10 Years, 1998-2008

 Unless otherwise noted, all BATMAN movie news should be considered rumor and treated as such. BOF reports rumors to give YOU -- the Batman fan -- an opportunity to respond and have your voice heard.

(http://www.batman-on-film.com) when using news originating from this site.

 BOF's SPOILER policy: BOF DOES NOT post major plot points and "twists" that would ruin the enjoyment of the film. However, BOF does post information that some may consider a "spoiler." Therefore, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 For more BOF info & policies, read the BOF 101/FAQ.

Happy New Year from BOF!
Posted by: Jett
Monday, December 31, 2007

1:48 PM TEXAS TIME: First and foremost, here's to all of y'all having a wonderful 2008!

I'm sure it will be a good year for Bat-Fans (except for those "Heath-Joker Haters" -- I kid, I kid...sort of), as we're less than 7 months away from THE DARK KNIGHT.

Now, as long as DC doesn't kill off Bruce Wayne (Grrrrr!), the Bat-future is looking bright! And...

I really think that bastards such as this MSN MOVIES outfit are ripping me off! They know that THE DARK KNIGHT is BOF's #1 most anticipated film of 2008 -- Haven't I been saying that for like, two years now?! And now, well...

...maybe they know how smart we are here? ;) Happy New Year Y'ALL!

"Heath-Joker Hate" Mailbag
Posted by: Jett
Sunday, December 30, 2007

2:53 PM TEXAS TIME: Hey BOF'ers, that "HEATH-JOKER HATE MAILBAG has been updated with a poll. Vote please. :)

9:02 AM TEXAS TIME: Well, well, well. It seems that that little ‘ol OP-ED I wrote earlier in the week got people fired up a tad, and I got a ton of email in response...CLICK HERE FOR THE MAILBAG.

Nolan Talks TDK
Posted by: Jett
Friday, December 28, 2007

2:12 PM MINNESOTA TIME: FYI: I'm working on a 2007 "Bat-Year In Review" article that's taking a bit of time. Hey, A LOT of stuff went down last year! But it's probably the best rundown of TDK's 2007 production you'll find, if I do say so myself.

10:59 AM MINNESOTA TIME: WIZARD has an excellent online interview with Chris Nolan...

They also have A COOL INTERVIEW with our 'ol friend Lee Bermejo -- which he states that he did not copy the look of the TDK Joker (Heath Ledger) for his upcoming graphic novel about the character. Lee also mentions the drawing he did for BOF of The Joker back in '07:

"The Joker" by Lee Bermejo for BOF (2005)

"A Batman website?" No love for BOF Lee? ;) Anyway, check out BOF's interviews with Lee if you haven't already, which features that drawing he did for that "Batman website": PART 1 & PART 2. Word has it that Nolan and company might have been influenced a tad by Lee's Joker.

Is "Heath-Joker Hate" Getting Silly?
Posted by: Jett
Wednesday, December 26, 2007

12:23 PM MINNESOTA TIME: Hey ya'll, Jett here from the good (and cold -- at least for this Texan) state of Minnesota! Got a some things coming up like a couple of articles from BOF contributor Cary Ashby, comic book reviews from me and other authors, and a few other goodies. Anyway...

Nothing like a good '0l OP-ED to get people up off the couch and fired up (one way or the other) after the holiday yesterday! CLICK HERE to check 'er out.

Happy Holidays From BOF!
Misc TDK Stuff

Posted by: Jett
Saturday, December 22, 2007

1:32 PM TEXAS TIME: Not much today, but I did want to wish all you BOF'ers a Happy Holiday season and a big THANK YOU for your support over these (soon to be) 10 years. A few TDK-related links for y'all today...

EMPIRE ONLINE has ranked the TDK TRAILER and one of the TDK ONE SHEETS #1 on each respective list. Ironically, so did BOF...

MTV.COM says that Guillermo Del Toro, Jeph Leob, and Paul Dini have given a big thumbs up to the TDK's version of The Joker as played by Heath Ledger. What a coincidence, I do too...

My SCATTERSHOTS blog has been updated, as have August 2006's "FOUR 2007 MUST-DO'S" and July 2007's "WHO'S THAT JOKER" articles.

