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The New DARK KNIGHT Trailer Is Coming Soon!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... just got back from the orgasmically fantastic screening IRON MAN that just blew the roof off the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH - and just when I thought I couldn't have a more perfect comic book geek day - I get an email showing me where this Sunday - a fantastic new trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT is coming this Sunday! -- Then - like four emails down was this link... that just well - the quality sucks but ya know what - the trailer sure as hell doesn't! I don't think it'll be up that long - but ya know... sometimes bliss is passing... Here ya go...

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  • April 29, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Droogie Alex


  • April 29, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    What's with the power wheel?

    by SpiceWonBruce

    Well, I guess I'm gonna have to go see this movie. I don't know. Looks alright, I guess.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    And about Iron Man...

    by SpiceWonBruce

    When are you gonna give us the review, Harry?

  • April 29, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    holy shit!

    by theBigWasted

    holy shit!

  • April 29, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by Mezzanine

    God, Heath Ledger looks like a fucking force of fucking nature in this movie. Also, it's great to finally get to see Eckheart doing his thang.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by Ryang

    1st trailer was better. joker is amazing still.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I like Ledger's voice/look

    by Colonel Activity

    really, really liked the "This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I'm gonna give it to 'em. You'll see...I'll show ya." The hair brushing was dope, too.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    who cares about tinman? the dark knight is close

    by pipergates

  • April 29, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST


    by otm shank

    Looking forward to it.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    The Dark Knight will be...

    by acorvey25

    ...THE movie of the summer. Can't wait to watch this trailer over and over in glorious Quicktime.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I've actually...

    by Colonel Activity

    heard nothing but good things about Iron Man and no good things about Indy. Also, I heard this movie is 165 minutes long and the studio doesn't want Nolan to cut it down. I'll take Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Wall*E, and Pineapple Express over Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Ratotouille (sp?), and Superbad any day of the week. '08 is looking like it's making up for last summer...

  • April 29, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Have I just been schooled by a bootleg trailer?!<P>"A year ago, these...uh...cops and lawyers wouldn't dare cross any of you. I mean, what happened?!"<P>FANTASTIC!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    holy shit.

    by mrsheldrake

    That trailer is incredible. Looks like a great Joker performance. I'm not angry any more that he died. Just sad as hell. There were a string of deaths in the groups lately, including a guy we thought had eight years sober but who gave himself several strokes by snorting oxycontin secretly... ...and now I am depressed.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST


    by iwontwin

    Just kidding...hopefully the plot lives up to the marketing and setpieces.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I heard that

    by Colonel Activity

    the Man-Bat is in this, too. And the Mad Hatter.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST

    looks alright

    by briantag

    But Joker doesn't seem that scary in this one though. Maybe it's just the shitass quality of the video.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    what does everyone think about Ledger's voice for the Joker?

  • April 29, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Is Maggie Katie 2.0?

    by Rocklover79

    I haven't seen Secretary in a while, so maybe her voice always sounds like that, but her voice sounds like she's trying to imitate The Katie 2000. But that's a minor, MINOR quibble in an otherwise badass trailer.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Damn. I admit...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...I wish I had waited for the official, hi-def quality of this thing. Patience, MNG. Patience.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    This is my card.

    by hadez

    Fucking awesome!!!!!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by CGI_Pants

    Looks awesome. I can't wait. I'm going to wish half my summer away just to get to see this thing. I live in Chicago right now. I find myself sort of humming/chanting that Batman hero theme as I walk around sometimes. I'm so excited for this. I'm pretty sad not to be excited for Indy 4 at all, but oh well. Maybe it'll rock my pants cgi pants, that is.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Read The Plot Synopsis On Wikipedia

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Starts out like The Constant Gardner, but it ends closer to The Passion Of The Christ. It'll be interesting where they go with this. Gibson seems to be interested in the end of civilization, as was suggested in Apocalypto. Has celebrity deathmatch done Gibson versus Cruise yet?

  • April 29, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Ledger is going to RULE this film!

    by Darth Thoth

    Dope trailer. Thought the first one was better though. Still, this trailer is very good and gets better with repeat viewings. I can't wait for this. Heath is going to own us. I'll give Nolan this- he has cast these Batman movies very well. BB was perfect casting and I'll go out on a limb and say I expect the same from TDK. Summer 08 is going to rock beginning with this Friday- IRON MAN!!!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    JULY?!? I have to wait til fucking July!?!

    by beetlegeuse

    That looks awesome. I don't care about any other movie this summer. I want to see this now. I want to touch it, taste it, smell it and touch it somemore. Fuck Speedracer in his stupid ass, this should open May 9!!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    You either die a hero...

    by JokersTeeth

    Great Harvey Dent quote, it's almost like he's foreshadowing something... Really loved this trailer, I don't understand this decision to wait until Sunday to release it. Just seems stupid.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Ledger steals the show...

    by RandySavage

    I think his voice and persona are awesome - very different than what I envisioned, probably better. Damn shame about Ledger. It seems like the Joker will be so captivating that every scene he's not in will seem a drag in comparison. Not sure that bodes well for the overall film.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I saw and loved on Iron Man tonight.

    by Hercules

    I thought it better than Batman Begins! Which is saying something!!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    This city deserves a better class of criminal

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Sorry Jack, Ledger owns this.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Oops wrong talkback!

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Damn my bad eyesight. Yay DK et cetera!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST



    now that is the question!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:17 a.m. CST

    There are some bootleg snaps of it here

    by Hellofadrug

  • April 29, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST

    High quality bootleg snaps, I mean

    by Hellofadrug

  • April 29, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Anybody remember the venom spewed at Heath?

    by Rev. Slappy

    When he was announced people were furious. Turns out Nolan sort of knows what he is doing.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:24 a.m. CST

    You either die a hero...

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Or live long enough to become the villain. Great fucking quote! I believe in Harvey Dent!!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    i saw this

    by DocDaneeka

    trailer in a theater in hollywood today! it was amazing. my girlfriend got to carry the reel to the theater (see tinyurl below). i can't wait for this movie! the more i see, the more i like.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    long live heath.

    by pipergates

  • April 29, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    ironman is the warmup-band for dark kight

    by pipergates

  • April 29, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    This film looks terrible!!!!

    by the_scream

    Just kidding. I can't wait! Joker is amazing!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Hellofadrug

  • April 29, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Hellofadrug

  • April 29, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST

    looks nice....and nice to hear that ironman rocks

    by bacci40

    i truly think that marvel is turning things around...they have learned much since x3

  • April 29, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    This is all wrong!

    by Orionsangels

    Not the trailer. The movies looking fantastic. I mean Ledger should be alive. He should be getting ready to promote this on Leno and Letterman soon. It's just so fucked up.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Hellofadrug, you have replacement links for downed links?

    by Orionsangels

    You're on top of your game!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    But you can kill a woman in a Batman movie. Before anyone asks.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Another trailer?

    by CuervoJones

    I´ve seen enough, i´ll wait for the movie.

