10:03 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 07/09/2008 01:35PM
Planning to see The Dark Knight when it opens July 18? Better get your tickets now.
More than a week before its scheduled opening, the much-anticipated Batman film has already sold out everywhere from New York City to Boise, according to the ticket source Fandango. Theaters report that seats for midnight shows have gone so fast that they must continue to add 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. showtimes.
A Fandango.com poll of more than 3,000 people revealed that 38% plan to take time off from work on the movie’s opening day after seeing it in the wee hours.
Originally posted 06/26/2008 05:15PM
Heath Ledger will receive a special posthumous tribute at the end of his Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
The movie's closing credits will also acknowledge special-effects technician Conway Wickliffe, who was killed last September in a stunt-car accident.
The send-off reads, "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe."
Ledger, who died in January, plays the villainous Joker in the film, which opens July 18. It also stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, as well as Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 06/25/2008 01:20PM
The Dark Knight's Christian Bale says he misses co-star
Heath Ledger deeply, and that he hopes their movie – the very last one Ledger completed – will be a celebration of his friend's life and work.
"I want to talk about Heath," Bale told this Sunday's issue of PARADE. "When you miss somebody, you want to speak about him. He was a good man, and I was glad to have spent time with him."
Ledger died in a Manhattan apartment in January at the age of 28. His death was later ruled an accidental prescription-drug overdose. Ledger had finished work on The Dark Knight and was still working on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus when he died.
Originally posted 05/05/2008 09:00AM
A new look at the highly anticipated Dark Knight was released this weekend, giving Batman fans another taste of the upcoming battle over Gotham.
The focus has consistently been on Heath Ledger's Joker – from costar Christian Bale calling him "a joy" to work with and director Chris Nolan saying he was "bursting with creativity." This new trailer, however, reveals more about Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent (a.k.a. Two-Face) and Batman's internal struggle.
The Dark Knight hits theaters July 18.
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