Batman Movie Posters
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Batman The Dark
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The Dark Knight poster featuring Christian Bale as Batman with a Bat
logo on fire in the background.
Heath Ledger poster as the Joker with a Batman card in his hand.
The Dark Knight poster featuring Heath Ledger.
This has to mark the first time the Joker was given so much
prominence on movie posters. Even Jack Nicholson didn't have posters
with his face on it back in the 1989 Batman.
The Dark Knight poster featuring Batman Christian Bale along with
the bad guys the Joker and Two-Face.
Probably the scariest Batman poster I've ever saw
featuring the scariest Joker anybody has ever seen on the movie
screen. This one really pushes the limits with the blood on top of
Heath Ledger's face. After all the movie was PG-13, but looking at
this one it looks like a Friday the 13th movie.
The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film
directed, produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the
DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan's Batman film
series and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises
the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
and Morgan Freeman returning as Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon and
Lucius Fox, respectively. The film introduces the character of
Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Gotham's newly elected District
Attorney and the cohort of Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Rachel
Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who joins Batman and the police in
combating the new rising threat of a criminal calling himself the
"Joker" (Heath Ledger).
Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in
1940, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold
Two-Face's origin. In addition elements of Steve Englehart and
Marshall Rogers' Dark Detective miniseries as well as the
unpublished follow-up were reportedly cannibalised along with other
elements of Batman mythology for the story. The Dark Knight was
filmed primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations
in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Nolan used
an IMAX camera to film some sequences, including the Joker's first
appearance in the film.
On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight,
Heath Ledger died from a toxic combination of prescription drugs,
leading to intense attention from the press and movie going public.
Warner Bros. had initially created a viral marketing campaign for
The Dark Knight, developing promotional websites and trailers
highlighting screen shots of Ledger as the Joker, but after Ledger's
death, the studio refocused its promotional campaign.
The Dark Knight was released on July 16, 2008 in Australia, on July
18, 2008 in North America, and on July 24, 2008 in the United
Kingdom. The film received critical acclaim, it set numerous records
during its theatrical run and is currently one of only three films
to have earned more than $500 million at the North American box
office. With over $1 billion in revenue worldwide, it is the tenth
highest-grossing film of all time (unadjusted for inflation).The
film received eight Academy Award nominations and won for Best Sound
Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Ledger's performance.
The film will be followed by a third and final entry titled The Dark
Knight Rises, with Bale, Caine, Oldman and Freeman returning in the