TDK: What We Know So Far? (Part 2)
Posted by: Jett
Thursday, December 20, 2007

1:28 PM TEXAS TIME: Based on what we know from the "PROLOGUE," the trailer, and last summer's shoot in Chicago, let’s discuss The Harlequin of Hate as envisioned by director Chris Nolan and personified by actor Heath Ledger in THE DARK KNIGHT...CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY.

TDK: What We Know So Far?
Posted by: Jett
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

7:37 AM TEXAS TIME: Since we've now seen both The Prologue and the first trailer, I thought we'd take that -- combine it with the info we learned during filming -- and take a stab at what we might see this summer in THE DARK KNIGHT. CLICK HERE for the full story.

Official Site Updated
Posted by: Jett
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

6:22 AM TEXAS TIME: FYI BOF'ers, the OFFICIAL SITE has been updated. If you click on the logo, you'll now be taken to THIS PAGE that offers various versions of the trailer in both Quicktime and Windows Media. You also can check out the "YouTube" version HERE.

TDK Trailer is ONLINE!
"WSS" Joker One Sheet

Posted by: Jett
Sunday, December 16, 2007

7:59 PM TEXAS TIME: THE TRAILER IS ONLINE! And you can also check it out HERE (YouTube version).

"It's all part of the PLAN." © Warner Bros.

6:38 AM TEXAS TIME: BOF was sent a better version of the "Why So Serious" Joker one sheet:

Click on the thumbnail to enlarge...

Remember, the trailer allegedly will be posted online today over at ATASTEFORTHETHEATRICAL.COM.

What Else, The Trailer!
Posted by: Jett
Saturday, December 15, 2007

12:00 PM TEXAS TIME: OK, I've seen both the "Prologue" and the new trailer on the big screen. So, HERE is my review of the 1st trailer. Really, there's nothing more I can say about the "PROLOGUE" that you haven't already heard -- it's kicks ass!

Y'all know I'm a proud "Nolan Homer" right? A card carrying member of the "Trust Nolan" association I am. Regardless, from TDK-look of things, they've surpassed my very lofty expectations. As a Batman fan, I'm pretty proud right now...

For more Nolan/Ledger/Bale/TDK love, tune into IT'S ALL PART OF THE PLAN by BOF contributor Alexandre Winck...

Happy Holidays Y'all! :)

International One Sheet 2 - The Joker!
Posted by: Jett
Friday, December 14, 2007

6:15 PM TEXAS TIME: BOF contributor Cary Ashby has chimed in on the new TDK trailer. Check out his review (Yes, we do review trailers here!) HERE.

12:44 PM TEXAS TIME: There's a new viral site up and running -- ATASTEFORTHETHEATRICAL.COM -- which I figure is for the online release of the trailer. Thanks to "Anjow" for the heads up.

6:50 AM TEXAS TIME: Another international one sheet has popped up online, this time featuring The Joker:

Nice! There's also one out there in the U.S. that has The Joker behind frosted glass and he has scribbled "Why So Serious?" on the glass in blood:

Hopefully a HQ legit version will pop up online soon...

Speaking of things "popping up online," the first trailer for TDK has leaked online -- filmed by someone with a camera phone. Despite the bad quality, it's really, REALLY BADASS. Heath Ledger is going to blow people away this coming summer.

International One Sheet!
The Synopsis for TDK

Posted by: Jett
Thursday, December 13, 2007

6:50 PM TEXAS TIME: OMELETE.COM has revealed the 1st international one sheet for THE DARK KNIGHT:

Click on the image which will eventually take you to a big-ass, hi-res version!

F'n badass isn't it!? Movie. Of. The. Year.

6:15 PM TEXAS TIME: OMELETE.COM says that they are releasing the international TDK one sheet, FYI. And thanks to the BOF'ers who can read Portuguese for letting me know...

More thanks to several BOF'ers for sending in THIS LINK to an Italian site's interview with Eric Roberts. Roberts of course plays Sal Maroni in THE DARK KNIGHT. One quote that caught my eye -- and I'm sure will have Bat-fanboys trippin' out -- is Roberts saying "...Christopher Nolan chose not to stay entirely true to the comic book version of Maroni."

