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Is This Where & When The New DARK KNIGHT Trailer Will Emerge??

Published at: March 31, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
We received an e-mail with this subject line: "New Dark Knight Trailer 3", and the following URL...

http://clowntravelagency.com

April Fool's joke? Or, is this a legitimate & perfectly timed ploy to whip folks into a frenzy over whether or not a new trailer would actually premier on the most suspect of days? The last time we were tipped off like this (about a DARK KNIGHT trailer), the info accurately pointed to the trailer's release at the date/time specified. So...we'll see how things work out this time around. Get ready...

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  • March 31, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Do it!

    by Jason B. Swaim

    Do it!

  • March 31, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Evonicalicabaishabibe

    by michyfergi5

    Batman.......

  • March 31, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    This will be great!

    by Sparhawk38

    Did I mention this will be great?

  • March 31, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    we don't need more trailers

    by Mr Gorilla

    we just need the goddamn film!

  • March 31, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I wanna see it.

    by Juggernaut125

    I waana see it wannaseeit wannaseeit wannaseeitwannaseeitwannaseeitwanaseeit wanaseit wanseit wanit now.... Now now now now now now now now.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    We DO need another trailer, but it's too soon

    by performingmonkey

    It's too soon for the final trailer so I'm calling BS on this, unless it's something OTHER than a trailer.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Trying to establish if its genuine or not...

    by Kefrif

    I've looked up the domain and it comes back from whois as being registered by godaddy.com to a company called Domains by Proxy, Inc. who do anonymous address registrations. Not looking any deeper than that, but it suggests subterfuge, so could well be genuine....

  • March 31, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Seems like a fitting day

    by nascentia

    Seriously, April Fools day for the sequel dealing with the Joker? Seems like it could be legit.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I'd rather have a full CRYSTAL SKULL trailer...

    by acorvey25

    Because I already know THE DARK KNIGHT won't disappoint.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I figured it out....

    by g-ride9000

    It's Heath Ledger's drug suitcase!

  • March 31, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    my name's dr roxo

    by g-ride9000

    AND I DO COCAINE!

  • March 31, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    hysterical g-ride...wa-hoo

    by just pillow talk

    I can always go for another helping of a dark knight trailer.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Harvey Dent viral campaign

    by kafka07

    has not been as fun as the Joker virals (although it's pretty neat to have Aron Eckhart calling my house and campaigning about justice in Gotham), but it's still whetting my appetite for the new trailer.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I really don't care for another trailer.

    by Diagnostic

    I will wait patiently.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Look for it around 3:00 tomorrow.

    by 7pointedstar

    Not sure what time zone - probably Eastern. But that's when Dent's campaign site said he'd be giving a "public address" at Gotham City Hall.<p>And it probably won't be the trailer. If the last few have been any indication, it will probably be a nationwide game to reveal the trailer.<p>I love the viral marketing for this one. They're doing a good job of not only keeping interest up, but actually making the people who want to see it first really work for it and feel like a part of it.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    April Fool! He's not really dead!

    by JackBauer24

    yeah i went there. I wish =(

  • March 31, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I dónt want more Indy or Batman trailers

    by CuervoJones

    Save something for the movie!

  • March 31, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I'm unsure about this.

    by Neil Peart

    Due to the fact that something will apparently happen on that site tomorrow I have this feeling that we're all going to be "Rickrolled".

  • March 31, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Why are people applauding this film?

    by Sithdan

     It seems to me that an awful lot of people are already lauding this film, and the thing isn't even close to being released yet in theaters. You can't judge a movie by the trailers alone. I personally am reserving my judgment until I see it, although Ledger's Joker makeup looks terrible in the previews. Isn’t Joker’s skin supposed to be bleached white, not painted on? What became of adhering to the comic book source material? I want to like the Dark Knight, but I’m going to be cautiously optimistic until I actually see it.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Trailer backlash???

    by slone13

    Paramount's not worried about any "backlash". They've got the # 1 film of the summer on their hands. Period. No amount of "trailer backlash" in the world will change that.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Sithdan.....

    by JayWells87

    Get over yourself. We're excited for a new Batman movie, and especially one done right, maintaining the SPIRIT of the comic. So what if his skin isn't bleached? I've only seen bits of Heath's Joker and I would take his over Nicholson's or Romero's any day of the week. Don't be such a party pooper.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Who cares???? The movies almost out.

    by GibsonUSA

  • March 31, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Leaf Hedger is dead?

    by Braffed

  • March 31, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I agree with Sithdan

    by Braffed

    Leaf Hedger looks awful in this. Fucking hollywood...

  • March 31, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Bruce Wayne

    by Olee Starstone

    Shouls still be the centre of this film. I hope the Joker doesn't steal it. And i hope the 3rd trailer features more Harvey, less Joker.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Enough about Ledger...

    by Braffed

    Fuck that shit. Seriously. Where is the tribute to Jeff Healey!!!???

  • March 31, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Its not the WB's fault Ledger killed himself.

    by Smashing

    Why should an entire company suffer because some artist "accidentally" killed himself with a drugs overdose? I think WB has been quite decent in not overusing his image to promote the film, it I was them I would have re-shot it without him in the role but that's highly unreasonable.

  • March 31, 2008, noon CST

    Good

    by CherryValance

    I think it's time they started marketing this properly. I always thought they should just continue on. For Heath's sake. Just recently on the entertainment shows they were interviewing Christian Bale on some red carpet, and having to answer the Heath question looked like it might kill him. No one seems to know what to do still, but I think it's time we moved forward. We all love Heath but we can't have him back, so let's just enjoy his last completed film the way we were always meant to. </p> And if we get Rickrolled, it's just another excuse for me to do my Rick Astley dance.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    BraneRobot

    by Shigeru

    you're a fucking idiot. WB should not release the movie?? explain to me exactly why. It's not like Ledger went on a killing spree and then offed himself.... and it's certainly not like WB is marketing the film as "HEATH LEDGER'S FINAL PERFORMANCE BEFORE HE GO DIE DIE". If anything they're being tasteful.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    BraneRobot

    by Philvis

    Ummm, so what are they supposed to do? Call it a day and reshoot a different film? Sorry, but people die. If anything, they held up on using the Joker in ads and stuff. If it were my film I would be marketing the hell out of it..."See Heath Ledger's last full performance!"

  • March 31, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger would want this film to be released.

    by Shigeru

    I'm assuming Ledger would want the best quality of film to be released, so let's go with that.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    See, here is the problem...

    by Braffed

    "for Heath's sake"? He wasn't the goddamn second coming people. He was a mediocre actor who had a suspect accidental suicide. "move forward"? If you are so disabled now because Leaf Hedger died, then I have a few perscription drugs that will help you escape the harsh reality of living with out an actor.Jesus fucking Christ

  • March 31, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Braffed

    by CherryValance

    Don't be jealous just because no one will be sad when you die. It's unseemly.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Cherry..

    by Braffed

    Your mom will be sad if something happens to me. I pay her the high price of $3 to be on the other end of a gloryhole.OWNED!

  • March 31, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Ledger's family said to go on with the viral marketing

    by stinkyfingerz

  • March 31, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    cont'd

    by stinkyfingerz

    they said he was proud of this movie, so shouldn't we watch it the way it was supposed to be. What happened to Ledger wasn't a complete travesty like the Vic Morrow incident on The Twilight Zone Movie. Plus, his performance looks fucking fantastic.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    guguguguguyaaaaaaaaaayuh

    by sharpie

    apparently texts were sent out to people from recruiting@rent-a-clown.com saying "Hey clown! Long time, no crime spree! Well, put on your floppy shoes and answer this question: are you ready to get to work? (ReplyY/N) and if you reply Y, you'll get "Glad to see you're still alive and kicking. I'll be in touch before Poisson d'Avril." Poisson d'Avril is either something about april fools, or the new avril lavigne cd.. not quite sure which

  • March 31, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Waaay off topic but...

    by bmumtw4

    I am an Englisher, I don't suppose anyone here can tell me who the hell Roger Friedman is? I only ask because he has a peice on Foxnews.com that says aintitcool gave Tropic Thunder a tepid response, and as an avid reader of this site got the impression that the opposite was true. I have this real problem with bad jurnos and the more i look up this "critic" all he seems to do i lie about Tom Cruise. Turned him down in a bar perhaps? Oh and if this whole Batman thing works out maybe we can all push for a Condorman reboot.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    heath ledger who?

    by daddyfatnads

    two bit actor,just release the damn film already!

  • March 31, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Cynicism

    by Mooly

    Is it cynical to think this new trailer will hype the hell out of Heath Ledger to bring in the same crowd who suddenly became Brandon Lee fans after The Crow incident?

  • March 31, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Enough about Ledger...

    by Herb West

    Yes, enough. It was a terrible thing to happen but it's time to move on. No disrespect to Ledger or his family, but people die every day in the world and it's no less tragic. No one can blame anyone in this movie for wanting to carry on.

  • March 31, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Re: bmumtw4

    by they call it the dip

    I just read that article you were talking about. From what I can tell the guy's just some crappy journalist that's hating on cruise for the sake of hating on cruise. for one, he doesn't know what he's talking about with Valkyrie. And two, if he had read anything about aintitcool's reception to anything tropic-thunder-related, cruise has been celebrated as the cherry on top of the movie. another idiot from fox news - as if they didn't have enough already.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    BraneRobot... people die all the time

    by MattmanReturns

    You do realize a stuntman died on this movie as well, right? Did you want the movie to be shitcanned over that? Or did you only start caring when Heath died, because you knew who he was? If a movie were cancelled every time an actor or a stuntman or anyone involved with the production died, movies would be cancelled left and right. Plus, I can't imagine Heath not wanting people to see his final performance. Based on all reports, he put a lot of himself into the role of the Joker, and it would be the ultimate disservice for Warner Bros to pretend like it never happened. Warner Bros certainly isn't going to cancel the movie based on a few whiny assholes like you, who have no actual respect for the man who died, but simply want to stir up some shit. If you did respect Heath as a serious actor, you'd know that he would want his performance to be seen.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see how Leno handles a reanimated Ledger.

    by cinemixtape.com

    Too soon?

  • March 31, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    "If a movie were cancelled...

    by they call it the dip

    "...every time an actor or a stuntman or anyone involved with the production died, movies would be cancelled left and right." --- is that true? Maybe I have a shot making movies after all. I can't imagine a single one of my productions where more than half the cast and crew would leave alive. I guess I don't HAAAVE to set my teen sex comedy script in Burma, but I say it's about time to have my cake and eat it too.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Hypocrites

    by Sithdan

    Fans whine and bitch when comic book film adaptations don't honor the source material, yet people are rallying behind this HORRIBLE appearance of the Joker in the Dark Knight. Joker's skin is supposed to be bleached. End of story.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    It annoys me

    by terrytips

    That this site followed every piece of news relating to the piece of shit, underwhelming Cloverfield viral campaign, while not having a clue about anything to do with this one, which is completely awesome.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Tell 'em SteveDave...i mean SithDan..

    by Braffed

    Fuck you "fans" BTW batman begins was a steaming turd!

  • March 31, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    BraneRobot

    by messi

    Go back to your celebrity magazines cuntfuck.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by messi

    You fail. If it lives up to the spirit and ideas and concepts without going somewhere where it doesn't then it's ok. I don't see how bleached skin and painted skin changes the fact The Joker is a psychopath. Batman 89 is waiting for you.

  • March 31, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Braffed Owned

    by spidermanfreak20

    Hilarious dude. But yeah. It's in bad taste for WB to release this for 16 years. Save it for Matilda till she turns 18. (delete spaces when you copy and paste) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtLJ_UoyjaA

  • March 31, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The space between the equal sign

    by spidermanfreak20

    Delete it

  • March 31, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    sPIDERFAN!!!

    by Braffed

    That is some weird shit dude!

  • March 31, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Regarding Sithdan

    by qtipsq

    Sorry, Sithdan that everyone is excited about this. We are so sorry, that his skin isn't bleached. Ledger is a brilliant actor and no little plot detail is gonna change that fact or the quality of this movie, so go fuck yourself and suck on a lolipop dick in a corner when this movie comes out, as i will be at the movie theatre. Poser!

  • March 31, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Re: Sithdan and the topic of skin bleaching.

    by Gwai Lo

    You don't even know how they're going to handle the Joker's makeup/origin/or anything in this film yet. For all you know, LedgerJoker could be using toxic industrial paint for his face makeup that ends up bleaching him by the end of the film. The whole falling in the vat of acid thing comes from The Killing Joke, and in that book it is the Joker telling his own origin story, so its entirely subjective. He could be making the whole thing up. Besides, we've already seen that origin in Burton's version. I remember a Nolan quote where he said something to the effect of the Joker being an absolute in this film, and that we wouldn't be seeing an origin or an arc. Personally, the clips of Ledger as the Joker I have seen look phenomenal, so in my opinion complaining that his skin isn't bleached is about as banal as complaining about the organic web shooters in the first Spider-man. Why don't you worry about stuff like story, character, direction, performance, and the technical aspects instead? Oh wait, because that would leave you with nothing to complain about.

  • March 31, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Bleached skin is meaningless

    by TheLastCleric

    Anybody who knows a single fucking thing about the character knows that the makeup and the look of the Joker is almost incidental and merely compliments the sheer insanity of the character, something Heath looks to be channeling in his portrayal. The aspect of the Joker that matters most is his insanity, mingled with his penchant for chaos, and how that is presented through the conduit of an actor. I can already discern that Heath has nailed the role in a way nobody else has even approached based on what I’ve seen and heard thus far. If a bit of bleached skin is the most important aspect of the Joker to you personally, go whack off to the ‘89 version of Batman since some of you know fuck all about the character anyway.

  • March 31, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS!!!!

    by Braffed

    Fucking great joke!

  • March 31, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Braffed

    by TheLastCleric

    You have shit taste so go watch some reality TV and leave the grown ups alone.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    His makeup is TERRIBLE

    by Sithdan

     Honestly, from the looks of it, my 6-year-old nephew could have done a better job finger painting the Joker's makeup in this movie. It looks like it's been literally just smeared on. The meticulous Joker makeup presented in Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece featured not only the red lips and white skin, but the twisted grin as well. At least some effort went into the Joker's iconic appearance. Ledger looks like a disgruntled teenager who's pissed off at his parents for not letting him go to the ICP concert.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by Darth Kong

    You're an idiot.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by Gwai Lo

    Part of the point is that it's smeared on. The Joker shouldn't be qualified to work at a cosmetics counter, he's a batshit crazy clown. The iconic appearance is intact, I see green hair, white skin, black eyes, a red smile, and a purple suit. But if I see Nolan I'll let him know your nephew is looking for work.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Sitdan....

    by qtipsq

    Well Sithdan, there you go again. I don't think insane people are that careful about meticulous makeup, as they are insane, Noland just recognized this attribute. So yes he looks fucking crazy, but that is the point! You know what you have probably never read an entire Batman Comic book, as of right now you are just happy for the attention about your retarded remarks.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by Sithdan

    Why do you like to defend mediocrity? His makeup is shit. Nothing will change my mind about that.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    At least it wasn't a tombstone...

    by kirttrik

    ...that would be creepy.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by Gwai Lo

    If I was defending mediocrity then I'd probably be trying to defend you.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    Actions not appearance are what make the Joker. You know jack squat about the character evidently.

