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Jan. 26, 2007by:

Latino Review, who first broke the news that Heath Ledger would be starring as The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT, has some more news on Christopher Nolan's follow-up to BATMAN BEGINS. First, it appears that The Penguin is no longer in the film. It's unclear whether the character was at one time in the script or whether the rumors of Nolan approaching Philip Seymour Hoffman for that role were just completely fabricated. Also no longer in the film is Katie Holmes. Variety confirms the news today and Latino points out that her character, Rachel Dawes, will return. Her people say she "dropped out" of DARK KNIGHT and if you believe that than I've got a bridge to sell you. LR also reports that Matt Damon was the first actor approached to star as Harvey Dent but he turned the role down. Now Nolan has narrowed his choices down to three actors - Ed Norton, Jamie Foxx and Josh Lucas. I like the idea of Norton but not sure how I feel about Lucas and Foxx. They both still have STEALTH stink on them. What about Ryan Gosling? He might not take the part but wouldn't the guy play a fantastic villian? Click here to head to Latino to read more about the film and some of the other minor characters currently being cast.

Extra Tidbit: Pre-production is currently underway on DARK KNIGHT, which should begin filming later this spring in London.
Source: Latino Review

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4:49PM on 01/30/2007

Ooooh! :fanboy squeeling:

Oh man! Norton or Gosling would play an amazing Harvey Dent
Oh man! Norton or Gosling would play an amazing Harvey Dent
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2:27AM on 01/29/2007

Ohhh

I think it would be great if Ed Norton would be Harvey Dent, he would be perfect.
I think it would be great if Ed Norton would be Harvey Dent, he would be perfect.
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11:11PM on 01/28/2007

WHAT?!

Holy Crap! I would be amazingly happy with either Ed Norton or Jamie Foxx as Harvey Dent! I don't know what everyone else is talking about, but Jamie Foxx would make one mean-ass Two-Face. The only problem is that the guy is a flaming egomaniacal assbag, and probably wouldn't "stoop" to comic book role. Matt Damon probably passed on the role because, um, he's Matt effing Damon and can do pretty much any movie he wants right now!
Katie Holmes? whatever. I feel like Goyer and Nolan already
Holy Crap! I would be amazingly happy with either Ed Norton or Jamie Foxx as Harvey Dent! I don't know what everyone else is talking about, but Jamie Foxx would make one mean-ass Two-Face. The only problem is that the guy is a flaming egomaniacal assbag, and probably wouldn't "stoop" to comic book role. Matt Damon probably passed on the role because, um, he's Matt effing Damon and can do pretty much any movie he wants right now!
Katie Holmes? whatever. I feel like Goyer and Nolan already wrote her out at the end of Batman Begins. I did like some of the moments with her in the first movie:
"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me!"
"...Bruce?!"
(Badass dive off of the roof)
Other than that I could care less about her inclusion in DK.
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4:16PM on 01/27/2007
Katie Holmes is out , just hope a forced love story is gone along with her . If they insist on utilizing the Daweson creek character again , i really don't care , as it is now , i just skip over all the scenes she is in , at least the pandering , sentimental ones . No penguin , maybe Nolan felt he couldn't have kept his cinematic world realistic with a man with flippers running around . And Harvey Dent ? Two Face , i always felt he was one of the least interesting Batman villians ( he has a
Katie Holmes is out , just hope a forced love story is gone along with her . If they insist on utilizing the Daweson creek character again , i really don't care , as it is now , i just skip over all the scenes she is in , at least the pandering , sentimental ones . No penguin , maybe Nolan felt he couldn't have kept his cinematic world realistic with a man with flippers running around . And Harvey Dent ? Two Face , i always felt he was one of the least interesting Batman villians ( he has a multiple personality , ohhh , so menacing , could care less who gets that part . The crazy thing is , Neeson was so effective and intimidating as the villian in BB , that i think it's all downhill from here , much like Nicholson in part one , nobody came close after that . Freak it , bring the gool guy back .
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11:21AM on 01/27/2007
Out of those options, the only one I'd agree to seeing is Ed Norton. But honestly, I'd prefer any of the other fan-provided candidates, like Pearce or Hawke.
Out of those options, the only one I'd agree to seeing is Ed Norton. But honestly, I'd prefer any of the other fan-provided candidates, like Pearce or Hawke.
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7:10AM on 01/27/2007

Not happy

Edward Norton playing a two-sided charachter...AGAIN???

