHRIS GRAVES

    I still wish Johnny Depp had been cast as the Joker. Or even Crispin Glover. But the person that would've made it really special and crossed over from the Tim Burton Batman films, was Michael Keaton! Just think about it. Beetlejuice was kind of a Joker-esque character.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Paitent J, great indie stuff,. Nolans Joker? Eh.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    1st. Patient J has been online for awhile. Great stuff. Looks like they took the story straight from The Killing Joke which should be the blue print Nolan follows for the next Batman film if we are getting it with the Joker. <BR> As far as Ledger. I am not sold. I like Ledger as an actor, I just can't see him as "The" Joker. I think the whole Crispin Glover idea was a great one and was also my 1st choice as was many of yours here on the TB's. <BR> I want to be excited about the next installment of Batman from Nolan because the 1st one was top quality and while I am sure The Dark Knight will be as well it still does not mean that I will enjoy the interpretation of how the Joker is portrayed. His even more iconic in some ways then Batman himself. You can't really stray to far from the source of what makes him him is what I mean. It's really rooted down pretty solid and the last thing I want to see is Ledger playing him quietly if you catch my drift. <BR> Looking at that picture does not excite me. It worries me. Are we going to get a Joker who is TOO serious and does not have that maniac quality that makes him over the top? I am not talking about the things he does I am talking about the way he acts. He's truly insane int he comic books. Very over the top. Not subdued. Yes he can be serious too. We saw that in The Killing Joke. And BTW for those reading this rant if you have never read The Killing Joke please go buy it. It is by far the best introduction to the Joker you will ever read. Hands down a true classic that is so good it STILL gets reprinted to this day and is available at most comic book shops.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    I mean, check here: http://tinyurl.com/2j5bj4

    by TallBoy66

    or just use these ones: site visit --> http://tinyurl.com/2uec9p Joker face --> http://tinyurl.com/2j5bj4 I can't get over the Morrison scars thing, that's kooky.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Colonel Activity and lost.rules

    by Itblowstherobot

    You two are like children slap-fighting, just stop. I'd argue that Joker would listen to some fucked up experimental shit (think of John Lennon and Yoko Ono type stuff). Also, I'd like to point out that I mentioned the Bremejo drawing a while ago and was chastised for it. Sweet vindictation!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    It's Fake, look at domain registration info...

    by ArasinGM

    for Ibelieveinhaverydent.com for here: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx? Domain=IBELIEVEINHARVEYDENT. COM (remove spaces) And for the one with the fake pic go here. http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx? Domain=IBELIEVEINHARVEYDENTTOO. COM(remove spaces) The company who has created the pixelation is a well known dead domain forwarder... it's fake... So, sorry for all of you who wasted your time...

  • May 20, 2007, 2:42 a.m. CST

    tallboy

    by BadMrWonka

    what are you talking about? your links are just to defaced Dent posters we've seen before...

  • May 20, 2007, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Love that Joker!!!

    by Redfive!

    It looks like Nolans going for a real psychopath for the joker,a real crazy would defantly smear red paint on his lips and all on his face,I think Ledgers gonna blow this role out of the water and probally upstage Christian Bale,But Bales still gonna rule this film.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST

    ArasinGM

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    those sites didn't work for me when i put the spaces back in, but whatever. i doubt some "dead domain forwarder" would have put so much effort into this and been such a good coder to avoid saving and stuff... making the game and making it remove a pixel at a time would surely take a load of work. also, i heard that one was registered BEFORE the first, regular dent one. which would mean its not just someone who saw the opportunity and went with it... they had to have known about the site before its existence....

  • May 20, 2007, 2:53 a.m. CST

    FluffyBunnyWhiskers

    by ArasinGM

    the first site was registered on may 11th, the pixelation is registerd on may 14th, i believe that was right after the Dent site went up. and FYI the pixelation game is easy, it's called an interactive flash dissolve, and all you have to do is give it a command to remove a specific piece of info... not that hard. couple hours worth of programming, for about an estimated 2.7 million email addresses... Warner owns the domain for the dent site, the pixelation site is registered to a company in scottsdale arizona. which is a KNOWN dead domain forwarding company.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I don't care if it's fake or not...

    by FilmFanatik

    It's pretty damned cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Aaron Eckhart

    by Mr Gorilla

    THe guy's a great actor, and he's had bad luck with the badly performing run of Paycheck, The Core, The Wicker Man etc.... Duds all. Here's to him finally getting recognition for being, er, good.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Ledger is the joker,Crispin is not.-shut it,have faith

    by pipergates

    Nolan must be so tired of listening to those whiners if he bothers cheking these sites. Nolan, unlike Raimi, made an exellent change in a villains appearance in his first movie. Scarecrow was cool, scary& and realistic, and totally worked in the gritty setting of the film. Dafoe was great but his goblin-suit was just ridiculous. And his son's suit is worse. Nolan nailed it first time, mostly, and he is nailing it again. Hopefully having gained the trust of the suits they wont interfere too much and this movie will be a f'n piece of art, like the Prestige. Just give Bowie another role ok?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Bowie is Dents opposition and gets two small cameos.

    by Power_Girl

    No, I just made that up...but it would be cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    hmmmmmm

    by mattthebat

    it's quiet.....too quiet....

  • May 20, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    pixel people

    by drave117

    I put the count at around 34080 total unique codes to uncover the whole picture.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    which begs the question

    by drave117

    Where the hell did ArasinGM get 2.7 million email addresses?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    There's already an official Joker pic on Batman-On-Film

    by xXMr_BoJaNgLeSXx

    you retards. go look! not the sharpest picture, but great enouggh for me.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    UH OH!

    by Rocco the dog

    I have a sinking feeling that "the Ledge" is going to be channeling Val Kilmer to get a handle on his "really creepy guy" Joker. He'll trip around like Jim Morrison and shuffle accents like The Saint. Oh please God, let me be wrong just this once.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Doesn't look like Ledger

    by Colonel Activity

    http://tinypic.com/4u1ivb.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    good morning

    by skynetbauxi

    wow, looks pretty fucked up (in a fucked up way)! http://www.avi-film.com/joker13.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by skynetbauxi

    link ain't workin. and of course it looks like Ledger

  • May 20, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    CRIES OF THE BEWILDERING HEARTS!

    by lost.rules

    Movie is not out yet! Let's just reserve judgemnet till then. I will not post again, in a Batman forum, untill that day.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox's chest sooooooooooo hot!!!!!!!!!!

    by lost.rules

    So says Colonel DICKFACE! Sorry....couldn't resist. I love you, Colonel Dickface.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    If it IS fake then WB should find the people who did it

    by BenBraddock

    AND HIRE THEM! Great way to scam 4 million e-mail addreses btw

  • May 20, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    This should be The Joker's Theme Song...

    by xXMr_BoJaNgLeSXx

    if they decide to go the gay Prince route, that could totally be averted with a badass tune like this. Imagine Joker creeping up behind you in a lonely-ass, dark apartment with a song like that. It's a Clockwork Orange sample anyway... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVfR2YKCt0M

  • May 20, 2007, 4:36 a.m. CST

    That's rad.

    by CoursinLarry

    That is awesome. I'm probably gonna have nightmares about the mangled mouth of the Joker. I can't wait for this movie.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    You'd think the Joker would do more....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    to graffito the website. Hmmmmm, seems kinda lazy. Cool idea though.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:51 a.m. CST

    I'm undecided about the smile via scar

    by chrth

    I can see why you'd do it: forces the Joker to have a smile even when the actor isn't smiling ... but at the same time, it looks like it might be too distracting. I'll need to see it in a trailer before I can judge properly.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    BOO!

    by skynetbauxi

    I bet when the last pixel is revealed, the Joker is gonna say "boo!" and laugh insanely... that would elevate the whole thing from cool to mind-blowing

  • May 20, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Better look

    by Colonel Activity

    http://tinypic.com/4u1ivb8.jpg And I'm the best looking man alive.

  • May 20, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    the talkback has died!!!

    by dundundles

    Beginning CPR...

  • May 20, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    That link should work....

    by Colonel Activity

    pic is pretty clear

  • May 20, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by skynetbauxi

    that's not bad at all, how did you do it? except for the red spots on his forehead, I'd say that's exactly what we're gonna see in a few hours. here's the current status without photoshopping: http://www.avi-film.com/joker15.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    It's actaully...

    by Colonel Activity

    from an older post from this bp1947 guy. I just remembered it because I thought it was good. I figured I'd keep it alive for other fans because it was so well done. I am, in actuality, very computer illerate...but I am amazingly handsome, so it evens out.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    i see

    by skynetbauxi

    lol

  • May 20, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Rumor

    by Colonel Activity

    I heard the Joker gets the gash on his face when he's trying to escape on a zipline and Bats cuts said line with a bat-a-rang; it then whips back and catches him across the face.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Hmm, Tyler Durden in drag

    by Sepulchrave

    Maybe it'll work.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    full image

    by Evil Hobbit

    http://i17.tinypic.com/4u1ivb8%20.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    and it's up on main page

    by Evil Hobbit

    that was a weird post and refresh incident. Like I posted the image straight to the main page :)

  • May 20, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Better Choice to play the Joker...

    by Colonel Activity

    would have been Mario Lopez. That combination of Latino Jheri-curl and pleated acid-washed jeans would be lethal on the big screen.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    that's the joker?

    by speed

    looks like he belongs in a NIN film clip. not saying it's bad, but it kind of doesn't work with that reveal from harvey dent.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    aw man Quint

    by bowtiehoon

    bad form mate! LOL...You spoilt everyone's fun...i was curious to see how it was gonna take for the pic to come up...i've got a baby with a lollipop here, you wanna take it from him too...keke

  • May 20, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    but i guess...

    by bowtiehoon

    if it wasn't you guys, some other site would have posted the pic up...

  • May 20, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I want this Heath to speak Aussie-like

    by Colonel Activity

    in this movie: "Oi! G'Day Bats! You caught me in the middle of worky, you did! Jumbuck scally-wag! Kangaroo!"

  • May 20, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    That... is fucking nightmare inducing.

    by Boondock Devil

    How'd you like to wake up in the middle of the night to see that face hovering over you? He does give off a whole Buffalo Bill/Pennywise feeling that's very unsettling. Very cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    What a surprise, Quint ruins the fun

    by DigitalDong

    I'd expect nothing less from a Halo fan.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    not the final picture, joker!

    by skynetbauxi

    the red spots on his forehead give it away, because they're exactly where the missing pixels were a few hours ago... it's a photoshop-polished-up version

  • May 20, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    THIS JOKER IS PERFECT!

    by Frye777

    ...and way better than the fake one. Scary and sick. That's what we need after the Nicholson prankster.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    It's Arnie as Mr. Freeze

    by Det. John Kimble

    notbs ftw!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I agree: PERFECT!

    by Pagliacci

    Different enough, that (hopefully) comparisons to Nicholson will be kept to a minimum. I loved Jack's Joker. I have a feeling I'll love this one as well. Ledger's Joker doesn't look like he'll be a big Prince fan though.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Are they using Alan Moore's "Killing Joke"?

    by Boondock Devil

    Only reason I bring it up is because of the email titled "tragicpast" after logging onto the dent site. I'm personally pulling for this movie to be as vague as possible about where the Joker came from.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    re: Prince fan

    by Colonel Activity

    No, this Joker looks more along the lines of a Cannibal Corpse fan who also enjoys watching "Faces of Death" movies; I was hoping for a Joker who looked like he liked listening to Interpol but acted as if he watched "American Psycho" and "Fear and Loathing".

  • May 20, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    I want to know....

    by Colonel Activity

    is his skin that white? Or does he just paint his skin, like a buttfuck.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    It kind of looks like Sylar got to him...

    by Boondock Devil

    Just the way the picture's cropped and the red specks just underneath it.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    And Jack... Don't forget, your lucky deck.

    by dundundles

    They need to ressurect Jack Palance to reprise his role of Carl Grissom. And I love the idea of having Nicholson play a cameo, wether it be of relation or first victim. A great way of passing the torch.

  • May 20, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    it's a good thing...

    by skynetbauxi

    they didn't use actual pixels for this, but 3x3 pixels :-D

  • May 20, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    have you noticed?

    by skynetbauxi

    there's another image appearing through the photo of the Joker... looks like a man... is it Aaron Eckhart?? and what does it say there at the bottom? "I believe in something-something Dent"... cool!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Too soon...

    by darrenspool

    TDK has now been officially ruined by this mystery-blasting pic. You'd think they would've held off longer and shown the new batsuit instead.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Maaan this is ...

    by Bruce Leroy

    FUCKED UP! I do mean Pogo the clown fucked up. A psycho that dresses up as a clown. I think (i hope) this joker is going to be one messed up individual, so disturbed even that it ceases to be funny and he'll be (guess what) scary.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Interesting..

    by Bad_Lieutenant121

    I have full faith in Nolan and think that Ledger is an interestng choice..still would have liked Depp in the role but whatever.. Is it me or does the pic remind you of a American Staff Bull Terrior?? Still, looks cool as hell!!

  • May 20, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see

    by eric haislar

    A clearer version of this picture with hair and all.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Tranny Ledger is f$#%3 awful

    by themanwhojaped

    This is fucking awful. It doesn't look like the Joker. It looks like Heath Ledger's morning after photo after attending a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on the tail end of a coke binge. That is not the joker. That is Tranny Ledger. Nolan is severely straining my trust. I just can't get behind this..

  • May 20, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    CANT FUCKING WAIT!!

    by connor187

    The Joker and his gang all wear masks when they rob a bank or somthing because it serves two purposes. 1 to hide their identity and 2 to strike fear into their victims, all a form of intimidation I guess. But that crazy bastard Joker looks like that underneath as well....I Like it my friends, fucking like it.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    scary fucker!!!!!!!!!....

    by DECKERS

    ludmir88 says he doesn't look menacing: yeah, if he met him a dark alley 1.00 am he would take him for a beer! Maybe some Clearasil would clear his face up a little though....this movie is already 3000% better than Spidey 3 and its still a year away....

  • May 20, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by connor187

    Ive heard that when they attempt to rob the bank in the scenes we have all seen being shot in Chicago, the bank manager isnt playing ball, that is until The Joker takes his mask off to the crys and gasps of the people on the floor. Somthing tells me the manager sings like a little bird after that.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Comic movies ain't for the kiddies anymore -or Bob Kane

    by aboriginal

    Even in the declining sales of comics these days these are still iconic characters that kids will want to flock to see and if this is more of a true-to-life Hannibal-esque tragic, yet truly psychotic Joker like that portrayed in the more graphic of the graphic novels what's this gonna be like for tykes on the big screen? This ain't no Saturday cartoon - even though Mark Hammil's Joker did get a little out there back in the day. Parents are still gonna take their six and seven year olds to see this movie and if its moved into the more adult realm of Frank Miller and less even of Tim Burton kids'll have a tough time getting it and others getting some tweaked nightmares afterwards. I look forward to this as a mature adult now with years of comics, cartoons and movies and love the evolution directors have taken this particular character, but Bob Kane might even have a tough time with this one.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    that aint the Joker...

    by d a v 3 y

    ...its Robert fucking Smith from the Cure =p

  • May 20, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Hey jft2006

    by darrenspool

    You go hype this sh*t up like Snakes on a Plane and I'll sh*t down your neck, you twat. Warner Bros doesn't need to listen to fanboys. How cool was the Tumbler pic, then how pathetic did it turn out on film.

  • May 20, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Looks amazing!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Captures the essence of the character. It is a dark and sinister interpretation...Great job Nolan!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Someone ought to call that stripper a cab

    by Eel O'Brian

    She's looking pretty rough.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    godawful

    by foree forehead

    no accounting for taste i suppose

  • May 20, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Don't suppose

    by OneintenMan

    anyone feels like photoshopping some green hair on there? I think with the hair it'll rock.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Looks like the bad guy (Dorian) from The Mask

    by chrth

    (The Jim Carrey one, not the Cher one)

  • May 20, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Dead Presidents II: The Lipstick Touch

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Jesus. What a gigantic turd. And I'll bet the freak's "realism! I must have realism in my comic book movie!" is to blame for this travesty.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Reinventing the series was a mistake...

    by darrenspool

    Continuing on from Batman and Robin would've worked. Now I'll have to sit thru the same retread that BB offered. God, that movie sux. I just want new adventures, not a remake. That's all BB was - a remake of Batman '89. It was boring. Nothing new. No fun and fantasy. Nolan hasn't a clue. Put Batman in lycra like Spidey and Supes. Bring back the BF batmobile. I should know, because I grew up with the original saga and they didn't seem to need to re-begin the Bond franchise every time they fucked-up a couple. Nolan is a pussy. All he's really doing to regurgiating what we all know. Just bring back Robin, the nipples and simply retcon (or re-edit) Batman and Robin minus all the one-liners. I HATED BATMAN BEGINS! IT WASN'T FUN!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Hideous

    by JackBauer24

    and not in a good way. It's not clever, it's not scary, it just ugly and distracting.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    "Old School" Joker?

    by GlenyD

    I thought they'd said the Joker was going to be "old school" in this movie? To me that does not equal old-school! I hope this is fake. I didn't like Batman Begins, Liam Neeson can't act for peanuts, and he ruined the role of Raz just as he ruined Qui-Gonn "Bloody" Jinn. Nolan is over-rated, Bale is over-rated. It wasn't as good as a Frank Miller version of Batman would have been. That's the version they should make and until they do so (let's face it you'd think it would be more likely, with the success of Sin City and 300)the rest of the films they churn out are just marking time in my opinion. God, why do they keep mucking things up so badly??