  • March 31, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    lol "makeup looks messy"

    by Shigeru

    that's the point, tard

  • March 31, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    lastCleric

    by Braffed

    thanks for the constructive feeedback. You present a valid opinion and i respect your candor. Now go shove a pickle in your chocolate dungeon..

  • March 31, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by MattmanReturns

    "If I was defending mediocrity then I'd probably be trying to defend you." That was genius.

  • March 31, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    April, Fools

    by IForgotAbout19

    "I'm not dead, Turkeys"

  • March 31, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Move the release date up!!!!

    by namasteandgoodluck

    This movie has had way too much "viral" marketing already (playing cards left on club floors, clever web sites); while it may be clever it's hardly innovative. The posters have been up for months now, the trailers as well. How much more low key viral marketing is necessary? Either put a real bat signal in every major metropolitan area and have someone drive around in a replica batmobile or stop with the half assed marketing and release the film early. just my 2 cents.

  • March 31, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger would WANT this movie to be released!

    by Ribbons

    ...and for me to see it three times! And to buy a large popcorn with Junior Mints and a Diet Coke...

  • March 31, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Re: Driving around for real in the Batmobile

    by Gwai Lo

    I remember when Begins came out there was some news blurb about Christian Bale taking the Tumbler for a spin in (Toronto?), apparently some old man had a heart attack when he saw it. I googled this and couldn't find any evidence that it really happened so it's possible it was a dream I had after eating bad tacos.

  • March 31, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Speaking of dead people....

    by dauphin534

    i have a vague memory of someone dying in an accident on the set of the Dark Knight. A construction worker or stunt guy or special effects guy. What about that guy?! He actually died making the movie! SHould WB not market or release the movie out of respect to him and his family?

  • March 31, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I Bet The Joker Enjoys Himself An April Fools Joke Or Two

    by LaserPants

    Just a feeling.

  • March 31, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I wonder where Sithdan saw the complete movie?

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I mean he talks with such a definitive tone. Methinks he saw the movie at the bottom of a bottle of whiskey or from a loss of oxygen as a result of being rammed into a pillow.

  • March 31, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    You're right Sithdan

    by MattmanReturns

    The makeup looks like shit. Which is exactly how it's supposed to look, genius. As much as I love Nicholson's Joker, would a real life Joker have PERFECT white skin and ruby lips from acid burn? No. Nolan's trying to achieve realism, which I,, along with the majority of the world, very much appreciate. But, by all means, continue making a complete ass out of yourself by complaining about the makeup.

  • March 31, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Bring back the "Why so serious"?

    by Sulla

    'nuf said.

  • March 31, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Damnit, it's already April 1st in the UK...

    by henrydalton

    And I wanna see what this is!

  • March 31, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    And yes.

    by henrydalton

    If Ledger turned up on April Fools Day it would officially be the single greatest prank in history. Oh well. RIP man.

  • March 31, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    SAVE SOME FOOTAGE/SURPRISES FOR THE FILM!!

    by wilsonfisk89

    And dont give it all away. This is coming from a huge Batman geek who wants to be surprised by the images I see!

  • March 31, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Bring back the "What, me worry"?

    by ironic_name

    'nuf said.

  • March 31, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    The moral posturing here is kinda funny...

    by Ribbons

    Technically I'm in the corner of the people who think Nolan's Joker design looks cool and that a superhero film doesn't have to be completely faithful to its source material (and sometimes shouldn't be) in order to be good. But in a TalkBack where people are arguing about what to do about a film that someone dies either making (crew members) or shortly after (Heath Ledger), calling Sithdan "an ass" for ranting about make-up seems a little absurd. I would have gone with froot loop, or perhaps wingnut. *** I also hope the irony of people accusing him of "judging the movie before it comes out" isn't lost on anybody else.

  • March 31, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Do they really need to...?

    by lowmankind

    I mean, everyone's gonna watch this film anyway, and I have a sinking feeling that the audience will triple since it's "Heath Ledger's last movie". So, if it is yet another trailer for Dark Knight, isn't a bit redundant? It's sort of like Bart Simpson with the Itchy & Scratchy ticket, except I'm old enough not to have my Dad ban me from watching the movie... (my mom says I'm cool! lol)

  • March 31, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    SithDan

    by malificus

    Tim Burton's 1989 cough-sput-(spews drink in a violent burst)MASTERPIECE?? Ha-ha! YOU are the REAL Joker SithDan, you just slay me! MASTERPIECE? Dude, go directly to your nearest dictionary and look that word up then come back here and just TRY and show your face! Here's an even better idea:Once The Dark Knight comes out on DVD watch that first, then immediately after just TRY and watch Burton's Batman, I guarantee you'll never make it halfway through Burton's inferior mess.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Hello?

    by Herb West

    Is anyone there?

  • March 31, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    1989 Batman

    by waldo

    Saw it in theaters when it first came out. It instantly became my favorite movie. I watched it again a couple of weeks ago and MAN,it has not aged well! Pretty to look at, GREAT score, Nicholson is fun but wwaayyy over the top, even for the Joker! So far Ledger is looking good.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Herb West

    i get the feeling that if someone did watch The Dark Knight and then watched Burton's Batman, it would be kind of like watching The Empire Strikes Back and then the Phantom Menace. It would probably be ridiculous.

  • March 31, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Ode To The Joker

    by Herb West

    Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight? http://tinyurl.com/yslcna

  • March 31, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    BATMAN 89 MUST'VE BEEN PRETTY GREAT BACK IN 89

    by BringingSexyBack

    Can't find the Batdance anywhere on Youtube but that's something Nolan wishes he had for TDK.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    BATMAN 89 was great bat guano.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Seriously.<P>"I just want to know, are we gonna try to love each other?"<P>'Nuff said. Those earlier Batman films suffered under Burton's goth-camp and they went downhill from there. Thank goodness for the 180 degree turnaround via Nolan and Bale. It may not cater to everyone's favorite details (and quite frankly, there are too many to care), but at least they're striving for a legitimate weight with the character.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Penguins with rockets?!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    BOOOOO!!!

  • March 31, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Anyone check out Superhero Hype?

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • March 31, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    BEFORE BURTON CAME ALONG, ALL YOU HAD WAS ADAM WEST

    by BringingSexyBack

    Let's keep it in perspective here. Would you prefer the Batusi over the Batdance?

  • March 31, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Didn't like Burton's vision of Batman

    by AntoniusBloc

    he seemed to care more about the villains. But Keaton played a great Batman, Bale pretty much plays him the same in the costume.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Batusi > Batdance

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Adam West Batman > Burton's Batman<P>These are the Laws of the Batman Universe.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    WTF IS THAT SITE ON PACIFIC TIME?

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's 4-01 already.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    The Sithdan hate

    by RedGobbbo

    I understand it but it will never touch the raw hatred that MOVIEMACK inspired. Reading a Batman talkback without Mack's venom just isn't the same. Come back,mack.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    I liked Gordon in Batman 89

    by RedGobbbo

    He was crap and Gough was a crap Alfred. Caine is okay but John Cleese is Alfred.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    OKAY I RESPECT THE BATUSI TOO

    by BringingSexyBack

    But this hate for Burton's Batman is senseless given that back in 89, Batman must've been a joke outside the comic book world. Burton revamped Batman for the mainstream. It was Schumacher who killed Batman, though I have to admit watching Clooney talking to a weeping Schwartzeneggar is a great moment.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    RedGobbbo

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Oh, the Mack is still around. He rides under the name, "I am Batman" now. How appropriate.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    DID SITHDAN MOLEST A CAT OR SOMETHING?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Why the hate for this guy?

  • March 31, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I am Batman

    by RedGobbbo

    Thanks Gaius ;)

  • March 31, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    WILL SOMEONE PLEASE OPEN THAT DAMNED SUITCASE

    by BringingSexyBack

    I need to sleep soon.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Instruction

    by MattmanReturns

    Forgive me. It should have been more like Batman and Robin, since there's no way in reality a man could ever dress up like a bat. Gotcha. I never said that everything in the movie was completely realistic. My point was that it attempted a sense of realism. It's much easier to suspend disbelief watching Batman Begin than it is ANY other Batman movie. So it would be stupid to have a cleancut Joker with completely, perfectly bleached skin and ruby lips. And get the fuck out of my face with that "nigga please" bullshit.

  • March 31, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    What I get for being an artist

    by Megalomatthew

    Flawed perspective. on stickers. driving me crazy!

  • March 31, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Sithdan doesn't molest cats, Docpazuzu on the otherhand

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • April 1, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    We all will know come 7-18-08

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • April 1, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    WHAT'S ON 7-18-08?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Is that the TDK release date? I don't pay attention, I just go when the sign is up at the theater.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    3pm is when the fun will begin...

    by TheDoctor73

    It's on ibelieveinharveydent.com

  • April 1, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    The problems with Burton's Batmans

    by Gwai Lo

    Almost everyone acknowledges that Schumacher's films were garbage, although some people still try and defend Batman Forever for some unknown reason. But there is a lot of contention over Burton's Batman films. I'm not a huge Burton fan. I think even with his best films he has a tendency to coast on art direction, and for those that like real movie magic with lots of pretty colors and big stylistic flourishes he's probably the cat's pajamas. For my money Ed Wood is his only truly great film, and it owes part of its success to the fact that he was able to reign in his stylistic excesses for once. But I digress, back to his Batman films. The original Batman film was good for it's day, and there's no doubt that it did a lot to repair the image of a silly Batman fostered by the Adam West incarnation. But for those that haven't seen it in a while, watch it again and try and remain objective. These are not the characters, and I can't imagine anyone arguing otherwise. Let's look at Batman first of all. Making Jack Napier the murderer of Wayne's parents isn't just a minor change that provides narrative cohesion, it completely alters who Batman is as a character. Batman's quest becomes about revenge, rather than justice. Batman Begins does it right: Joe Chill kills Wayne's parents, Joe Chill dies before Bruce can get revenge, Bruce must channel his issues into a general quest for justice. If the Joker kills the Waynes, then Batman's quest ends when Batman drops him off the top of that building. This is one of many instances in the Burton films where Batman kills people (he also drops a thug to his death and shields up in the Batmobile while he blows up a bunch of henchmen.) Michael Keaton plays Bruce Wayne as an aloof, awkward weirdo, nevermind that physically he looks nothing like the character should. Hanging upside down to sleep? Bruce Wayne doesn't think he's a bat. By the time we got to Batman Returns, Burton was clearly bored with the character and gave most of the screen time to the three primary villains. For those that complained about the action in Begins, I'll take shaky cam over Batman programming his batarang to take out a bunch of guys cartoon style, and only making big wide turns in the unweildy Batmobile because he grappling hooks to buildings with it. I'd rather see the Tumbler ripping around Gotham like a believable urban tank than Batman getting his Batplane shot down with a pistol. I was going to thoroughly go through the other characters as well to explain why they miss the mark, but I sense this post is already getting long. Burton made some enjoyable movies, but Nolan took the characters seriously, paid more respect to the source material and ended up making a far better film in the process. Sure, there are flaws, but I don't understand how people who champion Burton's version can look past the much more glaring flaws in his movies. Entertaining films? If I'm in the right mood and feeling nostalgic, yes. A proper depiction of Batman? Not by a long shot, now that one actually exists.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    DON'T SITHDAN ME BUT I THOUGHT MARS ATTACKS IS PRETTY GREAT

    by BringingSexyBack

    I never got the Burton = Bay memo.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST

    3PM?!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I drank coffee for nothing?

  • April 1, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    DONT SITHDAN ME

    by RedGobbbo

    hahaha-anyways-I'm no "insider" type fella but I bet the whatever its gonna be wont be released till 8pm est. Go to bed if you're waiting for it. And also GwaiLo is completely correct.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    THE BATPLANE GETTING SHOT DOWN

    by BringingSexyBack

    was really weak. I give you that. And I did like Batman and Robin. But really it was for Alicia Silverstone. Nipples on Batgirl!

  • April 1, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    A real life Joker seems almost more plausible than a Batman...

    by -=Shin=-

    John Wayne Gacy was dubbed the Killer Clown. Granted, he wasn't out killing in the clown suit, but it's disturbing enough to know that he liked to entertain children as 'Pogo The Clown' during the same period he was on his killing spree.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Right on.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I agree with Gwai Lo - And Mars Attacks was great ;)

    by -=Shin=-

    ...And I'm going to get shot for this, but I often get tired of Tim Burton's design style. After so many years of his movies in different genres, a lot of it still looks the same to me. I know there are exceptions, but I just don't see his palette change in the sense of exploring something different. At least Willy Wonka wasn't black and white with a bit of red.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    A BAT-THEMED MASKED CRUSADER IS MORE PLAUSIBLE THAN BUSH

    by BringingSexyBack

    in a codpiece-stuffed flight suit declaring himself a hero. That's fo sho.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    HAS ANYTHING BEEN DISCUSSED ABOUT WHO PLAYS RIDDLER?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Cuz that's got to be the next movie.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Amen, BringingSexyBack, Amen.

    by -=Shin=-

    ...And I should point out I love Batman in just about any form.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    This movie has a creepy stigma over it now

    by Orionsangels

  • April 1, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Selina was NOT right in Batman Returns

    by MattmanReturns

    Michelle is a great actress, and Catwoman was a showstealer in Batman Returns, but that was not the comic book Catwoman. Selina Kyle is a decadent, fun-loving Italian femme who likes to lounge around in expensive lingerie. She's not an insane blonde who began as a mousy secretary. And the whole nine-lives thing was retarded.

  • April 1, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    It's 3 AM!!!!

    by ThePilgrim

  • Just wondering....havent seen him in anything since and heard he needed a job.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Gotham Knight

    by batmans_pants

    Killing people is not heroic. This is not what defines Batman as a hero.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Batman is not a killer.

    by Gwai Lo

    Aside from a brief period in the 40's, Batman has never killed the bad guys. He needs to have a moral code to walk that thin line as a vigilante. That's why he always rounds up the villains and brings them to Arkham, even though they'll inevitably get out and cause more havoc. Batman could have spared Gotham a lot of grief by doing exactly what he did in Batman 89, killing the Joker. But he doesn't, because that would make him no better than the freaks he brings to justice. This notion is the core of his character, to fuck with it is to completely change who he is.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    And thats why Burtons Batman isn't a Fag

    by ThePilgrim

    That and he fucked Vicky Vale. And You actually believed that he was Crazy as Bruce Wayne. Bats 89 ignored the comics and I say thank god! You all seem to forget how campy Bats was in the casual fans eye, and how much this film changed that. <P> Miller's bat is now up for his time in the sun.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by batmans_pants

    Spot on bro. Killing the bad guys would be the easy solution. It's because batman does that right thing in choosing the most difficult path that makes him a hero.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    you can't fear a threat that allows you to live

    by ThePilgrim

    Lets face it incarceration ain't all that bad these days. How's getting nabbed and sent too an insane asylum scary for a guy who rapes and murders. Batman is flawed in the comics.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Oh no... That born into money and power

    by ThePilgrim

    closeted homo who likes to play dress up caught me raping, killing, and stealing again.... but I'm nuts so it's off to the loony bin for me. I'll be back ahahahahaha. Yeah see thats why they keep committing new crimes cause batman's method doesn't work and it doesn't solve the problem. Killing is the only way no matter how poetic they make the other way sound.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Well, yeah.

    by batmans_pants

    The comics may be flawed. they are comics after all. But that's not what were talking about. I was commenting on gotham_night's statement that batman killing the bad guys makes him a hero. It doesn't. He isn't a killer.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST

    An All-Encompassing Trailer? For A Change?