  • April 29, 2008, 2 a.m. CST


    by DURANGO66

    Took us like 2 hours to crack that safe and get our joker cards and rafle tickets, I saw the trailer 3 times, 1st with the rafle of the reel at the end of the trailer, second time i got back in line with those who wouldn't fit the first time in the theatre, at the end of the second time I won a Joker goon mask, the type they gave away @ comic con '07, then an ENCORE!!!!! We start with a Ghost in the Shell openingg sequence of the bat looking down about to jump very crisp and clean, love the city lights shining of his bat suit, no cape?, then the joker and all of the mob bosses of gotham city somewhat like lucy liu's scene in Kill Bill vol.1, the joker speaks and all the bosses respectfully listen to the master... TWO FACE talking on the cell phone with a gun in his hand riding in a car! then BATMAN GLIDING through sky scrapers...

  • April 29, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Youtube quality is crap but the trailer rocks!

    by Live.

    The Dark Knight film is too good for us lowly mortals.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I AM WAITING!!!!

    by messi


  • April 29, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    by the-tick

    HOLY SHIT that looks awesome

  • April 29, 2008, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Is anyone else

    by Gwai Lo

    Wishing they just left out Rachel Dawes? I mean who cares about Rachel Dawes, seriously? Oh well, guess we have to settle with 99.9% perfect

  • April 29, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Can only assume they kept rachel so they could kill her

    by George Newman

    As an established character from the previous film, her death would pack a more emotional punch. So that's why i think they kept her in it.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Gwai Lo agree with you 100%

    by DURANGO66

    I guess a hero need a damsel in distress, or love interest sort of, or maybe we just need a female just for the sake of equal oportunity? she sucks she has no point in the plot, she brings nothing to the table exept "bruice I like you but you need to choose between me and the tights, oh shit here comes the villain! save me!" passes out...

  • April 29, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    gotham_night you fool

    by DURANGO66

    He is falling with grace...

  • April 29, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Rachel Dawes is dead.

    by Lashlarue

    Or at least she will be after the Joker drops her off a building.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    So was Harvey's face

    by Flint_Ironstag

    held down in a pool of nerd pre-cum for this flick or was that like gasoline or something? I'm betting it was nerd pre-cum. It's 10x more corrosive.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Did Joel Scumacher do 2nd unit on this?

  • April 29, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    That guy...

    by 11dayempire

    ...whose voice breaks as he whoops about 8 seconds into the clip. Could he be any more of a fanboy cliche?

  • April 29, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by DURANGO66

  • April 29, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    too bad there's no rutger on this one

    by lavatory love machine

    at least there's some cillian

  • April 29, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Lamborghini is just product placement still better than tinman's

    by DURANGO66

  • April 29, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST


    by DURANGO66

  • April 29, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST


    by t40stunt

    will still only come in second to Indy .

  • April 29, 2008, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Ledger looks like he nailed it.

    by Lashlarue

    Good for him.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty "meh" to me.

    by Bass Bastardson

    Sorry, I hate to be the hater, but this really didn't do it for me. It was even less interesting to me than the first trailer, which left me pretty unimpressed. I wish they would have just ditched the Rachel Dawes character. The action shots don't look all that great. It is a tragedy that Heath Ledger is dead (I guess) but I still think he was grossly miscast in the movie. I hate that we have a 20-something emo joker with long greasy hair and bad goth make-up. I hate the Bat-pod, with it's bouncy guns and rear tire that would instantly suck up and entangle Batman's cape the instant he hit the gas. I REALLY HATE Harvey Dent's STUPID ASS "You either die a hero" line all you people are praising the crap out of. It is not clever and subtle foreshadowing. It is totally fucking obnoxious, on-the-nose drivel that wishes it could be subtle foreshadowing. Anyway, despite the fact that I haven't liked a thing about the trailers, I am still somewhat excited about The Dark Knight. The first 3/4 of Batman begins was pretty good - although certainly not the be-all end-all comic book movie some of you make it out to be.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by june44

    feel free not to watch then.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by The-Duke-of-New-York

    The Joker slicking back his hair when he sees Maggie, awesome. Harvey Dent about to get all scarified, awesome. But, "Here's my card."? I about fell into a heap of giggling, jiggling mass of love at that.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST

    and did anyone notice...

    by june44

    Joker seeming to throw Rachel Dawes off a building? Maybe a 'save the girl or stop me' moment for ol' Bats, eh?

  • April 29, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    Batman is gliding. He also glides in the comics though nowhere near as much as Nolan's movies. And because I had to stop and explain this...

  • April 29, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by 11dayempire

    Actually I think it was a background joke in the first film; Bruce drove a Murcielago (which means "bat" in Italian, Bruce not being terribly subtle...). Lambo obviously clocked this and punted a bit of cash over to the producers in exchange for being mentioned in an actual line of dialogue.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

  • April 29, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    things i didn't like before...

    by june44

    like the batpod are starting to grow on me now that i see'em in a bit of action. Hope the same bodes true of the new suit although i so wish Nolan would find a way for the gray and black color scheme to work, hell he seems to find a way for everything else to work that we geeks seem to have doubts about at the beginning of these things.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    May I add that

    by Gwai Lo

    I am not a hater, I just wish they would have ditched Dawes. You know what would have been awesome? If that fear gas made Katie Holmes totally batshit crazy at the end of Begins. Then in this one they could have hired Katie Holmes to do one scene where she's chewing on padded walls at Arkham and screaming like a banshee. This trailer gives me goosebumps in my nether regions, Ledger's Joker voice is pretty damn good. Can't wait for the high res version. Oh and Bass Bastardson, Batman would obviously build air jets over the rear wheel of the Batpod for two functional purposes: a) so his cape doesn't get caught in the wheel and b) so his cape looks all badass and billowy. Lucious Fox already problem solved this one.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    lucious it to bruce...

    by june44

    as rhodey is to stark :)

  • April 29, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    If Joker throws Rachel off the building

    by Rocklover79

    and she actually hits the ground, I will stand in the theater and applaud this film's engorged balls. It's like films are terrified to kill off a hero's woman. I don't know why.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Why so similar?

    by mothandrust

    I've been talking myself out of thinking this for weeks, until I found this video comparison tonight - This is freaking me out that The Dark night will be doing a remake of Batman is much the same way Superman Returns was a remake of Superman. Please ye gods, tell me it ain't true.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    i have no will power...

    by teddy_duchamp

    does anyone know who pushes Havery Dents face into the acid/gasoline/fanboy juice ?

