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Dec. 14, 2007by: Dave Davis

UPDATE 2! - If this poster is a fake, well then I'll take the heat, since this thing looks incredible. I don't think it is though, so check out what is pretty much the baddest (bad meaning good) poster I've seen all year:

And if somehow you missed it, you might want to head on over to the leaked trailer, which we reported a couple of hours ago, since that thing is a masterclass in awesome. Thanks to 'Meister Evo' for the heads up!

UPDATE - Below you'll see the second DARK KNIGHT teaser poster, this time featuring The Joker. Not at all what I expected from the posters, but I like it in a way. I certainly like the blue overtones better than the rust brown of the first film...

What you see below is apparently the latest item in the Perpetual Marketing Overkill Machine that is promotion for THE DARK KNIGHT. This glossy new international poster image (which first appeared at the Brazilian site Omelete) sort of confuses me -- is Batman standing in Wayne Industries? Isn't he more of a rooftop guy? Is that supposed to be Gotham City? When did it get so clean and shiny? It looks more like Hong Kong, but what would Bats be doing in China? And most importantly, where is the Joker? And what is he wearing?

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Extra Tidbit: THE DARK KNIGHT -- you might've heard of it.
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6:51PM on 06/12/2008

the joker/dark knight

I DON'T GET ALL THE HYPE ABOUT A DEAD JUNKIE, IT JUST MEANS HE CAN'T DO A SEQUEL,BUT THERE ARE DOZENS OF VILLIANS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE THE WAY IT'S BEEN LEAKED TO THE PUBLIC ON HIS PERFORMENCE AS THE JOKER, HE IS PLAYING THE JOKER FOR THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE JOKER DURING THE DARK KNIGHT /BATMAN YEARS. WROTE BY FRANK MILLER, THE SAME MAN WHO WROTE THE GRAFIC NOVEL THE DARK KNIGHT AND THE JOKERS ASYLUM NOVEL.LAST BUT NOT LEAST, HE WROTE THE SIN CITY MOVIE STORIES.WE
I DON'T GET ALL THE HYPE ABOUT A DEAD JUNKIE, IT JUST MEANS HE CAN'T DO A SEQUEL,BUT THERE ARE DOZENS OF VILLIANS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE THE WAY IT'S BEEN LEAKED TO THE PUBLIC ON HIS PERFORMENCE AS THE JOKER, HE IS PLAYING THE JOKER FOR THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE JOKER DURING THE DARK KNIGHT /BATMAN YEARS. WROTE BY FRANK MILLER, THE SAME MAN WHO WROTE THE GRAFIC NOVEL THE DARK KNIGHT AND THE JOKERS ASYLUM NOVEL.LAST BUT NOT LEAST, HE WROTE THE SIN CITY MOVIE STORIES.WE SHOULD BE /IF HE DOES THE JOKER THEY SHOW IN THE TRAILERS, APLAUDED FOR HIS WAY OF GETTING INTO THE JOKER CHARACTER.IN REAL LIFE HE WAS A SELF MEDICATING PERSON WHO NEEDED MEDICAL HELP, AND NO ONE SAW THE SIGNGS? HIS DRUG ADDICTION? ANY ONE WHO LOCKS HIMSELF INTO A HOTEL ROOM TO GET INTO THE CHARACTER, I THINK HE SPENT THAT MONTH GETTING HIGH AND STAYED THAT WAY WELL AFTER HE FINISHED PLAYING THE JOKER. MAY GOD SAVE HIS SOUL & HE BE AT PEACE ON THE OTHER SIDE. R.I.P. H.L. ANOTHER ACTOR WE WILL NEVER SEE HOW GOOD HE COULDA BEEN.SINCERLY THE FAT MAN 1967
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2:55PM on 12/15/2007