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    The first two trailers were spectacular. The first trailer set the precedent for what a kick ass trailer should be minus any actual footage being shown. The second trailer was a great introduction to Ledger's portrayal of the Joker, though it was merely a hint of things to come. But it's been long overdue time for an all-encompassing trailer that actually involves EVERYONE more. For one thing, it doesn't seem like, aside from showing her on screen, Nolan has any confidence in Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance- hence the fact that no actual dialogue was uttered by her in the second trailer. Also, what's with the half-second glimpse of Eckhart as Dent? Almost 75% of the viral marketing for The Dark Knight has revolved around Dent's campaign to become the District Attorney for Gotham City, yet he was almost nowhere to be seen in the second trailer. The only significant dialogue uttered by ANYONE in the trailer aside from Ledger's Joker, Bale's Batman, and Caine's Alfred, was one brief line by Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman as Commissioner Gordon and Lucius Fox respectively. I hope the third trailer has a more all-encompassing feel to it for the sole reason that there are other characters in The Dark Knight aside from The Joker and Batman that need to be (and more than likely will be, knowing Nolan) fleshed out in the film. Aside from the aforementioned gripes, the first two trailers were spectacular, the third one will probably be that much better, and the film will own 2008. Because nothing has come before it thus far that could light a candle to it, and NOTHING is going to be released in its wake that will even compare. And on another note, in 2009, who watches the watchmen?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Trailer opionion.

    by batmans_pants

    I like that WB and Nolan only show what they want to show us. I think the movie will take us in a direction that we've not seen in the trailers. Chris Nolan has already stated that the Joker is not going to be the main protagonist in this movie. He is a powerfull element, but I can't help but feel that there is going to be so much more to this flick that Batman vs Joker. We already know that two-face only comes in at the end of the movie. So what's the deal? The trailers give us very littl in the way of plot detail, and I'm hoping that it stays that way.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:27 a.m. CST

    And I can't spell

    by batmans_pants

    "opinion" for toffee...

  • April 1, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Oh and Kingdom Come

    by batmans_pants

    I shall be watching the watchmen. Really hyped about it. What do you think of what you've seen so far?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Also, on the subject of Batman "killing"

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    Anyone that cites Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" as a point of reference when discussing Batman's moral code is a complete moron. Why? Because Tim Burton openly admitted after making the movie that he wanted NOTHING to do with the comics/source material. The man is an overgrown goth-child who was obsessed with the dark nature of Batman and how he could utilize said nature to make a buck and relate to his own "tortured" childhood. Burton didn't care for the fact that JOE CHILL killed Bruce Wayne's parent's- NOT THE JOKER/Jack Napier (the idiotic real name that soooooooooo many people I know still associate with the Joker, though the comics never really ever gave him a full real name to begin with. *coughKILLINGJOKEcough*). Nor did he care to actually explore the Red Hood angle with the creation of the Joker. Instead he used Jack Palace to sell "Jack Napier" out to the cops, which was so inaccurate it still agitates the crap out of me to this day. Just a couple of the many outrageous inaccuracies that Burton didn't give a damn to avoid. Burton's 1989 film was a popcorn flick and a visual feast at best, AT THE TIME. It had an absolutely beautiful soundtrack (Prince music aside). I liked it as a kid before I seriously started reading Batman, Detective Comics, and every other bat-associated title (i.e. Legends of the Dark Knight, Robin, and Nightwing). After I started paying attention to the aforementioned source material I realized just how badly Burton took a shit on what Batman truly stood for. Batman does not kill... PERIOD. Last I checked, the Joker's STILL ALIVE. Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin is still alive and running his Iceberg lounge. Selina Kyle/Catwoman is spending her dear sweet time trying to get off the hell world in Salvation Run. The Riddler isn't in ARKHAM flapping straight-jacket wings, he's an honest detective. Two-Face is, well, back to being good old Two-Face. Heck he's been gone since the "One-Year Later" story for some time now. Poison Ivy is still retarded (not literally, she's just a terrible villain who no one should pay attention to). Bane is on the same hell planet in Salvation Run with Catwoman and needs to return to his state of awesomeness as was conveyed in and before Knightfall. And Mr. Freeze is there with them both I believe. Or in Gotham killing people because now that Nora's gone he's got nothing left. The point of the above movie/comic references is that neither Burton nor Schumaker got it right. They didn't give a damn for the source material, hence the fact that they are not attached to the property that is Batman anymore. If Nolan sticks with the franchise until the end of the third film like he has planned to, this will be the first director in the history of the Batman movie franchise to actually stay for more than two films as well as make more than ONE successful film. And surprisingly enough, Nolan will have done so by being at least SOMEWHAT faithful to the source material which real Batman fans covet daily. That's my two cents. The Dark Knight's going to own by the way. And to hell with Burton and Schumaker's versions of The Bat. They just wanted to make a quick buck. Cite them as a point of reference for anything Batman and prepare to have your ass handed to you. 'Nuff said.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    you don't get an artist

    by ThePilgrim

    We make like the aspect of something, but as an artist we may need to change it around too enjoy it. Burton didn't make bats to make a buck. He could have made the same story sans the name batman. He did ti cause he saw something in the symbol, and he being a true artist took what he wanted from the symbol and made it his own. Instead of walking in the footprints of the source material. You people get more cynical as time passes. You have no idea how big that film was to us 13 and under's- back when it came out. It was the beginning of all this serious superhero film shit, and it was dark for it's day.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    I mean "We may like the aspect"

    by ThePilgrim

  • April 1, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    batmans_pants, re: Watchmen

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    The preview images, especially on Superherohype.com which shows Rorschach dealing with a cop that he set on fire (I believe), are very convincing. Well, aside from Ozymandias who looks like a complete ass, but that's because his nipple-suit takes me back to Schumacher's Batman and Robin and, well, that should be enough to make ANYONE cringe. Watchmen could easily own 2009 after The Dark Knight owns 2008. It all depends on whether or not Zach Snyder decides to make another addition to the original storyline (like he did with 300 where he added the idiotic corrupt politician back at home just to give Lena Headey some more dialogue where NONE was needed to make 300 a more vagina-friendly film). Because screwing up V For Vendetta, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and Swamp Thing was one thing, for the respective directors/writers of those film-adaptations. Watchmen is considered by many to be the holy grail of graphic novels. If Snyder muffs this one by adding some useless side story like he did in 300 or decides to go with his own personal interpretation, then the movie is doomed just like Alan Moore has more than likely ALREADY predicted since he believes that none of his works can be done justice. Sadly, Moore just might be right if Watchmen gets screwed up royally. Who knows...

  • April 1, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    They keep comitting crimes on the streets because it's comics...

    by -=Shin=-

    I think that saying killing is the only way to handle the loons of Gotham because they keep escaping is ignoring the conventions of selling a monthly comic and telling stories within that framework. John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson and their like didn't break out of prison on a monthly basis - and they were pretty twisted. The reason Joker, Riddler and those cats keep escaping is to tell stories. If we were telling the story more realistically, The Joker, just like other serial killers, would have been locked up so tight, and sedated so heavily, we'd never see him except on a sixty minutes special. That, or he'd *somehow* be found to be sane enough to go to trial and presumbly excuted after a hell of a long prison term. Either way, he wouldn't be on the streets again, so killing him to prevent his 'comic escapes' every month would be unnecessary. The writer is god in a comic and sort of fudges those details and we're meant to ignore them in favor of enjoying the story. To keep the stories flowing, the 'looney bin' has to be pathetic enough so there are villains for Batman to fight. --It would make sense for Bruce Wayne to build a state of the art prison/mental health facility, donate it to the city, and attract top staff with an extra stipend he would provide. --But that will never happen, because where would the bad guys (and stories) come from...?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST

    ThePilgrim, re: comic book fans being cynics

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    Sorry buddy, but we're not all cynics. I was 6 years old when Burton's film came out and I was left in awe. I saw the film numerous times in theaters and I even own it on dvd. Why I look back on it now and KNOW, not think, KNOW that Burton purposely shit on the source material is because he's been quoted as saying so himself. Look it up. Kevin Smith (a really bad ass actor/director) handed Burton's ass to him for that very reason if you didn't already know. The entertainment value of the 1989 film still stands, I'll grant you THAT much. But as a long-time fan of Batman and the DCU in general, aside from simple mindless entertainment and a general appeal to depressed poser goth kids EVERYWHERE, Burton's '89 film is a plot-hole ridden, utter piece of crap that shit on the very memory of what Bill Finger and Bob Kane created. "He saw something in the symbol." Yeah, I'm fairly certain that I know what Burton "saw" too. He saw his own depressed childhood/teen goth years when he sat in a corner brooding and decided that Batman would be his onscreen return to the good old days. Cynical my ass. It's the reason why, when people look back twenty years from now, they'll remember and praise Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and it's subsequent sequels and won't have the foggiest memory as to the crap factories that Burton and Schumacher were responsible for.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but the whole "artist" thing is a cop-out

    by Gwai Lo

    It's 3 in the morning and I'm about to go to bed so I'll make this brief, but hundreds of artists have given their interpretations of Batman without changing who he is. Just because Burton is a filmmaker and not a comic writer doesn't give him any special license to do what he wants with an established property. (Yes, I realize film adaptations need to differ from print to work, I am talking about core changes to character) Frank Miller's Batman will kick the everloving shit out of someone, but he won't kill them. Burton has admitted he didn't even bother to read any of the comics, which is a great disservice to the character. If he was really worth his salt as an artist he would be able to bring the same level of artistry to a faithful adaptation, rather than making pointless changes to satisfy his need to put his authorial stamp on the thing. This goes for Sam Hamm as well, who wrote the script.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    In fact, a lot more fingers should point at Sam Hamm

    by Gwai Lo

    He's the one that wrote a Batman that doesn't have much to do with the comics. Burton deserves shit for not reading any of the comics and keeping the writer in check, but if anyone has read Hamm's Watchmen script it's easy to see that the guy has no respect for whatever he's adapting.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    BATMAN Should Kill, And Torture, And Other Mean Things

    by LaserPants

    I think Batman rocks. He's cool, he's spooky, he's badass, he's nuts. That being said, given that he's this dark figure of vengence, he SHOULD go to the darkside in extremely hardcore ways -- he should kill, torture, maim, and all manner of other insanity. I know that he won't, but I think he should. Its the one thing that always bugged me about him. Oh, okay, that, and the fact that he hangs out with a 14 year old acrobat in green speedoes.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Gyllenhaal is Spidey!!yeah!Raimi maybe out!yeah!

    by pipergates

    fantastic news! and Dunst out too! Respect for Toby and Dunst, but they both look too goofy and bland for those roles. Hope they go the Batman Begins way of rebooting the franchise,getting rid of the silliness and soap opera elements. And maybe have a Green Goblin that looks like he's supposed to?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    All this Burton bashing, why has no one mentioned ...

    by lowmankind

    Joel Schumacher? I mean, if you wanna talk about the greatest arse-nuggets in the Batman canon, you can't go past Batman Forever and Batman and Robin... Burton's films have aged, sure... but take a look at Jurassic Park or Waynes World... same story... things just look different after 15 or 20 years... I know that mentioning Schumacher's Bat-films is like the love-that-dare-not-speak-its-name in a satanic church with Michael Bay having a smoke on the side, but let's have some perspective people!

  • April 1, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    spidey 4,5,6,7,8,9,10........

    by oojamaflip

    first two great, third a bit pants but still good. 4,5,6,7,8,9,10... geeeze enough already!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    romance & city life yes, soap opera no

    by pipergates

    i see what you mean, brother, but it was just overdone and too sappy, like in a south american "telenovela".

  • April 1, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    new ideas, plea(se)!

    by oojamaflip

    plea plea plea pleeeeeeeeeese! can the writers/film makers/big studios come up with some new ideas, instead of strap strap strapping and re making the old. ok saying that batman returns was good and I am looking forward to dark knight but come on chaps Jack Nicholson is the best joker and that is that. More like American Splendor please. ta.

  • April 1, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    i meant batman begins....

    by oojamaflip

    as subject :O)

  • April 1, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Don't Need TDK Trailers

    by tvspace

    Let's just get to the movie. If it's not an improvement over BB, let's bring back Joel Schumacher. It couldn't be any worse.

  • April 1, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    The Batman TV show was great

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and still is. I loved it as a child. You've got to accept that the Adam West version of the caped crusader was made campy for kids, not comic book buffs. I loved the Burton films, but agree that it had weak spots. The first movie made a big deal of the Batplane rocketing up to the moon, but as soon as Joker sees it, he takes it out with one shot. Weak. Batman Begins / TDK are new incarnations for new times, and Nolan did a great job. If anyone is still offended by the TV show Batman, it's only because you're looking to be offended by it.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    The site is RUNNING!

    by JokersNight

    Click On the Envelope!

  • April 1, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    You can open the envelope now. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    And the suitcase . . . HOLY SHIT THIS MOVIE WILL ROCK!!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Some doing needs to be done.

    by Kavu

    Ok now someone in the states go pick up those packages and report. We can't wait. Gogogo!

  • April 1, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Suitcase

    by Kavu

    How does I open it? Or did I completely misunderstand?

  • April 1, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Bowling Alleys

    by JokersNight

    Have a ball, spare, strike fast???

  • April 1, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    RighteousBrother, Gyllenhaal is confirmed

    by pipergates

    according to Joblo, they have checked it with three sources and are positive. I think it's great news and look forward to a more fun and wisecracking Spidey.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    pipergates

    by Billy Batts

    It's April fools day, dude. The article gets more preposterous as it goes on.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    624am PST and nothing has happened on the site

    by Russman

    (sigh)

  • April 1, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    You're Killing ME

    by JokersNight

    Click on the envelope documents

  • April 1, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Oh wait! is that all?

    by Russman

    yea!?!?

  • April 1, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Jake as Spider-Man???

    by sean bean

    Yeah, right. Check your calendars, everyone.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Billy Batts....oh shit...you're so right

    by pipergates

    they got me good...sorry bout that RighteousBrother

  • April 1, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Burton REINVENTED Batman

    by Sithdan

    The Dark Knight would be NOTHING without Burton's 1989 Batman film. Sam Hamm crafted a compelling adaptation that reinvented the Dark Knight for the big screen. Before Burton and Hamm came around, the only Batman the general audience identified with was the campy incarnation from the 1960s. An ambiguously gay duo living together with their loyal butler. Burton's style of Batman is being emulated even today by Christian Bale. I personally had no problem with Batman Begins. But what really fucking annoys me is this bandwagon of fans who suddenly think the 1989 version betrayed the comics and should be deleted from our collective memories. The Dark Knight wouldn't even exist had it not been for Burton's film. At least not in its current form. Hell, I think the Dark Knight should have acknowledge Burton for his work as an inspiration.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    CHECK YOUR LOCAL BOWLING ALLEYS!

    by microwavable?

    oh man, i want a bag of movie stuff! i'm in chicago but live nowhere near a bowling alley. plus, after the Aqua Teen fiasco in Boston, i wonder how movie promo people drop certain things in public, especially a bag of something.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Brokeback Mountain, WY

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Ask for Jake's package... errrrr a package FOR Jake.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Another Viral hunt, this time it's global

    by Oski

    Check out the site, packages are waiting in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Sao Palo.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Ugh.

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm sure this is fun for some people. The rest of just wish they'd just post the damn trailer already.