  • May 20, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    *it's

    by JackBauer24

  • May 20, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Screw the realism, Nolan...

    by darrenspool

    Grow a brain! Fantasy = fantastic, not cartoonish. Get it? No need to be afraid of a bit of colour.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    messi, is that true? This may yet be quite a thriller

    by JDanielP

    Bring it on. But whatever the take, I would like to see the Joker make a mental and physical transformation,...from grunge to the stylish, homicidal showman we know (as seen in "The Killing Joke",...though without Batman laughing at the end, just to serve the story at the sacrifice of character). Open a can of whip-ass, Batman.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    They're taking it down the wrong path....

    by GlenyD

    ..I mean, doing Raz-Ahl Guhl or however it's spelt as the main villain in the first movie to the detriment of the more interesting Scarecrow, and all that crap with the crime-boss was just boring, to me the first movie suffered in the same way as Spiderman 3 funnily enough - too many baddies spoil the broth. Especially when one is played by Liam "I hate him" Neeson, and the non-threatening English actor who played the Crime Boss, and Scarecrow - Christ! he's only in the movie for about a total of 2 minutes, the rest is Bale boring the tits off us all with his "I'm conflicted" stuff. It just wasn't entertaining, it wasn't true to the comics and it wasn't well executed. There are a couple of stand out images but that's it. My brother rates it and to this day I have no idea why.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I think the red specks on the forehead are a mistake

    by chrth

    Looking at the website, the only red I see are from pixels

  • May 20, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Fan boy or Realism?

    by Monkeychow01

    I personally like Nolan's take on realism. I remember going to the movies to see the original Batman in 89. It was a fun experience. But I REALLY like where they are taking it now. By going back to the Origin Comics, I'm SURE he meant that the Joker is going to be WAY darker and play more on the insanity of the character. The look? I like it. I was tryin myself to get the correct SWF file last night to pull the image out of it, but it looks like someone beat me to the chase. This definately shows that Ledger is going to play the insanity of the character. I'm really not sure why everyone really hated Batman Begins. Other than his cheesy ass batman voice, there wasn't much NOT to like. It put a new spin on the series. I enjoyed the "what if" realism that was put on to the series. If I wanted the cheesyness, I would go back and watch Batman and Robin for the god aweful horror that it was.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    aussie accent...

    by bowtiehoon

    ahem, come on messi you can do better than that, colonel activity's ocker attempt was better! how about... Blimey ding-batman, now ya really making me spit the dummy, fair dinkum i'm gonna bung that sheila on the barbie if ya don't piss off to whoopwhoop...alrite i can't do ocker either :-p

  • May 20, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I can't believe people are criticizing Batman Begins!

    by chrth

    I mean, so what if Wayne spares the farmer's life and to do so kills everyone in the monastery--including the farmer? Oh wait, he saved the only other white guy, forgot about that.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Seriously, whoever thought a cut smile was a good idea

    by JackBauer24

    should be shot. That's EVERYONE who thought it was a good idea - all fans included. It was always a bad idea, dreamed up by people who had no imagination cos they thought it would be 'dark' and 'realistic'. Who cares if it's totally not right for the character, right? Who cares if all it will do is distract from the performance? Seriously. For the record, I LOVED Batman Begins and had high hopes for this, but now I'm just worried that all I'll be looking at in the movie is Ledger's stupid dumb smeared lipstick chelsea smile. Terrible.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Continued use of horror motifs. Yes!!!

    by wowsah156

    What Nolan has done with the characters is closer to the spirit of what the characters are the the flagship comic book. In Begins The Batman hmiself becomes a thing of fear and horror, to he criminals and the cops through the hallucinations from the gas. ( I bet we will see this gas modified by The Batman for THe Dark Knight). This horror motif continues with The Joker. The pic we got is (for a pg) horrifying. It removes in one fair swoop the bad memeories of the 60's and the Burton effort. Nolan is closer to the nasty horrifying aspect of what The Joker really is with this single photo shot.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Nolan's lost it

    by darrenspool

    The piercing eyes and the smile make the Joker creepy. The laugh and his actions. Why the bloody unsubtle scars? They're not creepy, it's revolting. Zsasz is more interesting than this pic. (btw, no kiddies are gonna buy a figurine of this Joker, Nolan. No one wants to walk by a poster advertising TDK with this image either. Don't rape my childhood with this garbage. You wanna go overboard with the pyschotic-thriller angle, don't bring your agenda into Batman. You don't need to make a Batman film this un-photogenic.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    *sigh*

    by JackBauer24

    The Joker isn't some goth freak who likes listening to death metal and watching gore movies. His tastes are actually quite refined. Smart suits, classical music (think Alex from Clockwork Orange) and SMART MAKE-UP, ie. lipstick that STAYS on the lips! Ugh, I just can't get over how hideous this thing is.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    For Nasty and Horrifying See...

    by GlenyD

    Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's "The Killing Joke" His face was fine as was in the comics...All the needed to add was some yellowy teeth when he's being scary and then remove it (yeah, it's a continuity error from one point of view - terrifying surrealism from another) when he's being charming...Check out Batman Dark Knight Returns, he looks completely straight faced at the start then when he starts doing his "thang" his face assumes all of these horrific exaggerated evil qualities. Now that would be sweet to see on film. Not this half-assed attempt.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck off and die Nosferatu Jones

    by JackBauer24

    The dialogue is not atrocious - it's better than any other comic book movie that's ever been made that's for sure. Honestly it really pisses me off when people rag on Batman Begins just because they have no taste whilst simultaneously singing the praises of immature, overbaked crap like Sin City. Yeah, one might think Sin City was better than BB - if they were 13 years old.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I wish I worked in Hollywood Quality Control...

    by GlenyD

    Bet you all do too; why are they so blind to stinking ideas?The so often mistake butchery of subject matter for "exciting innovation" too. Let's hope it is exciting innovation and turns out to be a classic re-interpretation of the character and not just the same old rubbish with arse make-up to further spoil the soup. Man, I get worked up about this stuff. Think my blood sugar levels are low...Come on Nolan, wake up you dozy gimp!

  • May 20, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sin City was better than Batman Begins

    by GlenyD

    The two don't even deserve comparison. For one thing Sin City was the closest interpretation of a comic book ever as evidenced by frame-by-frame comparisons to the books. It was innovative in it's use of effects. It was humorous, tongue-in-cheek and brilliant. Batman Begins was ill-concieved, ill-structured, couldn't decide who the main characters should be, dull, pretentious, badly acted, and unsatisfying. I think most over 13 year olds would agree with this assessment and under 13 year olds too, you know under 13 year olds have taste to and Batman should be for them aswell.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    yeah i figure messi..

    by bowtiehoon

    LOL...i'm an aussie too mate, yeah no one friggen talks like that...well most aussies don't talk like that, i'm just taking the piss with the sterotype...ok that and i'm bored ;-p

  • May 20, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    "Why do we fall....?"

    by GlenyD

    It's not that profound, I mean it's not the Bhagavad Gita we're watching - it's Batman. And he had loads more profound things to say in Miller's work. Year one for instance, where he crashes the corrupt society party and extinguishes the lights and the fire and that; great image that speaks a thousand words. And Dark Knight, "This will be a good death, good enough" and all that. Much more artistic, I think Neeson comes across as insincere. You can see through the facade of "wisdom" he puts up when he plays these "wise" characters, like Qui Gonn, didn't carry half the gravitas that should have been associated with the role.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    who the fuck is ragging on batman begins?

    by repligin

    what are you muppets doing!? i wasn't going to even write on the tb cause i just assumed there woulbe a consensus on begins being fantastic and this joker being pretty awesome. we have yet to see him in action, or even a anything other than the low-light tight close up, so give it a chance. my god, how can you complain about begins? and who ever that was that thought they should have sticked with 'fun' batman, should not be allowed anywhere near a cinema or dvd store. people like you, my retarded monkey fuck, are the reason why fantastic 4 was 'fun'.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Messi

    by GlenyD

    You're a prick, everyone saw it but if you think Hollywood should only make movies for your age group you sadly don't understand the industry you reactionary piece of shit. I said Batman should be for them too, ie they should enjoy it, we should enjoy it, everyone should enjoy it, not be subjected to the boring mess of a plot that Nolan thrust upon us, and the fighting! What was that about? They spent ages researching and practising this amazing martial arts system and in the edit of the fights you can't see jack-shit of it. Useless. Rather like yourself messi....Twat

  • May 20, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I'm relly enjoying this

    by SteffanLongdon

    I'm relly enjoying this teaser stuff, really cool eh? I just wish that more movies would follow this suit.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    PS

    by GlenyD

    I'm in no way in favour of bringing back the old Batman films - they were even worse, what I'm saying is the can do "Gritty, real and dark" but they can still not fuck it up in the process.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    JOKER LOOKS LIKE CRAP!

    by stones_throw

    Why mess with the design when you have the most iconic villain ever? Come on, EVERYONE knows what the Joker looks like and that ain't it. Too much realism will just wind up looking silly, cause there ain't nobody real who swings around in a bat suit.

  • May 20, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    GlenyD

    by repligin

    if they make films that everyone enjoys, then it'll be forgettable bubblegum. they should try and tailor a film to its audience, so that even if you don't like nolan's batman, something else will be made that caters more for you precise taste, even if it is at the expense of others' enjoyment.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    That's true enough repligin

    by GlenyD

    Indeed they should, but looking at Batman Begins and the indications we're getting of Dark Knight, who exactly are they trying to aim this at? I mean it's not at the hard-core fan boy who will as has been done here rebel against the changes from source material? It's not the kids, as it's obviously too scary? It's not the mature grown ups is it? It's the Goths in't it? that's who it must be.... Hmmmmm....Jaws wasn't very forgettable.....I think everyone enjoyed that.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Batman and Robin

    by GlenyD

    Sucked you cunt sucker. I'm not a major fanboy....You grow the fuck up you fucking gaylord. You get your kicks insulting random people on forums? Shit eater.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Whiny bitch parade out today

    by tile_mcgillus

    Stop blocking the streets you little girls the actual fans have to get through. Nolan has made joker sinister and scary. He might be playing up the bat shit crazy angle/ evil murderous fuck. Although probably not like the cartoon or the 89 movie. He is going to make the Joker horrifying to look at. Good. I mean we could have gotten these:<p> http://www.bigredhair.com/portfolio/illustration/joker.sm<p> http://www.myconfinedspace.com/watermark.php?src=wp-content/uploads/2006/11/joker-4-realz.jpg <p> Which although interesting for a over the top Batman film do not fit in the Nolan "realistic, gritty, horror" Batman interpretation. Consider me excited and I want to see more! Although I did always kind of hope for this...http://shopping.animazing.com/cart/images/4277.gif

  • May 20, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Pardon my French

    by GlenyD

    But he deserved it...and started it I might add.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Anyone who uses the word 'gay' as an insult...

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    on the internet is automatically an imature, virgin-for-life, insignificant and pathetic piece of shit. Pro or anti-Begins, it doesn't matter.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    So much anger! *sigh* the Joker is already winning

    by chrth

    There's too much confusion I can't get no relief

  • May 20, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    You....

    by GlenyD

    ...must be a member of Stonewall...non?Gay used as an insult doesn't necessarily equate to homosexual. I'd like to point out that some of my best friends are Gay..but then, come to think of it, so are some of my arch Nemeses....

  • May 20, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Another classic joker pic...

    by tile_mcgillus

    http://static.flickr.com/93/242074309_240f3ad03b_o.png

  • May 20, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    .....

    by GlenyD

    "First time someone touched a nerve that wasn't half way up my own ass!";-)

  • May 20, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    If this is what they are doing to the Joker

    by Eclipse7015

    I hate to wonder how Two Face will tirn out.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Now Two-Face

    by GlenyD

    Should have scars...Yes...They'd probably get him right...There's more room for maneouvre with his look.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Missing the point...

    by XXVIII

    In all the hubbub about the image, we've missed that fact that this Joker may be a raving psycho, but he's obviously pretty skilled in HTML code and webmail. Interesting.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    You're right

    by GlenyD

    He should give up Crime and get a job in I.T. He'd probably make more cash at the end of the day and could get his face repaired. Plus his look would be a unique selling point....hmmm

  • May 20, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    OH NO!!!

    by robotdevil

    The scars on Joker's face was pretty the thing I HATED most about Tim Burton's original movie Joker. It was the stupidest tweak of a villian ever!!! It looked horrible and took so much away from Jack N.'s performance. I'm a big fan of Begins, but this just totally killed my enthusiasm for this sequel. Ugh... it looks fucking awful... how hard is it to the Joker Hollywoodpeople? It's a fucking man with fucking clown makeup on.... go to the fucking circus and STOP RUINING CLASSIC SHIT!!!! This is why DC's movie don't gross enough to scrub Marvel's balls.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    And why Harvey Dent? Why not go after Dent's opponent?

    by chrth

    I think there's a story behind this somewhere. Hrm...

  • May 20, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    "The Krays give Heath a Chelsea Smile !"

    by DANZIGG

    looks crap, sorry but thats no joker

  • May 20, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Grant Morrison

    by Chaka!

    That's his joker ... as he wrote him in his Batman comics (self inflicted scar across the mouth with a knife). Very creepy looking. For people who want a 1:1 comic variation: It would NOT work. He's drawn in the comic with overexagerated features (tons of teeth that are SUPER long, a longer than human chin, etc). On a regular dude, that smile would look silly (Nicholson for example).

  • May 20, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Joker

    by Redmantle

    I trust Nolan to make a good film. Yeah, the make-up is different from what we're used to. So what! Raping my childhood? Ridiculous. Dear lord people.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    GUESS WHAT!?! IT'S FAKE!!!

    by darrenspool

    Seriously, stop and look at it! There's no way that's the real deal. It's entirely blurred and photoshopped. There are no details or textures. It's shrouded in darkness. And he's not smiling nor are his eyes sinister. As if this is a promotional pic!!!! Get with it! It's too soon for this kind of image! It looks like a soulless drug addict, not a demon jokester! IT'S FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Nolan is taking the right path

    by performingmonkey

    You want the comics, go read them. You want to masturbate over Year One and The Dark Knight Returns, be my guest. Remember that this is Nolan's vision. He cast Ledger for a reason. He's given The Joker this look for a reason. He's influenced by the comics but he isn't making a comic, he's making the movie he wants to make. Now...WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING????

