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DARK KNIGHT FLASHBACK: The Joker, Pt. II

With the premiere of the "The Dark Knight" nearly upon us, CBR brings you the second of an in-depth history of the Joker in comics and film, from the turbulent 1970s to the new Heath Ledger-starring film.

CUT THE DARK KNIGHT: The Editors

Editor Lee Smith and First Assistant Editor John Lee discuss exclusively with CBR their task of bringing Christopher Nolan's Batman epic to the IMAX screen, and confirm once and for all that Heath Ledger completed all his work for the film.

HELM THE DARK KNIGHT: Christopher Nolan

Director Christopher Nolan talks with CBR News about the challenges of technology and casting in "The Dark Knight," shares his designers' reactions to the notion of the Batpod, and talks Harvey Dent.

THE DARK KNIGHT DEVOTED: Maggie Gyllenhaal

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.

DEFEND THE DARK KNIGHT: Gary Oldman

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.

The Dark Knight: The CBR Review

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.

HUNT THE DARK KNIGHT: Gary Oldman

CBR talks to Gary Oldman about his role as Jim Gordon in "The Dark Knight." Oldman discusses the challenges of his non-insane character, assumes blame for some botched takes, and praises co-star Heath Ledger. SPOILER WARNING.

DIRECT THE DARK KNIGHT: Christopher Nolan

In this first of a series of interviews with the cast and crew of "The Dark Knight," CBR's Andy Khouri goes in-depth with director Christopher Nolan about his vision of the Joker, Batman's detective acumen, and themes of violence and escalation.

CBR LIVE: Joker Events in NYC + LA

The Dark Knight viral campaign continues to infect, with Joker events held all over the world Monday night. CBR News was in Los Angeles and New York City to get all the details on the event and the brand new trailer.

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