OK, before y'all flip you lid, Roberts is also on the record saying that his Maroni stays pretty loyal to the Bat-mythos -- you know what I'm sayin'?

1:33 PM TEXAS TIME: Warner Bros. has released a new synopsis for TDK and you can check it out HERE...

Thanks to all of you who answered BOF's "Help Needed Ad." I couldn't respond to everyone, but I did read all emails sent in. As I was only looking for one person, I can't "hire" you all -- but I will keep your name and contact info on file. Thanks again! And...

With I AM LEGEND (click to read the BOF review) hitting theaters tomorrow, we'll most likely get our initial look at the first full trailer for TDK. And of course, the "TDK PROLOGUE" will be showing in front of the IMAX screenings of the film.

Audio Interview w/"The Joker"
"TDK PROLOGUE" Locations

Author: Jett
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

11:17 AM TEXAS TIME: CLICK HERE for an audio interview with Heath Ledger. Thanks to "Miranda Fox."

12:08 AM TEXAS TIME: Follow and there's a LONG list of locations where "THE PROLOGUE" will be playing. This isn't just the U.S. here, included is: Canada, the UK, Australia, and places throughout the world. Thanks to "MWH" of the BOF MESSAGE BOARDS.

New TDK Images
Author: Jett
Monday, December 10, 2007

5:40 AM TEXAS TIME: Warner Bros. released the following two images from THE DARK KNIGHT today via their online press website (click on image to enlarge):

(1) Heath Ledger as "The Joker" and (2) Batman on the Batpod

THE DARK KNIGHT PROLOGUE IMAX update. From what I can gather, if I AM LEGEND is playing in an IMAX theater, then you'll be able to see the prologue. That goes for the UK and Australia as well.

French Batman!
Author: Jett
Saturday, December 8, 2007

6:04 AM TEXAS TIME: The French movie mag CINELIVE features a very nice pic of Christian Bale as Batman in the new Bat-Suit. Also, a HQ picture of Heath Ledger as The Joker. (click on each to enlarge):

(1) Christian Bale as The Batman on the cover of CINELIVE
(2) Heath Ledger as "The Joker"

FYI: WEARETHEANSWER.ORG has been updated...

If you've seen the "Prologue," then please cast your vote with the new BOF BAT-POLL (lower left side of the page)...

Finally, ON-FILM.NET will be "hosting" most of the non-Batman stuff I cover. FYI.

BOF's "TDK Prologue" Review
Author: Jett
Friday, December 7, 2007

3:07 PM TEXAS TIME: TDK PROLOGUE" screened in London as well as New York and LA and was hosted by producer Charles Roven. Here's a few things he had to say...CLICK HERE to continue.

2:04 PM TEXAS TIME: THE LOS ANGELES TIMES ran an article about THE DARK KNIGHT‘s IMAX prologue that has been seen by a limited number of fans and members of the media this week...CLICK HERE for the full story.

6:14 AM TEXAS TIME: Warner Bros. was kind enough to invite us (Hell, The Joker even sent us a cake!) and BOF contributor "The Jacksaur from LA" attended the LA screening of "TDK Prologue." HERE IS HIS REPORT...

Speaking of reports, I literally received thousands since yesterday! I want to thank everyone who sent one in and let you know that I did read through all of them -- although I can't respond to each and every one. With that said, KEEP 'EM COMING IN! Anyway...

WIZARD has a nice little interview with The Batman himself, Christian Bale...

LATINO REVIEW has a hi-res pic of Heath Ledger as The Joker. FYI: It's the same image that was on the recent WIZARD MAGAZINE cover sans the graphics, etc.

"TDK Prologue" Reports Coming In
Nolan Talks About A LOT!

Author: Jett
Thursday, December 6, 2007

7:26 PM TEXAS TIME: BOF'ers across the country are starting to send in their reports/reviews of the "TDK Prologue." The most common response...


Many are posting their reviews over at the BOF MESSAGE BOARD, in case you are interested.