  • May 20, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    What i like about that pic is the eyes

    by PotSmokinAlien

    there is some serious pain/brain behind all that latex. other than that, if they're still going for the 'if this was real life' vibe then have done a nice, fucked up job. shit man if my mouth looked like that i would probably become a smile-obsessed psychopath as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Ah, you emericans ...

    by Filou

    ... you ave no taste. BB was magnificent, sure it had it's weaknesses, but it was very bold. Heath Ledger is a wonderful actor and he is a great choice. I just hope it will be really-really dark. Let the Joker be arrogant and not care about that flying bat, let Batman fail completely and let the Joker be out of his league. Then we will have what everyone is waiting for: Badass-Grunge vs. Iron-will-Darkness! I like Nolan, he may be a bit of a sissy, but Bale (remember The Machinist) is not. They'll carry the film.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Best. Joker. Ever.

    by Magnum Opus

    If you think otherwise, you are a moron. Please don't watch this film when it comes out, because you don't deserve it.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    @Darrenspool

    by RedClover9

    I agree 100%. FAKE,FAKE,FAKE! But you gotta admit, when the shit hits the fat, this is gonna rock. The guy who did all this is gonna be the coolest/most hated guy of all time. For anyone wondering what we are talking about. Look at the side of the mouth on the right. Crappy smudge marks from the white they used to blend the face. Then on the right hand side of the head, its blurry and uneven. The face has messy parts and is made dark on the side to hide any details that would have been more difficult to photoshop. It seems like they didnt care about the details because this thing was gonna be covered by pixels for awhile. They just got thousands of email addressed through this.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Cannot wait to see the full effect of...

    by mrfan

    Heath as the Joker. I think it will be great. Honestly, I still hope for a Two Face in the third movie. Great villian.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I dig it/NOT AKIN TO FLAMES ON OPTIMUS

    by mrsinister7381

    This is different, this isn't a purple suit wearing flower lapel sporting cartoon Joker. Good call by Chaka!, this is very Morrison inspired. It looks realistic and gritty, as Batman should be. The Nolan version is the deepest, most accurate, richest translation of comic to big screen ever. Watching "Begins" feels like reading a Batman comic. CUT ALL THIS "RAPING MY CHILDHOOD" BULLSHIT!!! Flames on Optimus is raping, nipples on the batsuit was raping, Peter Parker as a jazz musician was raping. Heath Ledger as a dark, psycho Joker? not even close to a rape. Sounds great to me, in fact.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Initial proof it's FAKE

    by darrenspool

    The original TDK logo on the warnerbros site linked to the Harvey Dent teaser pic, and yet that pic has no further link to the trashed joker-dent pic. An elaborate hoax. Where did this ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com link originate? It's not under the same WB domain. Also, notice the sides of the Joker's face blur with the black on the sides to hide the former background.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Eh?

    by GlenyD

    I'm not American - I think masturbating over a Batman comic would be slightly odd. I think voicing an opinion on Nolan's vision is justified. It's not his money he's using after all, it's the studios. They wants Batman - it's his job to deliver Batman. End of. I am laughing.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    FAKE!!!!!!

    by RedClover9

    Yes, yes, yes. I think everyone will slowly realize this today. Every single picture I have seen has looked the same. I have been working with photoshop for a long time, and this is a decent picture that was made very sloppy. This is the picture I keep seeing linked, as 'finished'. http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8831/jokerslash1ug7.jpg When I saw this, I thought the people who extracted it, did the bad photoshop mess ups. But now I can see on the 'official site' that it is being revealed on, the same crap is on the real pic. Notice the mouth first of all. The person who made this, used a layer of red for the mouth, and masked around it to make it look nice. Except he did a crap job between the lips. You can clearly see that he did not take time to match up the lines. Also, look at the sides of the head, it is very blurred and eneven like he used a light eraser to cut off the hair and rest of the head. Then look at the smudge marks on the right and left side of the mouth. They are clearly from the white layer he used to blend the face with. Recoloring a face in Photoshop is very easy. Messing with the hair, and perfecting the lighting is a bit tougher. He went the easy route and just bypassed all of that to get everyone excited. He chopped off the hair and made it choppier to give it a 'crazy' feel, but also hide all the harder details. Trust me. Its fake, and me and Darren should be hailed as gods when this is exposed.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    yes, it's photoshopped...but it's not fake.

    by ollirudi

    read the whole thread, people. the entire pic has not been uncovered yet, people are photoshopping in the missing pixels to make the available image clearer.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Its all relative

    by Mr Chuff

    I'm not entirely sure what I mean but its good to have a clever subject it seems... Wait till you see this Joker moving, talking, laughing, shoooting by-standers for no good reason...we can but hope for the last one.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Happily Convinced It's a Fake

    by robotdevil

    It better be.... if that's real, Nolan needs a new line of work.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    This is SO much more exciting...

    by Spidey3SUCKED

    Than ANYTHING in that greasy whale turd, Spider-man 3. Looks awesome! Until this baby opens, I say go see Pirates 3 like crazy next week. Take back the opening weekend record from the wallcrawling waltzing whiney whale turd!

  • May 20, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Hey Christopher Nolan. Fuck off, eh?

    by WolfmanNards

    First things first, in regards to batman begins- if you truly did want to make it look like that movie took place in the real world, I got a little news for ya, prissy brit boy (I can sense your elitism in your casting), IN THE REAL WORLD SHADOWS AREN'T BROWN! What's what, you used the color scheme for cinematic effect? You intended to bend the rules of reality to enhance your storytelling? So you do understand that being absolutely literal about everything is unnecessary. Okay, then why did you spend hours explaining to us how he bought his bat ears? We'll accept it as it is. Stop ruining the mystery- that's part of the fun. exhaggerate. We're fine with it. Nobody's gonna believe that Batman could possibly happen in the first place. Stop watering down this brilliant fantasy. Give us a joker who is so fucked up, he's always smiling. Don't give us some goth kid with wax wounds around his lips. A good actor with the right look (hence - NOT LEDGER) could pull off the performance of a mad genius with a sick sense of humor. Whatever. Fuck off. I'm not gonna watch your batman movie. You pushed me off that cliff with this picture. It pains me to say that I'm not gonna see a batman movie. Christ I saw Batman and Robin in the theater. However lame the characters were portrayed in that movie, their comic book origin's essence was still there. Once you show me a picture of the joker... not smiling... with a bad makeup job... (the joker takes care of his image very well- its one of the many facets of the character that you apparently will never understand) well - I'm out.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    So this one's directed by Rob Zombie then...

    by jimmy_009

    Will have to see this in action, but otherwise I'm pretty underwhelmed.

  • May 20, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    AICN is laughing.... ANOTHER FAKE!!!

    by darrenspool

    Don't believe this elaborate hoax! A Joker pic of this magnitude would not be released so soon. Plus there are no official links from the WB search engine to this particular flash site.

  • May 20, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    FAKE MY ASS

    by skynetbauxi

    why don't you FAKE-shouters just wait until it's completely revealed (or, how about actually CONTRIBUTING by revealing a few pixels yourself), then you'll see that it won't just end with the final image, but I'd bet my ass there'll be more! either the photo will come to life and scare the shit out of all of us, or something else... but we need to finish it!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    darrenspool

    by skynetbauxi

    yeah, and just because DVD easter eggs aren't clearly linked in the DVD menu, they're fake?? how boring would it be if there was an official link on the WB site, saying "click here to reveal the face of the Joker"

  • May 20, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Ledger said it was all about

    by Mcfearless

    Ledger said it was all about the eyes not the laugh in TDK but i can't help but think Panda bear when i see this. Hope it comes across better on film.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    WAKE UP!!!! IT'S ANOTHER HOAX!!!

    by darrenspool

    STOP! You're giving your email address away to Internet fraudsters!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    no-one's giving away their email addresses

    by skynetbauxi

    at least you don't have to, simply use http://www.10minutemail.com and you can reveal as many pixels as you want

  • May 20, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I see.....

    by GlenyD

    Messi's missed his medication time again this afternoon. Come on Messi, take the pill.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Regarding the fakeness...

    by RedClover9

    As I said, some of the parts look like they could be 'translator' messups. However, the part I can already see through he pixels on the site, is the messed up right side of the mouth and head.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    hope it's a hoax

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Ledger is bland and the pic is a fake. And it looks awfully gay.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    PLEASE BE FAKE

    by Toxic Frog

    Oh good lord - will we NEVER see a good Joker on film? Why must every director try to leave his mark on the best fictional character in comics?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Riiight, and by the way...

    by GlenyD

    Box office returns have got balls all to do with how good a film actually is, it's all about the concept, and often people will see a shit movie twice just to make sure they weren't dreaming the first time round, as I did with the Phantom Menace. The reason this film has any anticipation is because it's a major studio and it's "Batman", nothing else.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    hey!

    by themykra

    I POSTED THAT CLER IMAGE AT CHUD MBs! THEIFS! I CALL THEIFS!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Looks great, hopefully this is real

    by fish tacos

    Demented, creepy as hell and completely different from the awful Nicholson Joker.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    PLEAS PLEASE PLEASE be Fake!

    by ZeroCorpse

    This is a suck-ass version of the Joker. It's just the Nicholson non-Joker redone to look more creepy. It sucks. Why can't WB and DC stick to the fucking source material, ever?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    here's what it looks like

    by skynetbauxi

    no photoshopping, only replaced the pixels that belong to the Harvey Dent picture with plack pixels, so the Joker pic becomes more clearly visible: http://www.avi-film.com/joker20.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    almost there!

    by skynetbauxi

    keep revealing pixels, guys! it'll be worth it!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    wouldn't use my e-mail addy

    by theonlymj

    Uh, I think the joker site is fake for a simple reason. If you go to the harvey dent site, it is ibelieveinharveydent.warnerbros.com. The joker site is just ibelieveinharverydenttoo.com If warner bros put that on the first site, the "hacked" site would still have it too. take it from an novice web designer

  • May 20, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    skynetbauxi

    by darrenspool

    The Joker I know wouldn't make his first appearance in this way. He seems to be playing games here, but then it reveals a sombre, uninteresting drug addict. Doesn't that ring false?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Updated Image

    by br1947

    http://i8.tinypic.com/5zmlzip.jpg The one posted by Quint is from my post late last night (about 12:45 am, remove spaces). Here's the latest version as of 10am this morning. fyi... RedClover9 and Darrenspool, you guys are idiots. "There are blurred places, it must be fake" The image I posted is based on an incomplete image on the site with the pixels from the Dent poster removed. That leaves gaps in the image, how do you fill gaps in an image??? BLUR!!!! Anyone that has ever used photoshop would know this in a second, so don't give me the "I've been using photoshop for a long time" bit. Jackasses

  • May 20, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    It's funny how..

    by IronSpidey

    Just because this particular picture of the Joker isn't exactly like the comics people think the whole movie is ruined. The Batsuit isn't the same as the comics either people. Give Nolan and Ledger a chance, though I know you'll all be seeing the movie anyways.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Check you out messi

    by GlenyD

    What's your fucking problem prick baws? I was stating my personal opinion on the movie - if you've got a problem with it go and suck your Grandad's nutsack. Some people thought Begins was great - maybe it was to them, but at the end of the day I think it's a flawed movie which ripped off it's best ideas from source material that was superior to the product they put out. This movie is anticipated also because people are wanting the Joker - he's as loved if not more so than Batman himself. And no, most people I know will not tell me I'm full of shit, most people tell me I'm spot-on. So away and stick your dick in a blender whydon'tcha?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Almost there!

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Come on guys, keep sending your email! Remember, it doesn't work for Hotmail or Yahoo, only Gmail and "10 Minute Mail".

  • May 20, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Another thing...

    by GlenyD

    Where's the Joker's hair at?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    BTW

    by skynetbauxi

    BATMAN BEGINS was ok, but it's not a movie I want in my 500+ DVD collection... because it's no fun to watch, it's trying too hard to be realistic, and the microwave heating water in pipes but not the water in the human bodies is really stupid... it doesn't have an interesting villain, and I never felt anything more than the urge to smirk and some very mild excitement when watching it... it doesn't suck hard, but doesn't rock hard either... which is also the main difference to SPIDER-MAN 3, which sucks hard at times, but then again also rocks incredibly hard the rest of the time

  • May 20, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    br1947

    by RedClover9

    Where did that right smudge mark off the side of the mouth come from? Its on the picture being revealed on the site, so you cant take credit for that one.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    BULLSHIT!

    by darrenspool

    There should be a copyright on an image of this magnitude either way. And there isn't. I mean, come on. This shit has no certification.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    oh and about the hair...

    by br1947

    it's kinda puffy/curly, but you can only see it by bumping the brightness and contrast way, way up.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    PRAY that thats fake

    by CaptGrogan

    cause it fucking sucks. Thats NOT the joker - HAS to be a hoax.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Redclover9

    by ArasinGM

    I already told you it was fake, the site is nothing more than a mass email collection scam by a dead domain fowarding company in scottsdale arizona. THe registration info for the original dent site is for warner brothers, so is the admin contact, anyone who knows how to use a WHOIS look up could tell you that. The second is registered to a company called DomainsbyProxy, Inc. They are known email collectors. An elaborate hoax is not beyond spam kings. And AICN is historically easily duped into thinking something's official. They need to have better source checkers on this site, Especially if it is web based. And of course it's photoshopped. All publicity shots, fake or real are photshopped a bit. Some more extensively than others. God, you people will believe anything... CHECK YOUR SOURCES!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The Superman Sequel

    by GlenyD

    Doesn't have any hype because it's further off than this sequel. Why would they waste money hyping it yet spaz? Trust me the machine will kick into full gear closer to release, and everyone will go see that too. Begins WAS well recieved - I never said it wasn't. I said I didn't like it. That's what I said. I don't know why I'm bothering my arse replying to you, you're clearly incapable of intelligent conversation.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    AICN was duped... so was superherohype

    by darrenspool

    FAKEASS SCUM FRAUDSTERS! I am the master of logic. You can't defeat me!!! I know you're reading this, you bastards!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Messi

    by GlenyD

    You seriously have a hardon for the whole Bale/Nolan thing don't you? You assume because they guy didn't like Begins he has no taste? Twat. His review was spot-on.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Messi

    by GlenyD

    You seriously have a hard on for the whole Bale/Nolan thing don't you? You assume because the guy didn't like Begins he has no taste? Twat. His review was spot-on.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    messi

    by skynetbauxi

    my DVD collection is full of entertaining movies, which is why BB isn't in it

  • May 20, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I can't believe I believed this fake...

    by GlenyD

    ...and gave the swines my e-mail address. Twat it!! AICN should take down the scam link ASAP, and then grovel for forgiveness.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I think

    by Night of the Living Kris

    I think this Joker looks pretty good. At first I jumped on the "it's shit!" bandwagon, but now that I think about it, it makes sense. Sure, I will always love the Nicholson Joker I grew up with, the same way I will love the cartoon and comic book Joker, but that is not what he is going for. This should be pretty cool, how the rip in his face deforms the signature smile. To all of the fan boys that are saying how bad it is: if it will suck so much because you personally couldn't design the make-up, don't watch it, let alone waste all of your time talking about it on a talk back page. If it is so bad, I am sure you have better things to do with your time, like sticking your wiener in a meat grinder.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Fake?

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Is there any proof it is fake, besides the fact that it doesn't have the WB logo all over it?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    darrenspool

    by skynetbauxi

    yes, you're right, the Joker we know wouldn't make his first appearance like this... but Nolan will definitely "realistic-ize" the Joker like he tried to do with everything else in BB... his Joker is gonna be a fucked up, mean criminal, and that's exactly the face we're seeing right now

  • May 20, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Marilyn Manson IS The Joker!

    by uss cygnus

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I'm glad a lot of you guys aren't directing this movie.

    by WhoDis

    Those that loved Burton's vision already have your films.<p>Those that are comic purists already have your beloved (non-sarcasm) Batman : The Animated Series.<p>Christoper Nolan's got his take on the material, just like any other comic writer/artist who gets there hands on the Batman series, and I'm loving every minute of it. We don't want another "Superman Returns", do we? (i.e. no new vision, just recycling the past = boring).

  • May 20, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Dr. Cliff Huxtable

    by Donnie_Drunko

    I would laugh my ass off if Dr. Cliff Huxtable was behind this and when the final pixel is gone the picture with him holding the Jokers Cards pop up. He moves the cards away from his face and it is him with a homemade Jokers face on. Maybe he will have a mustache under his paint too.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, revelation!

    by WolfmanNards

    Why the fuck isn't Aaron eckhart playing the joker? http://tinyurl.com/yo47f9 I pray that they are fucking with us like they were with the last movie in the case where we thought liam neeson was playing ducard, and he turned out to be ra's al ghul all along. Wouldn't that be fantastic? Otherwise, fuck you christopher nolan.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Poetic Warrior

    by Night of the Living Kris

    If you don't like the movie, don't watch it, don't talk about. Get a life you loser. It is pathetic that you have nothing better to do then complain about one little thing. And, what do you want this movie to be? A carbon copy of Burton's? Face it, no movie will ever be exactly like what the original was, and losers like you need to accept that. Get a date, loser.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    WhoDis... He IS recycling the past.

    by ZeroCorpse

    The 1989 Batman had a scarred Joker. This is just a more extreme version of that. <p> Anyway, I'm holding out hope that ArasinGM is right, and this is a scam.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    just don't kill him off

    by Jubba

    keep the joker alive at the end of the film!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Actually if you look at the picture

    by Donnie_Drunko

    Of Dr. Cliff Huxtable holding the cards something strange sticks out. Look closely at his hair that is peering out over the top of the cards he is holding. Do you see it? Think about it for a second. I swear I think Dr. Cliff Huxtable is really David Hasselhoff!!! Look at the hair its him I just know it! He was drunk one night while chewing on a tasty burger when he came up with this crazy shit. What a mad man indeed.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Wait, what?

    by OBSD

    Seriously Quint, Harry et al, please do some research for once and figure out if this site is truly fake or not. Otherwise you are encouraging millions of your readers to give their email addresses to an unknown entity, which is highly uncool and generally pretty shitty. It's funny how you people feel the need to protect your readers from spoilers of the Lost Finale, but you don't feel obligated to protect them from internet scams. Way to go, guys.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The comic book Joker doesn't work on film

    by rollnstns

    Look at all the fan films, the purple suit, the bright green hair. If that joker showed up, it would rob this Batman series of what it did right in the first one. Comic book Joker on film belongs in Dick Tracy II.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    So its fake!!!!! We where all dupped!

    by eric haislar

    Man this is getting annoying.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Fake?

    by Night of the Living Kris

    What proof says it is fake?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Proof it's fake

    by ArasinGM

    I said it last night after checking the domain names for both sites. http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/32723#comment_1518370 check that link for me sayign that. If you want to prove it to yourself. Find someone who does a WHOIS lookup for domain names, and find the registration info. for the site Ibelieveinharveydent.com it was registered on may 11th, and is registered to Warner Bros. The second site which iss the fake pic Ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com is registered to DomainsByProxy, INC. a known email spam database dead domain forwarding company. The people who actually participated in this just got themselves included in a spam database. 2.7 million people duped into giving out email addresses(this is accounting for those who may have used alternate or 10 minute mail addresses) AICN is very readily duped by these kinds of elaborate scams. They need better fact checkers on the site for the millions of pounds of crap they receive. And as for everyone out there who says "i've worked with photoshop for years, this is fake" etc. I say this: of course it's photoshopped, almost all publicity shots are to some extent. it's not like the program is completely unknown except to a few elite people with access to it.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    FUCK THIS, U PIGFUCKER!

    by darrenspool

    Promoting a movie way in advance? Hey Quint, ain't that a bit suspect?