I'd rather see Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Ethan Hawke or Rufus Sewell as Harvey Dent
Edward Norton playing a two-sided charachter...AGAIN???

I'd rather see Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Ethan Hawke or Rufus Sewell as Harvey Dent
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8:43PM on 01/26/2007
I sincerely hope Jaime Foxx is not in this movie in any way, shape or form. Also if Holmes isn't in the movie, they shouldn't keep her character in there. Not like I was so crazy about her or the character but what's up with some real continuity? I say Clive Owen (though he doesn't seem to be in the running) for Harvey Dent all the way. Norton's pretty cool too though....
I sincerely hope Jaime Foxx is not in this movie in any way, shape or form. Also if Holmes isn't in the movie, they shouldn't keep her character in there. Not like I was so crazy about her or the character but what's up with some real continuity? I say Clive Owen (though he doesn't seem to be in the running) for Harvey Dent all the way. Norton's pretty cool too though....
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3:56PM on 01/26/2007
I already am not too crazy about Ledger playing the Joker but if Jamie Foxx plays Harvey Dent I will probably hang myself.
I already am not too crazy about Ledger playing the Joker but if Jamie Foxx plays Harvey Dent I will probably hang myself.
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3:34PM on 01/26/2007
Yeah, I agree with the popular opinion here: Katie Holmes was VERY annoying, but recasting is even MORE annoying. So just drop the character, she was pointless anyway.
Yeah, I agree with the popular opinion here: Katie Holmes was VERY annoying, but recasting is even MORE annoying. So just drop the character, she was pointless anyway.
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2:11PM on 01/26/2007
NO Jamie Foxx! I hate the guy and Dent is white. (Yeah, I know Lando was Dent in Burton's Batman. I don't like it either.) As for Katie Holmes not coming back; stupid. I don't really care for her but I hate recasting.
NO Jamie Foxx! I hate the guy and Dent is white. (Yeah, I know Lando was Dent in Burton's Batman. I don't like it either.) As for Katie Holmes not coming back; stupid. I don't really care for her but I hate recasting.
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2:02PM on 01/26/2007

different actors/same character?

I hope katie holmes' charachter doesnt return played by another actress....that is so annoying!
I hope katie holmes' charachter doesnt return played by another actress....that is so annoying!
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1:45PM on 01/26/2007

STEALTH stink, add Poseidon stonk too

Add Poseidon stink to Lucas too, if he's not playin a cowboy character he sucks, he's basically a poor man's Owen Wilson and that just speaks for itself.

Yay that Katie Holmes is out though, thank christ. I'd love to see Tom's reaction.. As for Jamie Foxx as two face, all I can say is WHAT? Ed Norton would be awesome or Aaron Eckert?
Add Poseidon stink to Lucas too, if he's not playin a cowboy character he sucks, he's basically a poor man's Owen Wilson and that just speaks for itself.

Yay that Katie Holmes is out though, thank christ. I'd love to see Tom's reaction.. As for Jamie Foxx as two face, all I can say is WHAT? Ed Norton would be awesome or Aaron Eckert?
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1:09PM on 01/26/2007
I love the suggestion of Ryan Gosling. Why does this HAVE to be multiple villains we've already seen? I loved the direction 'Begins' took with a clean slate. Although I'm fine with the Joker, throwing in too many villains sucks.
I love the suggestion of Ryan Gosling. Why does this HAVE to be multiple villains we've already seen? I loved the direction 'Begins' took with a clean slate. Although I'm fine with the Joker, throwing in too many villains sucks.
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12:59PM on 01/26/2007
I'll believe it all when I see it on screen. As we've seen with Chris Nolan movies you're never sure whats going to happen until its over.
I'll believe it all when I see it on screen. As we've seen with Chris Nolan movies you're never sure whats going to happen until its over.
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12:37PM on 01/26/2007
Josh Lucas has potential, I mean he was mindblowing in Undertow, but Ed Norton is so much better. I hope he doesn't think it's too much pressure or anything...
Josh Lucas has potential, I mean he was mindblowing in Undertow, but Ed Norton is so much better. I hope he doesn't think it's too much pressure or anything...
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11:48AM on 01/26/2007
I like Josh Lucas, but I like Edward Norton more. Jamie Foxx is cool also.

