The Dark Knight FAQ (Check here first)

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  1. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    I'm starting an FAQ for this board, due to the fact of some constant repition of posting things that have threads already made. Along with who or what is confirmed for the sequel, and which direction it's moving in. Hopefully, alot of the new people who come here wil refer to it before posting.

    Let's start with some frequent questions.

    What will the sequel be called?

    Along with the confirmation of Ledger, being cast as Joker, the announcement for the sequel was that it would be called, The Dark Knight.

    UPDATED:
    When will filming begin, and what is the release date?

    Nolan is currently working on Prestige like I've said. Pre-production may begin in the next few months, with filming beginning early next year. The release date is believed to be summer of 2008.


    Who is writing the sequel?

    Nolan's brother Jonah is currently writing the screen play based on an outline that was done by David Goyer and Nolan.


    Who from the Batman Begins cast is returning?


    Currently, these are the only ones known.

    Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne/Batman
    Michael Caine/Alfred Pennyworth
    Gary Oldman/James Gordon (Commissioner)

    Morgan Freeman spoke about reprising his role again as Lucius Fox, but there has been no official word on whether or not he's returning.

    The idea of bringing in Selina Kyle has been brought up.

    Linus Roache has also been rumored to be returning for more flashback scenes as Thomas Wayne, along with showing Bruce as a boy again.

    Tom Wilkinson also spoke about returning as Carmine Falcone but his is the same case as Fox's. The same goes for Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson for Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul.


    Will Robin be in the sequel?

    Nolan talked about Robin having a future in his films, due to various reports that the character may be involved. The answer is no, he's not interested in bringing him in yet for the sequel and neither is the studio. But he never said that there wasn't room for him and future films, while he's still with the franchise.


    Heath Ledger will be playing The Joker.

    UPDATED: Bale recently gave his thoughts, about the casting of Ledger.
    UPDATED: Nolan recently spoke again about what kind of interpretation of Joker we'll see in TDK.
    UPDATED: First look at Heath as The Joker:

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    Aaron Eckhart will be playing Harvey Dent/Two-Face.
    UPDATED: First look at Eckhart as Harvey:

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal will be playing Rachel Dawes.
    Which villains and new characters can we expect to see?

    There have been many reports stating that there will be a lot of characters from the comics brought into the sequel. But not one has been confirmed.

    The list consists of:

    Joker (confirmed)
    Harvey Dent (confirmed)
    Black Mask/Roman Sionis (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Talia Al Ghul (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Leslie Thompkins (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Dr. Harleen Quinzel (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Dr. Jeremiah Arkham (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Salvatore Maroni (unconfirmed/rumored)
    Sara Essen (unconfirmed)
    Flass (unconfirmed)
    Loeb (unconfirmed)

    Notes about the rumored characters.

    Black Mask/Roman Sionis: His involvment is rumored to be about him having rival companies with Wayne Enterprises, while becoming the Black Mask come night fall. Though, it is stated that Roman Sionis will be more of a threat to Bruce Wayne, then Batman.

    Actors such as Karl Urban and Guy Pearce have been rumored for the role, stilll no confirmation.

    Talia Al Ghul: Rachel Wiesz has been rumored to be attached to the role, due to the report that hit websites a couple of months back. Her part may be to get her revenge on Batman for killing her father, Ra's Al Ghul. Though it's believed that he may not be dead, again no confirmation.

    Dr. Harleen Quinzel and Jeremiah Arkham: There were reports months back of Emily Watson being attached to the role of Quinzel, though no details of the characters participation has been given. While Brad Dourif is rumored to be involved for the role of Jeremiah Arkham.

    Leslie Thompkins: Vanessa Redgrave is another name attached to the role, as the character may serve in flashback sequences of Bruce or be currently used in the present time. Both are an option at the moment, but the character herself has only been rumored, not confirmed.

    Salvatore Maroni: Rumors circulated that Bob Hoskins's name was with Maroni, who would be Gotham's new crime boss with the departure of Carmine Falcone.

    UPDATED: Melinda McGraw and Nathan Gamble have been confirmed to be joining the cast. McGraw will play Gordon's wife, while Gamble will play their son.

    UPDATED: Eric Roberts has joined the cast, and is believed to indeed be playing Salvatore Maroni. It's still yet to be determined.
    UPDATED: Anthony Michael Hall has been cofirmed to be joining the cast, but who he'll play has yet to be revealed.
    UPDATED: Recently, there's been an update about where filming might also be taking place for TDK. The location may be Hong Kong.
    Can we expect a third film?

    Most likely yes. With Bale being under contract for a third and Goyer already having the plot of using Two-Face, though as I've said that could change. There was also that one time rumor where both the second and third would be filmed back to back, like the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels.

    It seemed to me like a good idea, only if they didn't rush the films and did them right. It would also keep most of the actors young to return for even more films. But at this point, it hasn't been brought up again and with the way everything is going, it looks like the sequel/third will be filmed on there own.