  • May 20, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    animated Joker reveal

    by skynetbauxi

    check out this little animation I made (sorry about the jump in the middle, but I needed some sleep last night) http://www.avi-film.com/joker.reveal01.mov

  • May 20, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    @Night

    by RedClover9

    No proof. Just many, many hints. And this is coming from someone who hopes this is all real, but I doubt it. The pic looks badly photoshopped, and the site does not appear to be registered to Warner Bros. Its also funny that ONE guy found the cards at ONE shop, for a NATIONAL campaign. Did anyone else notice how shitty the email submit section is too? fade from the pixels is all nice, then you get a submit button straight from the shitty spam sites you try to avoid.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    TRUE ADAPTATIONS

    by Jewish_Batman

    So I think it is awesome that they are using the "I believe in Harvey Dent" line, which is from the Long Halloween for those of you Marvel nerds who don't know. And the blood writing that comes up when it tells you to check your email is EXACTLY the same as the blood text used in Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison... fucking awesome shit. I love Nolan because he really loves the great, dark, fucked up Batman comics that true dark knight nerds love. BB is so true to Year One by Miller, and its sequel is going to be equally of a "holy shit that's just like..." experience.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    This is bullshit

    by eric haislar

    we should all file a fucking lawsuit against DomainsByProxy so this shit does not happen again.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    ArasinGM

    by skynetbauxi

    didn't you (or someone else) say last night that the www.ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com domain was registered BEFORE the www.ibelieveinharveydent.com domain?? so how could a faker do that??

  • May 20, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Whoa whoa whoa

    by TruPhan

    When did it become cool to hate Batman Begins? I guess I must've missed that train.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    I think its real...

    by mistakeagian

    Here is the Registrar info for the site: Registrant: Domains by Proxy, Inc. DomainsByProxy.com 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: IBELIEVEINHARVEYDENTTOO.COM Created on: 14-May-07 Expires on: 14-May-09 Last Updated on: Administrative Contact: Private, Registration IBELIEVEINHARVEYDENTTOO.COM@domainsbyproxy.com Domains by Proxy, Inc. DomainsByProxy.com 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States (480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2599 Technical Contact: Private, Registration IBELIEVEINHARVEYDENTTOO.COM@domainsbyproxy.com Domains by Proxy, Inc. DomainsByProxy.com 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States (480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2599 Domain servers in listed order: NS49.DOMAINCONTROL.COM NS50.DOMAINCONTROL.COM Registry Status: clientRenewProhibited Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited Registry Status: clientUpdateProhibited Registry Status: clientDeleteProhibited

  • May 20, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    @ArasinGM

    by RedClover9

    Of course a lot of work is photoshopped. And even some adds have some mess ups. But this is not the caliber of picture that they would release first. Its blurry and splotchy.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    If it were fake

    by Night of the Living Kris

    If it were fake I think it would allow the same email address to be entered more then once, but when attempting to do so, it says "Never try to cheat a cheater". The whole thing just looks so professional, I am not sure. We need the people at AIC to investigate.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Clear this up...

    by RedClover9

    I would also like to point out that I am not a Batman hater. I am looking forward to this, and I think that (if this was real) its a genius marketing campaign. However, after pouring over the picture, the site, and all the information, I just could not take it as truth, once I started to get all the little bits of information.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    blurry and splotchy

    by skynetbauxi

    of course it is... I keep telling you guys, this is the first frame of a video that's gonna start playing as soon as the last pixel has been revealed... and that's why the image quality isn't as good as it would be with a promo photo (for example the black around his eyes, which is not really black)... the Joker will talk to us, I bet

  • May 20, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    batman on film

    by Thegipperlives

    they have this same picture at the batman on film website claiming to be official as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    WolfmanNards

    by skiprat1

    What...are you saying he's elitist because he cast a lot of British people? Aren't there enough movies full of Americans for you? What difference does it make anyway? And if that's no the problem, then what is? Why are you so angry about this? Just don't see it, and don't read the talkbacks if it bothers you that much. Jesus.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    that's one ugly joker

    by Fenrisulfr

    we got there

  • May 20, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    WolfmanNards

    by skiprat1

    What...are you saying he's elitist because he cast a lot of British people? Aren't there enough movies full of Americans for you? What difference does it make anyway? And if that's not the problem, then what is? Why are you so angry about this? Just don't see it, and don't read the talkbacks if it bothers you that much. Jesus.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    skynetbauxi is a PLANT!

    by darrenspool

    There won't be no fucking video at the end, you cunting wank artist. Why even say that?

  • May 20, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    If You AICN Motherfuckers...

    by ryanislyin

    If You AICN Motherfuckers have passed the community a spam website, I swear to bloody Jesus I'll never visit this site again. You WILL doublecheck that (as well as every future) domain before you post them to your site. Fucking AMATEUR HOUR, the lot of you. Class action. Say it loud. Say it proud.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Skynet I still think

    by Donnie_Drunko

    It's going to be a video of Dr. Cliff Huxtable aka David Hasselhoff will appear in Clown makeup. Drinking a beer and eating a burger if we are lucky.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    so, because the site's registered,

    by OBSD

    that means its not a scam site? Since when? It seems to me that Domainsbyproxy.com is a site that PROTECTS scammmer sites, but what do I know? I still think that AICN should investigate, and apologize for encouraging 2.5 million of their readers to give up their email addresses, but that won't happen.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Has anyone READ The Dark Knight Returns?

    by topaz4206

    Joker looked like a horror-show. This is about right! WTG Nolan

  • May 20, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    This can't be real.

    by Cleyu

    Why wouldn't they just change the original Harvy Dent poster on the Warner Bros site? Instead of creating a whole new site?

  • May 20, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    No Half-Measures...

    by ryanislyin

    Here's info regarding the registrar of the site: Registrant: Registration Private Domains by Proxy, Inc. 15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160 PMB353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States Registered through: Go Daddy Software (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: GLOBALDAILYPAY.COM Created on: 10-Dec-02 Expires on: 10-Dec-04 Last Updated on: 18-Feb-03 Administrative Contact: Private, Registration GLOBALDAILYPAY.COM@domainsbyproxy.com 15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160 PMB353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States (480) 624-2599 Technical Contact: Private, Registration GLOBALDAILYPAY.COM@domainsbyproxy.com 15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160 PMB353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States (480) 624-2599 Domain servers in listed order: NS2.WORKDIGITAL.COM NS1.WORKDIGITAL.COM This was pulled from http://www.chatmag.com/help/scam.html. The registrar has been running scams for a while now. Great fucking work, AICN.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Mad Hatter, Black Mask & Grayson (cameo only)

    by Pagliacci

    Those are the only tweaks I would add to the masterfully revised Batman franchise. Make a serial rapist version of the Mad Hatter played by Steve Buscemi; a murderous Black Mask played by either Viggo Mortenson or the godlike Vincent D'Onofrio; and finally a character named Dick Grayson, who makes only a cameo (and no Robin). He would have to be played by, who else, America's Sweetheart, Shia LeBouf!! (or however the fuck you spell it)

  • May 20, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    darrenspool

    by skynetbauxi

    why wouldn't there be a video at the end?? it's definitely what I'd like to see, and it's also what I'd do if I had designed this campaign. or don't you think that a campaign like this oughta have some kind of payoff, instead of just "revealing" what everyone has pretty much been seing for 24 hours? oh, and... you donkey-raping shit-eater! (guess you don't understand an argument if there's no insult included)

  • May 20, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    ryanislyin

    by skynetbauxi

    doh

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Don't Give Your Email!

    by ryanislyin

    This is a scam!!! It is run by Domainsbyproxy.com, a known internet scam group!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    If its real...

    by Dr Dischord

    its fucking frightening.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    ryanislyin

    by skynetbauxi

    fuck you

  • May 20, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    More Proof

    by ryanislyin

    http://www.securitymanagement.com/library/Pfizer_Domain1004.pdf

  • May 20, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    KILLER CLOWNS FROM SPACE

    by AgainsttheStorm

    Is it me or does he look like one of those killer clowns from that cheesy B-movie horror...

  • May 20, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Even More...

    by ryanislyin

    http://www.corp.ca.gov/enf/info/dr/05pdf/orionventures.pdf "...is registered through Domains by Proxy, Inc. Domains by Proxy, Inc. is a company operating from 15511 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 160, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Domains by Proxy, Inc. allows domain owners to conceal their identities from the public by registering their domains in the name of Domains by Proxy, Inc."

  • May 20, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    If it was a scam

    by mistakeagian

    Warner's lawyers would have shut the site down by now! Domains by proxy is a company that buys domains for people, hence "by proxy" and the site was registered after the first site. I think warner is just covering their tracks. The more talk the site stirs up the better. Remember controversy is free press!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    RE: Video at the end

    by ArasinGM

    There are no embedded javascript tags for a player, nor are there any code descriptions for a flash video file aka an SWF extension file. Sorry to disappoint, no dice on the video... oh and the registar info states the sites were registered almost 4 days apart, the supposed joker site was registered less than 24 hours after the dent site from warner brothers launched. Dent site: May 11th launched same day, Fake Joker site: May 14th, launched May 16th. IT'S FAKE

  • May 20, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    No Messi

    by GlenyD

    You have a hard-on for Nolan/Bale because you jump down the throats of anyone who doesn't love that shit as much as your sorry ass does. I'll start my mission of getting fucked by shagging your maw. And what the fuck has music got to do with fucking anything? Fucking retard...what do you listen to Happy Hardcore? Cock jockey.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    If it was legit...

    by ryanislyin

    If it was legit, the url would have been ibelieveinharveydenttoo.warnerbros.com, not ibelieveinharveydent.com. Why the fuck would WB pay a domain name registrar under the amount of litigation domainbyproxy.com is under to do something they could do themselves?

  • May 20, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    skynetbauxi

    by darrenspool

    Delusional garbage spewing forth from an irresponsible poster. Take it elsewhere, you monkey cum-catcher.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    errrm

    by Kizeesh

    You're not too up on this whole viral marketing schtick are you Ryan?

  • May 20, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Morons,

    by Pagliacci

    your bus is leaving. The site is 100% real. Check out batman-on-film.com - the creator of it, Jett, has serious connections to Warner Bros. and has confirmed it. That's Heath Ledger as The Joker.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    It's not legit

    by GlenyD

    I've still had no e-mail...some bugger has seen the shit-storm the last fake caused and thought "I can do better than that!" Let's make the scars even more extreme and listen to everyone cry. That's what's happened. I'm amazed AICN fell for it really.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    So why isn't Joker smiling?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    That's the too milion dollar question...

  • May 20, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Yeah....

    by GlenyD

    ...why isn't he smiling? It's Batman : The Dark Knight, in which Batman faces off against his arch-nemesis the Joker who is suffering from Clinical depression and launches a series of armed raids in order to meet his extortionate medical expenses.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Real

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Think about it, as mentioned above, if it was fake, Warner Bros would be all over their ass like you guys on Issue 1 Spiderman. Also, it only sends the email if you have Gmail, or 10 Minute mail.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    and..

    by GlenyD

    ..why would Warner Bros launch a site that ignores Hotmail - possibly the largest e-mail client in the world?? Duuuh!

  • May 20, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    You do realise

    by GlenyD

    ....That one way or the other one half of folks on here are going to look like tits when it's revealed as a fake? Or not...

  • May 20, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    fan made...

    by d a v 3 y

    ...but cool. http://tinyurl.com/2nkoqt

  • May 20, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    ArasinGM

    by skynetbauxi

    well, so there's none of that stuff on the site NOW... but they need only exchange the site with the "goal" site as soon as the image is revealed. obviously they wouldn't include anything so obvious now, but I don't really see the problem in switching two websites at a certain moment

  • May 20, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Why They Didn't Use Hotmail

    by Night of the Living Kris

    It is obvious why they didn't use hotmail! If the whole thing was unvieled with in ten minutes, nobody would care! Making this long and drawn out by using less used emails makes want us to see it all the more.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Craptastic!

    by shogunshin

    the first batman SUCKED, cause you could see none of the martial arts choreography. i know people loved it, but why couldn't they pull the camera back to see the kung fu? why make bale learn moves, if you are going to americanize and 'blur' the kung fu to make it seem faster? this joker sucks big time. the first batman sucked, this joker sucks, meaning, good chance im not wasting my time at the movies over this junk.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    You reckon...

    by GlenyD

    ...they're that smart? I don't know - if they were bothered about that they could just add more pixels.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Lol...

    by ryanislyin

    Fine... you submit your email. Makes no difference to me. Meanwhile, I'm going to try and make people aware. I deal in this shit all day long, dude. Looking at the source code, the head tags have big differences between the two sites. For instance, the first site has no DOCTYPE defined. Also, it was created by WEBSIDESTORY, a web development house. NOW, all of the sudden, there's no mention of WEBSIDESTORY anywhere in the second site. Also, the second story adds some heavy .js, including some Visual Basic scripting. The first site has relative links that go very deep, while the second one parses CSS, JS and VB scripts one folder deep. You guys are being duped.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Watch out Shogunsin

    by GlenyD

    ...you'll have messi jumping down your throat in a minute.:-)

  • May 20, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    GlenyD

    by skynetbauxi

    yeah, like HUGE tits (but not as hot as huge tits)... lucky that's not gonna be my half :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    "when it's revealed as a fake? Or not..." 11:40

    by TruPhan

    "It's not legit...I'm amazed AICN fell for it really." 11:34.<p>C'mon GlenyD, don't lose your balls and start wavering in your belief that it's fake in less than 7 minutes.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    why?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    "Excellent casting choice" Why? Ledger will probably mumble his words like in Brokeback.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Thank God for...

    by GlenyD

    Ryanislyin, you talk some sense Sir! Good on you. It's fake there's no two ways about it. The studio are NEVER going to make something so grotesque as that as the bad-guy...I mean, come on. Get real. They're in it for the money folks, and they're not about to let a "gritty" "realistic" vision of a Director rain on their money parade...I mean Think about it for feck's sake.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    To reiterate

    by ryanislyin

    Websidestory created the first site, with relative links deep in the bowels of WB's site, and the second site drills down only one level. No mention of Websidestory on the second site. Funny, I didn't think WB would want to pay TWO companies to perform their viral marketing. Oh, and it's Sunday. Maybe WB's lawyers are asleep in bed, because WB didn't expect to have to monitor any marketing moves today.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    as bad as GINO

    by rainbowtrout1265

    This Joker look is about as good as the Americanized Godzilla when compared to the Toho original.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Not wavering yet...

    by GlenyD

    TruPHan...I fell for it initially I must admit, with the "Oh Fuck!!!" response...but not now i've had a think about it.:-) huge tits are pretty hot....Hopefully it'll be a video of some of them playing at the end. hahaha.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    GlenyD

    by skynetbauxi

    stupid argument... like you (or anyone else) isn't gonna see the movie with THIS Joker in it? it's gonna make huge money, whether it has a grotesque Joker in it or not, and the studio knows it

  • May 20, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    AICN got titted

    by TruPhan

    I'd like to see that headline.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    video of the Joker AND huge tits maybe?

    by skynetbauxi

    then we'd all be happy :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Further proof

    by ArasinGM

    Gmail works because it's spam filter is subjective, it lets you choose who to mark as spam. Hotmail and most other email providers block spam using what's called a path reader. the email address s just a visible address, the email is actually coming form a server that hotmail/yahoo/ etc have marked as a spam DB. They also include interactive spam filters, but not as subjective as GMail. 10minutemail works because it has no spam filter... why put a spam filter on an email address that's only gonna exist for 10 minutes? As for the video, yes, they would have to because any designer knows the precusros would have to be there before you posted a flash video file simply because uploading another site on top of a current one = downtime. You have to point to the video once the server has the file. Otherwise no dice on it playing. And if it has some invisible "Goal" site trigger as you stated, it would be in the code already to switch over, and nothing is there.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    NOT a stupid argument...

    by GlenyD

    You do realise of course how much Cash the studios rake in from toys/game and other merchandising don't you? You do realise who buys that stuff don't you? Kids - that's who, and occasionally fanboys...There is no way on God's Green Earth that they're going to have a guy with grotesque holes in his cheeks as a Mattel action figure. It's just not going to happen. Studios can drop an idea in an instant; believe me, if it's going to reduce sales of anything relating to the film it's just not happening....so my argument stands I think.

  • May 20, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    And one more thing

    by ArasinGM

    And exactly how is Warner gonna take the site down when the friggin FBI can't serve these DomainsByProxy guys with a cease and desist?