  • April 29, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Liked the last trailer better

    by blindambition238

    Still my number 1 movie that i havent seen though

  • April 29, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Fuck u Mrs. Harry Knowles! Sorry Harry but your wife is... just

    by Orionsangels

  • April 29, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST


    by the way

    Congrats! Harry just told me you won a prize....for being "wrongest of the year" It's true.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Holy Frozen Mixed Vegetable Cocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    omigodomigodomigodomigodomigod......spluuuuurggggggg. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

  • April 29, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    mixed vegetable cocks

    by xevoid

    I'll stick with mixed vegetables. <br><br> Except aspagargus, because it makes my pee smell bad.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    i want credit for this!

    by i kick tits

    but its okay, really who gives a shit

  • April 29, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by Bass Bastardson

    Do you spend a lot of time sniffing your pee fumes?

  • April 29, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    By the way

    by t40stunt

    did harry really tell you that ? were you just at his place bobbing geek knob and fawning over all the comic book movie love that seems to go on here this site . i bet you were .the way i'm seeing it is it'll be maybe come in second ...

  • April 29, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST


    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    God I love Trailer Park Boys.

  • April 29, 2008, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • April 29, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Monkey Balls

    by mithrandir16

    That was awesome.

  • April 29, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Fucking awesome trailer.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Watched it at least 12 times now. Nicholson would be shitting himself in his grave, if he was dead. I'm giving it till 8 pacific time, before it's taken down.

  • April 29, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Trailer was great

    by ZooTrain

    But I would fucking kill that audience. Shut up and watch the trailer. It's not a spectator sport. They can't hear you cheering.

  • April 29, 2008, 4:53 a.m. CST

    11 dayempire, are you talking about the kid?

    by mattforce7

    hes like oooMyGoodd, u(CRACK)uuuHHHHHHh, its like he's crying hahahha

  • April 29, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    That's a sweet trailer.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    This movie is going to rock.

  • April 29, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Fucking genius!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I'm completely sold!

  • April 29, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by kafka07

    sweet trailer! Gwai Lo brought up Rachel Dawes...hard to say from the trailer but I hope the love triangle with Dawes doesn't become a ridiculous plot device. Anyway, I really dig the epic shots in this trailer.

  • April 29, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Oh, btw: Lamborghini FUCKING ROCKS!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Most. Badass. Cars. Ever.

  • April 29, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    No joke, that is the best trailer I've seen in years

    by IndustryKiller!

    Mary mother of God that looks like a good movie. And this is coming from someone who has not been quiet over my disappointment for Batman Begins. I think the difference here might be both Nolans better grasp on genre filmmaking and the lack of David Goyer, whose script for the first film just did not take the beating it deserved. Thankfully Nolan looks to be a far more talented writer than Goyer. I mean jesus even int he trailer there is pathos and character in every frame. I'm so psyched it's frightening me. Please don't break my poor heart Mr. Nolan.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Why So Similar

    by ThePilgrim

    Almost every scene in this trailer is paying tribute and reworking things from 89's bats, as is the other trailer (which even more erriely mirrors another trailer in scene play almost too the point that your jaw goes slack) We have an important character falling off a roof top possible a demise scene. A big meeting with the powers of crim and joker. The joker disguising himself as a cop to shoot someone in power, mirroring the original 89 when the joker disguised himself to kill a kingping. The stand off in the alley. The party crashing scene seems a tad bit like the art galley crash in 89. The vehical destruction scene sorta feels like a revisit to returns. will have to wait too see how it plays out. Cause the new batmobile is tough enough to plow thorugh a the roofs of a few building and jump and bridge. tou have to wonder how it goes down. Big gun or manipulation???? <P> <P> Why so similar indeed.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    why so smiliar

    by ThePilgrim

    Almost every scene in this trailer is paying tribute and reworking things from 89's bats, as is the other trailer (which even more erriely mirrors another trailer in scene play almost too the point that your jaw goes slack) We have an important character falling off a roof top in a possible demise scene. A big meeting with the powers of crime and joker. The joker disguising himself as a cop to shoot someone in power, mirroring the original 89 when the joker disguised himself to kill a kingping. The stand off in the alley. The party crashing scene seems a tad bit like the art galley crash in 89. The vehicle destruction scene sort of feels like a revisit to returns. We will have to wait too see how it plays out. Cause the new batmobile is tough enough to plow through the roofs of a few buildings and jump and bridge. You have to wonder how it goes down. Big gun or manipulation????

  • April 29, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST


    by kafka07

    Que? Ummm, well the Joker dressing up as a cop is a scene from the golden age era batman comic, which the film's writers said influenced them a lot, along with the modern-era Killing Joke story.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    This just looks better and better.

    by beastie

    Unlike some movies, where the closer you get, the hype seems to drown out any symblance of what once seemed awesome, this seems to be doing the opposite. I have a feeling that we are in for a masterpiece, of a comic book film, of which we've never seen, and likely not to see again for a long time.</p><p>I think I'm in the minority in this opinion, but I really hope Nolan recasts Joker for the next go. We, as fans, have waited so long for a good Joker (which Ledger appears to have delivered in spades), that it just seems kinda cheap to lose the character after one flick. As awesome as Two Face is, I think Batman and Joker don't seem right without one another. So I think that Nolan should hire one of the best impressionists in Hollywood, have the make-up guys go nuts until he looks like this film's Joker, and include him in the next film.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I wish this was here...fucking now, now, now, now!<p>And like I was going to hold out for a better version...

