Anybody see this? (Batman 3 news and Dark Knight news)

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  1. GregComicFan movie and comic buff

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    Hi, I visit these forums daily but I dont remember reading this:

    http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/071205a.php

    or just read it here (source: Garth from DarkHorizons.com)

    Still more stuff from the upcoming Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" today with the first official poster art being released. Click here for the high resolution version.

    Also today Rutger Hauer revealed this week that apparently Director Chris Nolan wants him to reprise his role of former Wayne Enterprises chairman Earle for the third film in the series which will focus on Two-Face.

    Finally comes the four-page Gotham Times newspaper that were recently given to scavenger hunt fans. The articles within contain minor spoilers basically setting up the events that take place between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight". Here's the summary for those who want it quick and easy:

    Imprisoned mob boss Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) disappeared during the chaos in the Narrows that followed the mass Arkham Asylum escape at the end of "Batman Begins". Without that central figurehead, the city's organized crime families have begun a turf war of open assassinations, revenge killings and drive-by shootings with each thinking they've the upper hand and none willing to back down.

    The fight is now taking place between three key players - the remnants of the Falcone empire led by Sal Maroni (Eric Roberts), a ruthless organization of Russian mercenaries led by a figurehead named 'The Chechen' (Ritchie Coster), and a gang of street thugs led by Gambol (Michael Jai White). Several dozen mobsters were killed, with dozens of innocents either hurt or killed in the crossfire on Thanksgiving when negotiations between the groups failed to yield a satisfactory response.

    Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is a prosecutor for Acting District Attorney Roger Garcetti's office and a very ambitious and media savvy one who is using the gang warfare and the issue of police corruption to further his career and is looking likely to challenge Garcetti for the top job of DA.

    The press portrays Batman as heroic, saving a family from the turf war and stopping fights where he can. He's appeared nearly two dozen times, in the process stopping a bank robbery and a post office bombing. DA Garcetti calls him a "dangerous vigilante" and at least one person he saved is suing him for reckless destruction of property.

    Politicians are undecided, worried that endorsing Batman will unleash more vigilantes, but happy that his efforts are quelling crime. Mayor Anthony Garcia (Nestor Carbonell) is opposed to him, but the public vote is almost unanimously pro-Batman and so won't publicly speak out against him.

    Bruce Wayne is keeping up his playboy reputation, and Wayne Enterprises is rebuilding the monorail system devastated in the attacks. Wayne himself isn't particularly enamoring himself to the public, and delays on the repairs to the monorail system is angering residents. Also, Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) has been promoted to head up the newly formed Major Crimes Unit (MCU), and a coalition of citizen-activist groups is also at large, fed up with the corruption and ineffectiveness of the Gotham City Police Department.

    The city itself is suffering from a exodus of residents fleeing in fear, an economic shortfall, and overcrowded mental hospitals due to the fear toxin attack still having some long-lasting effects thanks to remnants of it remaining in the water supply. Also many of the corrupt cops that worked for Falcone have been implicated, but have not yet gone to trial.
     
  2. hatebox Registered

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    Interesting.
     
  3. Bond Registered

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    Sounds cool.
     
  4. Bruce_Wayne Is doing 'Push-ups'...

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    Wow! That's great!
    I know this movie is gonna ROCK!! I going to kick all the great movies out of here, hehehehe!!
     
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    I like the sound of all this stuff going down!
     
  7. Spidey-Sean Registered

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    What the hell? C'mon people. All of that was in the Gotham Times for weeks now. It's nothing new. ( besides the BAT3 news).
     
  8. rashad Hype Board Junkie

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    We missed the memo on that tidbit of news.
     
  9. BubbaGump Bland User

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    omg! it's the gotham timez summarized!! :wow:
     
  10. Hole Shot Better Than Smurfberries

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    I'm ok with him not being the central villain but crossing fingers this doesn't mean that Joker meets his demise in TDK. HE MUST LIVE!!! As long as Joker lives WB can maintain the continuity of this series even if they change directors or actors down the road.

    Hey for ADD'ers like me, it is much appreciated since I never got past the headlines of the actual paper online. (If I had the printed addition I would have read it on the toilet)
     
  11. Micah12345 Registered

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    No the joker will live. He will get captured and they will wash his make-up off.
     
  12. dark_knight08 December 20, 2019

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    Cool my two favorite Batman villian's might be in the third film together and those two characters are Two-Face & The Joker.

    I know this movie is going to be the best Batman movie ever :batty:
     
  13. Attikus ATTIKUS

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    RING! RING! The phone's for you... two weeks ago wants to speak to you.
     
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    Didn't you get the memo?
     
  15. robinjr Registered

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    also in the ha ha times joker edited the words to say felines in Gotham and you know what that means
     
  16. mackblack01 Registered

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    Eh..
     
  17. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I wonder what kind of role Robert Earle will play in the third movie.
    TDK has a real epic scope by the sounds of things.
     
  18. ThePunchLine Heath's changd things, FE

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    I liked the summary. Thanks for the post.
     
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    If the Rutger Hauer thing is true I'm ecstatic only because it means that Nolan really is focusing on a third film and all that stuff about him stepping down is hogswash. I also love that Nolan is bringing such continuity to the series that its almost like a television series where guest stars pop back in and out.
     
  20. CARNAGE-COMETH Registered

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    Sweet that Rutger Haur is coming back now all we need is Harrison Ford to join the cast and we have a Blade Runner Reunion!!!

    :boba:
     
  21. Art Damage Turtle Power

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    Cool summary, surprised that there's no real mention of the Joker though.
     
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    LOL :woot:
     
  23. Shoemeister srsly

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    Interesting note about Hauer.

    Nice to have this all of this info in one short, concise summary. Thanks for posting it!
     
  24. Herman Laufig Registered

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    Sounds very good.
    Though, with all that stuff I wonder how the Honk-Kong episode is going to take place in the story. I hope we're not gonna have a new kind of [SIZE=-1]Qui-Gon Jinn-boring-training thing.
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  25. the_monk Registered

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    The Rutger Hauer thing was on BOF a few days ago I think. The rest sounds a lot like someone pieced together a plotline from the viral sites.
     

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