Freaky New "Dark Knight" Update

Remember when we whined about the "Dark Knight" website being only one logo-filled page? Well, there's been a few updates.

If you want to check out the newest move from the "Dark Knight" marketing department, check out the official site, click on the logo, and then click here for a ... similar page.

Or you can visit ComingSoon.net to get a simple explanation about all this crazy "I Believe in Harvey Dent" stuff -- and I guess it would make sense to check the site once in a while to see what other Joker-y weirdness pops up next. The "Batman Begins" sequel arrives next summer -- which, all of a sudden, can't get here quickly enough.



Source: ComingSoon.net

Comments

dunchington

Charles Duncombe

[b]SH*T YEAH!!![/b]
Tho joker looks soooo good!!!
TOTAL FAITH IN THIS FILM!

May 21 - 12:39 AM

supermanofsteel

Fgear hrsert

I'm....not sure if I like that.

May 21 - 01:12 AM

FluxCapacitor

Matthew Packer

[b]I'm totally sure that I do![/b]
That face says to me: Total moral desolation; corrupt beyond any hope of retrieval.

Reminds me of the subliminal demon that flashes up occasionally in The Exorcist.

Looks like Nolan and co have found their own equivalent to Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Joker, which makes heaps of sense.

Also looks like he's had the old Chelsea Smile - which, for my American friends, is 1960s London gangland slang for kicking someone in the nuts and then slashing their cheeks open while they scream.

Always wondered why he was so amused...

May 21 - 02:24 AM

Benecras

Matthew Rozsa

[b]Can't Find Picture[/b]
Although I know it takes a little while to load, my computer seems stubbornly unwilling to do the job. Based on the description, I believe this is the picture that you are all referring to, but I wanted to be sure.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://news.ninemsn.com.au/img/entertainment/2105_joker_sp_lg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx%3Fid%3D268288&h=421&w=453&sz=20&hl=en&start=10&um=1&tbnid=Luzpf10B9URuxM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dheath%2Bledger%2Bthe%2Bjoker%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den

May 21 - 06:05 PM

Wallcloud

Corey Mayne

holy shit that 1960's thing is the worst thing i've ever heard lol

May 22 - 10:27 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

Looks like this will make up for Spidey 3.

May 21 - 04:14 AM

Conker3000-IGN

F S

[b]Joker looks awesome.[/b]
Joker looks scary, homocidal, and psychopathic.

It fits perfectly with Nolan's vision for this Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight will be excellent just like Batman Begins was.

FluxCapacitor, I agree with you 100 percent.

May 21 - 05:22 AM

nerdninja

Michael Polt

Makes me wonder just how scary Two-Face is going to look. Joker looks frightening as hell!

May 21 - 05:39 AM

Shatter24

Jeremiah Rancourt

[b]A little hard to look at[/b]
Not particularly an appealing look. Hopefully, he will not verge on the gross-out appeal of other villains like Penguin in Tim Burton's movie, which was too much. Less is more, I think. We'll have to see, picture is hard to tell exactly how Joker will look.

May 21 - 05:44 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

i'm not diggin' it. it looks too much like the dvd cover for that John wayne Gacy movie. it just appears a lil' too sloppy and he's supposed to look like a Joker, right? that doesnt remind me of a joker. looks more like a blind girl trying to put her makeup on with really bad results. regardless, the movie is going to rock and i'm hopin' this look changes throughout the movie into an ACTUAL joker by the end...

May 21 - 05:47 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

i loved the whole thing they did, revealing the joker's face one pixel at a time. The Joker looks amazing and I can't wait for the first screen shots to appear!

I really hope the rumor of the teaser trailer is real. Dear lord 2008 can't come soon enough!

May 21 - 06:02 AM

ffamilyguy

Tyson Thomas

I think when it comes down to it, the Joker will be more like the "Joker" in the comic books. Think about it.....Nolan is taking a realistic take on the Batman story. He is not going to let the villians look too much like a comic book character. Jack Nichalson, was a great joker, but his look was still kind of corny. It still was cool, at the time, but this new joker does look twisted.

May 21 - 06:10 AM

Conker3000-IGN

F S

[b]Gimy...[/b]
Their going for a darker Joker for this movie. Not another Jack Nicholson Joker. They don't want you to like the Joker like Nicholson's Joker. They want you to despise him. That's why he's darker, with scars etc.

