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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:33 AM
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Everybody Loves A Clown: First look at Heath Ledger as "The Joker" from "Dark Knight"
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 AM
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1. That looks awesome
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 AM
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2. I've seen other pix of him
but this is the best one I've seen so far. Whoa.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:19 AM
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3. If they finally tap Miller's "The Dark Knight" series from the mid-80s, this will rock.
"Batman Begins" makes it seem that they will.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:00 PM
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4. It will have to be faithful Miller or it will suck on a grand scale.
Batman and the Joker will need to beat the ever-loving beejezis out of each other. It will have to be brutal, real, and intense. If it's nothing more than Heath Ledger and Christian Bale tossing a couple of choreographed punches around, count me out.

Shortly after the actual Dark Knight comic was released, someone...might have even been Miller himself...tossed around the idea of Clint Eastwood playing Batman. The Dark Knight Batman was a leathery, tough son of a bitch. Christian Bale can't pull that off. He might be able to pull it off better than Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer or George Clooney, but could you imagine a beat-to-shit, ragged Clint Eastwood as Batman and a really, really pissed off Jack Nicholson reprising the role of the Joker?

I can.

:toast:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:10 PM
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5. I think Bale is an excellent actor
maybe he's too young to pull off "leathery" but, I think Bale has a certain intensity that the role requires.

I think Clooney would also be a very good Batman, if he actually had a decent script and a director that didn't suck.

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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:03 PM
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8. I agree, but a critical element of "Dark Knight" was Batman's age...
...and if that's not a critical element of the movie, then it's a Batman movie, not the "Dark Knight" movie.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:39 PM
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11. That is true
Eastwood can certainly play "leathery" with the best of them.

While they can do wonders with makeup these days, the end of "Batman Begins" makes me think the "Dark Knight" movie will be more like Batman, Year 2 rather than the aging Batman of the Dark Knight graphic novels from the mid 80s.

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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:14 PM
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9. I'm thinking this one is leaning towards following the Loeb/Sale 'Long Halloween' series
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:16 PM
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12. I've heard "Killing Joke" tossed around myself
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:18 PM
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13. thats what I've heard too,
Ledger looks pretty damn sweet as the Joker though, better than I thought, I can't wait for the The Dark Knight to hit the theaters.... :D
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:16 PM
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6. That's not the Joker!
It's Beetlejuice!

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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:35 PM
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7. "I won't do two shows a night...I won't! I won't do it."
I love that movie!!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:16 PM
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10. That looks awesome. Finally, a joker who looks
like a psychotic, vicious clown. I hope the part is written just as well. :)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:26 PM
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14. Dammit, Cesar Romero OWNS that character.
I refuse to watch any Batman movie that doesn't cast Cesar Romero as the Joker showing off his mad surfing skillz.
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