Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well, big news for Batman fans yesterday, as the new trailer for this summer's The Dark Knight was released on the internet.
I'm not scooping anyone with it, but here it is just the same (MILD SPOILER WARNINGS for those of you too dense or uncaffeinated to figure that out):
F*ckin' awesome, no?
Yes, sure, you could nitpick...movie people don't always seem to remember that Batman probably wouldn't have long guns mounted on the front of his steroid-infused Bat-cycle...considering his origins. But we are a gun-loving country, aren't we, so of course they want as many of those as possible in a summer blockbuster.
But look at that flying Batman sequence, hmmm?? Just fantastic.
Also, it's becoming clear that while the Joker has received much press from this movie, owing to Heath Ledger's brilliant performance and sad, untimely death, Two-Face is here in big part, as well. Played by the beautiful and talented Aaron Eckhardt, the transformation of half his face with the acid splash (or however they play it in the film) should be quite a dramatic one.
Fans of Batman Begins may note that Rachel Dawes is not played by Mrs. Cruise this time around, but otherwise, this might go unnoticed. We can only hope, however, that there's a Batman just off the ledge of that building Joker tosses her from.
For the record, the release date for this move is July 18th: Only 72 days away!!!
Can I get a squeee?