May 21 - 06:12 AM

gratefuldawg

Byron Sauer

[b]NEW LOST FOOTAGE OF COL.KURTZ FROM APOCALYPSE NOW[/b]
Eh ? Not exactly thrilled, but not disappointed either. Glad its not the old look. I was hoping for more of a disfiguration with the mouth, like stripping away the lips and skin to the bone,just exposed teeth. And considering the Joker is crazy; he would smear his blood from the scar tissue around his face, for makeup. Not sure if its original, but just an idea Ive had of the new Joker.

May 21 - 06:12 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

eh, a little too dark for my taste. It's getting too close to Burton if you ask me. The first one was dark, but not THIS dark. Obviously I'd have to wait for the finished product, but this look seems a little over the top. More 'The Crow', less 'realistic' in my opinion. Doesn't get me any more excited for the film. I'd imagine it'd be more appealing to fans of the comic book than to your every day casual movie viewer.

May 21 - 06:38 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

Less realistic? Nolan's realistic take made Batman Begins far, far darker than Burton's original, which dark in a fairy-tale sense. This Joker is a perfect fit for Nolan's vision of what Batman should be. And in my opinion, he's got it right!

May 21 - 06:51 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

For all I know it could be exactly as Joker is in the comics, which is fine. What I mean is, Nolan wanted to take Batman into reality, as in how would this really happen in OUR world? That said, there aren't a whole lot of people who dress up like that in the world we live in. Granted, all comic book movies have to be given some leeway, seeing as it is always going to be ridiculous on some level. I know it would peeve Batman fans, but to me it would be interesting to see the Joker WITHOUT the makeup. More normal looking, like a Bundy or a Dahlmer, but totally messed up in the head. It could retain it's dark tone, but be less....theatrical. To me, that's just dark for the sake of being dark. But Matanuki has a point, and I won't get too stressed yet. Nolan delievered the first time, I'm sure he will again. ;)

May 21 - 07:16 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

There aren't a whole lot of people in the world we live in who dress like bats either! Don't take the realism aspect too far, or too literally.

May 21 - 07:24 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Granted, which is why I said you have to give a certain license to the director on issues of belivability. But when your goal is to make it realistic as possible, then you also have to realize that the more theatrical you make it, the less realistic it becomes. Look, I don't expect this movie to get crappy by any means. But what I am saying is I'd hope it wouldn't just be dark for the sake of it. Batman Returns, The Crow, those are movies that this Joker design resembles. It doesn't resemble a whole lot from Begins. It's not even the same tone. I just don't want it to go the path of those movies, and set it in a world that doesn't resemble ours in any way. Does that make any sense?

May 21 - 07:42 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

I don't think the makeup will draw away from the gritty realism as much as you suspect. And Joker, after all, is a theatrical character. Think 'Clockwork Orange'. I heard early on that that's the look and tone they're going for.

May 21 - 07:32 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I hope you're right. But hopefully it doesn't get too dark. It's kind of premature to really bring this up, since I haven't seen anything of the movie but a picture. I just hope the tone is the same as the first movie. All I'm really saying is, if the tone of The Dark Knight reflects The Joker as he is in that picture, it'll be way darker than Begins, and I won't be as interested.

May 21 - 07:46 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Have faith, chief! Nolan's on our side.

May 21 - 07:03 AM

shanehead

shane owings

[b]ummm[/b]
ummm.... Less REALISTIC?

We are talking about a Comic book movie adaptation right?

We are talking about BATMAN, right?


I havnt understood the problems with the way the joker looks, Hes a fucking maniac, you really think hes going to get up and put his makeup on all pretty every morning? I think it's 10times better than if they used to comic book joker design, it would be too corny and cartoonish, you have to remember this isnt some happy laughy clown man, this guy is insane.

May 21 - 02:31 PM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

Less realistic? Nolan's realistic take made Batman Begins far, far darker than Burton's original, which dark in a fairy-tale sense. This Joker is a perfect fit for Nolan's vision of what Batman should be. And in my opinion, he's got it right!

May 21 - 06:51 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

For all I know it could be exactly as Joker is in the comics, which is fine. What I mean is, Nolan wanted to take Batman into reality, as in how would this really happen in OUR world? That said, there aren't a whole lot of people who dress up like that in the world we live in. Granted, all comic book movies have to be given some leeway, seeing as it is always going to be ridiculous on some level. I know it would peeve Batman fans, but to me it would be interesting to see the Joker WITHOUT the makeup. More normal looking, like a Bundy or a Dahlmer, but totally messed up in the head. It could retain it's dark tone, but be less....theatrical. To me, that's just dark for the sake of being dark. But Matanuki has a point, and I won't get too stressed yet. Nolan delievered the first time, I'm sure he will again. ;)

May 21 - 07:16 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

There aren't a whole lot of people in the world we live in who dress like bats either! Don't take the realism aspect too far, or too literally.