  • April 29, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Harry Bolzonnia

    by jfp2007

    You haven't seen the movie so a)You don't know if Dent is dull or not, and b)You don't know if Bale and Glagyhall have chemistry or not. Nothing can be inferred from 5 seconds of combined footage.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    You cry about the Joker for the 3rd film

    by ThePilgrim

    and yet Nolan tells you He isn't the figure piece of this film. It's about Batman!! The trailers focus on the Joker more than Batman same goes for the viral marketing. What a strange way too sell a film when your saying it has more too do with the Protagonist then the Threat. No matter what you fanboys say the Joker is selling this film too the common fan and he ultimately is the reason people are going too see it. <P> I certainly hope his scene time matches and or eclipses Batman's. Because Batman is boring to me. He doesn't do anything except lock away crime and we all know how well that bit seems too work. He does that, and He prevent disasters. Disaster that more than likely would not happen if he wasn't around. Him being him, elevates the actions/repercussions of the criminals. His very existence upsets the nature of crime, Criminals have to up the game to keep him busy to get away with crime, that or they seek him out with all weapons and terroristic activities on go in hopes of destroying him. He has no life outside of his mission to fight crime, and he's such a lonesome prick. He doesn't have a real relationship with anyone outside of the paid help, and the real genuine friends he does have work with him as his otherself- the nutty Batman. I'm more in it for the villain.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    the trailer is too long

    by sevl

    movies with long trailers generally suck...but i have still high hopes for this one..exception of the rule and all that

  • April 29, 2008, 7:05 a.m. CST

    trailer isnt the best

    by palewook

    they should stick with the previous one.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST


    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    first one sucked and so will this one

  • April 29, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    you had to go there....

    by just pillow talk

    C'mon, she thought it was supposed to be "artistic".

  • April 29, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    What like Amy Winehouse

    by Lost Jarv

    Dead before 2009. Bet you.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Hell, was this thing bootlegged...

    by Kid Z Kramer? Just let us wait until the extra 5 days next time.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Joker-ized version of trailer

    by Oski

    The reels won in the raffle at each event are of the trailer with the Joker writing little quips and drawing Joker faces on different characters. Nobody seems to have been able to transfer their reel to digital yet, or at least film their reel as it played on a projector, but some guy did take a lot of pictures of his and posted them on his blog:

  • April 29, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    That Jokerized version is cool and funny.

    by beastie

    Thanks for the like Oski.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Why do Americans gibber, hoot and squeal in the cinema so much?

    by Smashing

    It sounds horrific, I had to endure an American audience for Godzilla, they whooped and yelled at the screen throughout the whole film. <P> Is this some cultural difference?, why applaud at celluloid?, if it was theatre I could understand it, but screaming and yelling at a cinema screen seems a little moronic, to me.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I can't dispute that Yack

    by just pillow talk

    ricarleite, where in Brazil are you from? I've had to go down to Brazil a couple of times for work to Alphaville, about 40 minutes outside of Sao Paulo.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    The only negative about this so far is...

    by alienindisguise

    Maggie...she's way fugly and I don't think she can act worth a shit.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Twin Trailers

    by sirbroiler

    Gotta admit - the fact that they matched up the first trailer to the '89 Batman trailer is too, too cool. Shows that Nolan isn't dissing what's come before it, but that this movie is still going to KICK ARSE!!! Looks like their not going to play the whole Bruce/Harvey as old good friends - it would have really made Harvey's transformation much more tragic for Bruce. But, that tragedy may come in the 'fall' of Dawes. We can only hope.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    what is the big deal with maggie gylenhal?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    She's got a whiny voice and has a weird look to her.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    what is the big deal with maggie gylenhal?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    She's got a whiny voice and has a weird look to her.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by myrtle_mae_simmons

    Trailer was better than I hoped and my expectation level is through the roof on this one. Damn, so exciting.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Why so Similar is nonsense

    by Oski

    That's not the original 89 trailer, some douche with loads of time on his hands went through and matched anything and everything he could to the Dark Knight trailer.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I saw this trailer last night at a theatre

    by terrytips

    and it was phenomenal. This fuzzy bootleg doesn't even begin to show how awe inspiring some of those shots are, my favourites being twoface in the car with the gun, and Batman's final swoop down through the city.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Why do americans blah blah blah

    by Oski

    First of all, it's not like it's a regular showing of a movie, this is a bunch of amped up fanboys and fangirls who are excited. Second, if you look at the video from the Brazil showing, they act the exact same way. I'll bet the same thing happened in London too.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    I refuse to see a shitty bootleg

    by purplepurple

    I think..

  • April 29, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    move over heroin, everyone say hello to Viral Marketing Campaign

    by i kick tits

    You guys have no idea what geeks all over the world went through just so you could all be able to watch this trailer. It was supposed to be released online today through this viral marketing campaign they created, and legions of lazy computer nerds across the world spent hours staring at their screens slavishly trying to solve this lame ass puzzle together so this trailer could finally be seen by everyone online. In a joint effort in several different cities all over the world, groups made up of hundreds of non-lazy geeks, went on scavenger quests in the cities they lived in to help the lazy-geeks at home solve the puzzle at home. They were all told it would take a half hour to complete the entire puzzle so they could finally see their holy 2 minute Batman movie collage. 6 hours later, the puzzle was finally solved and there was much sappy rejoicing among the geek community. But instead of finally watching their much anticipating trailer, they were basically informed that they went though all their dorky turmoil for absolutely nothing and that no trailer was going to be posted online like they thought it would be. What happened after that was dorkpacylpse. They went ballistic. One can try to piece together for yourself just what happened at places like Imdb or Superhero Hype by wading through the wasteland of posts left behind from the shitstorm of their dork fury- but I really wouldn't recommend putting yourself though it because it is an extremely thing depressing to actually see. It was like there was one huge fanboy orgy that all these legions of nerds were expecting to go to together, but instead were really just blindly being led into one huge slaughterhouse like Jews in a concentration camp. It was a sad time indeed for dork-kind when they realized that yet again, the cool people of the world had fucked them over once more for absolutely no reason other than to take pleasure in their pain. One huge joke had suddenly rendered all their lives completely meaningless and they were there was nothing left for them. All they had left in their life's was to whine to eachother on their precious message boards about how cruel the world was to make them wait another whole entire week to see the their magnificent flash movie. As hilarious as I found this all to be, I must admit I was also bummed slightly myself as well, because I realized I would have to wait just like the rest of them. But what I did not take into account however is how strong the bond between dorks is, and that all the torture these losers have endured together over the years, as hilarious as it may be at times, gave them a power that I never even knew existed. If the people living in Darfur could come together like the nerds on internet message boards, maybe they would all be watching awesome Batman trailers on Youtube instead of getting their limbs macheted off. Basically the only reason you guys are watching this trailer right now, or anyone is watching the trailer for that matter, is because there was one single diehard nerd in Sao Paolo, Brazil who decided to get sneaky for his fellow dork brothers, and out of loyalty to his people, smuggled his cellphone into a screening and recorded the entire thing. And like the coming of the nerd Messiah, he brought it back to the internet dorks at home who were humilated and miserable at sitting at their computers. And when he did, as you can all imagine, there was a really extremely gay amount of joy among them. I mean capital letters everywhere. Even for this shitty ass bootleg crap they went ape-shit over it. It was like the end of Return of the Jedi when they saw this thing. Anyway, I don't know exactly who to give credit for this to, but someone over at Warner Brothers is a freaking genius for creating this whole viral marketing thing. These people were defintely nerdy to begin with, but there is something brilliant about just how easily and quickly they transformed these already exceptionally geeky geeks, into drooling blood thirsty maniac junkie geeks over something like a freaking Batman trailer. I love it. A bunch of people going to make one gigantic shitload of money on this one when itcomes out, mark my words.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    i was on the scavenger hunt yesterday

    by terrytips

    and it was one of the best days I've had in a long time.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    It'd be a damn shame...