  • April 1, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Keeps revealing new addresses

    by Steve_Dooku

  • April 1, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Do the stamps on the addresses

    by CampKoala

    mean they've been collected?

  • April 1, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    DEVASTATED!!!!!

    by smirker

    I went to the Bayswater address in London but someone had beaten me to it!!! 15 GODDAMN MINUTES!!! It was a bowling alley and the girl behind the counter said the prize was a bowling ball with 'Bobo' on it and a phone number. @!£$%!% IT!!

  • April 1, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    The other London package has been claimed.

    by Dwide Shrewd

  • April 1, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    How do you open the suitcase?

    by zooch

  • April 1, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    by fireclown

    I went to the Bayswater address in London but someone had beaten me to it!!! 15 GODDAMN MINUTES!!! It was a bowling alley and the girl behind the counter said the prize was a bowling ball with 'Bobo' on it and a phone number. @!£$%!% IT!! Don't keep us in suspenders. What was the number? And how do you open the damned case?

  • April 1, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I'm sure the case won't open until later

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Maybe not until all the bowling balls have been collected.

  • April 1, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Ah a note.

    by fireclown

    And nothing near me. Very sad. Who is Bobo?

  • April 1, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    addresses in Philly and Miami

    by longcoldstare

    with locker numbers and combos? C'mon, post Atlanta! I have an "operative" there to pick it up.

  • April 1, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    New Joker trailer

    by Evil Hobbit

    Right here: http://tinyurl.com/33x5r5 The clown is evil!

  • April 1, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    For us New Yorkers . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I thinking this is the one in Glendale . . . Glendale Bowling Alleys 7148 Myrtle Ave Flushing, NY 11385-7260. I have no way of knowing or going. Hope this helps.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    philly now stamped

    by longcoldstare

  • April 1, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    glendale, chicago, midloathian now up

    by longcoldstare

    It's a different alley, SkidMark.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Am I missing something?

    by Jor-El23

    i can't click on anything on this Clown page

  • April 1, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Got beat to the Miami one by 5 minutes.

    by Ozy

    The locations are bowling alleys. I got beat by a 5 minutes cause of f***ing traffic. It's a bowling ball of some kind according to the ladies working the desk.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    ARGH!!!

    by McDee

    The Chicago location is 40 minutes away, not including morning traffic and construction!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Kingston, MA

    by helvis

    The only bowling alley in Kingston, MA according to the yellow pages is Alley Kat Lanes and Kingston Ten Pin. The website is http://www.alleykatlane.com/ Good luck NE talkbackers; I can't leave work.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Some big cities...

    by helvis

    I would think the ones in bigger cities (Seattle, Vegas, Portland, San Fran, etc.) would be tougher to figure out. Although, how many bowling alleys are there in each city, really?

  • April 1, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I grow weary of this viral fuckery...

    by 11dayempire

    ...just release the trailer, ffs.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I wish this was like the last one

    by Greenleaf1

    where there was stuff on the computer for everyone to coincide with the other stuff. I remember the morse code Joker laugh last time that was good fun. Now instead we're all just waiting. I feel like calling my friend and driving from Milwaukee to Madison to await that one, but I'm not that hardcore.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Aye aye, Cap'n

    by helvis

    You're right. I could leave work if I really wanted to... but that would be a bit much.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Good morning west coasters

    by helvis

    My final post on this incredibly viral topic... I have done the work for you. The only bowling alley listed in Chula Vista is: Brunswick Premier Lanes 845 Lazo Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910 http://www.bowlbrunswick.com

  • April 1, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Progress

    by Kavu

    Miami, Midlothian and Chicago stamped.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    bah

    by Uridium

    Called GF in Paris from London and asked her to run over there.... stamp went up... called her again, she is 1 min from the place. DAMN, I missed it.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    there are too many ATL alleys

    by longcoldstare

    to predict. We have to wait for the next round. Why can't they just post all of the addresses, FFS!

  • April 1, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    If there weren't 10 bowling alleys

    by shitstorm23

    in Portland, I'd go out looking for this shit, how are you supposed to know which one?

  • April 1, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    ugh

    by sharpie

    charlotte is a major city!! we have bowling alleys! bah

  • April 1, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Hey Helvis...

    by TheBigLebowsky

    Who's got big titties?... I didn't bother to read your post...

  • April 1, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Kington MASS

    by Jaffa8

    I'm going to check it out in 45 minutes....it's rightup the road....any idea what I'm looking for?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Australia has bowling alleys too!

    by Mr. Marvel

    ...and Kangaroos. But that's about it.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    JaffaB

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Go to a bowling alley. Fondle the girl behind the counter. Then report back to us, if you're not in the back seat of a police cruiser. <p>ahole ramirez - click the open end of the envelope.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    by defenderoftheo

    Another "contest" this stuff is cool but only if you live in a big enough city that they do it there.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    dwide shrewd

    by sharpie

    what if its a guy?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    what do you want Defenderoftheo

    by Uridium

    ..ya want them to set these things up in Butthole, Idaho?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    hey ahole

    by Uridium

    have you refreshed the page, and does your envelope look closed or open with some papers sticking out?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    I here you defederoftheo

    by Freaky_Zeke

    Tiny, bored-ass cities of the world unite!

  • April 1, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    ahole

    by sharpie

    refresh the page. click the little white piece of paper sticking out of the envelope a little

  • April 1, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    mr ahole ramirez

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Maybe you need to update your flash plugin, or something. <p>sharpie - Then you just wait a minute. A girl is bound to walk past at some point.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Sharpie the answer is simple...

    by dihay

    You do the same thing if it's a guy but you have to include the code phrase: "Are you smugglin' bowlin' balls or are you just happy to see me?", while doing so. sheesh...

  • April 1, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    hmmm

    by sharpie

    ill go to my local bowling alley and try anyway, hell if anything itll liven up the day.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    what are the numbers?

    by Jaffa8

    locker combos?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Jaffa8

    by Uridium

    thats what I thought,.. bowling alleys have shoe lockers????

  • April 1, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    well...

    by Jaffa8

    I need the code then before I go....how do we know when they will post them? is it random?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Sharpie don't forget...

    by dihay

    to wear your smeared lipstick and "why so serious" t-shirt when you go. That way you'll be the number one pick for jail bitch when they throw you in. Good Luck!

  • April 1, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    or....

    by Jaffa8

    does that come up after someone claims the item?

  • April 1, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    wouldnt be the first time

    by sharpie

  • April 1, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    ONE AN HOUR

    by StephenHawkingDiarrhea

    They seem to be revealing a new address every hour. So, since there are 28 cities, we can assume we wont see the trailer until 4am or later.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Jaffa...

    by dihay

    give us your cell number and go down to the alley. As soon as they post the combo number one o' us fine gentlemen will shoot it to you...

  • April 1, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    cell #....

    by Jaffa8

    sorry, that's not going to happen.

  • April 1, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Phoenix bowling alleys..

    by Photosuperstar

    There are approximately 1046 bowling alleys in Phoenix.. CRIKEYS!!

  • April 1, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    photosuperstar

    by sharpie

    better get started, they'll be closing in a few hours

  • April 1, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Inside the bag

    by Kratos Durden

    Got this of the Superherohype forum. http://www.omelete.com.br/cine/100011778/Batman___The_Dark_Knight.aspx

  • April 1, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    OK I'm heading out...

    by Jaffa8

    Kingston MASS here I come..... Let's dance!

  • April 1, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    bah

    by sharpie

    or NC or SC.....

  • April 1, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    mr ahole ramirez...

    by dihay

    not really but I have heard that he's partial to AC/DC...

  • April 1, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I'm on it..

    by Photosuperstar

    After work. Poop.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Photosuperstar...

    by dihay

    I tend to have to do that too after a looonnnngggg day at work. It's GREAT for my constitution...

  • April 1, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Not Every Hour

    by Rodo

    They are popping up as soon as someone claims it and calls the number on the ball. go to superherohype and check out the story.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    hmm

    by sharpie

    3 more just popped up. ah, the life of the unemployed *sigh*

  • April 1, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    also

    by sharpie

    the whole page(or at least the suitcase and the list) seem to be getting grimier as more pop up

  • April 1, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    You really have no clue, Sithdan.

    by TheLastCleric

    Burton’s film isn’t the influential masterpiece you claim and it never was. Despite my personal affinity for most of Burton’s work, Batman is easily one of his weaker efforts, evidenced by his woefully inaccurate portrayal of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the Joker. Michael Keaton was a silly choice to play Wayne and Batman because the man lacks the physical dimensions and the emotional undertones to pull the character off properly. Batman isn’t a scrawny guy with a receding hairline and he never should have been portrayed as such, nor is he a James Bond wannabe, overly reliant on gadgets and body armor. As to the Joker, he isn’t a fat, aging actor hamming it up but rather a methodical and chilling psychopath who considers human misery to be the ultimate punch line. Burton did what he did and it was entertaining but it also willfully omitted almost everything that makes the Batman mythos so compelling. Truth be told, most people who were Batman fans (and I’m not referring to that ridiculous, homo-erotic Adam West crap) were disappointed with the liberties Burton took. With or without Burton’s films, it was inevitable that eventually a director who respected the mature nature of the source material would assume the reigns and make something vastly superior within the genre, which is what happened with Nolan and Batman Begins. You can continue to defend Burton’s decisions and his film but that stubbornness won’t make you right, just uninformed. I think people uninterested in the true Batman mythos, along with those who like easy-to-digest cinema, may find favor with Burton’s spin but for those of us who know the character, Nolan has crafted a much better and more accurate interpretation.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmm...

    by dihay

    I called the numbers on both of the balls I have to no avail. One number was disconnected and the other was answered by some bozo named Jaffie or jeffie or some such that had no clue at all. I wonder after all these years...have I claimed the wrong balls?...bummer...

  • April 1, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Catwoman already cast?

    by blue1622

    story up on Veidt.com says it may already be a done deal...

  • April 1, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    A CLUE FROM BRAZIL!

    by fireclown

    all the postmarks are for April 1, except for Sao Paulo, which is postmarked April 4 2008.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    A CLUE FROM BRAZIL!

    by fireclown

    all the postmarks are for April 1, except for Sao Paulo, which is postmarked April 4 2008.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Atlanta funbowl handed off

    by ThePilgrim

    A Blue and Purple Bowling ball with a Cellphone and A Joker calling card...

  • April 1, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    lol

    by sharpie

    how long till this stuff is up on ebay?

  • April 1, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    fireclown

    by sharpie

    omaha says 4/4 too

  • April 1, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    almost

    by jarnevic

    Just got back from North Kansas CIty Bowl. There was one guy that beat a friend and I by about 45 seconds. At least he showed it to us, but he seemed in a hurry to get back to work. We got a cell phone photo, I'll post a link sometime this afternoon (I've got meetings for the next few hours)The ball is green and purple. It's in a relatively normal (but old) bowling ball bag.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    sharpie

    by fireclown

    I just came to say that. Can't be a coincidence.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    the numbers on the map are lockers number

    by ThePilgrim

    and the combination: <P> <P>Kelley's Hilltop Lanes (402) 553-6411 <P>1313 N 48th Ave<P> Omaha, NE<P> <P>Locker Number 316<P> Combination 29-7- -R

  • April 1, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    It's NOT supposed to be realistic

    by Sithdan

    Batman stems from a COMIC BOOK, not Dateline NBC. It's not supposed to be grounded in reality. It's fantasy escapism. If I wanted reality I would flip on my TV and watch events unfold on the evening news. I work in an austere office where employees reminisce about American Idol and their personal sex lives while stabbing one another in the back. That's also reality. Batman is a distraction from all of that. I don't want realism, I want escapism. I liked the Batwing, the over-the-top Joker, the Smilex gas and the outlandish plot to poison Gotham's cosmetic supply. I mean, it's fun, campy stuff. You people can bash me all you like, but that's just how I feel. Sure, I’ll go see the Dark Knight like most of the herd, but I’ll always have an affinity for Burton’s interpretation of Batman.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    i think they post the adress before it's claimed

    by ThePilgrim

    then they stamp it claimed after it's found <P> Get there now! Bowl-A-Vard Lanes <P>(608) 244-7246 2121 E Springs Dr, Madison, WI<P> locker 144<P> comboi 39-45-R

  • April 1, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    What the..?

    by Neil Peart

    Harvey Dent was supposed to make a speech today at 3PM, but according to the I believe in Harvey Dent site he's already made it.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    New picture of bag contents

    by Kratos Durden

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_Z4-I2c8peEQ/R_JpWHJCXGI/AAAAAAAAW-c/4CA01LX-cpc/s1600-h/JOKER_PHONE.jpg

  • April 1, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Madison is claimed- i called them all

    by ThePilgrim

    everything listed is claimed. So keep refreshing if your in one of the cities not listed. the numbers are lockers! I asked the guy and he told me yes locker 144.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Wait, nevermind

    by Neil Peart

    Ooops, I need to read the fine print more carefully. What's supposed to happen at 3PM is a "meet Harvey Dent" thing and it's at the Gotham Community Center, the speech he gave today was at his HQ. So it still looks like something may happen at 3PM today, but at 3 PM in which timne zone? Isn't Gotham supposed to be on the East Coast?

  • April 1, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    OK I'm back...

    by Jaffa8

    they knew what I was talking about...there was another kid there waiting. we need to code I had to come back to work.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by just pillow talk

    No matter how it's presented, a guy in a batsuit will never be grounded in reality. I prefer Bale over Keaton because I can believe Bale could do the crazy shit Batman is supposed to do. Keaton, not so much. <p>I have never liked Jack's Joker, as he was not the crazy lunatic he should have been. Like you said though, you have a preference for Burton's take on it. I like Nolan's version myself, and I think I'll like his (and Ledger's) take on the Joker too.

  • April 1, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Brazil is unclaimed- Ask for skippy

    by ThePilgrim

    Kingston Mass still hasn't listed an address locker number or combo

  • April 1, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I gotta get this...

    by Jaffa8

    but I don't know if I'll be able to slip out of work....

  • April 1, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    what are the odds

    by longcoldstare

    that we'll see Nokia product placements in the movie, too

  • April 1, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    oh yeah they definately go these phones for free

    by ThePilgrim

    the bowling balls must of cost them about a grand or so to pull together maybe more.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    estimates

    by ThePilgrim

    if the balls were 100 bucks a pop plus 10 bucks shipping it cost them 3 grand too send them out. and 300 in shipping rates so lets say this whole shindig cost them at most 15 grand at at the least 4 grand

  • April 1, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    pasadena alley closed

    by hdpco99

    whats the deal? I have a friend out there, says the its closed. almost turn down. practical joke?

  • April 1, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Nokia

    by Kratos Durden

    4 grand, plus the cost of the phones? What do those phones go for anyway?