  • May 20, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    And the Joker..

    by GlenyD

    ..Laughing and dancing around a room full of massively breasted naked women would truly be genius...Total genius.:-p hehehe

  • May 20, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ArasinGM

    by skynetbauxi

    DOWNTIME?? replacing one html file with another on the server... let me think, that takes my own web server about 10 milliseconds... that's some terrible downtime! *lol*

  • May 20, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    It's odd..

    by GlenyD

    ..that there hasn't been an "old school" style fake yet.... I wonder if Warner is publishing this stuff deliberatly just to get people all worked up and annoyed and then have them all relieved when it turns out not to be the case? Wouldn't put it past them.

  • May 20, 2007, noon CST

    True, ArasinGM...

    by ryanislyin

    But AICN can perform some due diligence, and protect the users of their site by actually investigating hosted content. By COB today, this will either be retracted or other media outlets will realize it is a scam.

  • May 20, 2007, noon CST

    GlenyD

    by skynetbauxi

    true, that would be total genius :-D sure, your action figure argument kinda stands... however, what action figures were there in BB? except Batman and maybe Scarecrow, I don't think any of the characters would be very interesting to children... "coool, I got a mob boss! you don't stand a chance with your asian looking guy who isn't really Ra's Al Ghul anyway!"

  • May 20, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Logic goes put the window.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I am having a grand time reading the many moods of Talkback. For every ridiculous leap of logic, there's a deafening crescendo of petty and childish insults. Keep it coming. I'm sick in bed and need to be entertained.</p> <p>I believe this is a legitimate Warner Bros. venture. One of the things that Spider-Man 3 taught the studious is More is Better. By the time the film was in the theaters, Sony had released a mountain of footage and material, and people still went in record numbers. I predict The Dark Knight will usher in a new era in film marketing. I predict books will be written on the subject. I predict awards will be presented and careers will be made.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Logic goes out the window.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I am having a grand time reading the many moods of Talkback. For every ridiculous leap of logic, there's a deafening crescendo of petty and childish insults. Keep it coming. I'm sick in bed and need to be entertained.</p> <p>I believe this is a legitimate Warner Bros. venture. One of the things that Spider-Man 3 taught the studious is More is Better. By the time the film was in the theaters, Sony had released a mountain of footage and material, and people still went in record numbers. I predict The Dark Knight will usher in a new era in film marketing. I predict books will be written on the subject. I predict awards will be presented and careers will be made.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Smeared lipstick looks like the Anna Nicole Smith vid

    by briantag

    Heath gotta eat.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Hehehe

    by GlenyD

    yeah, there weren't many great characters for figures from the first film, but they did produce loads and loads of toys. I remember seeing them in the back of an ARGOS catalogue (Brit store) not sure if it's in America. They had scarecrow, and Raz etc. I'm pretty sure they had the escaped nutters etc too. :-) I can just picture kids unwrapping that version of the Joker on Christmas morning...hahahaha, "ARghghghgh, Waaaaah! Mummmmm, I'm scared"..they'd have to go into therapy after that.:-)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    MARILYN MANSON

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    JUST SAYIN....

  • May 20, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Smeared lipstick looks like the Anna Nicole Smith vid

    by briantag

    Heath gotta eat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_L7QaS-R3k

  • May 20, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    True, no parent will gonna buy a figurine of this Joker

    by darrenspool

    for obvious reasons! It's too gruesome.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Bronx Schmuck

    by ryanislyin

    Just because you can pull up an Internet Explorer window doesn't mean you understand what's happening. WB all of the sudden started using GoDaddy as their registrar? WTF kind of logic is that?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    sigh.. youtube links work for shit

    by briantag

    Not that anyone cares, but it's anna nicole crazy clown shower, scroll down this page. whatever, the joke's over. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anna+nicole+smith+clown

  • May 20, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Well

    by mistakeagian

    Batman-on-film .com and comingsoon .net have fallen for it, so I am not seeing many sites decrying this a a fake. If aintitcool is being duped other sources are too.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Funny...

    by ryanislyin

    But the first site was registered by MARKMONITOR INC. It's a scam, guys.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    getting closer

    by skynetbauxi

    just about 1000 to 2000 pixels left, I'd guess: http://www.avi-film.com/joker23.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I just....

    by GlenyD

    ..looked at that Batman on Film site, from the way it's written it sounds like the guy who did that site made the picture we see here today! He says, "Well, what do you think?" then the pic, then " I think I pretty much nailed it!;-)" Is this where all this stuff has stemmed from? I can't see the bit where he claims it's from the film though...... G

  • May 20, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Warners can go out and hire subcontractors,

    by Bronx Cheer

    who then can go hire their own vendors. The argument that all their lawyers are sleeping and they can't possibly deal with copyright infringement on a weekend is silly. At the very least, even if all their lawyers are in suspended animation, they might release a statement declaring this other site to be fraudulent, or they could just let it go because it's getting them free promotion.</p> <p>Have you people seen the toys sold these days? If there are Freddy Kruger dolls, costumes, etc, then why is this Joker such a stretch? There are untold numbers of toys made and sold with questionable taste.</p> <p>I think the site's legitimately tied-in with the film, but if it's not, good on them for pulling such an elaborate hoax. The character design is close to what I would expect anyway. Joker is a loon, a dangerous psychopath. He's going to be scary, frightening.</p> <p>Okay, you can get back to the name-calling.</p>

  • May 20, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Possible...

    by GlenyD

    ..but you don't usually see Kruger dolls in national retail outlets, mainly they are made in the fixed-pose exclusive fan-boy doll style. You know the ones I mean. I think it would be very brave of them to go with this look for obvious reasons but I somehow don't see them having the "cojones" to go through with it...Having looked into this look I am going to have to get Grant Morrison's batman books. Should be great.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Black Mask?

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    I read awhile ago that Black Mask was also going to feature as a villain (along with Maroni to set-up the Long Halloween courtroom sequence where Dent gets acid thrown in his face). Is it possible that the whole Joker getting a mask burned into his face with acid is confusion with Black Mask or has new shit come to light? (with apologies to Lebowski)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Of course it's real. No one

    by skipbrilliantine

    Of course it's real. No one spends this much money on a hoax, and email addresses aren't that valuable. This is just one shot (a TEASER shot) of the Joker... do you really think the action figures will end up looking this grotesque, anyway? Those scars will measure about 2 millimeters each on tiny plastic heads. Fucking relax. If you saw the first film and know anything about Nolan, you should have expected the Joker to look something like this.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Skiprat1

    by WolfmanNards

    I don't have the evidence, but I'm pretty sure heath ledgers foreign origins gave him an advantage over the choice of the role of the joker in Nolan's Eyes.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I'm not bothered

    by GlenyD

    ..if they go with this look..I just think it's unlikely at the moment. You're right the scars would be minimised on the dolls....good my shares are safe. Hehehehe.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Joker from the Batman Beyond movie gave nightmares

    by TruPhan

    to my girlfriend. It was very well-received by fans. Mark Hammill hated that version of Joker though because he was so not over the top like he had previously played him. I imagine this is the same Joker that Nolan wants. ...a Joker that Mark Hammill can hate.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    It's Real! It's Fake! It's REAL! It's FAKE!

    by lost.rules

    It's real. It's fake. It's real. It's fake. It's real. It's real. It's fake. It's real. It's fake. Real...Fake....REAL!....FAKE!..... REAL FAKE! REAL FAKE!...wait

  • May 20, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I like it !

    by Fenrisulfr

    It's certainly "different", but in a good way. He looks like a fucking psychopath. I hope he will be as dark in the movie as the pic suggests !

  • May 20, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Read this TOTAL contradiction on BOF...

    by darrenspool

    http://www.batman-on-film.com/opinion_hold-off-on-that-Joker-picture_jett_2007.html

  • May 20, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Skip...

    by ryanislyin

    How much money do you think it costs to create this hoax? I'd say $5.00 on hosting, about 2 hours invested in Flash, and configuring their databases to accept a flood of emails. <p> Who gives a rat's ass about toys? I never mentioned them. They're for children. I'm talking about web hoaxes, not toys.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Twas me

    by GlenyD

    Who mentioned the toys....Hahahaha..Heeeheheheheehe, ahahahhahahahaaa....Getting carried away sorry, ahahahahaahaahahah.....ahehehehehee. etc

  • May 20, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Perhaps Nolan goes with many non-Americans

    by Bronx Cheer

    because there aren't many great American actors? Or perhaps it's to give his films a broader appeal to the global market? Or perhaps--and this is nuts, so go with me on this one!--perhaps he casts his films with the actors that seem best suited for the roles, and those he is confident he can work well with, because it's a collaborative art.</p> <p>All of this concern about Nolan casting "foreigners" is embarrassing. We're all foreigners to someone.</p>

  • May 20, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    If he could not only be a

    by Fenrisulfr

    If he could not only be a dark psychopath, but also some kind of a tough adversary in a final hand to hand fight with the bat, that would definetly get me off. Let The Joker give Batman a good beating, yeah !

  • May 20, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Did they do hansocorportation.abc.com?

    by jimmy_009

    Uh...obviously not.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    It won't be 'coz of a Batarang?

    by PrezMike

    Let's hope it has nothing to do with Batman, I'd rather not have another Joker origin because of Bats

  • May 20, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Scars on Joker's face=Flames on Optimus

    by lost.rules

    I just got off the phone with Christopher Nolan... He says the Joker face is disturbing, but he looked over and saw Kurt Russell laughing, so it's cool.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Um...

    by ryanislyin

    I guess Harvey Dent has the WB as a major campaign sponsor then.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    darrenspool, that's a month old. It refers to the mess

    by Bronx Cheer

    this very site got into over those fake Joker pics. Or am I missing something? In the other article, this new image is mentioned as part of a greater whole, the ad campaign, and as an example of the often contradictory fanboy reaction to new takes on source material.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    ryanislyin,

    by skipbrilliantine

    handling that flood of emails at ALL indicates a level of server commitment unlikely to arise from an illegal prank. And unless you think that's not really Heath Ledger in the pic, where did the hoaxers get this sneak peek? Do you think both the site and the pic are hoaxes?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    ryanislyin

    by skynetbauxi

    didn't you notice there's a considerable amount of graphic design and motion graphics animation in this "hoax"? I work in that same industry, and just to create all the graphics and animation (let alone the flash programming behind it) I'd charge at least 2000 euros (that's almost 3000 us dollars)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Here's a Joker for all the purists:

    by Toxic Frog

    http://tinyurl.com/32l2tj

  • May 20, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Remind me..

    by GlenyD

    ..not to get you to do my website then! hahahaha, Not that I have a website. But if I did, you know? I'm sure a clever fan with some time on his hands could figure out a way to do that site.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Just because it would take time and money etc

    by Bronx Cheer

    doesn't automatically give it credibility. Scams and phishers go to great lengths to land a few victims. That said, it's a legit site. Why do I think so?

  • May 20, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    A gun pointed on his cheek.... BAMMM !

    by Fenrisulfr

    and the bullet goes through the mouth, exits through the other cheek. He pisses and pukes blood everywhere, laughing hysterically coz he's already half fucked up in his brain, lol.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    SPOILER! I know how The Dark Knight ends.

    by lost.rules

    Two fat kids chest bump Batman. His chest collapses, and he goes into the hospital. The Joker hires Michael Bay to finish him off. Bay goes to Batman's hospital room, and plays Pearl Harbor<The director's cut> on DVD. Batman calls Clint Eastwood to pull the plug.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    If it's legit...

    by ryanislyin

    I'll take my hat in my hand and quit posting. <p> Maybe the pic is real, in which case it's the "motherload" if someone created the site to scrape emails. It's something everybody wants to see.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    ryanislyin

    by torgosPizza

    darren, that article was from April. and ryanislyin, did you forget about the rubber-stamped "I believe in Harvey Dent TOO" cards that showed up? It's a viral marketing campaign, just like the Aqua Teens Crisis of 2006. No hoaxer would go to such great lengths.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I'm just going to wait now...

    by GlenyD

    ..until the truth "outs". I'm sure it'll be a fake that will be admitted to in due course, but there's really not much point in continuing the debate here much longer. I mean it either is or it isn't, and at the end of the day, what does it matter really? Not alot. It's just a movie after all...let's hope it's a good one!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    GlenyD restores reason to the madhouse.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Thank you.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    No Problem Bronx

    by GlenyD

    Anytime. :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    GlenyD

    by torgosPizza

    You're right! I'm still looking forward to it. Even if it is a hoax, it makes me want to see it more!

  • May 20, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    compare the noses etc.

    by skipbrilliantine

    This is Heath: http://www.fazeteen.com/pipeline/images/heath.jpg (remove any spaces) ...and the pic is him. If it's not official, someone's been working on the pic and the site together for a long time.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to it too...

    by GlenyD

    ...even though I didn't fall in love with Begins, I reckon it could be fantastic. You just never can tell. Fingers crossed. As long as they don't introduce Batman's kid they should be on to a money-spinner. Hahaha. Even if they do they'll still make money no doubt.

  • May 20, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Will this Joker Makeup deem a PG-13 rating??

    by Otter

    I mean, the heavy scarring due to flesh being rendered is more like R rated material. Also, everytime he opens his mouth or smiles, those scars are going to open wide and bleed; won't the MPAA have an issue with that??

  • May 20, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    @torgospizza

    by RedClover9

    Who said they were stamped? Did you see the pics? They were not stamped. And funny that they only arrived at ONE single store in the whole country. Hmm...

  • May 20, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    I still think this is a legit pic.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I don't know why some think it's a fraud... http://tinyurl.com/2jumnc

  • May 20, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Well, I don't know...

    by GlenyD

    ...studios are funny about those kinds of things. They like to protect their investments and they can be very controlling. They're not averse to kicking people off projects if they take something in a direction they feel is too "out there", it's happened in the past. I wouldn't underestimate their anal-ness when it comes to marketing.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    fake or no fake...

    by skynetbauxi

    this was fun :-) and we're getting REALLY close now! http://www.avi-film.com/joker24.jpg those last few pixels are gonna fall in no time... guess I underestimated people's will to pull this through :-) by the way, I don't intend to soften my position now, so I say firmly: NO FAKE! :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Scared for life=REVENGE

    by lost.rules

    Bruce Wayne and Jack Napier were out camping one chilly night, and Bruce tells Jack to get into the tent because it's too cold outside. Jack does, but while he's sleeping in the tent, Bruce puts his arm around him. Jack gets really upset.He suddenly pulls down Bruce's pants, and starts the scaring process. Bruce becomes obsessed with Jack, and admits to him that he 'can't quit him'.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hahahah

    by GlenyD

    @Bronx...now that is More like it Sir! Good job, that must have taken ageees. hehehehe

  • May 20, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    It's telling when people hate this pseudo-Joker so much

    by JackPumpkinhead

    that they start creating conspiracy theories about a hoax. Hear that, Nolan? Hey, how about adding several more "realistic touches": have Batman's ribs broken from the impact when the armor deflects bullets fired at him, have the Hulkhoganmobile trip over when it cuts a sharp corner, with Batman calling for road assistance? Oh yeah, how about this realistic touch: have Alfred NOT SPEAK LIKE A FUCKING COCKNEY!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    the REAL question right now is...

    by skynetbauxi

    who gets the final pixel?

  • May 20, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I hired skynetbauxi for $3000. Nice, huh?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Now, everyone give me yer emails!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "There is no trick. It's real."

    by lost.rules

    Great movie

  • May 20, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    lost.rules is onto something

    by Bronx Cheer

    Let's not forget who we're dealing with. Nolan has taken the relationship between viewer and film to a new level. "The Prestige" is proof of that. I think only good things will come of his involvement with Batman.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    LOL!!! First Pixel in Eckhart's Chin Each Time!

    by topper44

    i love how the first square that appears, each time it loads, is dead center in that magnificent cleft in Eckhart's chin!! LOL!!! there's no way that's a coincidence. Eckhart's chin owns all of you and your mothers!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    LOL!!! First Pixel in Eckhart's Chin Each Time!

    by topper44

    i love how the first square that appears, each time it loads, is dead center in that magnificent cleft in Eckhart's chin!! LOL!!! there's no way that's a coincidence. Eckhart's chin owns all of you and your mothers!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Let's hope it's rated R!!

    by Evil Hobbit

    That would be awesome.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Echrat's Chin is My Daddy.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Papa!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    jfp2006

    by skynetbauxi

    yeah, sure... so which page of the Guiness Book of World Records are you on as the fastest designer on the planet?

