Since the rebirth of Batman by Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan in 2005, I have been waiting with bated breath for the next installment in this series. In 2008, the next chapter of Batman lore will hit the silver screen – Batman: The Dark Knight.
The sequel will pit the Dark Knight against one of the most dynamic, diabolical villains in the DC Comic universe – The Joker who will be played by Heath Ledger. Along with the Joker, the appearance will be made by Harvey Dent (aka Two Face). As of right now, it is not know yet how much screen time Two Face will have. Along with Bale, Morgan Freeman, Sir Michael Caine, and Gary Oldman will be reprising their roles from the first film. However, Katie “Tomcat” Holmes will not be returning. Her character Rachel Dawes will now be portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhall.
From what I hear, the story will be based losely on the Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by Frank Miller. Also, floating around is possibility of the casting of an additioal villian, Harley Quinn. I’ve heard that Quinn’s role will either be that of a vengeful wife of the Joker or a psychologist who turned mad.
Recently it has been reported by Jeff Giles at Rotten Tomatoes.com that Sarah Michele Gellar will be handling the role of Harley Quinn. At this time, this casting is all unconfirmed, but if it is true then this will be one rocking sequel!!
For you Batman fix – the new trailer for The Dark Knight.
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