Should the Joker's appearance be held until the movie?

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Should the Joker's appearance be held until the movie?

  1. Yes. Build anticipation and only show hints/teaser during promotion

  2. No. I want to see the Joker now!

  3. Don't care. So long as it's faithful to the material.

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  1. LostSon88

    LostSon88 Well-Known Member

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    What do you think?

    For me personally, I would like it if they only teased at his appearance in trailers/images etc. until the actual movie ala Scarecrow. But I'm sure there are others who think he should he be straight up out there for everyone to see ala 89'?

    --Oh and before anyone brings it up, I'm aware of the previous thread (From August), this is a carry-on of that threads general idea.
     
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  2. The Joker™

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    Yes. Build anticipation and only show hints/teaser during promotion
     
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  3. Aquaman

    Aquaman ::explosions::

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    I dont care as much about him being shown before hand, as much as I do about what he looks like in the end.
     
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  4. DeGenerate10

    DeGenerate10 Br Ba

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    Wait till the movie.
     
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  5. Bat-God

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    Either way is fine with me.
     
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  6. Riven

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    It's pretty unlikely they won't show him until the movie. Promotion is everything nowadays in the movie business, so they HAVE to show the main villain in advance, definitely if it's a high profile one like The Joker. They were able to hold off showing Scarecrow and Ra's (or the real Ra's at least) in Begins cause it had such a strong focus on Batman and Batman alone and cause the general public isn't that familiar with either villain. But for the sequel, people are gonna wanna be teased with images of the Joker. Sure, sparingly at first, but he will be seen in full form way before the film hits...
     
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  7. str8raz0r

    str8raz0r Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand, the Joker is such an iconic villain, as far as his looks, that they could get away with posting fragments of him and people would still get the idea.

    They don't need to necessarily need to show a full figure or headshot when people can figure out enough off of a pasty-white forehead with wild eyebrows, a purple lapel with a garish flower, or his ever-present smile.

    That is if Goyer/Nolan/rest of the production crew decide to keep Joker fairly "old school."
     
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  8. Riven

    Riven Well-Known Member

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    That of course, remains to be seen...
     
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  9. Mr. Socko

    Mr. Socko Well-Known Member

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    They'll probably show him alot in advertisments and trailers, ala '89.
     
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  10. Bat Attack

    Bat Attack Mirth

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    Yes. Build anticipation and only show hints/teaser during promotion. Or atleast have him in the shadows for the trailers and commercials.
     
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  11. greyJester

    greyJester Well-Known Member

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    I agree, promotion is everything. And the public are going to want to see The Joker. Though, if I had it my way, I wouldn't want to see him until the movie. (But God knows I'll just have to take a peak.) ;)
     
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  12. Gold Samurai

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    well with the day and age we live in i'm sure will have spy photos of the joker on set


    "My best friends brother who worked as an extra claims to have seen the actor playing joker getting ready for a tense scene with bale in the batman suit"

    wait and see
     
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  13. LostSon88

    LostSon88 Well-Known Member

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    bump

    just coz :woot:
     
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  14. batmaluco

    batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    "No. I want to see the Joker now!" :cmad:
    :o

    just coz [​IMG]
     
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  15. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    I personally doubt WB will keep The Joker under wraps until the movie. It goes back to what I said months ago. The Joker will be a major selling point for this movie. They may not show off much footage of him (maybe just quick glimpses in the trailers), but I'll be damned if they manage to hold off showing him until Summer 2008.
     
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  16. LadyVader

    LadyVader Smile like you mean it.

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    Besides, after Superman Returns... they'll want to bring in as many people as possible in those first few days. I think they better have a global release day.
     
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    I think WB should better show Joker in first full trailer, but I want to just see 2 shots of him, because this will help TDK in box office.

    But anyway, I think there should also be much more Joker's scenes in 2nd trailer.
     
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  19. Infinity9999x

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    I think it would be smarter for WB to hold off showing the Joker until the movie. If you give us small snips of him (show the Joker in shadow in the trailer, hear the laugh, show people dead with smiles streached on their faces ect) it will build the hype. The general public know enough about Batman to understand who the bad guy is going to be, and I think it will hype people up even more then if you show him straight off the bat. It's the Jaws/Blair Witch effect, the waiting is even more fun then seeing the actual thing.
     
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  20. Mr. Thing

    Mr. Thing HAHAHAHA no.

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    Yeah, I'd like a poster showing the Joker lurking in the shadows with his wide-brimmed hat. I just want that. Keep his fully fledged appearance until the movie.
     
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  21. titan101

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    what would be even cooler is a poster with the joker , lurking in the shadows , wearing a purple suit , hands behind his back in a sort of hannibal lectorish pose . if THAT wouldn't look cool i don't know what will...
     
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  22. Clerk

    Clerk You Look Plump Today

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    Please yes. I dont want to bear through the "teh happy" comments. :csad:
     
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  23. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    It would be cool, but in these Internet days it´s virtually impossible. At some point someone was going to take an onset picture or something.
     
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  24. The Shape

    The Shape In the shadows

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    I wish they would keep his appearance a secret. They won't.

    But he'll definitely be much more mysterious. We'll see glimpses of him before the release, so we won't know exactly what to expect.
     
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  25. cryptic name

    cryptic name No Limits

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    i'd like to have a good idea of the joker's appearnace before the movie just so i don't get an unpleasant surprise. i don't want to be sitting there at the movie and suddenly go "what the f**k is that?!...the joker?...no, no that's wrong." i'd rather do that at home in front of my computer a few months beforehand.
     
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