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Chris Nolan comments on Batman 3 progress July 26th, 2010

Speak­ing to MTV, Nolan answered ques­tions about Bat­man 3, specif­i­cally, is a July 2012 pre­mière and March 2011 film­ing on the cards?

Nolan answered,

“Yes and no, I sup­pose, would be the answer. We know we would be aim­ing for 2012, and that’s been talked about, but we’re just work­ing on the script really. My brother’s been hard at work on it for quite some time, based on a story that myself and David Goyer have written.”

Michael Caine gives updates on Batman sequel September 23rd, 2009

The skinny is, there is no news. No script, no cast­ing, noth­ing. Bat­man 3, or The Dark Knight sequel, how­ever you wish to refer to it, will not be made before 2011. Though he did rule out Johnny Depp.

“There is nobody, there’s no script, there’s noth­ing. […] It can’t pos­si­bly be made before 2011 because ‘Incep­tion’ is such a big picture.”


“Johnny Depp is great in any­thing, but there is no Johnny Depp in this Bat­man. They tell me in no uncer­tain terms.“

The Dark Knight premieres on HBO, Friday June 13th June 8th, 2009

The Dark Knight shall be pre­mier­ing on HBO this Fri­day, and with it are two dif­fer­ent pre­views, each set to The Pix­ies track, “Where is my mind?”.

42 Entertainment’s Why So Serious Campaign March 5th, 2009

Alter­nate Real­ity Brand­ing have a page and three videos sur­mis­ing 42 Entertainment’s 2008 activ­i­ties, specif­i­cally the Dark Knight Why So Seri­ous viral mar­ket­ing campaign.

High­lights include over 10M unique par­tic­i­pants across 75 dif­fer­ent coun­tries through ‘even­tiz­ing’ the web, for instance the use of cell phones ring­ing from within cakes in Bak­ery stores. All in all it kept The Dark Knight in the news and alive and well on the inter­net for over a year, lead­ing up to the July ’08 release.

Cam­paign Overview Video

Comic-con Event Video

Har­vey Dent cam­paign video

Found via /Film and FSR

Nolan’s Inception dated July 26th 2010 March 1st, 2009

Just to pro­vide you with a bit of con­text for The Dark Knight sequel, Warner Bros. have announced that Chris Nolan’s next movie, “Incep­tion”, will be released on July 26th 2010. This falls in direct com­pe­ti­tion with Marvel’s Thor movie.

Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor, Dark Knight picks up 2 Oscars February 23rd, 2009

The results are in for the 2009 81st Acad­emy Awards — Heath Ledger has won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Sup­port­ing Role for his por­trayal of the Joker. The Dark Knight also picked up another award for Best Sound Edit­ing. In The Dark Knight’s six other nom­i­na­tions it often lost out to either the Curi­ous Case of Ben­jamin But­ton or Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire, the lat­ter of which won 8 in total includ­ing Best Pic­ture and Best Director.

Full results list after the break…
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Dark Knight breaks $1bn, Oscars Night February 22nd, 2009

On the eve of Oscars night 2009 The Dark Knight’s total inter­na­tional earn­ings soared past the one bil­lion mark, one of only four films to ever do so (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King being the oth­ers). The re-release in IMAX loca­tions finally tipped The Dark Knight over the final élite boundary.

The fig­ures break down as:

Domes­tic: $533,090,262 53.3%
For­eign: $467,991,898 46.7%

What a day to be com­par­ing the $1bn mak­ing Dark Knight with films such as Titanic and Return of the King — movies that swept the Acad­emy Awards up in stun­ning fash­ion — each grab­bing 11 Oscars includ­ing Best Pic­ture and Best Direc­tor; mak­ing the Academy’s 2009 Best Pic­ture and Best Direc­tor Dark Knight snubs even more galling. As it is, all our chips lie on the Best Sup­port­ing Actor where we are all cross­ing our fin­gers and hop­ing that Heath Ledger can pick up that much deserved posthu­mous Oscar award for his stun­ning por­trayal as The Joker.

Other cat­e­gories include: Art Direc­tion, Cin­e­matog­ra­phy, Film Edit­ing, Makeup, Sound Edit­ing, Sound Mix­ing, and Visual Effects. The Dark Knight could win a total of 8 awards, which would be a grand enough sweep minus the big two, although this is pre­dicted as very unlikely.

The Joker - here's my card

Christopher Nolan to direct “Inception” February 13th, 2009

As expected, and in fol­low­ing the Bat­man Begins to The Dark Knight jour­ney, Christo­pher Nolan is tak­ing some time out from Bat­man to pur­sue another movie — “Incep­tion”. Do not fret, The Pres­tige was filmed between the first two Bat­man movies and this cer­tainly does not rule Nolan out from a third movie. What’s more, Warner Bros. are pro­duc­ing “Incep­tion”, keep­ing every­one happy.

“Incep­tion” is billed as “a con­tem­po­rary sci-fi actioner set within the archi­tec­ture of the mind”, with an orig­i­nal screen­play by Nolan it plans to begin shoot­ing this sum­mer with a sum­mer 2010 release in mind.

Bear­ing this news in mind, the ear­li­est point at which pro­duc­tion on The Dark Knight sequel might begin is Sum­mer 2010, and with pro­duc­tion tak­ing approx­i­mately 14 months it could be late 2011 or Sum­mer 2012 before the caped cru­sader returns to theaters.

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