  • April 1, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Cost of phones...

    by dihay

    FREE with product placement in the film.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Jesus, what's with the game?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Just post the trailer already

  • April 1, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins has NOTHING to do with Batman 89.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Let's see, the dynamic between Wayne and his butler and Wayne and Gordon - nonexistant in Burton's world, yet very important in the comics, and reflected in Batman Begins. <p></p> And fantasy doesn't have to stray far from reality in order to be more effective. Nolan's world is just more believeable, and the city seems more alive and tangible. Burton's Gotham is typical of Burton; overdone, overdark, and more focused on asthetic than functionality. It became a distraction more than a setting for the story to take place in. <p></p> And then there is Keaton. Who doesn't like the Keaton? However, a 5'10" 150lb dude is hardly believeable as someone who routinely fights criminals bigger and stronger than he. And to be able to hold them over ledges? Not so. Bale brought a real strength and powerful look to go along with it to Batman. He truly seemed like the type that could kick your ass, and all 20 of your friends' asses at one time. <p></p> I don't see how anyone can say BB owes much to B89. Yes, B89 paved the way for comic book movies in general, but the movie in itself was pretty hollow and lifeless, like many Burton movies, and overly concerned with dark asthetic as opposed to relatively strong emotion and great characterization like in BB.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    phones

    by Kratos Durden

    I know free, but in general.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Pasadena alley is closed

    by ThePilgrim

    1-281-487-7327 Phone number doesn't work. I tried to call it as soon as the address was posted so i could get someone there to open the locker. All i want is the phone number...

  • April 1, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    10 min

    by Rodo

    Until the speech from Dent.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    pasadena alley closed last night

    by hdpco99

    People on the ground are finding out that the place closed last night. was bought out.

  • April 1, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Picture of contents here

    by JokersNight

    http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/

  • April 1, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    pasadena is closed, owner confirmed

    by hdpco99

    says some one from 42E picked the ball up two days ago

  • April 1, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    did Dent give his speech?

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    ibelieveinharveydent

    by vaudeville villain

    the site states he already gave his speech... i missed something, i guess.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    who cares about the piddling costs for this stuff?

    by fireclown

    Nerd involvement counts big time. Easily worth a few grand.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    MY WIFE GOT IT!!!!

    by Jaffa8

    she's bringing it to my office!!!! BOO-YA!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Jaffa

    by Neil Peart

    You owe her big-time, man. Congratulations!

  • April 1, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Well done, Jaffa8

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Mighty fine woman you've got there.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Austin location revealed

    by Campion

    Cmon someone from Aint it Cool HQ haul ass over there and bring it back!

  • April 1, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    jarnevic - I got the KC ball

    by Poopfoot1980

    Yeah, I lucked out and the pick-up was just about 10 minutes from my office. I was in a hurry, because I was supposed to meet my wife for lunch. Priorities, y'know.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by Mr Polite

    Wheres my fucking trailer?

  • April 1, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Now, that's not very polite at all, is it? :)

    by Dwide Shrewd

  • April 1, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Jaffa8 you...

    by Freaky_Zeke

    ...lucky bastard. My lady looked at me like a leper when she saw was I've been glued to for the past two hours. Yours is running geek errands for you.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    we will call when she gets here....

    by Jaffa8

    she said everyone was mad she wouldn't open it....she had my 6 month old son with her....

  • April 1, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    she likes....

    by Jaffa8

    baseball and football too!

  • April 1, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Jaffa8

    by McDee

    "MY WIFE GOT IT!!!!" Great, now everyone is gonna get it. (just kidding, sorry, couldn't resist. That's awesome)

  • April 1, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    What are the odds??

    by Kratos Durden

    The same guy who got the chicago cake, got the chicago bowling ball.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    cingrats you jaffa and poopfoot- 2 aicn'ers get the ball

    by ThePilgrim

    the Austin one better be our as well.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Congrats Jaffa8!

    by HoboJuiceExplosion

  • April 1, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    This is just nuts.

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

  • April 1, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    My wife rocks!!!

    by Rodo

    I asked her if she could run down to get the one here, but she took it in the ass instead!!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Trailer is UP!!!

    by Rodo

    HOLY FECKING SHIT!!!! http://tinyurl.com/dnm7v

  • April 1, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    RODO You stupid queer.

    by BLEST

  • April 1, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    RODO You stupid queer.

    by BLEST

    That totally messed up my lunch and my day. <p> Well played sir.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    thanks Rodo... Now I don't feel like snacking anymore.

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

    that wasn't cool dude

  • April 1, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Blest

    by Rodo

    Sure, it's not the best trailer, but it was still fecking awesome! ;) You have to agree.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Rodo...

    by dihay

    I see you and your wife at least have something in common...

  • April 1, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Odds of Chicago guy getting two phones...

    by dancinggopher01

    I'm betting it's the same odds that the guy is not a virgin.

  • April 1, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Rodo sat through 387 spins...

    by weirdoactor

    FAP FAP FAP AUGHGHGHGHGHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHptoooooooo0i

  • April 1, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    this isn't the trailer.

    by murricane

    http://tinyurl.com/2xc9cs

  • April 1, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Nice Job, Texas

    by IForgotAbout19

    I live in West Virginia, and am avoiding all trailers for this movie, but I think this is whole business is badass. Keep it up Jokers.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    They're sending people to Crenshaw?

    by Dwide Shrewd

    That fucking bowling bag better have a gat in it!

  • April 1, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    For those that like Killer Batman

    by Gwai Lo

    There is a character created especially for you, his name is the Punisher.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Get to Crenshaw Blvd

    by The Winged Doucheman

    The Crenshaw Mafia has a package waiting for you in Torrence.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    So, I'd like to know

    by murricane

    How do a bunch of bowling bags add up to a trailer? Are they going to release the trailer after all of the bags have been recovered or what?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Palos Verdes Bowl

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Man. You literally have minutes to get to these places.

    by Dwide Shrewd

    The nerd patrol is a force to be reckoned with when they are out on nerd missions.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    If the last 5 addresses come out at 2:00

    by The Winged Doucheman

    We'll have the trailer by 3. The joke is that it's the trailer for Big Stan.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    LastCleric - Well said

    by toadkillerdog

    Very cogent understanding and explanation of true Batman mythos. I only disagree on one point. Keaton, while far from the physical ideal, did a very good job with the Bruce Wayne persona -albeit in a Keatonish way (meaning with just a tad too much self-awareness and humor). But Bale owns the character and his duality now.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Murricane

    by dihay

    Just a guess but my suspicions are that the people who recover these are going to be invited to some sort of sneak peek/premiere this week/end where the trailer will be shown. It may even be a screening of the film itself. From what I understand the next trailer is Harvey Dent focused and that we will see our first glimpse of Two-Face. I hope to God that the action figure that was shown at the Toy Fair and was said to be either Deadshot or Deathstroke is not in reality what Two-Face will look like.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    murricane you bastard

    by Purgatori

    I just had to look.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Toadkillerdog...

    by dihay

    My complaint with Keaton's Bruce Wayne in the first film was Clark Kent in disguise. The character performance was better in Returns I felt. As far as Bruce Wayne goes in the 80s/90s franchise I felt Clooney did the best performance of Wayne but was also in the worst of the film franchise.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    win?

    by Jaffa8

    my wife really thinks she should win something.....I left the phone on to see if anyone will call

  • April 1, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    follow up already!!!

    by 2tonTAINT

    what's the deal with the packages?!?!?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    To me Kilmer...

    by dihay

    was running thru the motions. He must've needed the money at the time. He's done this in other films also but when he truly acts he generally does a good job.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    brazil

    by MJAYACE

    is going to screw everyone anyways because it still hasn't been claimed and it was one of the first ones up.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Purgatori

    by murricane

    I said it wasn't the trailer, meaning no one should look. I had to look just to post that link and I'm now scarred for life. But was it worth it? Probably not.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Keaton, etc

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Michael Keaton, whether or not he was physically right for the part (he wasn't), didn't portray the character right. Or it wasn't written right, or directed right, or all three. At least to me, it's important that he be a playboy - like in Year One, like in Batman Begins - not all brooding, all the time. Also, him acting the hero in Vicki Vale's apartment was so ridiculous.<p>Though at the same time, the screenplay for the 89 Batman has a totally different feel. It's grittier; pretty awesome really. And he doesn't say "I'm Batman", as dumb-sounding line unfortunately repeated in Begins. <p>I think Batman 89 is a mixed bag, almost literally, as Burton's aesthetic and Hamm's script simply don't mesh a lot of the time. Batman Returns is much better in that sense - at least it is truly a Tim Burton film, though as a Batman film it's not really how I prefer to see the character. Which isn't to say it's not a legit take ... the thing about comic book adaptations is there are lots of ways you can go with it and still be true to the source (if not the essence of the character always).

  • April 1, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Re; Brazil

    by Kratos Durden

    If I could, I would fly there right now to claim it, knowing my luck it will be already claimed when I get there.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The Vicki Vale apartment scene as shown...

    by dihay

    was heavily rewritten from Hamm's original script. It was set up much better (altho i didn't care for Wayne wearing the utility belt pretty much all the time) and was to lead into the "Dark Knight Returns" horse riding scene and eventually produce Robin's origin.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    2tonTAINT: the deal with the packages is...

    by weirdoactor

    ...called "viral marketing". This consists of making people believe that they have "discovered" something "special" in order to "enhance" their "advertising experience". This is often accompanied by douchebags like myself pedantically explaining "viral marketing" using way too many "quotes".

  • April 1, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    At what point does Nolan run out of good villians?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Penguin and Bane maybe, but could Mr. Freeze, Riddler, or Poison Ivy be taken seriously in Nolan's Gotham? Maybe I just have a bad memory of them because Schumacher gayed them up so badly. How about Batzarro or Egghead from the TV show?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Batman 89 Script

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    To clarify: The script is quite different from the movie in tone, and at times in detail.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Anyone have any idea...

    by dihay

    of how close the 2 San Paulo locations are to one another?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross re: Batman 89 script...

    by dihay

    Agreed.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Future Batman Villains (re: Winged Doucheman)

    by Goonie

    I think the Riddler (total psycho) and Poison Ivy (deranged environmentalist) could definitely be molded into Nolan's universe. Not so sure about the Penguin, Bane or Mr. Freeze.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Crenshaw and Seattle are up.

    by BLEST

    Won't be long now.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Mr. Freeze

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Could be a disgruntled zamboni driver. By this time McG will have taken over as helmer for the series.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    ???

    by Rodo

    WTF??? Why is everyone hoping to get a look at two-face. That pic from the bar scene has been on google for weeks...??? http://tinyurl.com/23lexe

  • April 1, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Uuuugh.

    by Photosuperstar

    Meatspin is not Batman.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Bane would be vicious

    by Rodo

    If they stuck to the Knightfall novel.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Maybe we'll get the prologue?

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    That's what I am thinking. Or hopefully a trailer.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    What happens if...

    by Freaky_Zeke

    nobody picks up the other Brazil bag? Do they not release the trailer or do they have mercy and pretend somebody finally showed?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Rodo...

    by AdrianVeidt

    ...you JUST about got me fired. Thanks for that.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Dihay...

    by FriedGold35

    Google Maps puts the two Brazil locations about 20 km apart. Seems reasonable, right?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    contents...

    by Jaffa8

    bag, bowling ball, cell phone, joker card, phone charger, evidence bag, note to call the message said..."Thanks for calling Rent-A-Clown, we nowknow who you are, goodbye pretty badass.....who can say EBAY?

  • April 1, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    re: villains

    by dihay

    It is my understanding that an early treatment/plot had Dent winning the trial that put gang boss Oswald Cobblepot, known for wearing only black and white clothing, behind bars. This was to be a spearhead for him being elected Gotham DA. Orinally I thought this may the character M. A. Hall was playing but that doesn't seem to be the case.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Adrien

    by Rodo

    Maybe you shouldn't be...uh...working??? LMAO

  • April 1, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Burton's Ed Wood

    by Prossor

    his best movie unquestionably, and it didn't feature his gothic shit, nor danny elfman. a fitting tribute to one of the most underrated filmmakers of allt time. i love plan 9, truly wood's magnum opus.

  • April 1, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    FriedGold35 re: location

    by dihay

    If that is indeed the case you'd think that whoever got the checked off item would at least be able to find someone to retrieve the other. Not familiar with the area tho.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    by gregmss

    There is no movie, it's just a conspiracy... Man!

  • April 1, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    And if Adrian's wife...

    by dihay

    was ANYTHING like your own Rodo then he would have 2 things in common with you, now wouldn't he. (no offense meant to Adrian)

  • April 1, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Anyone else suspect...

    by SilentP

    the scavenger hunt might not actually be for anything? And that it's just an April Fool's joke? rofl.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Second Sao Paolo item picked up

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    california address posted

    by MovieWhore

    Anyone in San Fran?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    SilentP

    by dihay

    Yeah, at least something like that. And then the joke would be on the "gotta have it" eBay crowd that pay mega bucks for the items the reciever's put up for auction...Hmmm...I think I know where that old bowling ball is...and purple and green spray paint ain't all that expensive...please excuse me for awhile...

  • April 1, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    only 4 spots to go..

    by Campion

    And then what?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Re: Villains

    by Gwai Lo

    Riddler seems tailor made for the Nolan version of the Batman universe. The great thing about what Nolan is doing is that he can keep bringing back previous characters, he has established a rogues gallery that doesn't necessarily have to die at the end of each film. But yeah, Riddler, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Bane, Catwoman, Mr. Zsasz, etc. could all be handled pretty realistically. Which is more than enough villains to choose from for the third film, and more if they choose.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    LAME.

    by thatwaslameyouguys

    Somebody in Portland cheated!

  • April 1, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Mcpoops

    by dihay

    If it took you this long to come to that conclusion then the reguritation had nothing to do with the viewing of the film.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Never again...

    by Mr. JLo

    will I click on one of those tiny URL's, my trust has been betrayed by AIC TBers

  • April 1, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    re: Somebody in Portland cheated!

    by dihay

    How so?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Greatest scene from any Batman Movie!

    by Rodo

    Was the end of Begins. [p]"I'm not going to kill you...but I don't have to save you."[/p] [p]http://tinyurl.com/23lexe[/p]

  • April 1, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Portland cheat:

    by thatwaslameyouguys

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/04/01/dark-knight-viral-clown-travel-agencys-bowling-ball-scavenger-hunt/#comment-256726

  • April 1, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Rodo

    by Gwai Lo

    I disagree. Two words: Shark repellent.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    by thatwaslameyouguys

    I don't know why that link wasn't working, but the comment on there was: BringtheRain Says: April 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm Update from Portland - My wife went to a bowling alley that we thought would be likely for the contest. The clerk said she couldn’t help her with the scavenger hunt — then quickly went to the bathroom. My wife sat in front of the lockers until the contest uploaded the Portland address. At about 2:03, the Web site uploaded, and she was indeed at the right alley. But the locker was already empty. There is no way anyone else emptied that locker between when she got there and when the Web site uploaded — it was already gone.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Best version of Two-Face

    by Sithdan

    was in the first season of the Animated Series. It was a two-parter aptly titled "Two-Face." Definitely the best episode of the Animated Series. It really captures the duality of Dent's personality. It's available on DVD, I believe.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    probably a lane employee

    by Campion

    or now former employee.. Well so what, everything will be be over soon.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    thatwaslameyouguys re: link

    by dihay

    there are "spaces" which appear as "%20" (no quotation marks) which have to be deleted then the link works fine. So...someone stole from the Joker, eh...hilarious

  • April 1, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    AICN automatically breaks large links...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Your link was right, you just have to delete the spaces in them that AICN TB software automatically puts into it so that people don't "break" talks backs with one huge 50000 letter word.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Future Villians

    by Anitrak

    I just wanted to add that Zsasz was already in Batman Begins if you want to talk about tying in future movies

  • April 1, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    To go along with the cheating...

    by dihay

    I wonder how the Pasadena item was retrived as there were numerous reports that the bowling alley was shutdown as recently as last night and no one could gain entrance.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Sithdan: Follow this link

    by deathbird

    The writer makes a good case for the superiority of Burton's film: http://cc.usu.edu/~alexjack/viddiedreviews/batmanbegins.html

  • April 1, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark ...