Our BOF reporter "The Jacksaur from LA" (who actually got the BOF-directed cake from "The Joker") is on the scene in LA and will be filing his report ASAP.

Also, BOF wants to hear from you! Make sure you SEND IN YOUR TAKE of the Prologue. Stay tuned to BOF for the latest!

3:56 PM TEXAS TIME: BOF got a cake from "The Joker!" You probably know what that means, right? More later y'all.

6:19 AM TEXAS TIME: The "TDK Prologue" was screened in LA for various members of that city's media and IGN got the chance to chat with director Chris Nolan. Here's some of the very interesting things that he had to say...CLICK HERE for the full story.

John Mayer Sucks! ;)
Author: Jett
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

7:30 PM TEXAS TIME: I guess guess being famous HAS ITS PERKS. Thanks to "Jim." That John Mayer, meh...

Details Of The TDK Prologue!
Author: Jett
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

6:00 PM TEXAS TIME: The first one sheet for TDK has been released via today's cross-country viral stunt. Here you go (click to enlarge):

Also, check out THESE PICS of "The Chicago Joker Cake!" And...

If you live in New York, Toronto, LA, Chicago, or Philly, you may want to CHECK THIS OUT. Something to do with IMAX and tickets.

12:09 PM TEXAS TIME: Seems like another scavenger hunt deal is taking place today. BOF is trying to keep up with what's going on HERE. Something to do with bakeries.

7:21 AM TEXAS TIME: Chalk this up as the first BATMAN BEGINS 3 rumor of 2007...CLICK HERE for the full report.

5:36 AM TEXAS TIME: Warner Bros. and director Chris Nolan debuted the "TDK Prologue" last night in New York City...CLICK HERE for the complete story.

Confirmation On Bale's New Gig
Hauer's "Mr. Earl" Not In TDK

Author: Jett
Sunday, December 3, 2007

7:22 PM TEXAS TIME: More viral stuff this afternoon. Check it out HERE. Something going down tomorrow, or so it seems.


9:10 AM TEXAS TIME: A couple of quick hits...

Rutger Hauer -- who played "Mr. Earle" in BATMAN BEGINS -- told MOVIEHOLE.NET that he is not in the sequel:

Are you in the next Batman movie?

I don’t think… I hope to speak to [Chris Nolan] in the next couple of days, but I don’t think so. I’ll ask him.

Your character was still alive at the end of the film, so you never know! And Earle is a good example of someone that’s not necessarily bad, but not necessarily good either…

Nobody was that great. We’re all a bit tattered and rough around the edges [in the movie]. I thought [Christian] Bale was pretty nasty in it at times. But they love him. He’s the new version of the hero I guess.

I'm not sure when this interview took place -- perhaps before filming ended on TDK. I figure he'd know by now if he wasn't in it since filming wrapped about a month ago. UPDATED: Clint shot me an email to let me know that the interview with Hauer was done yesterday -- so it's very recent. Anyway, for the full interview, click on the link provided.

Not Batman-related, but sort of. VARIETY in confirming that Christian Bale will play John Conner in the next installment of the TERMINATOR series (There are some whispers that this could have an affect on a 3rd Bat-outing for CB -- more on that later).

Leaked Pics
First Official TDK Joker T-Shirt?
1st Full Trailer Coming December 14?

Author: Jett
Sunday, December 2, 2007

1:31 PM TEXAS TIME: According to COMINGSOON.NET, the first full trailer for TDK is coming around December 14-ish. Thanks to "Jabroni." And...

If you haven't put your name into the hat yet for BOF's I AM LEGEND SWEEPSTAKES, do so by clicking that link! Giving away some good stuff y'all!

12:21 PM TEXAS TIME: "Alex" sent word that he purchased a T-Shirt as his local mall from HOT TOPIC that featured "The Heath-Joker" front and center. Here's the pic he sent:

Opps, sorry, wrong pic (hehehe). Here's the correct one:

CLICK HERE for a bigger image!

Of course, BOF will have them available for your purchasing pleasure! ;)

10:36 AM TEXAS TIME: Yes, I know that some new stills from TDK have been leaked...CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY (The pics are not posted there, FYI)...

