With "The Dark Knight" in theaters around the world next week, we take an in-depth look at the literary and cinematic history of the Batman's greatest foe, the Joker, in this first of a two-part series.
Animated Batman guru Bruce Timm, executive producer of "Batman: Gotham
Knight," tells CBR why Batman is perfect for anime, the violent Wonder Woman
DVD and how he'd pitch the Question for a DCU DVD.
Tuesday's Citizens for Batman events in NYC and Chicago ended with enormous
Bat-signals projected above the cities. CBR was in New York to see what one fan
called "geeks stopping traffic."
CBR News talks to composer Christopher Drake, who scored two of the six
chapters of the "Batman: Gotham Knight" DVD feature. A longtime Batman fan, the
project was a dream come true for Drake.
"The Dark Knight's" Christian Bale talks once more to CBR about Batman's
discipline and intensity, Heath Ledger, and the importance of Christopher Nolan
to the reborn film franchise.
CBR sat down with writer Greg Rucka to learn how he brought his beloved
"Gotham Central" characters to life for the "Batman: Gotham Knight" animated
DVD that hits stores this week.
With a countdown clock that runs out Tuesday night, the Citizens for Batman
website has updated with coordinates for "major" events in New York City and
The new Rachel Dawes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, talks with CBR News about taking
over the role from Katie Holmes, the differences between "The Dark Knight"
movies and independent films, and 300-storey drops.
CBR News speaks once more with "The Dark Knight" co-star Gary Oldman, this
time about the appeal of Jim Gordon, his upcoming "A Christmas Carol," and his
thoughts for a third Batman film. SPOILER WARNING.
CBR received this afternoon another package from Citizens for Batman, this time with a t-shirt and stickers and indications of a "major" event happening next week. Also revealed is a new poster.
"The Dark Knight" producers Charles Roven and Emma Thomas tell CBR News
about the benefits and difficulties of using IMAX cameras to film the Batman
sequel, including what sequences were shot in the oversized format.
In this, our fifth and final interview with the five writers of DC's series of five one-
shots, "The Joker's Asylum," CBR News spoke with writer David Hine ("Spawn")
about his leading rogue -- Two-Face.
David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan tell CBR News of the tragic and elemental forces at work in their script for "The Dark Knight," from which comics they took inspiration, and who the film's true protagonist is.
The animated film bridging the gap between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark
Knight" was unveiled for the first time ever to a crowd of eager fans in Chicago,
and CBR was there for every bat-minute!
Christopher Nolan's second Batman outing is a dark, haunting vision that reveals
to a mass audience what fans of the characters have known for years - the Joker
is nothing to laugh at.
In this, our fourth interview with the five writers of "The Joker's Asylum," CBR
News spoke with horror film and comic writer Joe Harris ("BPRD: There's
Something Under My Bed") about his leading rogue - Scarecrow.
Warner Bros. has released a massive gallery of images from the upcoming "The
Dark Knight," featuring new shots of Batman, the Joker, Harvey Dent, Lieutenant
Gordon, the Bat-Pod and more.