Dark Knight

Gosh Damn I Saw The First Seven Mins Of The Dark Knight In I Am Legend At The Imax Theatre In Nashville TN Last Night And The Heath Ledger Owns This Role No Doubt About It Cant Wait!!
Gosh Damn I Saw The First Seven Mins Of The Dark Knight In I Am Legend At The Imax Theatre In Nashville TN Last Night And The Heath Ledger Owns This Role No Doubt About It Cant Wait!!
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2:54PM on 12/15/2007
holy crap! I have to buy those two joker ones. These are pure awesome!
holy crap! I have to buy those two joker ones. These are pure awesome!
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12:45PM on 12/15/2007
All the posters are fricking amazing. Especially the "serious" one. Good stuff!
All the posters are fricking amazing. Especially the "serious" one. Good stuff!
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12:25AM on 12/15/2007
Just saw the trailer with I AM LEGEND (not the IMAX version, but still a damn good movie) and f&ck anyone who made the presumption that Ledger wouldn't be right as the Joker. I am still wiping the froth of the corner of my mouth over my anticipation to see how much he will kick ass.
Just saw the trailer with I AM LEGEND (not the IMAX version, but still a damn good movie) and f&ck anyone who made the presumption that Ledger wouldn't be right as the Joker. I am still wiping the froth of the corner of my mouth over my anticipation to see how much he will kick ass.
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12:22AM on 12/15/2007
I JUST BOUGHT THE TOP ONE ON EBAY. It's gonna look amazing on my wall.
I JUST BOUGHT THE TOP ONE ON EBAY. It's gonna look amazing on my wall.
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10:17PM on 12/14/2007

wikid

Awesome looking posters. Kudos to whomever.
They are the perfect amount of dark and flashy.
Awesome looking posters. Kudos to whomever.
They are the perfect amount of dark and flashy.
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7:24PM on 12/14/2007

asd

my goodness, these are the best posters i've seen all year. PERIOD. There's no bias in my statement, truly best all year long.
my goodness, these are the best posters i've seen all year. PERIOD. There's no bias in my statement, truly best all year long.
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5:53PM on 12/14/2007

amazing

This is the greatest trailer i have ever seen... this film is going to blow everyone away, it's such a shame the hype is already so high and the movie doesnt come out for another 6 months... hopefully WB can keep the hype building until then... also, Dec. 14th marks the first day i got a non-sexually induced boner as a result of watching this trailer
This is the greatest trailer i have ever seen... this film is going to blow everyone away, it's such a shame the hype is already so high and the movie doesnt come out for another 6 months... hopefully WB can keep the hype building until then... also, Dec. 14th marks the first day i got a non-sexually induced boner as a result of watching this trailer
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2:45PM on 12/14/2007
Man, they just keep updating this thing, don't they? Now that "Why So Serious" one. Is that all, or is more to come? Anyway, it's probably the best of the three up there.
Man, they just keep updating this thing, don't they? Now that "Why So Serious" one. Is that all, or is more to come? Anyway, it's probably the best of the three up there.
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12:47PM on 12/14/2007

By the way.

The international batman poster, I think that's Bruce new penthouse or something while they rebuild the Wayne mansion (judging from the trailer).
The international batman poster, I think that's Bruce new penthouse or something while they rebuild the Wayne mansion (judging from the trailer).
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12:44PM on 12/14/2007

OMFG!!!

The American "why so serious" poster is freaking amazing! I must see this film now or I will die! Ok, I need to forget about this movie and move on with my life until it comes out. Seriously I am way to pumped, anyway OMFG it's the joker and blood on glass!
The American "why so serious" poster is freaking amazing! I must see this film now or I will die! Ok, I need to forget about this movie and move on with my life until it comes out. Seriously I am way to pumped, anyway OMFG it's the joker and blood on glass!
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9:39AM on 12/14/2007

Yesss!!

Its official. TDK is going to be amazing. Im 100% sure.
Its official. TDK is going to be amazing. Im 100% sure.
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8:29AM on 12/14/2007

maf

I don't think this is a fake poster, at least batman-on-film.com said it wasn't. I know the Batman poster is the international poster for the dark knight, I assume the joker one is as well. But who knows...
I don't think this is a fake poster, at least batman-on-film.com said it wasn't. I know the Batman poster is the international poster for the dark knight, I assume the joker one is as well. But who knows...
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8:21AM on 12/14/2007

man thats cool

thanks vfx,
is this in only on legend Imax or can the less unfortunate who don't live near an Imax see it in their local cinema?
thanks vfx,
is this in only on legend Imax or can the less unfortunate who don't live near an Imax see it in their local cinema?
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5:25AM on 12/14/2007

neo-tokyo bats

Even if this is a fake poster, nice job, it looks way better than most of the photoshopped bullshit posters put out recently.
Even if this is a fake poster, nice job, it looks way better than most of the photoshopped bullshit posters put out recently.
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5:17AM on 12/14/2007

WOW

Here ya go - shitty cam job but OMG - This does look amazing!Love the Jokers voice!