    Right now, the sequel should be the main priority instead of already thinking ahead of a third when filming on this one hasn't even begun yet for this one.

    Will Batman still have the Begins suit in TDK?

    Yes, and half way through the film, the suit will change to the new armored one. Why this happens is a major plotpoint:

    [​IMG]



    As of now, I've listed a lot of the questions that have been asked on the board regarding the sequel. If you have any other questions, tell me and I'll edit this post each time one is brought up.

    To all posters, I hope this helps some of our regulars and new people who've joined. Please make note NOT to go off topic on this thread, no arguments should be started either.

    Enjoy your new FAQ.
     
  2. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    GASP! a sticky?!?

    I don't believe it. Not on the Bat-boards...not in a million years
     
  3. Nightwing 52 Things change

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  4. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    I guess I have no choice.
     
  5. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    What would you rather have, one thread where all the questions could be answered. Or have the board flooded with a lot of threads containing some that have already been asked?
     
  6. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Considering that we're going to get the latter regardless...I don't really care.


    But good sentiment on your part, Bats.
     
  7. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    Yeah, good move. It was starting to get ridiculous on this board.

    Okay, not starting, it already was completely ridiculous. Good move. :up:
     
  8. StorminNorman Registered

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    Batman is my hero!
     
  9. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    So Liam Neeson's character was indeed Ra's Al Ghul? :confused:


























    Don't need to answer to this. It's just a joke. :p
    But it was very funny that so many people got confused with this.
     
  10. Katsuro Registered

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    Nice FAQ. Hopefully this will stop some of the ridiculous threads that keep popping up.

    One thing though:

    I wouldn't say it's confirmed, it's just another rumor (although a whole lot of them suggest it).
     
  11. NOFX Registered

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    WRONG KEN WATANABE IS RA'S AL GHUL! :cool:
     
  12. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    WRONG!
    Can't you see? Actually, Ken Watanabe is Lex Luthor!
    [​IMG]
    ;)
     
  13. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    This is like the first sticky on the bat boards in a year:up:
     
  14. Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    It would be great to have these films shot back2back, that way we get Batman II in June and III in December.
    But I geuss that's wishfull thinking.
     
  15. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    Nice one Batman, it will stop people making stupid threads.
     
  16. Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    I can't believe the name "Batman" wasn't taken by another member before December 2005!
     
  17. Cinemaman Registered

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    So Joker will not get much time in sequel... :(

    And have somebody Lachy Hulme's pics?
     
  18. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    I was really starting to get irritated (not that I was the only one) with the constant repetition the board was undergoing, I understand that the sequel is going to be a huge one considering the the success Begins had. But that doesn't mean it should be treated as all the other forums are, so hopefully this helps out. Seriously, if anyone has anything they'd like to add, PM me it or say it here and I'll edit the list. Anything to help out the new people who, frankly, have no clue as to what's going on.

    And thanks, everyone.

    Far point. But by "confirmed," I meant that it's been by the rumors that they're indeed the only two front runners for Joker. Well, currently.

    The best one was sent in to BOF, by DeFett who posts here.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. DV8 Band Loser

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    I doubt it . . .
     
  20. DV8 Band Loser

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    How anyone could make such an assinine statement that Hulme does not OWN the real-life version of BTAS Joker is beyond me . . . .
     
  21. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    It probably has something to do with the fact that Hulme looks nothing like the TAS Joker, or any other Joker, that anyone has ever seen. Apart from having a gigantic nose, of course, which the Joker certainly does, but then, a gigantic nose is one of the easiest things to fabricate with makeup.

    However, the fact that Hulme doesn't look like the Joker doesn't mean he couldn't play him; Jack Nicholson doesn't look like the Joker, either, but he did a fine job in Batman '89. :up:

    Bettany, however, will be the Joker.
     
  22. The-Night Registered

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    Don't be too sure of that!
     
  23. Nightwing 52 Things change

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    Very true, and not to mention he didn't have a big nose like Hulme nor Joker. Bettany has the same as Nicholson, and last night when he was a guest on Jay Leno, I saw Joker written all over him.

    But like I said before, I'm willing to give either a chance.
     
  24. Keyser Sushi Squirrel Baffle

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    I'll accept whatever decision is made, but I think I'll be happy about the choice because I really believe Bettany will get the role. I could be wrong, of course, but like you I too saw Joker written all over him last night (and in general) and I think, given that the guy is in contention, and given that Nolan, Bale and Caine have all spoken of him in the role, and given how great he would be in said role, I can't imagine any other outcome than Bettany as Joker.

    Not to mention that he's exactly the kind of guy Nolan is likely to cast, given the kinds of actors he used in BB. Established, but not superstars. Nine times out of ten, British or Irish.
     
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    To me...........HULME OR BETTANY, we won't be dissapointed!!!!!!!
     

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