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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The latest "The Dark Knight" trailer has debuted online, featuring great looks at both the Joker and Harvey Dent, and we've got all the info and screen captures for ya.
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.