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Right when it went to Superman scale with the save-the-whole-city-at-once nonsense. It was much more satisfying to me when it was smaller scale, as Batman should be.<p>Sucks they can't bring the Joker back, like EVER. He's by far the best Bat-villain, and at least from the previews, this version looks compelling.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Fans of Frank Miller's Dark Knight

    by IForgotAbout19

    And noir-style Batman in general should check out Batman: Broken City. It's a 5-issue arc done by the guys who write/draw 100 Bullets. Genius.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    deathbird's link

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    That guy lost me as soon as he asserted that Bruce Wayne hanging upside down - THE lamest moment in the entire movie - resonated with him more than anything in Begins.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Only 3 left...

    by BLEST

    I'm getting the feeling though that they'll all be told to wait for some lame phone call or email though.<p>Props to whoever said that this would be done at 3:00pm. <p>It's 2:45, west coast time and looks to be all wrapped up soon.<p> I'd love a promo pic of the Joker flipping the bird with the caption: "April fools!" Or a Nicholson Joker pic! ROFL!

  • April 1, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by MattmanReturns

    Zsasz was actually in Batman Begins, btw. Crane has him transferred to his psych ward, and he escapes in the narrows. I think Scarface would actually make a great Nolan villain, since he's a very psychological character. The Jeph Loeb version of Catwoman would also be awesome, although I never really counted her as a true villain.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross re: Joker's return

    by dihay

    Why can't they bring the Joker back? I realize that Ledger's passing may constitute a "firm" passing of the character from the franchise to some but that has never stopped companies like Warner's before and I have doubt that it will slow them in this instance. Besides rumor has it that the Joker will become more of his "truer" self due to an incident toward the ending of the film so change could be Nolanristically explained if that is indeed the case.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    the cheat..

    by sharpie

    was a guy on the SHH boards. he bribed a maintenance guy, then moments later somebody else from the boards got there and was pissed

  • April 1, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    q dilz

    by dudemandude

    what in tarnation is this madness? is there a trailer or not? people running around picking up bowling balls and cell phones? what the frack is going on?

  • April 1, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    deathbird's link

    by Saluki

    That guy lost me as soon as he asserted that Batman should be a rapist. Well, different strokes for different folks I guess. :(

  • April 1, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Deathbird's link...

    by Goonie

    So stupid (but thanks for posting--definitely sparks good debate). The author thinks Katie Holmes is the best part of Batman Begins!??!!!??!

  • April 1, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Deathbird... "hanging upside down... like a bat"

    by MattmanReturns

    "I don't think I saw anything in Batman Begins that resonated as deeply for me as that scene in the original of Vicki Vale waking up and seeing her lover Bruce Wayne hanging upside down on his chin-up bars... like a bat." OH he was hanging upside down like a BAAAT. I GET IT!!! Thanks for pointing that out! The scene was so fucking subtle that I never would have made that parallel by myself!

  • April 1, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Zsasz, and re: the article deathbird posted.

    by Gwai Lo

    I realize Zsasz was in Begins, but as he was basically a cameo he could definitely be used as a more full fleshed villain in the future. The article that deathbird posted is well written, but I get the sense it is written by someone whose only exposure to Batman beyond the films is the Dark Knight Returns. Which is one of my favorite graphic novels and clearly an inspiration for Burton's version, but it is a pretty radical take on the character. The author seems to think Batman has more thematic substance when he kills, rapes, and sleeps hanging upside down, and to me that shows a pretty blatant misunderstanding of the character. If he prefers that version then fair enough, but he goes as far as to say that this portrayal is "definitive" when in reality is is wildly divergent.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Villians

    by Anitrak

    I would like to see recurring villains but in a movie sense it seems unpractical. I mean, perhaps as a side character or a cameo it'd work but I don't think warner brothers would allow for 2 comic book movies not connected by story arc to fight the same villain. Also, I think Nolan is going to have to decide whether or not he will use characters that were not involved in the cartoons. Doing so could bring some relatively unknown but very cool villains into the spotlight.

  • April 1, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Behold...expect the unexpected...

    by dihay

    an image of an 18 wheeler (trailer) with the words "The Dark Knight" and the release date emblazened upon it. Oh the humanity...

  • April 1, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when the clown prince of crime was just a two bit mafia henchman who liked to dance to Prince songs.<p> Oh wait, that was also the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Only 2 Left!

    by BLEST

    All the combos are up as well!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Last 3 are up

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    VEGAS

    by des.nibelung

    8 alleys in vegas I hav people at 6

  • April 1, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark....

    by Gwai Lo

    When Alfred brought Bruce milk and cookies in the bat cave. Oh wait...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Chula Vista

    by Willyer Hero

    Get your act together. We're waiting.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    whoops, still 3 left.

    by BLEST

    The locker numbers and combos are up though.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    vegas is gone

    by des.nibelung

    red rock lanes is covered

  • April 1, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    BB Jumped the shark when

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Batman and Robin use helicopter (or airplane doors) as surfboards...wait...that was just a bad dream right?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Last one will be:

    by Willyer Hero

    Salt Lake City. Unless a big fanboy sends all his wives out at once.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when Vicki Vale, Lt. Eckhart, and Alexander Knox were in it.<p> Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    SLC is done

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I thought that was an Ennis figurine

    by The Winged Doucheman

    in the banner ad. Its James Dean.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when Harvey Dent was black.<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    when 'A Tim Burton Film' appeared in the opening credits. Oh wait...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    re; villans returning

    by Campion

    Crane/Scarecrow is listed as a character in TDK, so he will be in two movies. Maybe the Joker kills him early in the film, like Dooku in ROTS.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    1 city left...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • April 1, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    1 left!

    by BLEST

  • April 1, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Nevermind

    by Willyer Hero

    Multiple wives ftw.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Get your shit together Chula Vista

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Chula Vista

    by des.nibelung

    WAKE UP!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Feel free to thank me for getting the one in Pasadena, TX.

    by thebearovingian

    Seriously, worship me profusely.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Loading...

    by Willyer Hero

    What's up with this?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Now the site won't load :(

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    :(

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    SLC

    by dedrater2007

    Gone. There were like 10 guys there.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Batman doesn't jump the shark

    by The Winged Doucheman

    He just uses his shark repelent

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    It's being updated!

    by BLEST

    Taking forever to load!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Blast you Chula Vista

    by Willyer Hero

    You broke the site

  • April 1, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Harvey Dent site is loading too

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    clown travel agency

    by des.nibelung

    loading....

  • April 1, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    black screen of death

    by Photosuperstar

    BRING IT!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    by chook chutney

    THE ANTICIPATION IS UNBEARABLE. (eats gun.)

  • April 1, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Oh my! It's so fuckin' glorious!

    by thebearovingian

    I think I'm dying! Save me Jesus!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    IT'S TWO-FACE!

    by William Landis

    http://tinyurl.com/2693pz

  • April 1, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Loading...3...2...1...

    by dihay

    all items are accountedfor...please keep your seats in the upright position and be aware of the no smoking signs...thank you for flying flight 401 out of Gotham...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when Alfred let Vicki Vale waltz right into the batcave as Bruce sat at the monitors.<p> Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    It's a friggin April Fools joke

    by thebearovingian

    loading...<p>Damn you, Chris Nolan's viral henchmen!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna be so pissed..

    by Photosuperstar

    If there is nothing on here and it had all of us in awe all day!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    the joker's balls are cool

    by purplepurple

    http://batman.wiki bruce.com/Clowntravelagency.com I gotta give it to them, the viral marketing has been a lotta of fun.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    oops...system failure...

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    ...when they used ANIMATION the first time you see Batman. Oh wait... (this game could go on forever!)

  • April 1, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when

    by The Winged Doucheman

    The Joker had a parade set to the funky music of Prince...no that was crap Batman '89 also.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    NOOO

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • April 1, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when

    by Photosuperstar

    The Joker shot down the Batplane with a handgun. Oh wait, that was Batman '89 also.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Fucking Chula Vista...

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    ...what's wrong with you?! Why must you be a constant disappointment.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    They yanked Chula Vista

    by BLEST

    wonder if somebody tried to cheat on that one?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when

    by murricane

    The actor who played Mr. Freeze was credited in the credits before the actor who played Batman... Oh, wait. That was Batman & Robin, my bad.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Password is needledick

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    NEW INFO ALERT!!!!

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    http://www.acmesecuritysystems.com/delos/

    by Willyer Hero

    Finally

  • April 1, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Acmesecuritysystems

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Thats where I am at

  • April 1, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    needle

    by sharpie

    acmesecuritysystems.com/delos put in your information

  • April 1, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, okay. Not a major cocktease.

    by thebearovingian

    go to www.acmesecuritysytems.com/delos <p>password= needle

  • April 1, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Its not doing anything though

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Just sitting there...wtf?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Do they call your phone?

    by IForgotAbout19

    'Cause I aint doing that

  • April 1, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    New site, new game

    by BLEST

    www (dot)acmesecuritysystems(dot)com/delos <p>Apparently the password is:needle.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    acmesecuritysystems.com/delos

    by dihay

    if you can get it to load that is...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "Server is too busy"

    by Photosuperstar

    Aaaaaaaaaarrrrgh!!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins spam-posts jumped the shark when

    by LaserPants

    I typed this.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    ^^^which I can't^^^

    by thebearovingian

    load, dammit!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    server busy

    by CampKoala

    geek overload

  • April 1, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Call could not be executed

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Suck my balls Acme Security!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    The Winged Doucheman

    by LaserPants

    You had the best one -- the shark repellent! That movie is hilariously bad... on purpose too! Imagine!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    NEW GI JOE PICS!!!!

    by Mostholy

    At GIJoe.com. Go there and stay away from the damn Acme Security site. Y'all are clogging the server with your falseness.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    SERVER TOO @###@$$$ing BUSY

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    now instead of server too busy i'm getting server not found

    by murricane

    well fuck, i pretty much waited in awe all day for nothing?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Stupid server is too busy!

    by BLEST

    And gotham knight, quit it.<p> You screw up the game when you actually try to post reasons that Begins jumped the shark.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Joker killing Wayne's parents vs

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Ras al Ghul being his mentor - yeah the Joker thing is worse, but the Ras al Ghul thi<p>AND they had to have the actual killer in the movie too. I know it's "From the comic book" but Joe Chill or whatever his name is is better as a faceless stand-in ... Batman is taking revenge against all criminals partially cause he never could get revenge on the guy who actually did it.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    i got a call

    by Campion

    but my voicemail took it! now i can't get back on...arrgg

  • April 1, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    At least I've been wasting this time at work

    by The Winged Doucheman

    But I've been excited all day none the less. Cocktease.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    acme security systems

    by Kinglsey(Ned)

    anyone else call the number on the home page?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Joker coming back

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    It just would be kind of awkward, with Ledger being dead, especially if he gives the amazing performance people are saying he did.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    home page number

    by sharpie

    i was gonna leave a message, but i didnt see a point. get it? needle? point? ah, my humor is wasted on you people

  • April 1, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Another cool thing in Hamm's script

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    He beat the reflective lenses of Spider-Man by almost 20 years. I wish they'd quit with the Bat-Eye-Holes

  • April 1, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Server too busy!

    by purplepurple

    fucking nerds

  • April 1, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    this better be good

    by murricane

    has anyone actually got to the acme page yet with this mass exodus of people to one website?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Call could not be executed

    by Bombadils_Bane10

  • April 1, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Password is Fidelio

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Felatio?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    what the fuck

    by Bombadils_Bane10

  • April 1, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Server is too busy=April Fools!

    by BLEST

  • April 1, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Infuriating.

    by Mostholy

    Next time, spend less money on bowling balls and more on bandwidth.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I give up

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    Call could not be executed twice and about 20 Server is too busy.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I left a message...

    by Jaffa8

    told them I had their bowling ball and was awiting further instruction....

  • April 1, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Has anyone got through?

    by Bombadils_Bane10

    I keep getting "Call Could Not Be Connected."

  • April 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be some BS about watching the cams

    by BLEST

    and reporting anything suspicious. <p> No trailer for 2 weeks.<p>Lets's get back to why Batman '89, er.. Begins jumped the shark.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme.

    by weirdoactor

    I'll still see the movie, but I'll buy a ticket for something else and sneak over. TAKE THAT, WARNERS!!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Congratulations, You're A Fucking Nerd! SURPRISE!

    by LaserPants

    It would have been great if the reward for going to the location stated on the website was some dude dressed in a rented clown costume (not the Joker costume, just, like, some generic clown costume) smacks you in the face with a fish, and says "Congratulations! You're a fucking nerd!" and then drives away in his clown car.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Re: Chula Vista

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    For the record, I went to the bowling alley in CV - I only live a few minutes from it as it turns out. And the guy who searched online for any CV bowling alleys was right: Apparently, that was the ONLY one in town. <p> Anyway, there was a group of ner-- I mean people there, and they told me someone had already gotten it. So if the dude who got the ball just didn't call the number (or knowing Chula Vistans, probably just used it to call Tijuana instead,) is the one who may have mucked up the Travel Agency screen.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    For those of you who got a bowling ball...

    by dihay

    what did your phone call tell you to do?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    FUCK

    by sharpie

    call could not be executed

  • April 1, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    i guess it could be worse

    by sharpie

    we could all have dial up

  • April 1, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I've lost my boner!!!

    by Bombadils_Bane10

  • April 1, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    call could not be executed...

    by murricane

    awesome. i love how i've been sitting on this talkback all day waiting for heath ledger to rise from the grave or some shit.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale chopped off my boner with a bat shaped throwing s

    by Bombadils_Bane10

    OUCH!!!

  • April 1, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    STAR

    by Bombadils_Bane10

  • April 1, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    ROFL! Laserpants.

    by BLEST

    That was good. You and gotham night have me 'bout to piss my pants right now laughing. <p>The fish smack would've been great if it ended with: "April fools!"

  • April 1, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    wtf?

    by sharpie

    "service unavailable" did we crash the server or something?

  • April 1, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Anyway, Batman Begins jumped the shark when

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Jack got caught fucking Mick Jagger's 2nd wife...wait...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    "Service Unavailable".

    by BLEST

  • April 1, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    "LEAKED" AARON ECKHART PROMO REEL ON CHUD!!

    by William Landis

    http://tinyurl.com/2dnyny

  • April 1, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    How can their server be too busy?

    by CherryValance

    They're Batman.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when it had Vicki Vale be a lame Lois Lane newspaper love interest rip-off. (vv/ll) Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    They're calling back the winners first...

    by dihay

    if you haven't gotten your call turn the ringer to "vibrate", like a "joy buzzer"...

  • April 1, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    batman begins was boring shit

    by Prossor

    aside from the origin in asia. michael caine as alfred should just FUCK OFF. Michael Gough was the best Alfred there ever was. and that whole part of bale gagging/vomitting to show how scared he is, i dont need to see that sick shit, save it for jackass part 3 not a superhero movie.

  • April 1, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    ok trailer

    by dudemandude

    wasn't worth all the hubbub though.. what are these nutjobs thinking? having your customers go through a major pain in the ass to view a trailer for your movie doesn't seem like good marketing to me. I actually find it annoying and quite a turn off to seeing the film

  • April 1, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    "call could not be executed."

    by BLEST

    I'm guessing this only for those that got the phones today.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    dudemandude

    by murricane

    lies, you didn't see the trailer.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark

    by The Winged Doucheman

    When they cut the scene of batman fighting Bob the henchman from the final edit of the film. Oh wait that was crappy batman '89 and the batman cards I collected as a child had pictures of them fighting. As a kid I was like "what the fuck? Why does he drop the knife and run away in the movie?"