[link]
Here ya go - shitty cam job but OMG - This does look amazing!Love the Jokers voice!

[link]
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5:09AM on 12/14/2007
There something off about this poster. Doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the campaign.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is artwork from the comic adaptation of the movie
There something off about this poster. Doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the campaign.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is artwork from the comic adaptation of the movie
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4:44AM on 12/14/2007

Dark Knight trailer...

The trailer..is amazing!

I'm dead serious. I almost had a heart attack.
The trailer..is amazing!

I'm dead serious. I almost had a heart attack.
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4:03AM on 12/14/2007

TRAILER!!!!!!!!

Trailer on youtube!!!!!
Trailer on youtube!!!!!




Trailer on youtube!!!!!
Trailer on youtube!!!!!




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3:32AM on 12/14/2007
It's cool looking but I'm not 100% convinced that's an actual official poster cause of the massive mistake of the reflection...like shmuckluck2 said below, the reflection would not look like that at all...it's literally just what we see on the outside of the window from our perspective "flipped".

And from a design perspective, the black ceiling/top part of the poster is awkwardly done. I'm probably looking too deep into it but it just surprises me a little, especially since it has a very
It's cool looking but I'm not 100% convinced that's an actual official poster cause of the massive mistake of the reflection...like shmuckluck2 said below, the reflection would not look like that at all...it's literally just what we see on the outside of the window from our perspective "flipped".

And from a design perspective, the black ceiling/top part of the poster is awkwardly done. I'm probably looking too deep into it but it just surprises me a little, especially since it has a very different vibe from most of the promotional material we've seen so far.
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3:27AM on 12/14/2007
Huh. Batman in Hong Kong. That's just ... weird. And cool. But definitely weird.
Huh. Batman in Hong Kong. That's just ... weird. And cool. But definitely weird.
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1:39AM on 12/14/2007
Oh WOW! This looks so different than the usual "darkness and silhouttes" motif from previous posters. But I guess that's what makes it so kick-ass. Man, just seeing this gets me giddy inside!
Oh WOW! This looks so different than the usual "darkness and silhouttes" motif from previous posters. But I guess that's what makes it so kick-ass. Man, just seeing this gets me giddy inside!
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12:31AM on 12/14/2007

Jail

Pretty sure the artist was going more for a metaphorical vibe. The windows look suspiciously like jail cell bars. which begs the question - is batman a prisoner of the city? or is the city waiting for batman to set it free...?

Granted it's just a theory, but why else have the bats standing inside a building if not for a deeper reason artistically?
Pretty sure the artist was going more for a metaphorical vibe. The windows look suspiciously like jail cell bars. which begs the question - is batman a prisoner of the city? or is the city waiting for batman to set it free...?

Granted it's just a theory, but why else have the bats standing inside a building if not for a deeper reason artistically?
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12:06AM on 12/14/2007

If they ever sell this poster...

I'm going to buy it and paste it over my office window. That way when I waste hours staring out the window, at least I'll be looking out of Batman's window.
I'm going to buy it and paste it over my office window. That way when I waste hours staring out the window, at least I'll be looking out of Batman's window.
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11:46PM on 12/13/2007

it IS Hong Kong...

"Batman may be able to save Gotham City from all types of evil, but it seems he’s no match for Hong Kong’s polluted waterways. The caped crusader was scripted to jump from a plane into Victoria Harbour as part of a stunt for the filming of the latest movie, The Dark Knight, part of which is being shot in Hong Kong this week."
--Shanghai Scrap blog
"Batman may be able to save Gotham City from all types of evil, but it seems he’s no match for Hong Kong’s polluted waterways. The caped crusader was scripted to jump from a plane into Victoria Harbour as part of a stunt for the filming of the latest movie, The Dark Knight, part of which is being shot in Hong Kong this week."
--Shanghai Scrap blog
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11:41PM on 12/13/2007
Reminds me of Fight Club in the final scene/shot... i give it neutral because meh, its good, but his pose is pretty lame from behind. Is his building at an angle? because all the other buildings are at a slight angle
Reminds me of Fight Club in the final scene/shot... i give it neutral because meh, its good, but his pose is pretty lame from behind. Is his building at an angle? because all the other buildings are at a slight angle
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11:30PM on 12/13/2007

Hong Kong?

