Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by Reek, Nov 1, 2007.
The only people I know that know about TDK are the people I've told.
I don't know how general the crowd at NYCC would be but when they presented the new TDK trailer, it got the loudest cheer out of every film presentation before it, including films with panels like Hellboy 2 and Incredible Hulk.
I don't think we have anything to worry about since I doubt the general public knew there is going to be an Iron Man movie until recently. I remember before I really got into comic book movies I didn't know there was going to be a Spider-man 2 until less than a month before it was released.
The Dark Knight marketing hasn't even started in close to full swing yet. The public will be more than aware and excited come July
Ive heard a lot of people say "i wanna watch cause of heath ledger".
We'll see though. It looks amazing
May is probably when the marketing of this film will pick up. I've seen movie posters at the theaters in my area. Unfortunately Heath Ledger's death in my opinion has unintentionally promoted this film and that might look bad.
It will add to the legacy of this film.
How is it unfortunate that people want to see Ledger's last performance?
You know what, I didn't mean to say that. My bad.
The marketing on the movie is amazing actually getting the fans into the campain is such a great idea I will be shocked if theis movie isnt a huge sucess with the death of heath,which in my area people who hate comic movies are saying they will see it just for his last staring role alone(i dont consider imaginerium a staring role).I predict a 110 million dollar three day weekend gross
The general public has known about this movie for a while, it was all over the news right when Heath died.
I don't want to sound like an insensitive *****e or anything, but it's true. Most of the general public know of this movie because of Heath dying, in probably every article/news report that came out about him, TDK and the Joker were mentioned. TDK is in the public consciousness, just not the way WB expected or wanted it to be.
There are kids that attend my highschool have said plenty of things like "Oh I heard Heath's in it.." or "Heard of that new Batman movie? The Black Knight?" *palms face* Sure most people know Batman is returning the big screen, but they aren't as AWARE of his return as are we.
Most high school kids are worried about what boys/girls like them and how they look.
There's apparently a new The Dark Knight ride at Six Flags New England...
in the area i live in, batman's not really popular...at least with kids and teenagers. all my friends are expecting iron man to be better than the dark knight. what fools..haha. i'm not being so serious, but i do think the dark knight will be the best super hero movie until the 3rd installment of batman comes out. lol.
While I dont know how much of the general public knows, I know a lot of people wher eI work want to se eit, a sI've been promoting the hell out of it with shirts, showing them magazine articles, and even broguht the trailer on my PSP with me to work.
I have a feeling though, that a good deal of people know now, solely becaus eof the attention the film, even in name only, got from the Heath's passing. It may not be good publicity, but it is, in fact, publicity.
Like Jesus Christ.
I'd say 80% of the people over here in seattle know about it. They just dont talk about it often
if tdk hits 500 mil that would be sweet
expect more sequels that way
even i am legend made 580 plus so 500 shouldnt be too hard right!
You must convert them, preach to the masses! Repent for the time is near!
I'm the only big Bat-fan I know in real life.
Tragically, I think the Ledger incident will bring more attention to it naturally, but I honestly thought before that happened that this would be the biggest bat-film since B89 for a few reasons, but namely because of what its about and who's in it. Regardless of what happened, people love the Joker as much as Batman himself, he's the most popular villian in comics, and only number two to Darth Vader in terms of villans period IMO. Add the fact that it's a totally fresh take that nobody has ever seen of him, and this thing would've been huge anyway. I remember the buzz in the theatre after the trailer and you could hear people whispering "That looks cool" and "What's up with the Joker?" I actually think a large number of people will see this who've never seen BB, and I suspect they'll be very suprised at Nolan's approach, especially if the last Batman movie they saw was a Shumacher screw-up. That fact alone will amount to plenty of repeat viewings...
Batman Begins was a rather conservative, almost tentative return to the world of Batman. I've said before elements of it were a copy of B'89, villain wants to destroy Gotham and Bat's girlfriend at the same time. Bats rescues girl, takes her to his lair and gives her crucial info, he's the only one who understands the conspiracy etc. Another example of this is they didn't include Dent. They left that for the TDK. After BB the Nolans could take off the gloves and go for gold.
There's nothing to worry about. The marketing budget is enormous, and there's a ton left to be spent.
I know I sound like a fanboy blowing smoke up up people's asses, but in all seriousness, almost all of my friends, both from college and high school want to see this, and none of them (besides me of course) are Batman fans.
I think everyone wants to see Heath Ledger as the Joker.
seems like everything's going well on the High School front, lol