The Latest Viral Stuff
Author: Jett
Saturday, December 1, 2007

2:55 PM TEXAS TIME: FYI: This AM's update on all the viral stuff has been UPDATED.

9:38 AM TEXAS TIME: BOF Contributor/UK Editor Paul Wares let me know that there will be back-to-back showings of BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS on December 16th and 22nd in South Bank, London (near the IMAX Cinema). For more info, CLICK HERE.

7:42 AM TEXAS TIME: A roundup of the latest TDK viral marketing can be found HERE.

The Joker: Cover Boy & A LOT More!
Author: Jett
Friday, November 30, 2007

4:52 PM TEXAS TIME: Thanks to the MANY BOF'ers (Yes, I mean YOU), more TDK viral sites have been discovered. Like...

GPIAD.COM ("Gotham PD "Internal Affairs"), SAINTSWITHUNCHURCH.ORG ("...type in 'Salvatore Maroni' in the records search, it gives a link: 'marriage certificates.' Click on it and you get a scan of Sal Maroni's witness signature on a marriage certificate." - via "Bob Cat in Hawaii"), and BETTYSHOUSEOFPIES.COM -- "House of Pies? Y'all, there was A PLACE I ONCE KNEW OF with the same name that served the best breakfast...after 2AM. HEHEHEHE.

2:42 PM TEXAS TIME: Several BOF'ers have informed us t hat they are now getting phone calls from "bad cops" telling 'em to keep their pieholes shut. The people being called are to "...seek out LC6551."

Geez, this viral marketing is badass? If I hear/get an email from one person telling me that the "marketing sucks," I'll have an episode.

10:29 AM TEXAS TIME: TODAY and Al Roker visited the set of THE DARK KNIGHT (I'm pretty sure in Chicago -- looks familiar) and you can check out the video HERE. Or click on the TODAY SHOW link provided. One last thing TODAY, that pic of "The Joker" is a fan-made manip of the actor Conrad Veidt from THE MAN WHO LAUGHS -- not Heath Ledger as The Joker.

"Miranda Fox" informed BOF that there are reports of "THE GOTHAM TIMES" being handed out at airports. None found at IAH -- I was there yesterday and today. If you got one in such manner, let me know. :) UPDATE: Ms. Fox said that she intended to say that they were handing 'em out at theaters/cinemas. But you know what, putting them in airports is a hell of an idea. Can one patent ideas? :)

8:57 AM TEXAS TIME: Remember I told you all back on November 16th that this Armie Hammer character had been cast as Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE? I also said then that I hoped I was wrong, right? Well, according to my friends over at IESB.NET, I'M NOT.

8:22 AM TEXAS TIME: Sir Michael is TALKING AGAIN! Says Ledger is "stunning" as The Joker.

7:52 AM TEXAS TIME: Batman won't be playing second fiddle to no one! SO SAYS CHRISTIAN BALE.

6:00 AM TEXAS TIME: "The Joker" is the newest WIZARD COVER BOY (click the thumbnail to enlarge):

The Joker is REVEALED!
Author: Jett
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

6:43 PM TEXAS TIME: So, what's inside that "Why So Serious" safe? THIS -- although I have no idea what the hell it means! And...

All those phone numbers you find on the viral pages, CALL THEM. At minimum, they are cool as hell.

6:07 AM TEXAS TIME: Overnight, EMPIREONLINE.COM revealed their exclusive pic of The Joker along with a short interview with Heath Ledger conducted on their TDK set visit. Click on the image below for more of the story!

Heath Ledger as "The Joker" (via EMPIRE MAGAZINE & © Warner Bros.)

Doesn't he look just fantastic!

Want to read past BATMAN movie news?

N E W S    A R C H I V E S

BATMAN ON FILM © 1998-present © 1998-present William E. Ramey. All rights reserved. CONTENTS MAY NOT BE REPRINTED WITHOUT PERMISSION.
BOF is a "fan site" and is not affiliated in any way with DC COMICS or WARNER BROS. PICTURES.
"BATMAN" and all elements are the trademarks of and © DC COMICS. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS INTENDED.
All film promotional stills/artwork copyright their respective intellectual property holders.