  • April 1, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I GOT A CALL!!

    by David Lazarus Long

    but my brother answered with "hello?" first and it ended. -_-;; MAKE SURE YOU SAY NEEDLE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when it had Carl Grissom played by Jack Palance.<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    David Lazarus what # did the call come from?

    by dihay

  • April 1, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    format?

    by Anitrak

    I've gotten to the phone thing twice now, how are you entering your phone number? I entered it with the dash and it said could not execute, then with the whole number area code and all as one number. I want a phone call!!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    This is the Joke...r

    by 2dope

    To have all of us assholes sitting here for hours with our thumbs up our asses while they close down the servers and laugh 'till they piss themselves.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    format

    by Kinglsey(Ned)

    first i did one long number (5555555555) then i did 555-555-5555. both could not execute.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    The # was 000-000-0000

    by David Lazarus Long

    I shit you not. The call will come in before the page loads saying "AUTHORIZING". I took a screen grab of the authorization screen, will post soon.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they even had a character called Bob the Goon and lines like: "And Bob remember.. you-uh- are my number one, ah-guy!".<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Grissom > Falconi

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    i'm talking to Jim Gordon!

    by CampKoala

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I think this is a sick joke.

    by murricane

    I got a call, finally, from a 000-000-0000, I said needle, I go back to my browser, and all I have is this image. http://acmesecuritysystems.com/delos/images/waiting.jpg So I sat for a minute, and still nothing. Awesome.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Jim Gordon on the phone!

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    new message

    by sharpie

    "phones are busy, please try again later" fuck you WB

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Kingsley...

    by dihay

    make sure you check the "nomexistant" selection as the country for the "555" area code. That may have been the problem.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I GOT IT I GOT IT

    by David Lazarus Long

    JIM GORDOM JUST CALLED ME AND LOGGED MY IP!!! BWAHAHAHAHA

  • April 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    waiting urthorizing.

    by Kinglsey(Ned)

    i got a murder boner.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Call just came through

    by CampKoala

    with Commissioner Gordon saying I was either on his side or the Jokers, or something like that, and that they have my name and details.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I'm a new police recruit or a douchebag criminal

    by The Winged Doucheman

    According to the commish. Either way they have my info.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Got the call...

    by castor778

    I hope I get some sort of email, that was rather lame. Gotham Police calls you, says you're either going to jail or you're their new recruit. And then if that doesn't spoil your hopes of something cool, it ends with "Oh... Have A Great Day!" Better get something cool in my email soon or I'll be pretty pissed.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    It's a recorded message

    by RackFocus

    From Jim Gordon. Basically, you're being used by Gotham PD, as they can now pin some kind of charges on you, given your obvious involvement with the criminal element. "They'll be in touch".

  • April 1, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    "phones are busy, please try again later."

    by BLEST

  • April 1, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    got it

    by Anitrak

    It's a call from Gordon. Pretty bad ass, apparently I'm his newest recruit. Bad ass.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I got the call

    by Drunken Irishman

    First off it was a woman saying Hello and then it was a man's voice saying it was Jim Gordon "Not the voice you were expecting" and he said that they have my name, number (can;'t remember if he said email) and computer id and "In short, we have you" and that I mught either be prosecuted for aid a dangerous criminal or I would have to work for them. Then he said they'd be in touch

  • April 1, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    security cameras

    by Kinglsey(Ned)

    they're going to turn on our webcams just to watch us wet ourselves.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Lame

    by shitstorm23

    A crummy phone call? I know it's April Fools and all, but I figured it would be something more. <P> All fucking day for that horseshit? Not even a couple new pics or something?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Was that Oldman?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Or just an old man?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Anyone think that was Gary Oldman?

    by PDepew2181

    Cuz it didn't much sound like him to me. But basically, as everyone can see, he tells you that "we have you," and that you're going to jail for engaging in a criminal enterprise, or you're working for him. It was...eerily lame? I don't know, we'll see if the web page "authorizes" me.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by Anitrak

    there are numbers that pop up. I don't know what they mean. GCPC: 156.05, 156.10, 156.27, 156.53

  • April 1, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    not working here...

    by teddy_duchamp

    I wonder if they'll charge me as Im in the UK?, maybe thats the joke your phone bill! or maybe they give our details to terrorists?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Ok, so here's the REAL skinny

    by David Lazarus Long

    When I picked up, I said NEEDLE! A few seconds later, a woman spoke. "This is Acme Security Systems. Please wait while we prepare voice authentication." Then I said NEEDLE again. Then Jim fucking Gordon came on the phone saying "We have your name, we have your phone number, we have your IP." At this point, I was giggling hysterically. He continued saying something about whether you're a criminal or not, but they'll be in touch. Oh, and HAVE A NICE DAY!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Jim Gordon's a pussy where's...

    by dihay

    Harvey Bullock dammit!!!!???

  • April 1, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Got the call!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • April 1, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Winged Doucheman

    by BLEST

    Actually, no... Falconi>Grissom.<p>1. Wilkinson is a far better actor than Palance. 2. He's meaner and more realistic as a mob boss. 3. Falconi is from the comics, Grissom isn't.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Wilkinson was the bomb in Black Knight

    by The Winged Doucheman

    The relectant drunken hero to Martin Lawrence's...Martin Lawrence.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when...

    by LaserPants

    Arthur Fonzarelli water-ski-jumped over those sharks... oh wait, that was Happy Days.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Viral marketing jumped the shark when...

    by LaserPants

    It turned out Cloverfield sucked. But it made a mint, so, I guess I suck.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I got the call

    by Kavu

    not. Shitty bandwiths. Maybe they have just one callmachine or something as stupid.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    viral marketing is the shit

    by AshesOfDonnie

    dont you just love wasting time.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when...

    by AshesOfDonnie

    Joker defaces a museum to the tune of a Prince song..oh wait that was Batman '89

  • April 1, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Since I'm at work

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    this talk back jumped the shark

    by dudemandude

    when everyone started talking about jumping the shark. best part of the trailer are the rivers of flowing chocolate that the children are playing in

  • April 1, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Our customers ended up paying for this circle jerk of my time

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 1, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    NIN Did A Similar Thing For YEAR ZERO

    by LaserPants

    There was a phone number you could call and it said that you were now being tracked by some kind of theocratic morality militia and would be going to jail for thought-crime. Totally corny, but kinda fun in a comic book-y over the top pop-Orwell way.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Best part of TDK trailer

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Is when Tracy Morgan plays a rip-off of Professor X. No wait that was some movie no one saw.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    dudemandude jumped the shark when

    by LaserPants

    he said this talk back jumped the shark.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Soo...

    by dancinggopher01

    What did all the fags at superherohype uncover? A phone call? Gay.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    The talkback jumped the shark when..

    by AshesOfDonnie

    peopel started complaining that this talkback jumped the shark when people started talking about jumping the shark!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    by Anitrak

    I'm still considering those numbers at the end to be a clue. to what I have no idea.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    It's past midnight in the UK, so will a mobile phone number work

    by William Landis

    My parents will be mightily perplexed if a voice actor pretending to be Gary Oldman pretending to be a fictional Police Commissioner rings up the house at this hour. Oh, I wish I knew how to work these interwebs... I want a purple-and-green bowling ball dammit!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Superhero Movie jumped the shark when...

    by LaserPants

    somebody decided to actually make it. This monumental decision took less then 5 minutes to make. Ironically, writing the script took even less time. It was shot in a weekend. Nobody saw it. Every 10 year old in the world will know it by heart when it comes out on dvd in two weeks.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    This devalues the worth of those bowling balls

    by The Winged Doucheman

    I just wanted a fucking taste Warner Bros. A little taste of new shit.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Acme Security Systems

    by RackFocus

    Keep in mind, of course, that you can also head to the regular Acme Security Systems homepage (the URL you've already hit, minus the "delos"), and call their toll-free number. You can leave a message there, but who knows what, if anything will come of it...

  • April 1, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    IGN has the trailer

    by dudemandude

    rofl

  • April 1, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Wile E. Coyote

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Is Acme Security System's best customer

  • April 1, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    You get it? Gotham PD played an April Fool's Joke On Us

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    We were thinking it'd be the joker. Gordon got us.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    This talkback jumped the shark when

    by LaserPants

    AshesOfDonnie pointed out that people started complaining that this talkback jumped the shark when people started talking about jumping the shark!

  • April 1, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I jumped the shark when...

    by LaserPants

    I actually jumped that fuckin' shark! YEAH!!! GEDD DOO DAH CHAHHPPAH!!! DOO EED NOW!!! ID NOD A DUMOR!!! ID NOD A DUMOR AD ALL!!! etc.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Laserpants...

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...my head just blew up reading your post.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Viral Marketing sucks...

    by TheDoctor73

    Viral Marketing sucks when you already know the ending. Viral Marketing worked for Cloverfield becaue we had no idea what it was. Viral Marketing doesn't work for TDK because we know what it is and we want it now.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Jim Gordon and...

    by finky089

    he asked "Why So Serious?"

  • April 1, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    where does the blame fall?

    by dudemandude

    seeing this recent trend towards viral marketing that has infected hollywood, one must ask, who is to blame for all this shit? <BR> <BR> well i think the answer is clear, it's laserpants. that cock sucker is behind this whole thing, you mark my words people. noone and i mean noone walks around with a name like laserpants who isn't up to some shit. this is his doing.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when..

    by Saracen1

    It used lame and ultimately pointless viral marketing. Oh wait, that was TDK..

  • April 1, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I speak steriods.

    by ThePilgrim

    Laserpants said it in arnold scwartz. I actually jumped that fuckin' shark! YEAH!!! Get Too The Choppper!!! Do It Now!!! It's not a Tumor!!! It's not a Tumor at all!!! etc.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Jim Gordon better not spam my ass

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

  • April 1, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    If you're getting "call could not be executed"...

    by SilentP

    try entering your phone number with dashes, instead of without. Assuming you didn't do that the first time. 'cause the first time I didn't put any dashes, and I got that, and the second time I put 'em in, and I got the call (which is amusing, not really worth the wait, though). Alternatively, just keep trying, and it'll probably go through eventually.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    4 Stones.....

    by ThePilgrim

    Not 1 or 2 or 3..

  • April 1, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    People who are complaining about this:

    by IForgotAbout19

    What else were you going to do with your day? Watch Star Trek?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    dudemandude the blame falls on us

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

    why the fuck do you think there are so many posts?

  • April 1, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    dashes

    by reverend jack sayer

    i didn't use dashes and i got the call. took me four or five tries though.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Oh

    by SilentP

    Well... then ignore me.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    IForgotAbout19...

    by dihay

    I don't watch Star Trek but I did loose valuable internet porn time.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    why there are so many posts

    by dudemandude

    because when he was physically able, Harry jumped the shark. i know it's hard to believe, that a man as rotund as Harry could jump a shark, but he did it. somehow this act makes the large amount of posts his fault.

  • April 1, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I kept jerking

    by IForgotAbout19

    While the commish was talking. That woman who "verified me" sounded hot. I'd like to Needle HER. HAYOH!

  • April 1, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    In case anyone else was wondering...

    by Mostholy

    Those flashing numbers (156.05 156.10 156.27 156.35) don't seem to be a clue. They're crimes. If the Gotham City Penal Code follows NY State law, that's Unauthorized use of a computer, Computer trespass, Computer tampering in the first degree, and Criminal possession of computer related material respectively. (http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article156.htm)

  • April 1, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    That was stupid.

    by Playkins

    All that anticipation for a prerecorded phone call. Everyone knows the movie is coming out and we're all excited about it. Warner should have just put that advertising money either into the movie itself, or uinto sending everyone a free poster or something. Stupid.

  • April 1, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I star 69'ed Gordon's ass

    by The Winged Doucheman

    And said now I've got your info on my database mothafucka! Allright. I'm gonna see what else is going on. Out.

  • April 1, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST

    busted!!!

    by VictorNewman

    though I wonder if we might get an email down the road from this...hmmm

  • April 1, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    mostholy

    by Kinglsey(Ned)

    wow. good catch.

  • April 1, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    wish i got in on the ibeleiev in harvey dent

    by ThePilgrim

    i want that press kit!

  • April 1, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Authorizing.

    by BuckNasty1138

    Does this acmesecurity thing ever finish authorizing???

  • April 1, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Voice message on YouTube... Ain't It Gary Oldman

    by William Landis

    http://tinyurl.com/2alj56

  • April 1, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by darthbauer

    best thing i've ever seen in my life....trailer looks fantastic, can't wait

  • April 1, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Kick Sithdan in the Nards

    by billis3811

    "Kick Batman in the Nards" "Batman doesn't have nards!" -Kick to nards- "Batman's got nards!"

  • April 1, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Is this a promotion?

    by Angelus_420

    I think this is for a movie preview because I saw a local address in the background once I clicked the letter and its a popular movie theatre.

  • April 1, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    This post jumped the shark as I typed it

    by LaserPants

    OOOOeeeeOOOOeeeeeOOOOOeeeeOOOO

  • April 1, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Six hundred and forty fifth!

    by Otis Fairweather III

    Yes

  • April 1, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    MAYBE THIS TRAILER WILL FOCUS ON TWO FACE??

    by BurgerKing

    you heard it here first folks, i'll sign autographs when you are baffled by my future telling abilities

  • April 1, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by helvis

    when the city of Boston came to a red-alert standstill because of a viral marketing campaign for ATHF. And I said I wouldn't post in this talkback again... by the way, it's april fool's, did anyone have the bowling balls to put someone else's phone number in there?

  • April 1, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark when...

    by warsinthesun

    they got Michael Caine to play Alfred.

  • April 1, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Video of us discovering the bowling ball

    by adammerkley

    Here's a video of us discovering the bowling ball in Salt Lake City, UT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7NHklcUWMw

  • April 1, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    so, is that it?

    by peterporker63

    is the call from Gordon the last of the April Fool's shenanigans, or is there anymore out there that people have found?

  • April 1, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Adammerkley

    by Jon Voights Ballsack

    "video removed by user."

  • April 1, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    ok, from an external point of view...

    by Stickman83

    I know you NorthAmericans (since I'm an American too, I live in Chile and this IS America, damn it! lol) are used to this kinda stuff... but something like this rarely works outside of your little world. So when this time I actually GOT the fuckin call, I just freaked out lol this is the first time (I think) something like this includes my country, and it was fuckin awesome, even if it lead up to almost nothing... but the fact that it worked at least promises more things to come. So... good job, viral mktg deparment!!! thanks from Chile!!! (yeah, I know this sounded incredibly third-world-ish, but at least I hope my english ain't that bad =P)

  • April 1, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    sounds like MostHoly nailed it...

    by Reynard Muldrake

    I wrote down the numbers to check out...but thanks! So an April Fools after all...or the new trailer hits at midnight or something?

  • April 1, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins Jumped the Shark when

    by reverend jack sayer

    Adama shaved off his mustache... oh... wait...

  • April 1, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they put that guy from Arliss in it.<p> Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they put B-Rabbit's mom in it as a Lois Lane wannabe.<p> Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they put Lando Calrissian in it as a black Harvey Dent.<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they put Beetlejuice/Mr. Mom in as Batman.<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 1, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by BLEST

    when they put Melvin Udall in it as a fat mid 50's pervet old uncle version of the Joker, and gave him top billing.<p>Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89.