  • May 20, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    JOKER PICS!type www.batmanscmartist.com

    by lost.rules

    Just type in your e-mail, social security number, credit card number, and address....and then you're going get some sweet, sweet Joker pics!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Evil Hobbit

    by skynetbauxi

    sure, since the current trend is making R-rated sequels to PG-13-rated movies... oh wait...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by GlenyD

    ....perhaps you're right on the toys thing. Still, I don't know if it's real. Didn't think that one through to completion. Hahaha, Anakin was pushing it mind you in the toys department, but then it was Star Wars.....bigger deal....hmmm, bigger appeal for the toys also.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    10minutemail

    by mistakeagian

    Hmmm, everytime I use 10minutemail now I get the "Trying to cheat, a cheater" message now. I used it like 15 times last night, but now it no worky...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    weirldy

    by lionbiu

    I love this joker. Now I admit I was not in love with Batman Begins...I think it was a great movie made decent by terrible MTV style editing, a silly doomsday plot which had a huge gaping hole in it and some melodrama whihc was a little heavy handed. Still its one of the best (if not the best) comic book movies ever made. I do hope they iron out the problems from the first (CUT OUT THE FUCKING MTV ACTION SEQUNCES) and I would love this to be rated R. I know it aint happening, but I think the movie would benefit greatly from a darker approach.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna go carve...

    by Pagliacci

    up my face, then go to the local movie theater and start a line for TDK. I should probably bring a towel what with all the blood and whatnot.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I don't buy it

    by EVysther

    There's something about this that dosen't hold water - call it a gut feeling...I do not see why DC would allow one of their oldest - not to mention most lucartive - characters get mutilated - pardon the pun - like that...even the recent "re-envisioning" - if that's the proper term - of the Joker in the books ain't nearly this gory. As for the bit about Toys...well, unfortunately, major films like this do need marketing tie-ins. THAT face on a t-shirt? Ummm, won't fly. I still think it's a sham, but, we'll just have to wait and see, won't we? Slick marketing if it's true, and, if not, some people need to trun their energies to more productive ideals. Still clever, though...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Damn you PG-13!

    by lost.rules

    I want the X-rated Batman! Batman pounds Viki Vale. Catwoman straddles Batman and rides him like a horse! Poison Ivy.....oh......sweet poison pussy! Batman can't get enough!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I guess the haters...

    by Pagliacci

    wanted something more cartoony, ala the Spiderman trilogy or Star Wars! Sorry this is too scary for you.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I think it's

    by HessenRoots

    Clever...fake but clever. The HarveyDentToo.com was created 3 days after the actual WarnerBros domain site, I don't buy it. If that is an official pic WarnerBros must really be scraping the barrel for Photoshop artists, you'd think they could do better. Heck maybe it's even a fake pic released by them just to keep up the buzz until a trailer hits.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    i think it's a good idea.

    by occula

    that face is, like, real arkham asylum scary. like, dave mckean scribbly dark. i think nolan didn't even go dark enuf the first time in dealing with the asylum. but i just watched 'memento' last night for the first time in years and it has reaffirmed my faith in his mad skills.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Honestly....

    by avs28785

    they are just fucking emails..... Oh no! we got more spam mail. It would be a fucking waste of time just to scam people out of their emails so they can send junk mail. Junk mail we never look at and delete instantly. I have complete trust of the man over at Batman-On-Film. If he says its a real pic its a real pic. I personally love the way Joker looks. Its different. And for that toy arguement, seriously they can change the way the toy looks. They made scarecrow's mask orange because they were toning it down for the kids. And Batman Begins wasn't for kiddies. Kids sat for at least an hour bored out of their minds cuz they had no idea what was going on. TDK wont be for kiddies either. I am ready for this movie to fucking kick my ass.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    this just keeps getting worse

    by acebandage

    This is just about the last straw! I had a lot of hope for this movie but that was just flushed by the piece of shit I just saw that was the pic of the "Joker". I LOVE Batman Begins! It was spot on! I love the casting in it! That was one of the best things about that movie. I love the casting of Harvey Dent. I was SOOOO displeased by the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker that I ALMOST gave up hope on this movie, but I retained a glimmer of hope based on how well Nolan did on the last one. If he could portray the Joker's character correctly, I am sure Heath Leger will be OK in the role. Not perfect but passable. Seeing this image I have just given up all hope. This is proof that they are NOT going to portray the Joker in this movie. This shit makes me sad AND makes me want to vommit with rage at what could have been the greatest Batman series of movies EVER! SOOOOO DISAPPOINTING!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    this just keeps getting worse

    by acebandage

    This is just about the last straw! I had a lot of hope for this movie but that was just flushed by the piece of shit I just saw that was the pic of the "Joker". I LOVE Batman Begins! It was spot on! I love the casting in it! That was one of the best things about that movie. I love the casting of Harvey Dent. I was SOOOO displeased by the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker that I ALMOST gave up hope on this movie, but I retained a glimmer of hope based on how well Nolan did on the last one. If he could portray the Joker's character correctly, I am sure Heath Leger will be OK in the role. Not perfect but passable. Seeing this image I have just given up all hope. This is proof that they are NOT going to portray the Joker in this movie. This shit makes me sad AND makes me want to vommit with rage at what could have been the greatest Batman series of movies EVER! SOOOOO DISAPPOINTING!

  • May 20, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Sad

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Acebandage you are sad. Get a life.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Messi...

    by Colonel Activity

    I said Interpol because I was thinking he'd kind of look like Carlos D. Lazy, I know. And I love Aussie accents, even though the only Aussie I ever met was a total dumb fuck; he went the typical route of saying that rugby players are tougher than American football players...which would be true, if professional rugby players could step on the field with NFL players without getting paralyzed on every play.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    sorry about the double post

    by acebandage

    That's all...just wanted to apologize for that.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by kyle051554

    This Joker looks like a badass. Can't wait for THE DARK KNIGHT.

  • May 20, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    10minutemail

    by skynetbauxi

    still works perfect for me... I use it on 3 different browsers simultaneously, so I do almost 3 pixels per 10 minutes, yay! :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Night of the Living Kris

    by acebandage

    What do you mean? Why do you say that I'm sad and need to get a life?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    re: Batman Forever

    by Colonel Activity

    I read earlier that someone wanted the batmobile back from Batman Forever? You think that this Joker is going against the Batman mythos, yet you want something from Batman Forever brought back? The movie that turned Harvey Dent into a hyper-kinetic cackling jackal? This Joker looks like what he's become: A pure case of anti-social personality disorder. Which I guess is okay, if you want to base your character in this movie on a guy that feeds poisoned cotton candy to Boy Scouts. Yeah, it kind of looks like this guy would do that. I think it looks awesome and anyone that wants to bring back shit from Forever should drink bleach.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    all together now, one last time!

    by skynetbauxi

    come on, guys! just a few puny pixels left! get em!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    it might be fake because....

    by Bouncy X

    that looks like a very similar shot of his face from a magazine, the wya his face is tilted and everything...so it might be a photoshopped image...but if its not, oh well

  • May 20, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I agree on Ledger

    by EVysther

    This was really a VERY poor casting choice...I do not care what Hollywood says, or the critics say, or whatever nomination he got...he's a lousy actor, and if that *is* the make-up he's in? R.I.P.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Are you hoping

    by avs28785

    for Burtons vision of the JOker? Or Cesar's Joker? Dude that is not that joker. The joker is a pyschotic serial killer. Just because his image isn't what you expected, you jump on the bitch bus. And what did u really expect coming from a Nolan film? I really want to know.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    See, knew I was right about the red streaks on the head

    by chrth

    Photoshop mistake, the true image is all white.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    The Joker is not a psychotic serial killer

    by acebandage

    The Joker is a derranged and dangerously disconnected sociopath, but he is not as base or as simple as a serial killer. The Joker derives no pleasure from killing or maiming, his pleasure derives from the overall plan that he concieves and is completely out of touch with reality to a point where the killing means NOTHING to him. He has no joy or passion or other emotion about killing. and he should appear ridiculous physically, not gruesome.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    the scarrng should be MORE intense

    by Mogwai Democracy

    I like the direction they're going in, and I think that is a freaky image, but I think they wimped out on his appearance. I would have mad e his mouth cut open all the way from cheekbone to cheekbone, with his teeth exposed all the way back on either side. Yeah, that probably would have shot their PG-13 rating all to hell, but it would have been intense & made the Joker look like he was SMILING. This Joker just has a couple of holes in the side of his mouth and, even with the lipstick, doesn't give the impression of having that maniacal grin.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    The Joker should be scary.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I peed my pants when I saw him.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Im a fucking tard.

    by avs28785

    My previous post was directed to you Acebandage.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The Joker version....

    by Fenrisulfr

    ...Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The more I look at it, the more I dig it. But the haircut may fuck up the whole thing.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    I think it resembles John Wayne Gacy

    by Doctor_Sin

    Very cool. imo.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Once Again Fanboys Jump to Conclusions

    by NHRonin

    Whah, Dark Knight will completely suck because of an unconfirmed picture I saw on the internet. Wah, Spiderman will suck because of organic webshooters. Wah, Transformers will suck because of flames on Optimus. Wah, Mommy ruined my Superman t-shirt in the laundry. You clowns are pathetic.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Re: pyschotic serial killer

    by Colonel Activity

    A serial killer doens't need to "derive" pleasure from killing people; he just needs to kill alot of people. Also, killing means nothing to a person suffering from anti-social personality disorder because they don't care about anything. They cannot feel empahty. They cannot decide on a life plan or plan ahead for the future. They repeatedly engage in activities that they can be arrested for...and so on and so forth. The Joker is the most extreme example of a person with anti-social, and as a byproduct of that, he's a serial killer as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by skynetbauxi

    I think that would be a mass murder. I'd say that serial killers do derive some kind pleasure from the killing... that's why they do it, after all

  • May 20, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Joker image -- almost hope it's fake

    by jorson2

    That image Moriarty forwarded appeared the first time I went to the site and before I ever even put my e-mail address in. If it is real, it figures -- the sort of dopey glam-queen expression with goth makeup under the eyes is about what I'd expect from an actor like Ledger in this role. He's not even smiling -- at all! The stuff about it being all about the eyes and not the smile -- BS. If he doesn't smile, why call him Joker? I really like BATMAN BEGINS -- the stuff about the lisping is something I really don't get -- but I'm worried about this one. I'm worried that Nolan's "realistic" approach isn't going to work so well with such an unrealistic (image-wise) villain like The Joker, and with a villain like that, well, the whole movie is going to rest on how much Ledger sells The Joker.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    mass murderer

    by skynetbauxi

    was what I meant

  • May 20, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    re: Heath Ledger

    by Colonel Activity

    I think he'll work for the directin they're going, but going in a different direction, does anyone remember when they were thinking about casting Steve Carrell? Wow, could you imagine him with this make-up? Can anyone give me their thoughts on what his take on the role would be? And if you don't look Ledger, then who would you rather see in the role? And don't say Glover, because it would have never happened. Me? I always thought that Bettany would have been good. He has charisma and a shark's grin; plus he's lanky...any other thoughts?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    So he won't be white skinned..

    by ajtk210

    Just wear makeup to cover the scars he has...:(

  • May 20, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    So he won't be white skinned..

    by ajtk210

    Just wear makeup to cover the scars he has...:(

  • May 20, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    So he won't be white skinned..

    by ajtk210

    Just wear makeup to cover the scars he has...:(

  • May 20, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Hate to burst both your bubbles

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    Skynet and Colonel, but the terms "mass murderer" and "serial killer" have no psychological requirements at all. The only requirement to being a "mass murderer" is to kill a large group of people at a time. The identifying factor of a "serial killer" is to kill a lot of people, over time. A mass murderer can be a serial killer, but most serial killers aren't mass murderers unless they kill a group of people at some point... no psychological requirements are attributed to these titles because every serial killer is different. A person who lacks empathy is called a "sociopath", skynet.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Poetic Warrior

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Wow, are you still stuck on goofs from Batman Begins? To have such an obsession is pretty pathetic. Maybe it is time to turn of the computer, and go outside? Wow, what a loser.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    wtf- the Dent page wont pixelate...

    by samsquanch

    all I'm getting is the Dent poster with the black eyes, no Joker image underneath. I'm going to have a tantrum.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The Crow....

    by goatfever2007

    The Crow is the new Joker?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    godfuckindamn

    by skynetbauxi

    now it seems I can't reveal any pixels anymore... always get the "trying to cheat a cheater" message... can anyone still do it?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger

    by BrightEyes

    Why are you guys making such a big deal hes the perfect Joker, Have you ever seen a movie he has made or do you just knowhe was in Brokeback mountain so you dont like him, I think its clear he could play Joker from Watching Lords of Dogtown not a great movie but he was the best thing about it, hes crazy and serious at the same time. Watch his performance in that movie and stop crying, hell I could name all his great movies but somehow I doubt that will make a difference to you opposed to him, if your gonna give up on the dark night than just do it and stop Bitching about doing it.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Viral Marketing Company.

    by Mal Carne

    WB wouldn't handle a promotion like this "in house"; they'd subcontract it out to a company that specialized in "viral marketing". Who might take a few days to finalize the ad and use a company that files off domain ownership, becuase A) it's what the Joker would do and B) They're used to and familiar with that sort of thing. The actual photo that we can now see has no Photoshop distortion. I'm betting on legit.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    fluffybunnywhiskers

    by skynetbauxi

    I see, didn't know that, thanks!

  • May 20, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Serial Killer

    by Colonel Activity

    The criteria is that they kill three or more people. That's it. The whole "deriving pleasure" archetype of serial killers is from fiction. That is known as an expicitly morbid type of serial killer. The Joker, in reality, would fall under the subtype of Hedonistic serial killer, but he is also just a pure criminal. The fact that he kills so many people makes him a serial killer by proxy, where the most pure diagnosis of his mind would be simply that he has antisocial pesonality disorder...in the most extreme variation of the disorder.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by SexyBeast

    I'm on board with this newest incarnation of the joker. I hope he has green hair though.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    ah, never mind

    by samsquanch

    I scrolled up. <p> I reserve judgement. Who know? This could work, but a Joker without a maniacal grin doesn't seem like a Joker to me.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Fanboy

    by 30Plus Darknight

    I'm a total fanboy... and I love this incarnation of the Joker. Personally, I enjoyed some of the bogus pics that surfaces but I really like this take on Joker. To bring the Joker into Nolan's Batman universe, I think the scarred, disfigured smile will work great. I hope he's scary as hell and disturbing. I was really bummed when alot of Nolans visions for 'stage 2' of the Scarecrow transformation were cut to keep the rating it got (hopefully they'll release it into a directors cut or something) and I hope this looks even more frightening on screen... I'm all for this version and I have great faith in the team that's making this flick!! [30+]Darknight

  • May 20, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    samsquanch: just hit F5

    by chrth

    Sometimes it doesn't pixellate correctly, you have to refresh

  • May 20, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    so you're saying...

    by skynetbauxi

    he's a wacko who kills a lot of people, heh

  • May 20, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Jorson2, what the heck was so real about the Batman?

    by Bronx Cheer

    I mean, I love the character, and thought BB was a good film, but to argue that Nolan will have trouble adapting the Joker into his reality-based film, well, I'd like to propose that Batman is hardly a realistic figure. Just as they created a plausible reality for Batman etc, I expect they'll handle the task of bringing the Joker to the screen. Nolan has done a great job of grounding the film in a recognizable world, but I watch Batman movies to see his world, and his world had a bunch of freaks running around in it. The Joker will fit right in.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    The Grin

    by Colonel Activity

    I think that Ledger has a great smile for this. Imagine Ledger's smile with the scaring added...it's going to look great.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    BrightEyes- bit of advice

    by samsquanch

    Text is such an impersonal medium, try to use punctuation, it makes all the difference. Without it, you come off sounding like an angry victim of Down's syndrome on cocaine.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    finish it!

    by skynetbauxi

    I'm counting about 70 pixels left

  • May 20, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Much better than any cmoic book origin

    by Doctor_Sin

    I mean, come on - falling in chemicals that dye different parts of his body different colors? AND instills in him a fetishistic obsession with clowns, clown imagery, and pranks???<p>This will GUARANTEED be the best Joker ever. I'll be in the TB when you haters eat "crow."

  • May 20, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Damn typos - I meant "comic."

    by Doctor_Sin

    The point remains valid, though.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Hey, I know who that is!

    by Mel Garga

    It's funnyman Bobcat Goldthwait. He's a stitch.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    I consider myself a Batman

    by a rolling stone

    I consider myself a Batman purist and I have nooo trouble with this. The Joker is no joke. He's a bad man, scary enough to be up there with Jason and Leatherface. You do not want to cross paths with the Joker, and this picture conveys that. The Joker should be horror. A gashed-up face is horror. I love it. I hear angels singing. Now let's pixel-fuck the left side of Arron's face.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Im horrible with grammer and

    by BrightEyes

    Im horrible with grammer and punctuation so I cant really argue when it comes to that but honestly people fighting over Joker being psychotic vs joker being deranged is a bit, no it's just ridiculous.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Thanks fluffy

    by avs28785

    I did make the mistake of saying pyschotic. I didn't mean that, it seams i am so used to saying psychotic serial killer i just typed it. Dont ask. Yes one hundred percent what bunny said. Anyway you put it Joker is a serial killer. That is fucking scary. And Acebandage you want him riduculous looking..... but you enjoyed the BB with the realistic approach. Do you think that add something ridiculous looking into the Nolan movies. I want to be scared of Joker not fucking laugh at the way he appears on screen.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Other villains...

    by Colonel Activity

    What other villains do you think will be able to fit into Nolan's "reality-based" world? When you think about it, if you take away his costume, The Riddler is just a guy with OCD that robs banks. I heard Nolan doens't think that the Penguin doesn't fit into his world...which I think is odd because I could easily see him in this reality. What villains does everyone think would work, and which does everyone think wouldn't work? Me? The Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, and Hush are the only villains that make sense in this movie series. Think about it: A guy robs a bank and leaves a clue that he did it...what a dumbfuck.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Hhmmm...

    by The Dum Guy

    I don't know, I'll wave my opinion till I understand the context of the scar(s). I do hope this signals that this will be a darker film than the first, i.e. Batman to Batman Returns.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I guess this means no "Joker Gas" or other goofiness

    by Doctor_Sin

    No smile-inducing chemicals in Gotham's water supply?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    can you tell i didn't sleep last night

    by avs28785

    i can't type worth a damn today. I meant to say do you think that adding something ridiculous looking into the Nolan movies would work?

