While everyone knows the tragic truth behind why Heath Ledger's Joker does not appear in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, it has not stopped some viewers and critics from asking why the fictional villain himself was in no way accounted for in Christopher Nolan's latest sequel, given his monumental role in The Dark Knight. Nolan has explained his reasons for not even menti
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On sale now from Harry N. Abrams is The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy, a 300-page hardcover book whose contents should be evident from its title. Written by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy and featuring design by Chip Kidd, the book also contains a touching forward by the trilogy's director, co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan in which he bids farewell to the friends, collaborators and characters that changed his career and inspired the imaginations of so many moviegoers. Beyond the personal remembrances, Nolan's remarks also inc
Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Proceed at your own risk!
It probably won't surprise anyone to learn that I liked The Dark Knight Rises quite a bit. I was, after all, part of the team here at ComicsAlliance that wrote somewhere in the neighbor
While a more traditional, multi-part Cinematic Batmanology analysis of The Dark Knight Rises is certainly forthcoming, the majority of ComicsAlliance contributors walked away from the film with thoughts and feelings. The writers were directed to be brief, informal and even irreverent, with the published piece envisioned
Last Friday, just after midnight, a masked gunman opened fire in a crowded cinema of moviegoers who'd lined up to see the early morning screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colorado. More than 70 people were shot or otherwise injured in the attack, with 12 ultimately losing their lives and several still in critic
Anyone familiar with the career of Christopher Nolan is aware of the Dark Knight director's fondness for the ultra high fidelity IMAX film format, in which he shot over one hour of his new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. As such, attendees of midnight IMAX presentations of the film will
Warner Bros. in partnership with Nokia have released a new full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final Batman film by Christopher Nolan. The clip, which you can see below, features previously released footage along with a number of new shots and dialogue and a thrilling piece of music by Hans Zimmer to create the most exciting -- and indeed, most humorous -- trailer we've seen yet for the film.
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The most recent Batman film, The Dark Knight, rode to tremendous commercial and critical success due in large part to Heath Ledger's Academy Award-winning reinvention of Bob Kane, Fill Finger and Jerry Robinson's iconic DC Comics villain, The Joker. Ledger died of an accidental overdose of
On sale now, the newest issue of Empire continues the film magazine's reporting from behind the scenes of The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in director Christopher Nolan's Batman cycle. This time, the filmmaker confesse