  • April 2, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Batman Begins jumped the shark...

    by the_scream

    when they had Batman stand still why thugs shot him square in the chest Oh wait, that was the crap Batman '89

  • April 2, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Just watched Sweeney Todd

    by Ommadawn1959

    I just watched the most um, visceral film that I've ever seen. It's Burton's Sweeney Todd, and I won't give anything away to any of you. I know you like to go into a movie all tabula rosa and shit. Just know this: this movie had the single most graphic and cruel scene of murder that i've ever seen. The art direction and costuming are great. I can give a fuck about a musical, but the Deppster (as he prefers I call him) is just swell in this one, and that wierd boney chick from all those british period dramas was good as well, although the breast count in this one is zero. What the fuck, Lady? Your shit don't stink? Show us the goodies, you heartless bitch. fuckin' bitches, Man.

  • April 2, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    batman begins jumped the shark when

    by Ommadawn1959

    they put him in a suit where he couldn't move his fucking neck. Oh, wait. That was every fucking Batman movie ever made.

  • April 2, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    batman begins jumped the shark

    by Prossor

    when you couldnt understand what the shit was going on in those fights. Oh wait, Batman 89 had good fights that shat all over Boredom Begins.

  • April 2, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Actually, the Shark Jumped Batman...

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0UJaprpxrk if you don't believe me.

  • April 2, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    BraneRobot what is your problem...

    by ollerom

    BraneRobot no one is going to stop a movie just because you have an irrational fear of death. What do you think they should do "o he is dead lets make it like he never existed because people might know that people die".

  • April 2, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    The Entire 1989 Batman Film Jumped The Shark

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    Hmmm... where should I begin? Tim Burton's '89 Batman jumped the shark when: THE JOKER (excuse me for the INACCURACY, JACK NAPIER) killed Thomas and Martha Wayne; The Joker was given a real name- Jack Napier; Jack Palance was cast in an important role; Alexander Knox made his idiotic "long lens" joke; Alexander Knox made his idiotic "Bruce Vain" joke at Wayne Manor; Alexander Knox actually tried to get on record what Batman was making after taxes with the GCPD; there was no mention of The Red Hood; Batman/Bruce Wayne wasn't even so much as granted a decent origin sequence (was there one in the film? Last I checked, I DOUBT IT); Batman KILLED the Joker; Harvey Dent was played by a black actor; Commissioner Gordon was played by a FAT guy who DIDN'T wear glasses; Batman needed to be rescued by VICKI VALE from being unmasked by a couple of lowly thugs... need I go on?

  • April 2, 2008, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Call me crazy, but...

    by Gusmer

    The voice at the end, the one that wished me a Great Day... it didn't sound like Gordon. I could sweat it sounded way more like the Joker's. Maybe it's just me, haha.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Prossor, re: Batman Begins fight sequences

    by Thy_Kingdom_Come

    Last I checked, the fight sequences in Batman Begins actually looked realistic whereas the ones in Burton's crap-factory looked like utter garbage. "Boredom Begins?" What, a film that actually grants Batman/Bruce Wayne an outstanding origin is boring? I've heard it before from other short-attention-span, action extravaganza/blockbuster worshipping nimrods who don't know a great film when they see one. Get bent.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST

    to Thy_Kingdom_Come, you people should listen.

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • April 2, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Dent's lucky Double Die Stamped Silver Dollar

    by ThePilgrim

    With Two faces on it. Given to him ages ago by his father. We all have two faces. Some aren't as easy too hide.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    You "89"and "Begin" guys need lives

    by ThePilgrim

    Frank Miller darkened Bats before anyone else. When you say the source material isn't getting respect- Just what age and source material are you referring too. Sad to see you guy slam each other over a fucking movie! One guy make his brother read all the comics book the other guy picks up a script and likes enough of what he reads to shot the film. come On man... Tell it like it is. Burton didn't read a comic book and go "Oh wow man... I gotta make that into a movie!" He read a script... You fans sound really lost in your own brand of bullshit. TDK already homages 89's Joker Vs Batman in alley scene.. I hope Nolan get the next one done soon, cause I still hope to see Clint Eastwood as a much older "I don't give a fuck" batman of the future! Millers comic is too campy in The Dark Knight Returns but if they can somehow rework it. I think it would be a great film. It has to be a whole new reinvent. Worlds different from Nolan's offering..

  • April 2, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    I tried to get the one in Torrance

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    And I was fairly close (only 3 miles away when the address was posted), but there were plenty of people when I got there, and someone had already gotten it. BUT, the guy who did get it was really gracious and sent me some pictures from the movie that he procured that haven't been released yet, they're fucking amazing and I wish I could show them to you but like I said, they're unreleased and I don't want to get sued! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH! Actually, I'm still sad I didn't get it... sniffle.

  • April 2, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Jumping through hoops...

    by 11dayempire

    ...and all we got was a phone message? Release the damn trailer...

  • April 2, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    ACME Security

    by a rolling stone

    Now, if you go back to the list, they ask you to log into ACME security systems. You're instructed to give your phone number and there's a password you're told to give, but my FUCKING PHONE IS NOT WORKING!!! ARGGH!! Could someone log into ACME, get the call, and tell me what I'm missing, please? The password is needle.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Where is it?

    by a rolling stone

    I need this trailer like a blue-balled man needs a whore.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Gord?

    by a rolling stone

    Gordon? That's it? Where is our third trailer?

  • April 2, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Blazing Saddles

    by Rodo

    There should have been a tribute line in Batman 89 where the Joker says, "But the DA is a n**ger!" LOL. I'm not racist...just laughing at all the "Harvey was black!!!" comments.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Re: Eastwood as "I don't give a fuck" Batman

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    "I don't give a fuck if I shit my pants. Nurse! Nurse!"<p>

  • April 2, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    IT WORKS.

    by Rightcouch

    But it's not a trailer, at least so far as I can see. You can click on a little space on the manila envelope.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Stickman83 YOU GOT THE CALL???!

    by purplepurple

    Holy shit! I live in Latin America too and I tried a couple of times. Then just gave up thinking it was for USA only! I should've trust the wonder that is TDK marketing!! Fuck Im so jealous heh

  • April 2, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Rightcouch

    by JayWells87

    Way to come ridiculously late to the party....:)

  • April 2, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    As someone who likes Batman comics, while not giving a shit abou

    by David Cloverfield

    I prefer Burton's Batman, but TDK may convince me otherwise. Great online campaign too.

  • April 2, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    works internationally

    by mrbong

    i gave it a try, and got the call on my cell here in South Africa! nice to see someone accepts that there are people outside of the USA and let us participate for a change!! smart message, go for it!

  • April 2, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    HAHAHA Times

    by peterporker63

    does anyone know if the circled words mean or add up to anything?

  • April 2, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I can't believe....

    by Herb West

    that no one from this site has posted anything about the Clown Travel Agency website from the Dark Knight viral campaign that they teased us with the other day. You can find all the details at this site. http://tinyurl.com/yslcna

  • April 2, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    The Pilgrim

    by TheLastCleric

    Batman was already a “dark” character. Miller did bring a certain maturity to the medium and channeled that maturity specifically through the character but Batman was always a relatively dark and moody hero. As to the supposed homage to ’89 Batman in TDK, how do you figure? That scene looks and plays nothing like Burton’s Batman, where Bats actually tries to gun down and even launches missiles at the Joker. The scene shown from TDK is a much different scenario, with the Joker using a realistic weapon and possessing a suicidal disposition, taunting Batman to run him over while Batman shows restraint by neither hitting him with the cycle nor using its weapons. I guess, superficially, I can see the comparison but to call it an homage seems like a stretch, unless you’re asserting that Burton’s film was the first in history to ever include such a scene. Even if Nolan loosely adapted the scene as a nod to Burton, I hardly see how that would, in and of itself, validate everything else that was wrong with Burton’s film.

  • April 2, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Herb, you spamming idiot

    by critch

    Go work on your trash site and leave the rest of us alone.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I can't believe...

    by MattmanReturns

    It's not butter.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    wait...

    by Braffed

    Heath Ledger is dead?

  • April 2, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    This movie is going to...

    by Braffed

    suck so much ass. YOu guys are gonna be so fucking OWNED when Prince Caspian rules Summmer 08!

  • April 2, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I found the next clue!!!!!!

    by Biff and the Watchful Midget Master

    This is crazy! I found this through a buddy whose a huge fan. Dial (443) 910-1030 and ask for Andre. He is British and very funny and will tell you what to do to find the next clue.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    imagine if

    by Shigeru

    burton cast a young johnny depp in the role of the joker. holy cow.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Braffed

    by TheLastCleric

    I sincerely hope that was an attempt, however feeble, at being funny and ironic.

  • April 2, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Andre...

    by Rodo

    ....knows nothing. But I found this which could be a new viral site to add to the list. http://tinyurl.com/23lexe

  • April 2, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Cleric..

    by Braffed

    I sincerly hope that was an attempt be an ass. It worked, you fucking pickle sniffer!

  • April 2, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    i swear

    by mattforce7

    if terrence howard is in this, im gonna cry,....HE's in EVERYTHING now!@

  • April 2, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    "Andre"?

    by Braffed

    What's his deal? He said something to me with numbers, then then call dropped. I tried to go back and call and it was disconnected. Anyone know the numbers? Fucking Warner Bro!

  • April 2, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    New Dark Knight pics

    by Frat Boy

    check out the link over at dark horizons

  • April 2, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    3

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • April 2, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    whoops what i meant to say

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    Fucking keyboard. anyway when will AICN post the new pics?

  • April 2, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    COMMISSIONER GORDON'S SECRET MESSAGE

    by Masked Avenger

    Don't forget to drink your ovaltine!

  • April 2, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    meh, it worked for me...

    by nonsensical

    I just wish I had remembered to go online before work yesterday. I would have liked to get a bowlingball. That would have been cool.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Spoiler Joker pics from France

    by a rolling stone

    http://www.lyricis.fr/cinema-dvd-serie/batman-the-dark-knight-photos-exclusives-du-joker/

  • April 2, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    fix

    by a rolling stone

    sorry, i copy pasted the link, but it added a space in the word knight. remove that space so the link will work.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Andre

    by Photosuperstar

    Is a friend of "Biff" who is now getting crank called all the time because of this post.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Or...

    by a rolling stone

    If the link still doesn't work, just go to www.comicbookmovie.com. Joker in a dress with a machinegun (shudder).

  • April 2, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Andre's numbers...

    by Braffed

    What are the number's that he gives at the voicemail? I raeched it one and it is a date i think

  • April 2, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The Action In TDK

    by zooch

    Nolan is obviously aware of the criticisms of the fighting in Batman Begins. That is why they have revamped the action for TDK, Nolan has sited Michael Mann as his biggest influence for the action scenes in TDK.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    wow, I can't believe someone leaked the special pictures i got

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I'm so surprised... coughnotcough. Jeez, but seriously, what an ass, I mean, we got these pics out of kindness.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    not a machine gun the joker has

    by zom-bot.com

    just a pistol of some sort with a silencer and an extended clip.

  • April 2, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Braffed, I only got 3 numbers from "Andre"...

    by bittermanbegins

    15,83,12, and more to follow tonight. Does that mean anything?

  • April 2, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Braffed, I only got 3 numbers from "Andre"...

    by bittermanbegins

    15,83,12, and more to follow tonight. Does that mean anything?

  • April 2, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    andre number

    by pulpfriction

    i keep getting a busy signal. has anyone else gotten through?

  • April 2, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Bitterman...

    by Braffed

    That's the numbers i got. I have no idea what it means...

  • April 2, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    The brand new leaked Joker pics....

    by Herb West

    can also be found here. http://tinyurl.com/yslcna -Fuck you, Warners.

  • April 2, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Is that Morgan Freeman.....

    by Herb West

    in the hospital bed behind the Joker? http://tinyurl.com/2gfgzs

  • April 2, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "andre" number has new digits...!

    by Braffed

  • April 2, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    5, 24, 53

    by Braffed

  • April 2, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Awesome pics! This should make Shitdan's brain explode!

    by half vader

    The Joker in a nurse's uniform! Fantastic!

  • April 2, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    morgan freeman?

    by zom-bot.com

    yeah, i think so. so far pics are true to some of the spoilers i read.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn

    by christophermoltosante

    you honestly think they gave them out of kindness thinking you would keep them to yourself?

  • April 2, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Um,...was that cool? ...or...um...trailer?

    by kirttrik

    Where's the trailer? So this is kinda like Snakes on the mutha fuck'n Plane marketing.

  • April 2, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE W/ DIAMOND, & SHE WAS IN TO IT!

    by kirttrik

    And I do mean off.

  • April 2, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    christophermoltosante

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    It wasn't a Warners guy who sent us the pictures, it was just a regular joe-schmoe, the guy who got to the bowling ball first. He sent us the pictures since he felt bad for beating us to it.

  • April 2, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I FOR ONE AM GLAD THAT I AM NOT SEEING A TON OF INDY 4 FOOTAGE

    by Proman1984

    don't want the movie ruined for me by th emarketing. These people know the movie will be by far the biggest one this year so they don't need to advertize too much.

  • April 3, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Was Joker a crossdresser in the comics too?

    by half vader

    Probably in a Moore or Miller version if he was...

  • April 3, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Stop your bitching until the movie comes out, jeez some people..

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • April 3, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST

    the kingdom come

    by Prossor

    no the fights sucked ass, stop defending shit. i said the origin in asia was good, the rest of it stunk, only without the namecalling. here's how i picture the conversation went <br> DP: pull back, the framing is shit! <br> director:but i want to be IN the action <br> DP: ah fuck it you ARE the director.

  • April 3, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    LaBouf

    by WhatItDeux

    This has gone far enough. I'm am going to keep posting in every talkback about why most of you are ridiculous. First, rent "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints". Second, he CARRIED Transformers and Disturbia. Disturbia made $80 mil domestically. Think about that. Substitute anyone in that role and it is unwatchable. Finally, he has one second of dialogue in that spot and you can tell it's good. So stop, it's desperate.

  • April 3, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Your Mom's Box

    by half vader

    Because he's dressed as a fucking nurse. That's why the blonde hair/WIG. Pay attention man. He's got a bloody dress on.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH BATMAN TOO

    by LaserPants

    He said he was late picking up his boyfri, er, "ward" -- aptly named Dick -- from school. He then started to giggle about his tiny green speedoes and Nambla. Then he started crying. I recommended therapy. He told me "I AM THE NIGHT!" and hung up.

  • April 3, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE TERMINATOR

    by LaserPants

    Him say -- "GED DOO DAH CHAHHPPAH!!! DO EED NOW!!! IDS NOD A DUMOR!!! IDS NOD A DUMOR AD ALL!!!!"

  • April 3, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH SOME CREEPY WEIRDO

    by LaserPants

    THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!! OH NOES!!!!

  • April 3, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • April 3, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST

    I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH TIM BURTON

    by LaserPants

    He apologized for his awful Batman movies and said he would like to suck Nolan's cock, but was broke at the moment and couldn't afford to pay Nolan to let him. He thought he might be able to scrape together some cash to eat a bowl of Nolan's poop, however. He then put on pancake clown makeup ala Robert Smith of The Cure and acted like a goth retard to really gratingly awful Danny Elfman score.

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