    by The Bandit

    if they off Joker in this or if he doesnt come back/get recast in future movies. Ledgers death is damn sad no doubt, but the character lives on, and should. I'm not sure what part he plays or how much time he is in the film, but Joker is Batmans arch and deserves, at least, to be represented in 2 films. Their story is large and itd be a damn shame to just stick with the new movie new villain format. (Although that does work best for Batman movies b/c he's got the best villains). As for Dawes, I bet she doesnt die. I bet due to whatever happens she becomes the sidekick of one of the villains (I say she becomes Harley, how sweet would that be) that would 1000 times worse for Bruce than if shes simply killed, that validates the need for Batman then, if she just gives up and becomes one of 'them' what hope is there? B/c remember Dawes is Bruces moral rock. Also I'll open up the shit storm of discussion and ask who we'd like in the role if Joker is recast?

  • April 29, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST

    glad to see a new trailer, but...


    believe me, i am ALL ABOUT this movie, but this trailer- aside from the few new joker bits, and a harvey face on the floor, is just recycled stuff from the last trailer..i'd say 85% of it. that's kinda lame. especially if you are someone who went through all the viral junk to unearth this on sunday. <P>but hey, at least it's not iron man which showed all the movie already. i heard they are sending out free copies of the dvd befiore it's eve in theaters in order to drum up business for that movie. like it needs it, they need to chill.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    rachel dies.


    it's one reason for batman and harvey to do what they do. the movie needs that punch. she will NOT become harley. <P>although i do think that blonde actress who 'plays sal maroni's girlfriend' is secretly on the joker's payroll, if you know what i mean. she's not full on harley, but she's a mole.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Anyone seen my pops?

    by Bastard Son of Superman

  • April 29, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Money Can Fight Crime

    by ThePilgrim

    Bruce has lots of it. He should buy these criminals off. He can give those with the power lust, high end positions in Wayne Industries. For those seeking revenge, well I hear the stress toy market has a wide variety of desktop friend gadgets. Crime is about Money, Power, Control, and Revenge. Bruce has the means to end the greed and redirect that energy and anger. Hopefully he figures this out by part 3.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    They've already

    by Purgatori

    got a Harley listed on that blonde chicks resume on IMDB. I bet you Harley shows up at the end and breaks him out of Arkham.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Anyone seen my pops?

    by Bastard Son of Superman

  • April 29, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    ah so, maroni's mistress...not


    someone named kerri parker is maroni's mistress. sarah jane dunn is the only one left blank as to what she plays.<P>(if you go to the imdb page for TDK itself) how curious. can't reveal the great ending that would be introducing dr. quinzell to her new patient.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Dawes is a cocktease

    by ThePilgrim

    She deserves to die for making the Bat's slightly gay tone wise. The Emo stuff isn't her fault but the sexual repressed bit he sufferers from is all her fault. I say you gank the bitch, so Bruce can move on. You can't fuck a grave stone! Well maybe you can, but chances are pretty good that Bruce will just places roses around it every week until a real woman crosses his path who's know how long he gone without. Hopefully this happens before Dick Grayson enters his life. If that happens it's all over.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    If the Joker lives- Hire Mike Judge for TDKR

    by ThePilgrim

    He look's like a much older Ledger. You just set the story many years forward.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    The trailer looks great...

    by Herb West

    But why do we have to have a love triangle in every single superhero movie? That scene looks exactly the same as the Peter, MJ, Jameson Jr. part in Spiderman 2. I think it would have been better to make Dent a family man like he's been in every every other incarnation. That would make it more traumatic when he makes the change to Two-Face. Still, I have the feeling that this will turn out to be the best superhero movie ever made.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    re: i kick tits

    by JackBauer24

    'Well look what we have here - a fucking comedian!' Don't mean to piss on your parade man, but nobody's laughing. Your cheap brand of shock humour and mocking people you perceive as 'lower' than yourself (although who is it that just posted a thousand word essay on an AICN talkback? you really must be one of the cool people of the world) has been done before and done better. You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or at least some kind of hobby you enjoy. Get out of the house a bit you know? It'll do you good.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    And on the 7th day..


    I created quicktime so that all may enjoy the highest of quality. *I have spoken*

  • April 29, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST


    by The Chosen

    I Was the first in line after the ARG Warner Bros Brazil had set up. Two clown face handed us Joker cards and tickets, and we entered a movie theater, watched the trailer, after one hour of running in the streets of Sao Paulo following the leads. Awesome fun night with tons of joker-faced geeks!

  • April 29, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    They showed this in Chicago last night

    by The Funketeer

    While we were waiting in line to see Iron Man (it rocked, thanks Capone), a huge wave of people came up the escalator and many of them were wearing Joker makeup or some other crappy Batman related costume. They all had passes in their hands and were escorted up the the theaters. It looked like they were getting in to a screening of Dark Knight which made us all envious and jealous even though we were about to see Iron Man a few days early and for free. When we got to our seats we found out they were just there to see the trailer. Who takes the time to dress up for a 2 minute trailer?

  • April 29, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    **Do not show EVERYTHING like Iron Man***

    by wilsonfisk89

    Save some for the film, please!? I am content with what I have seen so far, which seems to be a pretty good indication of the plot already. I want to be completely surprised by the images on the screen! Cant wait.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    There's a little Cesar Romero in Heath's Joker

    by rev_skarekroe

    I think that's pretty cool, actually.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Bastard Son of Superman

    by Herb West

    I told your Dad you were looking for him. He told me to tell you that you can come visit him on the set of his new movie Superman Returns 2: Die, Bastard, Die. Then he let out an evil laugh. I wouldn't visit him if I were you dude, I think it's a trap.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    You got me mack

    by ThePilgrim

    No seriously.. You kicked my fucking bar stool over and you made me spill my drink all over my girls tits. <P> You don't laugh because you know it's true. Batman is nearly gay again. At least Tim Burton's didn't walk around with trophy bitches "I'm so not gay" on his arm. Tim's Bruce made short work of Vicky Vale.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    The Best Thing About this Movie So Far

    by cookylamoo

    Is it looks like it clings to ground level. No CGI elevated trains or giant water evaporating machines. And God, I hope they keep the flying down to a minimum.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    And on the 7th day...


