Cinema Blend are reporting that, in preview screenings of The Dark Knight, most has gone down well — but one scene involving Heath Ledger as The Joker has left people aghast. There are now rumors it shall be removed for the final cut. To save on the spoilers (it’s nothing too major), I’ve posted the details after the break.
In other news, the Dark Knight’s first review has surfaced online, chock filled with spoilers and all in Portugese, which was found online. Batman On Film have posted a very loose translation of this — do not read it if you want to enjoy the movie to its fullest. They claim elements match information that is currently held secret, they are giving it their backing and believe it to be genuine, I shall remain sceptical however.
Thanks Keith for both stories!
The Joker scene in question:
The scene involves Ledger’s Joker character pretending to be dead and being pictured in a body bag. Apparently the aftershock of Ledger’s unfortunate death are such that many in the screening reacted rather badly to this moment and now execs are considering excising the scene altogether.