  • May 20, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I think that even in a 'reality' based world..

    by samsquanch

    We could still have some fantastic characters. Maybe not full-on supervillains, but some sci-fi tech, maybe a bit of occultish magic stuff, Mr. Freeze (not the Ahnuld abortion) and Solomon Grundy come to mind.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    IF YOU HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY WELL....

    by connor187

    You can basically go and fuck right off. All its been towards the end of this Talkback is fucking little bitchy negativity, why? it started off very positve on here then you so called fans must of seen that and thought 'shit I better get on there and act like a fucking little twat' I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion but jesus stop trying to spoil it, lifes too fucking short. Looks amazing by the way.

  • May 20, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by ikensteiner

    One part of me is not happy about this picture of the Joker. The other is excited that the movie is going is unknown direction. Oh BB was good but I thought the camera on the fighting was a little to close. Oh and stop the fucking love interests for Bruce dammit. More sicko badguys -- less batlove and more badasskicking.

  • May 20, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Colonel points out a key problem with these films.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I enjoy seeing comic book worlds on the screen, but there's an inherent problem with the source material. Most of the villains are ridiculous. The names are stupid, the costumes are laughable, and once they are translated to the big screen, it's hard to take them or the film seriously.</p> <p>One of my fears with the continuation of the Spider-Man films is the villains they have left to choose from.</p> <p>That's my opinion of course. But if these Batman films have multiple sequels, you better look forward to seeing Captain Stingaree and Film Freak in an upcoming Batman adventure.</p>

  • May 20, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Thanks for leading by example, connor187.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Have a nice day.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Is the 10 Minute Mail thing still working?

    by topper44

    because it isn't for me

  • May 20, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man villains

    by Colonel Activity

    Electro is a dipshit, but his powers would kick major ass on the big screen. Scorpion and Vulture also work. Rhino would be kick ass...there's a few left for Spidey to take on.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    FINISH IT!

    by topper44

    there looks to be about 30 more squares... let's finish it and see what happens next!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Cheers Bronx Cheer..

    by connor187

    Good day to you sir.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Right, because obviously....

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    ... if the Joker isn't smiling in this particular picture, that means he never smiles at all, not ever.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Even though the image is up...

    by Twitchy McGee

    ...everyone who hasn't done it yet should do it. There could be more to the site than just an image.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see them take the Spidey films and

    by Bronx Cheer

    start making them using mocap. Then the entire environment would be heightened, and a man in a rhino suit wouldn't look so silly.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I WANT THE LIZARD!!!!!!

    by wackybantha

    WITH A FREAKIN' LAB COAT, DAMMIT!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    10 minute email doesn't work for me.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I've used my three emails. I want to see that damn thing finished. I'm hoping there's a flash movie, maybe a song and dance number...GET ME PARKER!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    LIZARD!!!

    by wackybantha

    AND PURPLE PANTS, TOO!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    About the JOKER image....

    by wackybantha

    He shouldn't apply make-up and drive at the same time.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The Dance number in Spider-Man 3

    by Colonel Activity

    could definitely work in this movie. Think about: The Joker sees some woman he's stalking in a jazz club, he goes in and tries to woo her by playing piano, he gets up like he's going to dance, he does some intentionally horible dance moves, then he pulls out a .44 and starts blowing people away at random...laughing and dancing the whole time.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Oh...

    by Colonel Activity

    and Black Mask would be pretty gnarly in this reality as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I am man enough to admit that there a couple of

    by Bronx Cheer

    moments in BB that I found pretty intense. I was surprised to see the movie going for scares. I want them to turn the next one into a psychological fright fest, and the Joker is just the man to be the Master of Ceremonies.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Did the Joker escape from...

    by connor187

    Arkham in Batman Begins? I remember Gordon talking about not picking up half the inmates then tells Batman about The Joker, but was he one of the inmates? I like to think that he was.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    come on, kids

    by djosiana

    So probably, if this picture is indeed real, it's not the one that would be turning up if any of us were directing the movie. I was pretty pissed about it--the Joker's my favorite character, and certainly what actually got me reading Batman comics. This picture really does look like shit. I mean I'm personally upset because what I wanted to see was some hyperstylized whatever from the comic books, a psycopathic super-fey David Bowie or something. (Awesome.) Obviously not going to happen. But come on. It's not like this interpretation is coming out of nowhere. I love the shadows. I love the lipstick. I *love* the scars. He's like some angry fucked-up version of Loki, which kinda makes sense anyway. This could work.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    i think they've closed it....

    by topper44

    put a completely new and legitimate email address in there (a college one) and i got the 'don't tryt to cheat a cheater' message. Hmm.... bastards!! there must be something we're not supposed to see yet when the thing is finished.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    If it were a bit more symmetrical,

    by Eel O'Brian

    the scarring would work better. On the right side of Ledger's face it seems to be curved into a smile-like shape, while the left side it's just a circular lump of flesh. I know making the sides match a little more wouldn't be "realistic" scarring, but we are talking about a series of movies where people ride up the sides of buildings in special cars, soft fabric can be hardened with the press of a button into a glider, and madmen try to drive entire cities insane by putting "fear juice" in the water supply.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    2cents from hardest-core of the hardcore

    by mrjoker

    I live, sleep, eat, and breath The Joker. He has been my favorite fictional character since before I could read the words. NOTHING in the world of Entertainment means as much to me as this character. With that said, I am bursting with excitement at the new Batman movie. I love the direction Nolan seems to be taking with this; making The Joker dark, twisted, and above all- Scary! I loved how Jack did it in '89, I think Mark Hamill is a genius- but this one seems cold and evil. Different than what any mainstream fan or casual fan might be used to. I think the Harvey website was a very cool way to début this to all of us, and I can't wait to see Heath in full costume. I have a lot of confidence in Heath and especially Nolan. There is little that means more to me than the Joker (sad, i know)- and I am very enthusiastic about this.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    used a completely new address too

    by skynetbauxi

    and it didn't work... but I think there are still pixels disappearing

  • May 20, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    TOO SLOPPY

    by iwontwin

    If you are going to reveal the joker, we need to see him smile, he looks like hes getting a blow job from clayface. I always thought the joker was well kept?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    djosiana

    by TruPhan

    Thanks for coming in and stating the obvious and logical concept, that everyone has their own interpretation of Joker and no matter what we'll be disappointed. Too bad it will still escape most of the others here.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Hamill's laugh...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... is the greatest Joker's laugh. Period.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    WE EARNED IT!

    by topper44

    we've worked hard for this... how can they shut it down right when we get there? It's not our fault they underestimated us :)

  • May 20, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Closed?

    by Night of the Living Kris

    I tried entering a Comcast email, and I got the cheating message. Why would they close it?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    yep, they closed it...

    by topper44

    try putting in completely random, made-up email addresses. Same "trying to cheat a cheater" message. fuck this!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Not very clown like

    by Rupee88

    The whole point of the "Joker" is that he's supposed to be some mentally deranged clown. I hope they keep it fairly consistent with this.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    35 pixels left

    by skynetbauxi

    why is it getting so damn hard now?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Colonel...

    by Mezzanine

    That is, at the same time, one of the worst ideas that I have ever heard, and one of the best ideas I have ever heard. This Joker is going to be awesome.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I still hope he calls Batman "Bats," though

    by Doctor_Sin

    Hello, pot? Meet kettle.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    NOT CLOSED!

    by skynetbauxi

    2 pixels desappered in the last few minutes... keep trying! only 33 to go!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    skynetbauxi... because they closed it

    by topper44

    no more squares are being removed

  • May 20, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Crispin Glover as Joker would have been GENIUS!!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    Glover rocks and his take on the Joker would be fucking amazing! Maybe when they finally film Frank Millers the Dark Night Returns we'll get to see that.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    topper44

    by skynetbauxi

    no they didn't

  • May 20, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Just looked at that site again....

    by GlenyD

    ..think it's definitely real...The more I look at it the more it's growing on me.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    not working on my comp...

    by topper44

    what are you doing differently than us, skynet?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    WHERES THAT DAMN FAT KID!!??, I NEED A CHEST BUMP!!!

    by adamthelegend

    Fantastic. Nolan has got it spot on - if the rumour that its a stray batarang that causes the "smile" is true too, then this could be the best show down....ever.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing they're blocking our IPs

    by skynetbauxi

    so that other people can finish the thing (for whatever reason)... it's the only logical explanation

  • May 20, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    HE WHO LAUGHS LAST....

    by connor187

    LAUGHS THE LOUDEST MY FRIENDS

  • May 20, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Glover would be ace...

    by GlenyD

    Hahahaha, that you Andy?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Caused by a batarang?

    by Fenrisulfr

    Damn, I didn't know a batarang could scar a man like that ! Unless it's as sharp as a meat cleaver !

  • May 20, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Cool Idea...

    by GlenyD

    Getting scarred by a Batarang....Mind you wouldn't there be loads of Jokers kicking about if they were as sharp as all that?

  • May 20, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Nightmarish...

    by singsingjohnny

    Seriously, that looks like something out of a really f'n scary nightmare...truly frightening, something I always thought Joker should be...can't wait to see more!

  • May 20, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    that last pic

    by rajium32

    kicks ass. They should do no more. That is IT.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    that last pic

    by rajium32

    kicks ass. They should do no more. That is IT.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    The Joker is cool, I want a kick in the nuts!

    by adm1976

    If heath Ledger can pull it off well, I will slap Icy Hot on my ballsack.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    BUT WHAT DOES BRUCE WILSON THINK??

    by tracheattack

    Whoa... a totally dark version of something! Really gruesome! Man, this is so fresh! eat a dick, nolan.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Truth be told, Batman can be interpreted in many styles

    by JDanielP

    In both story and visual terms, Batman has lots of artistic room. I'm a fan of a fair number of comic book artists...and I can easily imagine how the style of each and every artist would be visually interpreted as motion pictures, in animation and/or live action. I would love to see a Marshall Rogers styled Batman come to life,...just as I desire to see a Brian Bolland interpretation, or Neal Adams, or Alex Ross, or Jim Lee, or Simon Bisley, or Bill Sienkiewicz, or Steve Rude, or Dave McKean, or Berni Wrightson, or David Mazzucchelli, to name a few. At least in visual terms, these artists can have trememdous impact in how a Batman movie...looks. And I believe that "one hand washes the other" (so-to-speak) in that...you want a style to mimic and enhance the story that is being told. In other words, you want a great recipe...and to not leave a bad taste, if you get what I'm saying. And you can't please everyone because not everyone has the same taste (as proven here, in the AICN-talkbacks). So, personally, it's probably more important to me that the BLEND is right,...that the recipe is right. If you're going to interpret Miller & Mazzucchelli's "BATMAN: YEAR ONE", then I want to see it closely match the cinematography of the movie "SE7EN", with shades of brown and dull greys,...quite the cool cinematic style. If you're going to interpret the art of Simon Bisley's "JUDGMENT ON GOTHAM", I expect lots of BLUE/GREEN SCREEN work with a body builder as Batman (likely voiced by someone else), with computer manipulation to make the body builder's muscles part of the costume itself. And a classic like Frank Miller's "THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS" would just as obviously go the "SIN CITY"/"300" route, with stage work against GREEN (or BLUE) SCREEN, with lots of computer animation. I guess in the end, I only care about a great flick,...as long as it's mostly faithful to the source material. But don't stray too far. And keep in mind that there's nothing wrong with COOL visuals...and great costume/character design. That's one aspect of "BATMAN BEGINS" that was underwhelming. And I'm hard to please, that way.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    DARK Knight

    by Magnum Opus

    Seriously, people are bitching about how dark Nolan's vision is? Like Batman was never dark in the books? Simpletons.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    i don't know, skynet... I think it's closed

    by topper44

    i keep watching a handful of the squares and they are not going away. watch the red and blue ones to the side... i really think they're closing it so we don't find out what is suppose to happen next

  • May 20, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    another pixel disappeared

    by skynetbauxi

    either someone's still getting in, or this thing is on a timer

  • May 20, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    It's awesome

    by mattb127

    It's perfect. I thought it would suck after I saw those grainy images of Heath Ledger on set. Also, Heath Ledger. But this totally rules. It blew me away. It's so much better than the whacked-out Nicholson version. He looks DISTURBING. He looks F'D up. What the hell is going on on the side of his face? It's scarring or warts or what. It's f'ing CREEPY. And Nolan's whole thing is grounding the universe in believability. The Joker has always been a stretch, physically-- but you believe this. Some dude who got seriously messed up and now he's nuts and this is what he looks like. WOW.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    the one on his upper lip just went

    by skynetbauxi

    no, it's not closed! I'm comparing screenshots all the time here

  • May 20, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    It's come to this? People are staring at pixels?

    by Bronx Cheer

    God, I need to kill myself.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    and no, I'm not obsessed with this!

    by skynetbauxi

    goddammit! :-)

  • May 20, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I thought he had Bleached skin not white paint

    by BenIdom

    Correct me if I'm wrong but the Joker's whole body is white, not just his face from the chemicals he fell in. Which is also why his hair turned the awful bleach green like hair can do if you dont dye it properly. And as far as his red lips goes I thought that was also a result of the accident. I know he has the different gadgets like his flower with acid and lip paints with poison in them but to say he should be like the Joker in DKR is like saying Superman should be like the Superman in Kingdom Come. They both work in an elseworlds type fashion and while there are great moments from them it isn't the way the characters necessarily are in regular continuity. For that matter I think a Thrillkiller-esque Batgirl is "realistic" enough for the Nolan Batman universe. Just a thought though.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I thought he had bleached skin not white paint?

    by BenIdom

    Correct me if I'm wrong but the Joker's whole body is white, not just his face from the chemicals he fell in. Which is also why his hair turned the awful bleach green like hair can do if you dont dye it properly. And as far as his red lips goes I thought that was also a result of the accident. I know he has the different gadgets like his flower with acid and lip paints with poison in them but to say he should be like the Joker in DKR is like saying Superman should be like the Superman in Kingdom Come. They both work in an elseworlds type fashion and while there are great moments from them it isn't the way the characters necessarily are in regular continuity. For that matter I think a Thrillkiller-esque Batgirl is "realistic" enough for the Nolan Batman universe. Just a thought though.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Sexual harrassment panda

    by CherryValance

    I can't get that little tune out of my head now. </p> I can see how some people here might think it's cool. But I'd be surprised if the general movie-going public went for it. Now I think Nolan is a great director and I'm sure he knows what he's doing somehow. But to make the Joker look like that just seems really wrong. It'd be one thing if a new character looked like that. But the Joker is huge and iconic. And I don't think you should mess with stuff like that.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    why people jump to conclusions

    by Cedar_Room

    based on a single image from a film is beyond me. Batman Begins was great - it established the world perfectly (for me) that we can now explore further in the Dark Knight. Nolan knows his stuff, Ledger is a great actor - stop your bitching and have a little faith. I think they've earned it don't you?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    No Sir, I don't like it

    by TheAFLACDuck

    Seems a little too hard edged or something, I dunno. I think thye just out Tim Burton'ed Tim Burton with that design (if it's true).