    I struggled to make this trailer good. But we all make mistakes..*I have spoken*

  • April 29, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Batman Doesn't Fly!!

    by ThePilgrim

    He glides down to the streets below. He has to take the elevator, like everyone else. The real question is what he do with those binoc's. Does he leave them up there???

  • April 29, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    And on the 7th day..


    I tried to make myself fly. *I have spoken*

  • April 29, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    owns. Awesome voice. Pretty fucking creepy. The "I'll show ya" is especially funny. Also, the face he makes when he says, "Go!" is nice and Joker-ish.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Oh and one more think Jack

    by ThePilgrim

    I'm lower than you all. I'm above no one. That's my fuel. Can't find my place here on earth so I kick it in the tit's!

  • April 29, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Next movie

    by Colonel Activity

    should star Calendar Man and Maxie Zeus...with a cameo by Floronic Man.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Cesar Romero in Heath's Joker

    by Herb West

    rev_skarekroe, how do you figure that? Really, I'd like to know. Maybe you can give us a new way to look at the trailer.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Jack, My bad....

    by ThePilgrim

    I drink like a Kiefer. I totally thought you were talking to me. Damn I need to cut back.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    I told you...

  • April 29, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    You can hire R. Kelly to piss on him

    by ThePilgrim

    with Jimmy Kimmel Fucking Ben Affleck in front of the kid while the corpse of Rick James (animated by Jim Hensons Corpse hand, via Jame's anal cavity) say's "Cocaine is a hell of a drug"

  • April 29, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST


    by Herb West

    What is it exactly that you've been trying to say? Come on man, just spit it out! :-)

  • April 29, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Its gonna effin Suck

    by DaBUU

    just messing, looks dope as hell!

  • April 29, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I wanna see the Joker-ized version

    by theoyboy

    That guy's blog ( has me all amped up to see the other version. How cool would it be to run the "Joker-ized" trailer before a movie?

  • April 29, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Best Movie Summer Since 1989

    by Jim Halpert

    For geeks at least: Indiana Jones, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk, etc.

  • April 29, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    "You either die a hero...

    by That 70s Venom

    ... or live long enough to become the villain." I want so badly to love this quote, but for some reason that I cannot explain, it just isn't doing it for me. For one thing, the philosophy behind it is totally flawed. There have been a fuck load of heroes throughout history who have grown to be old men and died heroes. They never turned into villains. This movie still looks sick as fuck and I am on it like 5 asian dudes on a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine but that quote just kinda makes me slap my forehead and go "Oh boy... " Does anyone else feel this way? It seems like Harvey Dent is trying to be profound or some shit but he just ends up sounding pretentious and, well, dumb. Heath Ledger, on the other hand, looks like he is going to become the definitive Joker for our generation. I am so fuckin psyched to see this shit when it comes out. Me and my bro are gonna watch the quicktime version of this trailer like 50 times and then I will politely ask him to leave the room when we're done so I can watch it 50 more times while I masturbate to it repeatedly until my cock is sore.

  • April 29, 2008, 10 a.m. CST


    by sirbroiler

    Okay - I fell for the whole copycat trailer thing. was cool.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    That 70s Venom

    by Herb West

    I agree. When I first heard about the line "You either die a hero.. I thought that was great, but seeing it in the trailer did nothing for me. It felt forced.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    The "You Either Die a Hero" line.....

    by cookylamoo

    Refers to John McCain.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Why so long a wait?

    by a rolling stone

    The wait's driving me crazy! It's like I'm back in high school, trying to get laid! I've got blue balls over a movie. It's not a joke. I really do. I ache for TDK. June will be my prom night.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Rolling Stone

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You shall GO to the movie. Then you shall COME.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    You can't hang glide in a city

    by cookylamoo

    The updrafts would smash you against the buildings.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    dent's quote:


    the quote is flawed, and kind misunderstood out of context, in a 2 seconf soundbite.<P>it can be interpreted two ways (two, gee, hmm, duality, twoface, etc)<P> taken literally as most of you have done, i could mean that people can keep trying to do good for so long, they get warped, cold, vengeful, punishing. there are lots of examples. government. religion, etc. there have been several examples of this in batman comics with batman himself, until a robin or some other foil snaps him out of the wrong path.<P> he could also mean getting villified by a fickle public, quick to judge and change allegiances like so much tabloid fodder- not neccessarily becoming a truely villainous person.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I liked Batman Begins

    by a rolling stone

    From a continuity standpoint, Batman Begins was truer to the medium than any other incarnation created. Falcone, Flass, and Fox all showed up, Joe Chill murdered Bruce's parents, his training was explored, Alfred was humanized, Gordon was portrayed properly, they didn't kill off their villains for Hollywood closure and they didn't rely on heavy CGI. It's character-driven and more down-to-earth. Plus, they're not holding out on us to please the kiddies. No jar-jar in this mofo. The first one was like a kung-fu horror flick, in my opinion. Now we got Ledger climbing out of body bags and Harvey getting his face slammed into a gasoline-soaked floor?? How can my blue balls be questioned? Their color should be obvious to everyone, I think.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST



    it can also mean that when you become a hero, people will expect more from you. if you don't get out quick (become a martyr) and can't keep up with the demands, be everywhere at once, be everything for everyone, they will turn on you and resent you.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Joker Schools The Mob

    by Saluki

    Seeing a calm Joker is actually more unnerving than a bounce off the walls Joker.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by a rolling stone

    I took it as "The world's run by evil. You either die before your corrupted or you live and get with the program."

  • April 29, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Smashing, This Was In Brazil

    by Saluki

    Not to throw egg in your face, but this screening was in Brazil. I remember going to a screening of X-Men 2 in London, and was kind of creeped out by the silence.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Harveys Line

    by GreenGeezer

    I think he's refering, in context, to being a lawyer and bringer of "justice". Think on this, though it may be cliche. Whether we're talking about do-gooder lawyers, or vigilanties, nearly everyone, if they last long enough, sells out in the end. They become the abyss that they've spent their lives looking into, become the monsters they used to fight. I think this was Harveys point in that line.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Herb West

    by rev_skarekroe

    Something about the tone of his voice makes me think of Romero. The Joker laugh is almost giggly, too. OTOH, I haven't seen any episodes of the '60s Batman in years, so my memory may be cheating me.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Start Oscar Campaign Now

    by Ohiofile

    Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor, The Dark Knight

  • April 29, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Don't have the power of the first but it sure is good too!

    by Aethyrr

    Plus, we get to see a freakin'-out Harvey Dent! How cool is that?!

