Last night was the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, usually seen as a very good indication of who the Oscar winners shall be. Heath Ledger’s The Joker pulled through fending off competition from the likes of Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin:
Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role
Heath Ledger — The Dark Knight
Phillip Seymour Hoffman — Doubt
Dev Patel — Slumdog Millionaire
Robert Downey Jr. — Tropic Thunder
Josh Brolin — Milk
WINNER: Heath Ledger — The Dark Knight
The signs are looking good, and given TDK’s Best Picture and Best Director snubs, all our chips and Heath Ledger’s are in on this one.
During the viral marketing campaign we were given this image of The Joker being chauffeured:
Chris has pointed out that this was not in the movie — maybe there are some more Joker scenes waiting for us on the DVD release, or a director’s cut? We can only hope. Where do you thing this would have fit into the movie?
I wish I hadn’t seen these. The French site, Lyricis.fr have posted screen caps from The Dark Knight showing Two Face and The Joker in scenes that are VERY spoilerific. I warn you — looking at these images may be too much, they are also very graphic.
Wizarduniverse.com has posted a Q&A with Gary Oldman. He speaks a little about his character and role in the film, as well as Harvey Dent and the Joker. The interview includes a few spoilers about the plot, so those of you that avoid such things may want to stay away.
A fairly large and detailed image has begun circulation around the internet, claiming to be Two Face, as we shall see him in The Dark Knight. This image has the potential to be spoilerific and it is also quite graphic, hence it is included after the break…
EDIT: Image removed — looks like WB are doing the rounds and taking down the images as and when they find them — must be legitimate then!
Analysis: The detail on this is astounding — enough to suggest that it is not a fake. It also looks like some sort of noise photoshop filter has been applied over the top — much like the leaked joker pictures we saw last month.
One of those that was lucky enough to be at the trailer’s screening managed to get a low-quality recording of the footage, which has since been put up on YouTube in its ugly bootlegged format. For those too impatient to see it, I include the video below (likely to be removed by the WB any time soon):
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.
It looks like the Jow Forums have leaked some very revealing shots of The Joker in The Dark Knight, albeit with some photoshop effects thrown over the top. They include scenes from the hospital and the parade — they are major spoilers as to certain events in the movie.
As these were leaked we shall not be posting them here. Certain sites do still havethem though. However I recommend staying away from these, if you can — these are things you’d want to see in the movie and not beforehand.