This movie is going to rock anyway.
I like Josh Lucas, but I like Edward Norton more. Jamie Foxx is cool also.

This movie is going to rock anyway.
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11:46AM on 01/26/2007
I have a feeling that all this news is fake. I don't buy any of it, esspecially the casting of Harvey Dent.
I have a feeling that all this news is fake. I don't buy any of it, esspecially the casting of Harvey Dent.
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11:38AM on 01/26/2007

Crispin Glover??

What happened to Crispin Glover as The Joker?? Come on people! At least give him Harvey Dent.
What happened to Crispin Glover as The Joker?? Come on people! At least give him Harvey Dent.
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11:29AM on 01/26/2007
Am I the only one who thinks that Sean Maher would make a great Two-Face?
Am I the only one who thinks that Sean Maher would make a great Two-Face?
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11:15AM on 01/26/2007
I always thought that Aaron Eckhart had a good face to be the Joker...maybe he could pull off Two-Face.
I always thought that Aaron Eckhart had a good face to be the Joker...maybe he could pull off Two-Face.
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11:03AM on 01/26/2007

HOLY SHIT

Edward Norton all the way man. He would be badass.
Edward Norton all the way man. He would be badass.
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10:27AM on 01/26/2007

Billy D! Billy D!

We already had a Black two face. I recall vividly sitting in the theater in 1989 watching "Batman", and when Billy D. Williams (playing Harvey Dent) showed up on screen, these two big black women right behind me stood up and (I shit you not) screamed out "Billy D! Billy D!" as if they were at swooning over him at a rock concert.

Anyway, of course, he obviously went through the Michael Jackson whitening process to have Tommy Lee Jones playing the same character two movies later.

It's too
We already had a Black two face. I recall vividly sitting in the theater in 1989 watching "Batman", and when Billy D. Williams (playing Harvey Dent) showed up on screen, these two big black women right behind me stood up and (I shit you not) screamed out "Billy D! Billy D!" as if they were at swooning over him at a rock concert.

Anyway, of course, he obviously went through the Michael Jackson whitening process to have Tommy Lee Jones playing the same character two movies later.

It's too soon to rehash the same villians, no matter who you get to play them. Nicholson is the joker, at least for the next 30 years before it's time to remake this on a proper timeline.
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10:20AM on 01/26/2007
NO Josh Lucas. He's such a ham. Total drip of an actor.

It'd be interesting to see a *black* Two Face, however.

And as for Ed Norton, sure he could do it.

I'm glad there won't be a Penguin in this movie, also.

As for Katie Holmes, I have no real opinion of her; she's good in the couple of films I've seen her in, and I could care less about what she does or says in real life. Her dropping out means nothing to me.

I'm just excited that they're doing this film - period!
NO Josh Lucas. He's such a ham. Total drip of an actor.

It'd be interesting to see a *black* Two Face, however.

And as for Ed Norton, sure he could do it.

I'm glad there won't be a Penguin in this movie, also.

As for Katie Holmes, I have no real opinion of her; she's good in the couple of films I've seen her in, and I could care less about what she does or says in real life. Her dropping out means nothing to me.

I'm just excited that they're doing this film - period!
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9:52AM on 01/26/2007
Gosling can be the Riddler and Norton can be Harvey. WOOT!!!!!
Gosling can be the Riddler and Norton can be Harvey. WOOT!!!!!
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