  • April 29, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    caesar romeroisms


    wheter or not they were planned in his performance, there is at least one nod to 60's romero joker, in that the mask the joker wears in the bank robbery is almost dead on with one worn in the old series by the joker during that clown opera (name? eludes me) there is a reference pic somewhere on the net. <P> also, i am in agreement with the 'selling out' translation of what harvey said. i think it's a bit of all of that.

  • April 29, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Aw crap!

    by Delagoya

    Lucky I got to see it just before friggin Youtube took it off! This movie is gonna fucking rock our socks!

  • April 29, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Harvey's Line

    by cookylamoo

    Refers to Rudy Guliani and Elliot Spitzer. Glad to be back, Anchorite. I guess I was just suspended or maybe they listened to my pleas for reinstatement. Let's argue some time.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    2face is saying it like this

    by ThePilgrim

    If I take office and I get killed shortly after. I will die a hero. If Stay around too long. The mob might corrupt me.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Harvey is saying...

    by cookylamoo

    That you can be a hero for a while but if you linger too long half your face will get burned off and you'll end up a coin flipping maniac obsessed with the number two.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    What Harvey really means is...

    by a rolling stone

    "I'm fucked. We all know it. I know it. You know it. Just as soon as act III roles around and Maroni takes the stand, I'm doubly-fucked."

  • April 29, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by waldo

    I don't understand the hate for Batman begins. It's one of those rare films that I can watch over and over and never get bored. If you hate Nolen so much, go to, You will fit right in.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Find TWO FACE

    by 0dd

    He is in the trailer. Awesome marketing on this film...just enough teases.... See if u can spot Mr. Face

  • April 29, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    mentioned earlier he didnt like the "Die a her or live long enough to become a villain" line. I have to agree, which leads me to Aaron Ekhardt being a bad pick for Harvey Dent. If there is gonna be a big rise and fall for this character, they should of picked a likeable actor to do it, make it really dramatic. Aaron Ekhardt comes off as really arrogant in all his movies, he's the same guy from Black Dehlia in every role. Thats why that line comes off as pompous instead of profound. I'm actually looking forward to seeing his face get burnt off. I dont think thats what Nolan was trying for. Just my Opine

  • April 29, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    Looks effin great tho. Heath Ledger is owning my ass from the grave! If hes as good as it seems, he better get a Oscar nod.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I hear ya. The driver that took me back to the airport cut through sections of Sao Paulo. Lots and lots of piss poor conditions. He was also telling me that when it rains, it grinds the city to a halt cause everything gets flooded.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    That was awesome, what I could make out that is.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I think I saw Batman leap off a building.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Harvey's line...

    by Zandunga

    ...probably refers to someone asking him if he isn't afraid that he'll be killed due to his brash facing of the criminal underworld in such a dangerous city. So the point he makes, which I hope will sound like less of a cheesy soundbite in context, is that if you don't take a chance at dying by doing the right thing, you just tacitly accept what's going on and thus end up becoming a part of the corrupt wash your hands of what's going on and are therefore a villain who willingly participates in the wrongdoing.

  • April 29, 2008, noon CST

    Link to trailer

    by beastie . At It's a division of Gawker and they never remove anything, despite any threats. Also, they had The Spirit teaser trailer last week that I still have seen nothing on AICN about. You could find it if you browse the archives.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    never heard Sao Paulo compared to SimCity...

    by just pillow talk

    but I guess that's apt a comparison as any...<p>And the guy who runs our operation down there had he and his family held by gunpoint in their home before. Crazy.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Harvey is using........Irony......

    by cookylamoo

    Deep deep Irony. Like when Buddy Holly said the higher you fly, the further you have to fall or when Ned Beaty said when you ride the wild river, you will eventually get fucked in the ass.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I like Brazil

    by Lost Jarv

    except I've never been to SAo Paulo so maybe I'll just avoid it. <P>I found out about the existance of the mighty Pumpkinhead 3 and Pumpkinhead 4 in Brazil

  • April 29, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    re: link to trailer

    by Photosuperstar

    No go, I removed the spaces and it still doesn't work. Thanks for trying, any other trailer links that work?

  • April 29, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    no one can dispute what Brazil has given you Jarv...

    by just pillow talk

    In a word: priceless.

  • April 29, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    ...seems to be channeling old-school Jack Nicholson in this; I was reminded a lot of McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Looks fucking awesome!

  • April 29, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by LittleDudes

    Apparently it's higher quality

  • April 29, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Evan Rachel Wood for CATWOMAN in BB3!!!!

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Check out this pic: looks like Selina Kyle to me.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Link to the trailer: HURRY BEFORE IT'S GONE

    by versatol your welcome, versatol

  • April 29, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    It depends on the movie, the crowd, and...

    by nerosday

    As Americans we just don't give a shit. Enjoy.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    In the old west...

    by nerosday

    We used to fire guns at the performers if we weren't pleased with the show. We've actually mellowed

  • April 29, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    by the way all that is for Smashing.

    by nerosday

  • April 29, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    by Photosuperstar

    Thanks Versatol!

  • April 29, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Better quality version of the trailer.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Still up and right here

  • April 29, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Found a more recent link

    by terry1978

  • April 29, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I like the dent Quote

    by nerosday

    I read a very good point earlier. If you look at a vigilante or law enforcement agency that does a great job, the expectations become too high, and then they become unrealistic. There will be escalation on the part of the criminals. And as we love to do we will then blame the heroes for it, for their failure to protect us. There will be resentment that can turn to out right hatred, and even though he may be still doing the same job he was doing before they will see him negatively. That negativity can even go to the point of feeling sympathy towards his victims and an overlooking of their crimes because he was the one that stepped in to capture them. Think of it as the world Frank Miller laid out in the beginning of the Dark Knight Returns. The world where Bats is no longer appreciated or seen as a true hero. I think it’s an allusion to that, as well as a foreshadowing of Dent truly becoming a villain. of course I am the king of over thinking things.

