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About That TDK Cut Scene Rumor
Posted by: Jett
Friday, April 10, 2008, 5:32 AM CENTRAL

There’s a rumor floating around that a scene (or scenes) that involves The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT are being edited from the film because they may make the audience uncomfortable as a result of Heath Ledger’s death.

Well let me be the first to say BS!

Chris Nolan recently has been quoted as saying that THE DARK KNIGHT not be altered because of Heath’s passing. The final product will be the film that both Chris and Heath intended it to be.

Our ‘ol friend “Slappy White Dog” chimed in yesterday on the situation.

“Chris [Nolan] is getting the movie that he wants and EVERYBODY at the studio level [Warner Bros. and Legendary] is beyond thrilled with the film,” Slappy told BOF. “Everybody is so excited behind the scenes that they can barely contain it. It's definitely going to be out of this world!”

Slappy’s not too sure about that recent “review” that emerged from Brazil, although he says “[TDK] has screened internally at Warner Bros. in full a handful of times, obviously still in a rough, incomplete form but the whole story intact.”

Slappy is positive however that there has not been any test screenings. “I can definitely say that no screening has happened or will happen for a while. The film isn't close to being finished and they aren't doing any ‘work-in-progress screenings.‘ Chris has graduated beyond that point of trust with the studio. Any test screenings that happen before the release date will be of the COMPLETED, final film only.”

The bottom line is that if the Brazilian review is real (And I still think it is), then it’s from someone who sat in on one of those studio screenings.

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