  • May 20, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    968th

    by Bronx Cheer

    Pwnage!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    color saturation

    by NotThatGuy

    Not a big deal, but if you screen cap it and change the color saturation from 100 to 130% it looks more like it probably will in the movie...the picture is washed out pretty good.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    jesus...this looks fantastic!

    by Datascream

    I'm really digging the Joker look for this movie. Go Nolan! I'll always trust his judgment for his movies, he hasn't let me down yet.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    another one down

    by skynetbauxi

    blue one on his chin

  • May 20, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Some points:

    by EVysther

    For those who called me "bitchy": 1. I really loved BATMAN BEGINS - great movie, Nolan was right on target. 2. I NEVER liked the idea of Heath Ledger as the Joker from square one - he is Hollywood's Golden Boy right now and that is the ONLY reason he got it...which is tragic as people like Crispin Glover, Christopher Eccleston and a host of others would tower over him in terms of interpetation and delivery. 2. I *have* seen several of Ledger's roles - he is not an actor, he is a hack. Period. 3. The makeup is just revolting - an insult to the character, pathetic, cheap and a disgrace. 4. The Joker's character, for all his psychosis, has a certain degree of panache and style - Ledger is unable to convey it - I repeat: he is a talentless hack - and the idea they are trying to convey with this makeup is just drivel. 5.Nolan wants Batman set in a mor "realistic" frame of view? Who is he kidding? IT'S A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER! No that the SPIDERMAN films are exactly based in reality, but this bit about the Penguin and the Riddler not being able to fit in his world? Not a good sign - sure, characters like Captain Stingaree and Killer Moth I think I can live without, but come on, Nolan, lighten up a bit. 6. I do NOT want a return to the style of the 90s BATMAN films - like I said earlier, BATMAN BEGINS is a brilliant piece of film making - but let's not screw with the established characters so much they become something unrecognizable. Finally, if you don't like my opinion, that's great - you're entitled to yours as I am mine, but, please, let's can the insults, OK? IT'S AN OPINION ON MESSAGE BOARD - DEAL WITH IT!!!!! *gets off of high horse and goes to watch this weeks episode of DOCTOR WHO*

  • May 20, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    They are checking your IP address...

    by Rindain

    Anyone try it froma completely different computer/IP address? I've tried from multiple legit email addresses on this computer and I get the cheating a cheater message...bet they log your ip now.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Gritty

    by stewiegriffin

    I'm liking it a lot. Can't wait for this to come out.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Rindain,

    by skipbrilliantine

    You must be right, I got away with it earlier today but no longer. The last few pixels are going reeeally slow.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I don't normally do this but ...

    by Claudio

    i have to tell all you bitching little fan boys to just lay the fuck off - you asked for a creepy joker and they gave you one. Now you're crying left and right, i can't take this shit. Wait before you jump ship. This picture is setting the tone for the movie. It's going to be a twisted tale, dark, creepy and intense. STOP THE BITCHING or go rent B89 for christ sakes.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Rindain

    by Keo

    A friend who hadn't done this before just tried it and it gave him the "cheating a cheater" message. Looks like they've closed it.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger is a gay cowboy...

    by AD_Skinner

    Who eats pudding. He is not The Joker. If I was looking at a pic of Christopher Eccleston, Lachy Hulme, Mark Hamill, Crispin Glover etc... right now I'd be thinking "wow that looks shit, but at least they got a decent actor actor to play him". But currently I'm thinking this is one of the worst things I have ever seen in my entire life. Heath Ledger is a talentless non-entity piece of shit who isn't fit to lick Jack Nicholson's shoes. And to top it off this is what he’s going to look like? What is happening? Is this hell? What the fuck is wrong with the world!?!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Skinner

    by Keo

    "But currently I'm thinking..." No one caaaaares.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Ledger will be fantastic.

    by Barry Egan

    Anybody who doubts his chops hasn't seen Brokeback Mountain. And don't be afraid, watching it won't make you gay. But if you fear watching you probably are.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    god I hate those pixels...

    by skynetbauxi

    grrrrrrr

  • May 20, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Mark me as..

    by P2Rock

    Unimpressed. Like I said the only prob with BB was it lacked a certain theatrical component. To gritty. I understand what Nolan was doing but a brown palette does not inspire... much. The Joker contrasts bats perfectly in that the joker provides colour where the batman is darkness. But these characters contrats in every which way. This Joker seems to be from the same place bats is from. too gritty to real. He needs to be completely comic and insane. I did not like Nicholsons Joker as he was not menacing at all. I think Hamill nailed it except in a movie I would turn the menace up and comic side down a bit. This Joker is too much of a deviation from the source I fear. He needs to be intelligent, funny and well completely unreal. I dont like the fact he is scarred. I want him to be completely inhumane. Nuts and psychotic just cause he is, not cause mummy never loved him or daddy loved too much. I really dont know how ledger is going to pull this off. Can you really imagine Ledger doing a maniacal cackle that would seen a chill down your spine? He is too good looking. He does not have the rubber face required to contort and quickly change from jovial to menacing. I think Jim Carey at this stage of his career would have been even better than Glover. BUt this is spilt milk. I am not condemning this film, but I am not supportive of the casting or the look. I hope I am proved wrong. This is by far Ledger's most difficult role. Lets see if he can handle it?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by JayHoytt

    Full disclosure: I think BB is probably the best all-around comic superhero movie out there, primarily *because* of the realistic approach. I began to lose interest during the climax when comic book physics took over. That's not to say I don't enjoy comic book physics, but there is a medium that is well-suited for that scale of action: comic books (and of course, animation.) The fantastic characteristics of the superhero genre -- costume design, spectacular feats -- shine in those media, but IMO they tend to fall flat on film, even in the best cases (X-men 2, Spider-man, Donner's Superman). I offer that the genre is almost inextricably enmeshed with the medium. Trying to recreate the comic superhero experience in a dramatic (or action) film is most likely going to be as satisfying as recreating the dramatic film experience in superhero comics (ref. Bendis's work with Marvel.) All of this to say: "What JDanielP said." Thus far, I think Nolan's take on the Joker looks promising in the context of the world shown in BB.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    RE:I don't normally do this but ...

    by EVysther

    Claudio: IT'S AN OPINION - if you do not like it, go away and wait for the movie. I will speak my piece LIKE IT OR NOT.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Everybody Stop Whining

    by Night of the Living Kris

    God, all of this "Joker looks like crap" and "Heath is a bad actor", just shut up! If you think the movie will be so bad, and unbearable to watch, nobody is forcing you too watch, and nobody is forcing you to stay here to talk about it.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I agree--I like Ledger and BOOBS!

    by dead youngling

    anyone who's been in a movie with anne hathaway's blessed tongue exciters can be in any movie they want to. NOW HOW GAY WAS THAT?

  • May 20, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I agree--I like Legder and BOOBS!

    by dead youngling

    anyone who's been in a movie with anne hathaway's blessed tongue exciters can be in any movie they want!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    that Smile was sculpted by a Master artist!

    by pipergates

    its fantastic,unbalanced yet balanced,creepy,disgusting,remarkable.no matter that they got the idea from del Toro......I cant believe there people still thinking this is a fake.... the Joker obviously listens to Alien Sex Fiend!

  • May 20, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I meant I love LEGDER's BOOBS!

    by dead youngling

    i'm going to hell for loving heath's boobs. I hope JOKER is TOPLESS, and has Anne as a prostitute. Nolan will rock the flick, calm down haters. Heath and Bale make a good couple...

  • May 20, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    jfp2006

    by themanwhojaped

    Firstly, fuck Cesar Romero, seriously. And fuck you. Why is there this need for the Joker to have facial scarring at all? That isn't canon. He doesn't have any of that shit in the original source material. He smiles because he is insane, not because he can't help it.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    RE:Everybody Stop Whining

    by EVysther

    IT IS A MESSAGE BOARD. IT IS AN EXPRESSION OF OPINION. If ***YOU*** do not like it then ***YOU*** can leave as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    29

    by skynetbauxi

    so maybe this'll take until next week after all

  • May 20, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    jfp2006

    by EVysther

    Class act, aren't you? *yawn*

  • May 20, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    RE:Everybody Stop Whining

    by Night of the Living Kris

    Yeah, but I actually like discussing the thing, not hearing the same people complaining on and on about how the scar is two inchs too high. It is such a small detail, and they bitch on and on, yet you know that they are the ones buying tickets for the movie 4 months in advance.

  • May 20, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Night of the Living Kris

    by EVysther

    I'm not complaining on the scars or anything of that nature - and I say this with all humility - go back and read my original post and my thoughts on the *look* and why I think they blew it.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    my tweak to the image

    by Claudio

    http://i15.tinypic.com/6cnl4ew.jpg

  • May 20, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    To EVysther

    by Claudio

    why dont you take your own advice and wait for the movie as well before you cry up a river ...

  • May 20, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    28

    by skynetbauxi

    dumm-de-dumm

  • May 20, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    To:Claudio

    by EVysther

    Why don't you develop some manners?

  • May 20, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    EVysther

    by Night of the Living Kris

    EVysther I am not talking about you personally, I am talking about all of the people in general, complaining about silly things like saying this movie is ruined just because the make-up wasn't done exactly how they wanted it.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    HEATH WILL ROCK AS THE JOKER!

    by apolo_sputnik

    Chris Nolan brought new life to the Batman franchise in Batman Begins. That was one of the, if not the BEST comic book movie ever made. <br> <p> I am an AVID Batman fan, and I am ALL FOR Nolan's Joker. I want my Batman DARK. SCARY. INTENSE. That is exactly what NOLAN will deliver. <br> <p> Heath Ledger will OWN as the JOKER. Period. Go back and watch BURTON's BATMAN. They are 100 percent CHEESE. Worse yet, check out the Batman TV show (live action, we will leave the animated epic out of this discussion) or even WORSE still, Joel Schumacher's Batman. <br> <p> We should appreciate the BRILLIANCE of Nolan and his vision, his drive to bring us Batman the way he should be seen. <br> <p> I have NO DOUBT whatsoever that HEATH LEDGER will be scary as hell as the Joker. <br> <p> Don't like it? Go watch Batman and Robin, or Batman forever. You want a cheesy Joker? Watch Burton's Batman. It's great for kids, but for adults who love the genre, bring us the gritty more terrifying comic book epic. <br> <p> Be grateful, BATMAN FANS, that you are NOT a TRANSFORMER fan. Or, if you are both like me, at least BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT will be worth looking forward to, and it will NOT DISAPPOINT. <br> <p> At least Batman doesn't transform into a meteor. Or have a truck with flames. Or indistinguishable character designs or an atrocious script and director. Sigh. It's a sad time to be a TRANSFORMER FAN. <br> <p> Thank you NOLAN for BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    re: Gotham = Chicago

    by Colonel Activity

    Yeah, it's kind of distracting. As someone from the Cities, it seems like Gotham is the place where I go to when a band only goes through Chicago and not MPLS or STP.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Jesus

    by GlenyD

    Are you being paid by Warner Bros apolo_sputnik? Cause you should be. Hahaha...

  • May 20, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    multiple versions of Joker in print & yet they whine

    by pipergates

    in comics & graphic novels and animation and toys, and yet some people whine about the scar. it fits the style of Nolan's version perfectly.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Um, I for one think facial scarring makes SENSE...

    by brokentusk

    Christopher Nolan is obviously trying to make his Batman universe more realistic, more believable. What's cooler actually - a guy who falls into acid and comes out with scars that happen to form into a permanent grin, or a guy that used to be good-looking who goes insane and cuts a grin into his own face? I'll take the second one, thanks. I'm not sure that that's exactly what happens in the film, but it looks that way. Whoever thought Nolan's version of the Joker was going to look like Nicholson's or any other classic version of the character didn't pay much attention while watching BATMAN BEGINS. Carry on.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    EVysther

    by Claudio

    Dear, EVysther could you please stop crying over this picture and wait for the movie? Your opinion is appreciated and heard, but now i think we can move on. If the movie is awful, i will be the first one to say you were right - but until we can prove otherwise, judging on one picture and all the assumptions you laid out is just jumping the gun. It's illogical and at this point too early. I appreciate your opinion. But please, don't be offended when i say it's time to shut the fuck up. Thank you very much. Your friend, Claudio

  • May 20, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    More TDK thoughts

    by EVysther

    Part of it is, I am a bit of a purist, and while I do like the idea of frightening Joker, I'm sorry, the make-up design is AWFUL. Just AWFUL. The entire point of the Joker was you weren't supposed to laugh or scream at his appearance, but this is just plain LOUSY. I agree this may be just a teaser and his appearance may change through the course of the movie, but, the Joker is an ESTABLISHED CHARACTER with a definite look. You screw with beloved iconic images, people get pissy faced. Artisitic liscence is one thing, but a good example would be SPIDERMAN 1 & 2's villains. The Green Goblin? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???? A friggin' Transformer look? Dr. Octopus - ahhhhh, much better, nicely done with enough tweaks to work in the film. As for Ledger as an actor? I stand on my opinion with NO apologies offered - he sucks. Period. And, NO, that is not a gay referenece, but, I must say Brokeback Mountian was the most pointless flick I have EVER seen. So what about the gay cowboy schtick? IT'S A LOUSY MOVIE PEOPLE - DEAL WITH IT! I guess time will tell, but, I will say this: It ain't looking good. ...and as for the folks who keep complaining about "whiney" fanboys and "crybabies", the same philosophy could apply to you - can it until the film open next year - it could really disappoint as well.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    brokentusk

    by skynetbauxi

    Jack Napier in BATMAN (89) doesn't fall into ACID (that would obviously kill him). he falls into some poisonous and/or chemically dangerous liquid, which turns his hair green and his skin white... and LATER, the doctor who operates on him says something about severing some of his facial muscles, which causes his permanent grin... I find this both believable enough AND comic-ish, and therefore better than Nolan's realistic style... after all, these are supposed to be COMIC BOOK ADAPTATIONS

  • May 20, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    To EVysther With Love

    by Claudio

    Please read above or reference this updated version if the first one didn't get through to you. This is the cliff noted version: Dear EVysther, ... Please, don't be offended when i say it's time to shut the fuck up. Thank you very much. Your friend, Claudio

  • May 20, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    re:re: Gotham = Chicago

    by Colonel Activity

    On the other hand, at least it's not based on San Fran. Everytime I watched a Batman movie, I'd think to myself, "Why would anyone want to live in a bay, on a isthmus that's a hill, that's on a fault, where it's foggy all the time, where the people suck, and you pay $1100 to live in a cracker-box?" It would just be distracting.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Don't be Offended when you tell him to....

    by GlenyD

    ...shut the fuck up? Exactly why Wouldn't that offend him. This place is like a verbal war between people who want to suck Nolan's cock and people who want to castrate him...Why can't you just share your opinions/news without resorting to being total total bawbags?

  • May 20, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    To Claudio With Love

    by EVysther

    I'll state it this way for you: Take your own advice and go away if you disapprove. If you don't like it, don't read it - and stop responding. Thanks again for your participation, buddy. EVysther

  • May 20, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Maybe the "surprise" under the pic isn't ready yet...

    by Rindain

    I'm sure The Joker is working on whatever trick lurks underneath the completed picture...anyway, I'll be checking back tonight---hope those last few pixels are gone by then.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    HEY WHITE GOODMAN

    by PsarevoOmorfia

    YOU'RE THE ONE WHO CAN SUCK IT.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    GlenyD

    by Claudio

    Mr. GlenyD, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I hear..

    by GlenyD

    San Fran is full of homosexuals, which probably means it would be worth taking the risk for a straight guy to move there and try to get some action with the women....But then this has nothing to do with the Batman movie and is probably a lot of bollocks anyway. The scars could be better than they are.....Hehehehehehe. Ahahahahahaha, as the Joker would say.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    TO: GlenyD

    by EVysther

    RIGHT ON, BROTHER!

  • May 20, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I apologize if I hurt you

    by Claudio

    Evy, Glen, buddies. I'm sorry. <3

  • May 20, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    You can't..

    by GlenyD

    have heard many insane idiotic rants can you then Mr Claudio. Away and cook us all up some Tapas, there's a nice immigrant. Fuckwad.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    No Probs EVysther....

    by GlenyD

    ...I'll stand up for your right to a coherant opinion any day. Some people can't stand criticism.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Pixels Will Stay

    by xenophile15

    First, I don't think all the pixels will be going anywhere soon. Whether it is real or fake, the site wants emails, and by leaving at least a few of the pixels people will keep entering their addresses. It would be against the people responsible for the sites best interest to remove all the pixels. Also, I emailed the reponse from the page back and got this message and got this: People always ask me about my charming boyish smile. Jessica used to love it. She was the loneliest girl in high school, and my first big kiss... Did anybody get anything else, or has anybody even tried?

  • May 20, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity

    by Mr_Sleep001

    I remember reading somewhere, I think it was about Kingdom Come or Infinity Crisis that Gotham was meant to have more in common with New Jersey. But I could be wrong.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Bats & Dredd:Judgement on Gotham,the movie

    by pipergates

    if they make that i swear i will walk to Tibet on my knees. Bale as Bat, Vinnie Jones as Dredd, designs and stuff by Bisley, directed by Luc Besson...just the idea of it makes me happy.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Well that wasn't nice now was it ...

    by Claudio

    First off, your assumption that i am spanish is wrong just like your comments ... Secondly, with a name like "Gleny" my assumption is that you enjoy bagle bites for lunch and masterbate quite regularly. Good luck with that fuckwad.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    t.piper gates

    by ollirudi

    vinnie jones as judge dredd sounds pretty fucking perfect actually. it's probably the only non-hooligan role he'd ever be fit to play.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Stating your opinion is batastic ...

    by Claudio

    but when you repeat the same shit over and over, that's just retarded. It awesome both of you found each other. Now you can hold one another and cry.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    It's...

    by GlenyD

    "Bagel" bites and "Masturbate" and I didn't call you Spanish, and you started it. So I win and you are the cunt.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    GlenyD is actually right.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I live in NYC and there is a shortage of available hetero males. Women looking for a man have a rough time. Hell, even Trump gets some...but then, he's filthy rich. Maybe that's my problem.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Except..

    by GlenyD

    ...I wasn't repeating myself fool. But you are beginning to sound a bit like a stuck record yourself.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Can't we all just get along?

    by Bronx Cheer