A First Look at The Dark Knight!

Conventioneers get all the luck.

by | August 13, 2007 | Comments

Rabid Bat-fans in attendance at Wizard World Chicago 2007 got one of the ultimate treats recently: Not only were conventioneers given an advance viewing of some footage from The Dark Knight, but they also got to participate in a Q&A with several members of the cast and crew. Luckily for the rest of us, IGN Movies was there to share the news.

The article doesn’t indicate how long the “sizzle reel” was, but does make it clear that director Christopher Nolan packed it with plenty of good stuff. A few of the highlights:

Much to the joy of those in attendance, the reel showed off a number of shots of Heath Ledger as The Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime was seen in a prison cell, dramatically speaking at the camera as if scheming some sort of diabolical plot. There were also several shots of Batman and The Joker fighting in what appeared to be an interrogation room — in fact, the Dark Knight can be scene using “bad cop” interrogation techniques, throwing The Joker across a table. There is a scene of The Joker dancing with Rachel Dawes (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal), reminiscent of the way Jack Nicholson‘s Joker danced with Vicki Vale (played by Kim Basinger) in 1989’s Batman. Finally, there are a number of shots showing a war-torn Gotham City — a machine gun-toting Joker firing toward the camera.

In other words, the cilp sounds like it struck the perfect balance between priming the fanboy pump and giving away the farm. (On the other hand, there are those of us old enough to remember when you had to wait until a movie was actually finished before you got to see any of it in a theater, but whatever; we’re probably just bitter that George Lucas never responded to our heartfelt requests for an advance screening of Return of the Jedi.)

In attendance for the Q&A were none other than Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Aaron Eckhart, along with writers David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan. For more details about the reel, and a prelude to IGN‘s Q&A coverage, click on the link below.

Source: IGN Movies

Tag Cloud

Pet Sematary Biopics Oscars television mockumentary anthology travel comic Starz boxoffice President Christmas Superheroes The Arrangement Heroines FX Tomatazos cooking Rock Valentine's Day WarnerMedia Lifetime LGBTQ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2019 Sci-Fi true crime Amazon Summer game show San Diego Comic-Con Bravo social media facebook TBS Election Showtime Anna Paquin 007 Cartoon Network Premiere Dates 2017 TV Land Lucasfilm Grammys Mindy Kaling Star Trek anime FXX richard e. Grant TruTV Comics on TV GLAAD Comedy Freeform science fiction Hulu 21st Century Fox Ovation crossover Toys VICE NBC Fall TV TV Spring TV Pirates Western Emmy Nominations Musicals CBS All Access diversity GoT Disney Channel ratings Writers Guild of America theme song Universal space witnail cops BBC Marathons Vudu BET Trivia APB Columbia Pictures IFC Mudbound AMC ITV Star Wars justice league TNT PBS Superheroe TCA 2017 Super Bowl Reality Competition Food Network CMT talk show Opinion historical drama Trophy Talk Mystery dceu Pride Month Film Festival Rocketman disaster DC streaming service crime 20th Century Fox DGA Year in Review natural history Tumblr spy thriller YouTube Red Stephen King spider-man Chernobyl Paramount Polls and Games supernatural golden globes Logo USA psycho thriller Nominations mutant Teen Fantasy Fox News YouTube Premium Marvel cats Red Carpet CW Seed Mary Poppins Returns adaptation GIFs ESPN Song of Ice and Fire Shudder Cannes Musical TIFF Schedule 2016 zero dark thirty FOX The CW romance Brie Larson Video Games Kids & Family composers Apple Rom-Com Sundance Now E3 Drama Winners finale casting SXSW sitcom ABC Family Reality DC Comics cults Tarantino Lionsgate Women's History Month Ellie Kemper Britbox Holidays Shondaland aliens Sneak Peek Amazon Prime political drama based on movie Calendar 45 Sony Pictures festivals Trailer MTV vampires Creative Arts Emmys war period drama Dark Horse Comics YA Elton John RT21 singing competition docudrama Cosplay adventure Music Pop See It Skip It robots Certified Fresh TCM History Acorn TV award winner Sundance Nat Geo Rocky crime thriller LGBT Animation Countdown police drama Watching Series Best and Worst streaming HBO Max CBS biography animated zombies Thanksgiving zombie Esquire Action A&E transformers CNN VH1 Country El Rey Box Office what to watch sequel MCU Pixar MSNBC Character Guide Disney nature HBO Mary poppins Spectrum Originals Epix hist Awards technology elevated horror politics Mary Tyler Moore dc psychological thriller 2018 unscripted DirecTV teaser jamie lee curtis dramedy The Witch crime drama cinemax TLC Photos Comic Book IFC Films OWN X-Men binge RT History Winter TV ABC sports Chilling Adventures of Sabrina discovery strong female leads SundanceTV Extras Paramount Network WGN Crackle Awards Tour Masterpiece Captain marvel Set visit Netflix SDCC Horror PaleyFest blaxploitation medical drama green book Emmys spinoff Walt Disney Pictures doctor who dragons Quiz Black Mirror USA Network E! Adult Swim miniseries Comedy Central Infographic toy story NYCC Syfy Interview DC Universe New York Comic Con Nickelodeon BBC America First Look Warner Bros. TCA Martial Arts serial killer comiccon Podcast Ghostbusters American Society of Cinematographers 24 frames National Geographic harry potter 2015 Spike