The Dark Knight Megathread (USE THIS! Love, the mods)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Samurai8472, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Agent Richard07

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I think anyone could play the Joker. Even the guy who did the YouTube parody of the movie's trailer did a great job. I think the hype is being misdirected at Ledger when it's really the Joker as a character that is making such an impression on people.

    That said, I still don't want to see the Joker recast. I can't stand recasting. It ruins movies for me. He doesn't need to be in another movie anyway. His story was wrapped up nicely in The Dark Knight and as mentioned above, there are a lot of good villains to explore.
     
  2. Agent Richard07

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I just accept that he's probably sitting in a cell at Arkham Asylum.
     
  3. davejames

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Well up until this movie, The Joker always came across as a pretty comical, lightweight villain too. At least to me. I NEVER bought him as a threat on BTAS, and he wasn't especially dark or scary in the comics either (at least back when I was reading them in the 70s and 80s). Frankly I never understood why fans liked him so much.

    With TDK, Nolan finally gave us a Joker who could be a serious and legitimate threat to Batman. I'm sure he could do the same thing with Riddler and Penguin if he wanted to.
     
  4. Docbrown777

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    Bring the Joker back

    I 110% agree that Heath Ledger did a great/fantastic/excellent job as the Joker and it sucks that he is now dead.

    However, I love the character of the Joker so much and especially the way he was portrayed in The Dark Knight that I am almost demanding that the bring him back in the next movie. Audition a million people if you have to but I really really really want more Joker. He's such a great nemesis for Batman. In the next movie they can't just say, "oh he's locked up" and leave it at that.

    They've got to bring the character back. They've just got to.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. JacksonArcher

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    Re: Bring the Joker back

    Always leave the audience wanting more. I think it's appropriate that you leave the theater wanting more Joker. That's the way it should be (and no, I don't think Joker should be in the next movie, nor do I think he will).
     
  6. Samurai8472

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I think Johnny depp can. I could see hints of depp in the "I hated my father/ penthouse break in"

    The Dark Knight Crushes $200 Million Record!
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/batmannews.php?id=7524
     
  7. JacksonArcher

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    That is an astonishing achievement. Christopher Nolan is at the best possible position he could be right now in his career. He just made the biggest blockbuster around, the film is receiving amazingly fantastic reviews, and is generally very well liked by fans and moviegoers. It is almost similar to Bryan Singer's position when X2 came out but on a much, much bigger scale.

    I think it is assured that Nolan is amongst the A-List in Hollywood right now, stacked right aside such talents as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, et al. I'm sure whatever he does next is going to grab a lot of people's attention.
     
  8. JacksonArcher

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Also, take this for what it is worth, but apparently Aaron Eckhart would "love" to star in another Batman film.

    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0265713/

    Let the "Two-Face is not really dead" speculation begin.
     
  9. Caligula

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Holy crap! I hope this keeps up. Look out, Titanic (premature, I know)!
     
  10. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I'm lazy so take me back to 1997 and remind me how well Titanic did.

    first day sales
    weekend sales

    I saw a skeleton as he lept for the symbiote
     
  11. Caligula

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Titanic's opening weekend sales ($28,638,131 in 1997 U.S. dollars) were NOWHERE NEAR what The Dark Knight got. However, it's what Titanic ended up with ($600,788,188 domestically; $1,242,091,767 overseas) that makes it near impossible to top.
     
  12. Skywalker

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I'd love for Eckhart to star in another Batman movie, too. He was fantastic. And while I think Dent really did die in TDK, it can easily be retconned that he was just being kept hidden in Arkham.

    As for the Joker... The Joker can, and will, be recast. But not in this particular Batman franchise. Give it another fifteen years or so.
     
  13. OdoWanKenobi

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Eckhart was brilliant in his role. He would certainly be getting more props for it if it weren't for Heath Ledger. I would love to see him return for another film. I think that Two-Face's fate is left ambiguous enough that he could be brought back.

    And for anyone interested in seeing more of Eckhart, may I suggest the flim "Thank You For Smoking." It's a witty satire, and is clearly the role that won him to chance to play Harvey Dent.
     
  14. Aragorn

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    I could see Harvey being stashed away at some mental institute in a futile attempt to rehabilitate him. Hell, it could be Gordon's idea and Batman didn't even know about it, which would put them at odds. And there's a serial killer out there on the loose (Mad Hatter? Poison Ivy?) that Harvey may have intimate knowledge of, so Gordon and Havey have a Hannibal-Clarise type of relationship (it can't be Batman playing Q&A with Harvey since he's still a fugitive). And then Harvey escapes, maybe kills Mad Hatter himself.
     
  15. Trekker4747

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    Re: The Joker must go on...

    Titanic was also in the $30m+ week earners for two or three months in a row- another record.
     
  16. Samurai8472

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    I believe in "The Dark Knight" ;)
     
  17. Aragorn

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    Titanic has nothing to worry about. The Dark Knight doesn't exactly inspire teenage girls to go see it over and over and over and over again going, "I love you Leo!"
     
  18. JacksonArcher

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    If it did, I would be kind of really afraid.
     
  19. OdoWanKenobi

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    Far more likely "I love you Christian!"

    Seriously. A female friend that I went with would not stop talking about how hot she thinks Christian Bale is.
     
  20. Jack Bauer

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    Sure...recast the Joker. The next time they reboot the Batman films. Ledger did such a great job that he'd overshadow just about any actor taking over. Besides we got a great Joker story...now we need another great story about other Batman villains.