  • April 29, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    ^So in essence, it's all one big cycle

    by terry1978

    The heroes create the villains, the villains create the heroes. That's the basis of most stories.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    So let that be a lesson to you.

    by cookylamoo

    Never do Anything.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST



    naw man, i agree, that's what i got out of it too, although i tend to overthink. in the end it's a quote out of context, probably selected because it can be interpreted openly.

  • April 29, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Evan Rachel Wood As Catwoman Giving Me A Blowjob!

    by LaserPants

    Now THATS what I'd like to see / feel.

  • April 29, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    I HATE YOU! I'm pushing The button in "Mirror mirror" Kirks quarter...but your still here?!? Aaarrggh!

  • April 29, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, I need a cigarette...

    by The Dum Guy

    Because I just came.

  • April 29, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Here.We..... GO

    by DanielPlainview

    It's unfortunate the video on youtube got taken down, atleast that one stays in focus the whole time.

  • April 29, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by BurgerKing

    im pumped

  • April 29, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be one hell of a summer!!!

    by Broseph

    Fuckin a there's alot of good shit coming our way this summer.definitely be going to see iron man and harold and kumar on monday

  • April 29, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    "You either die a hero or

    by NoodlesHahn

    live long enough to see yourself become the villain."<br><br>I agree with everyone that's mentioned it already. Harvey Dent saying that line made me feel good inside.

  • April 29, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    harvey dents got all the lines

    by BurgerKing

    The die a hero or live a villain and the (k)night is darkest before dawn and i promise dawn is coming. He sounds fucking awesome.

  • April 29, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Holmes vs. Gyllenhaal

    by Sylvia Fowler

    Is anyone really going to miss Katie Holmes in this flick? She was like a robot in the first one

  • April 29, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    "It's simple: kill the batman."

    by Ribbons

    "Kill the batman!? Of course! Why didn't WE think of that?!" <br> *** <br> Sorry. It IS a good trailer, but that stood out to me as a rather lousy piece of exposition. You'd think the organized crime in Gotham City wouldn't need to be *told* that their lives would be easier with Batman dead.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Jokerized version of trailer is online now

    by Oski This is one of the reels that was handed out at each showing. Hope the other winners get off their lazy bums and find ways to get theirs online as well.

  • April 29, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Attention all bootleggers!

    by slicer

    Turn off the fuckin' auto focus! That's the reason the picture kept going in and out of focus. Put it on manual, set it, and forget it! If you are going to do something illegal, at least do it right!

  • April 29, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Raise the pitch a bit and Ledger would be voicing...

    by Andre the Frog

    Marge Simpson.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name


  • April 29, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • April 29, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Harry Bolzonnia

    by ironic_name

  • April 29, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by movieman742

    How the fuck can you tell that is two face. honestly. It's just harvey dent holding a gun.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    harvey dent holding a gun

    by ironic_name

    yeah, with chunks of his face peeling off. <P> I have eyes, thats how the fuck can I tell that is two face.

  • April 29, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    wow, ok

    by movieman742

    the pic is really dark so i can't see that stuff

  • April 29, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    by movieman742

    is there a better pic that that. it just looks black.

  • April 30, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure if there is a better pic..

    by ironic_name

    .. I just got the video that oski tinyurled and imageready'ed it up. hopefully someone has a film scanner and can put a nice clean non projected version on the net. <P> but check his chin out, and his nose, and his top lip seems melted. <P> and the "my hero" thing that some assistant had to hand scribble onto<P> the frames.

  • April 30, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by movieman742

    the chin is the only part i see that just seems "off", that goes for his upper lip too. Yeah, you have to really look at it but you can see him. Can't wait for the fucking HD!!

  • April 30, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by The Dum Guy

    Two-Face is in this one. I wonder what the Joker will do in the sequel?

  • April 30, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Harry Bolzonnia

    by ironic_name

    no prob, thank you for telling me where to look.

  • April 30, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    to the marketing guys - you have done an amazing job

    by ironic_name

    I don't like the arg thing usually, but this feels like a real game, in reality. <P> to say it like harry - its a long teasing blowjob, you want the climax, but its building to a wonderful end.

  • April 30, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    if the marketing guys wb hired are reading this, I mean.

    by ironic_name

  • April 30, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Joker throws Dawes off building, like Vale..?

    by wilsonfisk89

    2:02 - rooftop conclusion,again ?

  • April 30, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    "Rich People Suck"

    by LaserPants

    Why do I get the feeling that I'm going to agree with the Joker on more or less all points and root for his victory and be upset when he gets killed? I just hope they tape Daniel Day Lewis for Joker in Batman 3 should the Joker, as prophet of the modern age, survives TDK.

  • April 30, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    That Is...

    by LaserPants

    ...I just hope they tap Daniel Day Lewis for Joker in Batman 3... (tap as in, tap his shoulder and say, "please play the Joker in part 3.")

  • April 30, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST


    by brobdingnag

    Looks as boring as Begins was.

  • April 30, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Wasn't digging the nasal Joker voice at first...

    by Rickey Henderson

    But now Rickey's cool with it. Joker's supposed to be a sniveling little prick who plays evil pranks on people. Ledger's interpretations of Joker as a demented and annoying as fuck character is pretty awesome. The voice works, good to see they've completely banished the suave Jack Nicholson take on the Joker.

  • April 30, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv will get shanked by padington's family

    by ironic_name

  • April 30, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I'm going to come!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Indy! Shellhead! Batman! Indy! Shellhead! Batman! Oohohhhhhuuhhhhhh

  • April 30, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Shellhead = Speed Racer, yes?

    by Rickey Henderson

    (kidding, kidding...)

  • April 30, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by messi

    He returns at the end of DC UNIVERSE #0 for Final Crisis.

  • April 30, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    The wife has relatives in Rio, so we tend to go there or into Minas Gerais (spelling). Although her brother lives in Sao Paulo and he always says don't go anywhere near the place.

  • April 30, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Paddington's family couldn't shank anybody

    by Lost Jarv

    posh twats don't know what a shank is.

  • April 30, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    by The Dum Guy

  • April 30, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Sorry what I meant to type..

    by The Dum Guy

  • April 30, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Hey Dum Guy

    by vic twenty

    Thanks for the link. Better late than never. <p> Laserpants, great idea about DDL as Joker. If anyone can pull it off, Cap'n Milkshake can.

  • April 30, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    That isn't Two-Face...

    by jfp2007

    The guy with the gun is one of Joker's goons. The 2nd official pic ever released of him in the back seat of a car clearly shows this same person.

  • May 1, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST

    jfp2007 WRONG!

    by ironic_name