Cool poster, but it is a bit weird that he is indoors.

And his neck looks real scrawny in this new suit.

AND I noticed through the left-most window pane you can see the cars are driving on the left side of the road. May be a flip that occurred in Photoshop or something, but they DO drive on the left side in Hong Kong.
Cool poster, but it is a bit weird that he is indoors.

And his neck looks real scrawny in this new suit.

AND I noticed through the left-most window pane you can see the cars are driving on the left side of the road. May be a flip that occurred in Photoshop or something, but they DO drive on the left side in Hong Kong.
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11:30PM on 12/13/2007

GODDAMM THIS POSTER IS HOT

WOW dudes this the best damn poster ive seen in a long ass time
WOW dudes this the best damn poster ive seen in a long ass time
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11:27PM on 12/13/2007
it looks really cool, but the reflection on teh floor isnt natural. and it seems a bit more sci-fi than a Batman movie should.
it looks really cool, but the reflection on teh floor isnt natural. and it seems a bit more sci-fi than a Batman movie should.
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11:14PM on 12/13/2007
Or maybe this is Hong Kong? Though we still don't know why he heads over there, do we?
Or maybe this is Hong Kong? Though we still don't know why he heads over there, do we?
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11:04PM on 12/13/2007
That's hot. I'm glad to see some actual Batman action. Everyone is so focused on the Joker that they forget who kicks his ass in the end.
That's hot. I'm glad to see some actual Batman action. Everyone is so focused on the Joker that they forget who kicks his ass in the end.
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10:58PM on 12/13/2007

I may get flamed to hell...

But looking closely, I get the feeling that this isn't real. Like, it's fan art...

Cool poster, though.

*slinks to the back of the group*
But looking closely, I get the feeling that this isn't real. Like, it's fan art...

Cool poster, though.

*slinks to the back of the group*
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10:58PM on 12/13/2007

cant fucking wait

there should be another poster just like this but with the joker looking among the city and the lights have a reddish tint instead of blue like this one. but this poster is so bad ass except that the dark knight text is kinda small. but oh well. cant wait.
there should be another poster just like this but with the joker looking among the city and the lights have a reddish tint instead of blue like this one. but this poster is so bad ass except that the dark knight text is kinda small. but oh well. cant wait.
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10:56PM on 12/13/2007
I remember reading that Bruce takes up residency in one of the Wayne buildings while Wayne manor is being rebuilt, so this makes sense to me. (hey, maybe it was cold?) Although an outside shot may have been cooler, this still friggin' blows me away. Soooo cool.
I remember reading that Bruce takes up residency in one of the Wayne buildings while Wayne manor is being rebuilt, so this makes sense to me. (hey, maybe it was cold?) Although an outside shot may have been cooler, this still friggin' blows me away. Soooo cool.
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10:54PM on 12/13/2007
Sooo sexy...I do so love it.

I was wondering when we were going to see some promotional stuff of Batman, since this is still "his" movie.
Sooo sexy...I do so love it.

I was wondering when we were going to see some promotional stuff of Batman, since this is still "his" movie.
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10:51PM on 12/13/2007

SAAA-WEET

Of course the international poster is going to have a different feel but wow.

That poster is incredible.

Yes, it does looks bright and shiny, but in a dark way. The blue and black tone perfectly displays that, as opposed to Metropolis, which would be a bright orange and yellow.

The fact that he's IN a building is curious. I personally think it would look better if he were on the roof.

But still, wow.
Of course the international poster is going to have a different feel but wow.

That poster is incredible.

Yes, it does looks bright and shiny, but in a dark way. The blue and black tone perfectly displays that, as opposed to Metropolis, which would be a bright orange and yellow.

The fact that he's IN a building is curious. I personally think it would look better if he were on the roof.

But still, wow.
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10:40PM on 12/13/2007

whoa

Batman is in this movie too!? With all of this joker talk, I guess I've just forgotten :P

Cool poster. I'll take this over floating heads anytime.
Batman is in this movie too!? With all of this joker talk, I guess I've just forgotten :P

Cool poster. I'll take this over floating heads anytime.
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10:35PM on 12/13/2007

SWEET JESUS!

That poster is absolutely badass and I want it just as badly as the "Joker wall" teaser!
That poster is absolutely badass and I want it just as badly as the "Joker wall" teaser!
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