May 21 - 07:24 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Granted, which is why I said you have to give a certain license to the director on issues of belivability. But when your goal is to make it realistic as possible, then you also have to realize that the more theatrical you make it, the less realistic it becomes. Look, I don't expect this movie to get crappy by any means. But what I am saying is I'd hope it wouldn't just be dark for the sake of it. Batman Returns, The Crow, those are movies that this Joker design resembles. It doesn't resemble a whole lot from Begins. It's not even the same tone. I just don't want it to go the path of those movies, and set it in a world that doesn't resemble ours in any way. Does that make any sense?

May 21 - 07:42 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

I don't think the makeup will draw away from the gritty realism as much as you suspect. And Joker, after all, is a theatrical character. Think 'Clockwork Orange'. I heard early on that that's the look and tone they're going for.

May 21 - 07:32 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I hope you're right. But hopefully it doesn't get too dark. It's kind of premature to really bring this up, since I haven't seen anything of the movie but a picture. I just hope the tone is the same as the first movie. All I'm really saying is, if the tone of The Dark Knight reflects The Joker as he is in that picture, it'll be way darker than Begins, and I won't be as interested.

May 21 - 07:46 AM

BrokebackYoda

Jake Rooney

i just came in my pants.

May 21 - 06:54 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Have faith, chief! Nolan's on our side.

May 21 - 07:03 AM

Warheart1188

Tim Higginbotham

Wow that face...the whole disfigurement of the face. Ah, looks good!

May 21 - 07:04 AM

FluxCapacitor

Matthew Packer

It's great how un-designed it looks.

Hopefully his wardrobe will reflect this, rather than doing the usual thing of making Joker look like he's just returned from Prince's tailor at the start of every scene.

The showiest art direction will probably be reserved for Wayne Manor's new bells and whistles.

May 21 - 07:05 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

For all I know it could be exactly as Joker is in the comics, which is fine. What I mean is, Nolan wanted to take Batman into reality, as in how would this really happen in OUR world? That said, there aren't a whole lot of people who dress up like that in the world we live in. Granted, all comic book movies have to be given some leeway, seeing as it is always going to be ridiculous on some level. I know it would peeve Batman fans, but to me it would be interesting to see the Joker WITHOUT the makeup. More normal looking, like a Bundy or a Dahlmer, but totally messed up in the head. It could retain it's dark tone, but be less....theatrical. To me, that's just dark for the sake of being dark. But Matanuki has a point, and I won't get too stressed yet. Nolan delievered the first time, I'm sure he will again. ;)

May 21 - 07:16 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

There aren't a whole lot of people in the world we live in who dress like bats either! Don't take the realism aspect too far, or too literally.

May 21 - 07:24 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Granted, which is why I said you have to give a certain license to the director on issues of belivability. But when your goal is to make it realistic as possible, then you also have to realize that the more theatrical you make it, the less realistic it becomes. Look, I don't expect this movie to get crappy by any means. But what I am saying is I'd hope it wouldn't just be dark for the sake of it. Batman Returns, The Crow, those are movies that this Joker design resembles. It doesn't resemble a whole lot from Begins. It's not even the same tone. I just don't want it to go the path of those movies, and set it in a world that doesn't resemble ours in any way. Does that make any sense?

May 21 - 07:42 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

I don't think the makeup will draw away from the gritty realism as much as you suspect. And Joker, after all, is a theatrical character. Think 'Clockwork Orange'. I heard early on that that's the look and tone they're going for.

May 21 - 07:32 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I hope you're right. But hopefully it doesn't get too dark. It's kind of premature to really bring this up, since I haven't seen anything of the movie but a picture. I just hope the tone is the same as the first movie. All I'm really saying is, if the tone of The Dark Knight reflects The Joker as he is in that picture, it'll be way darker than Begins, and I won't be as interested.

May 21 - 07:46 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

There aren't a whole lot of people in the world we live in who dress like bats either! Don't take the realism aspect too far, or too literally.

May 21 - 07:24 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Granted, which is why I said you have to give a certain license to the director on issues of belivability. But when your goal is to make it realistic as possible, then you also have to realize that the more theatrical you make it, the less realistic it becomes. Look, I don't expect this movie to get crappy by any means. But what I am saying is I'd hope it wouldn't just be dark for the sake of it. Batman Returns, The Crow, those are movies that this Joker design resembles. It doesn't resemble a whole lot from Begins. It's not even the same tone. I just don't want it to go the path of those movies, and set it in a world that doesn't resemble ours in any way. Does that make any sense?

May 21 - 07:42 AM

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