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Christian Bale on the Today Show July 15th, 2008

Chris­t­ian Bale has also been talk­ing with the folks at The Today Show — delv­ing into a lit­tle bit of the Bat­man psy­che in this 7 minute feature:

There are also some can­did shots of his Today Show appear­ance, stand­ing next to the Bat pod and some extra snip­pets of Bale being inter­viewed at the pre­mier. The 3 videos are embed­ded in a playlist below:

Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine interviews July 15th, 2008

The pre­sent­ing in this first video, The Today show, is hilar­i­ously bad, do peo­ple actu­ally watch this rub­bish? (I’m British and don’t have to con­tend with such things)… Mr Mor­gan Freed­man… . That aside — we get to hear Mor­gan Free­man and Michael Caine’s views of Heath Ledger’s per­for­mance in a noisy and poorly sounded interview:

Thanks Rockers94 (video mir­ror)

For a much bet­ter and more inter­est­ing inter­view, I advise you watch these next clips from “The View” with Whoopi Goldberg:

More ter­ri­ble tele­vi­sion clips after the break… this time fea­tur­ing Keith Ledger!

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Stars pay tribute to Heath ledger at Première July 15th, 2008

The BBC have posted an arti­cle from The Dark Knight’s pre­mière, cit­ing quotes from the cast and crew pay­ing trib­ute to the late heath Ledger and his per­for­mance as The Joker. (Video avail­able on the BBC site)

“It’s the best per­for­mance of a vil­lain I have seen. […] My feel­ing is that he will get a nom­i­na­tion, I would be very sur­prised if he didn’t get the Oscar — he has my vote any­way,” — Sir Michael Caine

“I haven’t seen a vil­lain like this, or a bad guy like this, since Den­nis Hop­per played Frank Booth in Blue Vel­vet — this out-scares Han­ni­bal Lecter.” — Gary Oldman

“What we wanted to do was cre­ate a vil­lain that’s iconic and ter­ri­fy­ing, I think, but also rec­og­niz­ably human. And I think Heath does that in a very inter­est­ing way — I think peo­ple are going to be blown away.” — Chris Nolan

“He’s cre­ated this anar­chic, Sid Vicious-like, punk rock Joker, unlike any Joker that’s been seen before. I think it’s a real clas­sic por­trayal that will be remem­bered for ages. It is tragic he is not here, but I am here to see his tal­ents and cel­e­brate it and I hope every­body will.” — Chris­t­ian Bale

“I’m so sad he’s not here with us and doing these inter­views right now, but we are going to hon­our him tonight.” — Aaron Eckhart

Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman video interviews July 13th, 2008

Com­ing Soon have sat down and spo­ken with three mem­bers of The Dark Knight cast, Chris­t­ian Bale, Aaron Eck­hart and Gary Old­man. I have included the three videos below in a playlist, some warn­ing, the thrid video (Gary Old­man) does con­tain spoilers:

Citizens for Batman Coördinate Locations July 3rd, 2008

A new mes­sage was posted to the mains and pub­lic forums of Cit­i­zens for Bat­man today,

Poster: BriDog72 — Thurs­day, July 3rd, 2008 at 00:12
Seems there’s been a bit of a slipup with the project me and Batfan73 have been work­ing on. BatFan’s in jail and I need everyone’s help. He left me a voice­mail, it was kinda gar­bled, but he said he was picked up by the cops for tres­pass­ing, so he needs some help get­ting every­thing acti­vated. He’s not sure when he’s going to be able to extract him­self from his sit­u­a­tion.
He said he needs some­one to get some sort of key off of an invoice, num­ber 38272899 (geez, I hope I copied that down right), but he got cut off before he could tell me what this invoice is or even where to find it. We need this key to acti­vate every­thing.
Can any­one fig­ure this out? We’re going to need to fix this or the whole thing’s ruined! Anyone?

In an email to Glenn Barhyte, Jim Gor­don made ref­er­ence to Maroni Imports, lead­ing us to a new viral site, www​.maroni​im​ports​.com

With the invoice num­ber from the forums post and the sruname “Cras­ton”, which appeared in a small news update to the Gotham City Rail website:

ALERT: The STCS will undergo ini­tial fine-tuning of its soft­ware on the evening of July 8th. This rou­tine main­te­nance may result in tem­po­rary inter­mit­tent sys­tem delays. We apol­o­gize for any incon­ve­nience this may cause. — C. Cras­ton, Sr. Elec. Engi­neer, GCR

With this infor­ma­tion the afore­men­tioned invoice can be down­loaded, at the bot­tom of it there is a key for a sig­nal booster, Key: 5D45C08AA6C3638D7829C0D5183FDB14B0CDBF1DCB12. With this key, the sig­nal booster was acti­vated and CFB was updated to show two sets of co-ordinates in New York and Chicago. Hence the two loca­tions for the big event this July 8th are now known:

New York and Chicago

CFB has since been updated to include a new mis­sion statement:

Some­times, you have to take a stand. You have to fight for respect. You have to let the entire world know you’re here.
On July 8th, nobody will be able to ignore us. Gather at the above coor­di­nates at the appointed time, and help us take a stand in sup­port of Bat­man!
If you can’t join us on the ground, we’ll be pro­vid­ing a way for you to watch what goes down, live on this web­site.
Defend Gotham! Defend Bat­man!
Key: 5D45C08AA6C3638D7829C0D5183FDB14B0CDBF1DCB12
Sig­nal Booster sta­tus: ON

Thanks Pierre!

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Cast and Director Video Interviews June 29th, 2008

The IESB have posted 8 video inter­views with cast mem­bers of The Dark Knight — Aaron Eck­hart, Chris­t­ian Bale, Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal, Michael Caine, Mor­gan Free­man, Antony Michael Hall, Nestor Car­bonell and Christo­pher Nolan. All 8 videos are included below in a YouTube playlist, in no par­tic­u­lar order:

Thanks for the heads up Israr Azam!

Christian Bale talks with Parade, Third Movie suggested June 26th, 2008

Fuelling the unstop­pable loco­mo­tive of Dark Knight hype, Chris­t­ian Bale has been speak­ing with Parade about his roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne.

The choice quote comes from Bale’s enthu­si­as­tic talk of a third movie:

“What Bat­man is all about is a double-sided edge; there’s a dual­ity to this char­ac­ter, which makes him still inter­est­ing to play in the sequel — I hope in a third. And I’m work­ing with peo­ple who are going to inspire but also demand that I come up with some­thing new. I do love the unknown, but there’s more to inves­ti­gate in Bruce Wayne and Batman.”

Gotham Tonight #2 is online June 23rd, 2008

The sec­ond episode of Gotham Tonight is online at the Gotham City News net­work. You can still catch the first episode in their archive

Gotham Tonight looks at the tragic, mys­te­ri­ous, and flam­boy­ant life of bil­lion­aire play­boy Bruce Wayne. Born into enor­mous wealth, Bruce’s life changed for­ever when he wit­nessed the shoot­ing deaths of his par­ents in down­town Gotham.

GCN’s pre­mier news pro­gram looks at Bruce’s life then, and now. Gotham Tonight gets exclu­sive com­ment from Dis­trict Attor­ney Har­vey Dent, who’s rumored to be dat­ing Bruce’s old friend Rachel Dawes. And GT also exam­ines the ascent of Bruce Wayne to CEO of Wayne Enter­prises — what is the eco­nomic giant plan­ning now?

Watch it on Com­cast Chan­nel One or right here at GCN.

At the end of this edi­tion, two more episodes were con­firmed for the upcom­ing weeks, one set to pro­file our old friend, Jim Gordon.

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