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The Joker Officially Revealed!
This time we're serious

21 May 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: I Believe In Harvey Dent Too.com

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It's so hard. We've all been hurt before by fake Joker images from the eagerly awaited Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, but this time it's the real deal, the One, we promise. This really is a picture of Heath Ledger in his Joker get-up, and scary stuff it is too.

The film, for the four of you who have spent the last couple of years in Narnia, pits Christian Bale's Batman against the seriously scary and criminally insane Joker (Ledger), as he once again tries to keep Gotham City (and Maggie Gyllenhaal's love interest, and Aaron Eckhart's district attorney Harvey Dent) safe for goodness and normalcy.

After internet rumours and frauds aplenty, an official picture of Dent was released last week on the site ibelieveinharveydent.com, which was very nice and all but not very exciting. But now they've also created a link to the rather more mysterious and somehow quite creepily named ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com, apparently The Joker's own creation (and perhaps a hint at the plot, but who knows with director Christopher Nolan's tricksy ways?), wherein fans have revealed this proper scary image of The Joker, one pixel at a time.

Clearly the product of research into facial scaring rather than the almost clownish versions we've seen before, this looks set to carry on the series' grittier, more realistic feel. And, coincidentally, rid Ledger of that awkward pretty-boy image. Roll on 2008!


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old
wow this is old u can find trailers all over the internet More

Posted by wall e at 15:58 on 06 April 2008 | Report This Post

Sex
The message 'see you in December' applies to I AM LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When that film is released there should be the first DARK KNIGHT trailer!! Hopefully it won't show too much of the Joker, it would be nice to be surprised. But I suppose if he is pants then a little warning would also be appreciated. More

Posted by Ghetto Jen at 18:10 on 08 June 2007 | Report This Post

hidden message
the film is sounding like it will be better than the original and hopefully much darker but has anyone actually found the hidden message in the link to ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com . I did but it took a while to find. More

Posted by Phantom20 at 22:58 on 31 May 2007 | Report This Post

Bale as Batman is an ok choice, one cannot always get a good actor to play the part well & having to look like the character aswell. heath ledger as the joker sounds interesting to me, i guess they had to change the way the characters looked & dressed so it wouldn't be Keaton & Nicholson again. They have succeeded in making it dark & gritty different than Tim Burton's version. More

Posted by devilfinger at 13:42 on 30 May 2007 | Report This Post

gritty.alright i give you that but isnt it a bit sub goth? More

Posted by bobbobbett at 16:16 on 28 May 2007 | Report This Post

To Direcrow
I think you're looking for one set interpretation of the Joker. The man has been portrayed in hundreds of manners. So it's very hard to pin him down. The one constant his his utter insanity. And even then, sometimes he seems to have method to the madness, others he doesn't. Nolan is drawing from the Killing Joke for character style only. It's that kind of dark that the Joker is going to be. Reading the Killing Joke's first page shows that the Joker and Bats have a long standing relationship, so More

Posted by The IPC at 16:13 on 28 May 2007 | Report This Post

sorry
ignore the double posting below, I have since learnt to read the article properly...... More

Posted by ramie at 18:43 on 27 May 2007 | Report This Post

DENT?
What ha harvey dent got to do with the joker? Harvey dent is two-faces alter ego no? More

Posted by ramie at 18:39 on 27 May 2007 | Report This Post

DENT?
What ha harvey dent got to do with the joker? Harvey dent is two-faces alter ego no? More

Posted by ramie at 18:39 on 27 May 2007 | Report This Post

Casting
I find it interesting that Eric Roberts is cast as Maroni, who, in the Long Halloween, is the one responsible for Harvey Dent's acid scarring. Also, we find Anthony Michael Hall cast but not identified with a character. Could he be the son of Carmine Falcone who becomes the killer, Holiday? More

Posted by direcrow at 07:33 on 27 May 2007 | Report This Post

Casting
I find it interesting that Eric Roberts is cast as Maroni, who, in the Long Halloween, is the one responsible for Harvey Dent's acid scarring. Also, we find Anthony Michael Hall cast but not identified with a character. Could he be the son of Carmine Falcone who becomes the killer, Holiday? More

Posted by direcrow at 22:16 on 26 May 2007 | Report This Post

Blandman 2
I really like the casting of Ledger but Bale is and never was a good choice for Batman. It's Bateman in a batsuit nothing more nothing less. BLANDMAN. More

Posted by stox at 17:27 on 26 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
It 's real. Total Film have no idea what they're talking about. ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com was registered 3 days before the Harvey Dent website. Not to mention, WB have confimed the pic is official to Jett at batman-on-film.com. The online marketing is being handled by 42 Entertainment - the agency behind NIN's inspired Year Zero campaign. More

Posted by Macphisto at 17:24 on 26 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
There is some debate on how 'official' ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com really is. Check out Totalfilm.com. They have a pretty interesting investigation into who is setting up what website and when.   Remember, anyone can register a domain name. And considering the original HarveyDent website ends with warnerbros.com and denttoo does not, suggests just about anything.   Don't get me wrong, I love guerilla marketing tactics, and it certainly has gotten the pulse into this movie a w More

Posted by direcrow at 14:09 on 26 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: It's real.
Oafley...First off, I've been a collector of Joker comics for about 20 years. Second, it wasn't me that said Dark Knight's Joker was going to be inspired by Long Halloween and Killing Joke, it was Christopher Nolan, THE DIRECTOR. And again, note the two wound like disfigurements at the corners of his 'non-smiling' mouth. That would suggest the bullet wounds Napier suffered in Burton's Batman, which was not in the original comic. It may very well be that this image is that of a 'victim' of the J More

Posted by direcrow at 09:35 on 26 May 2007 | Report This Post

ACTUALLY lookin forward to it...
i think this picture looks well gritty and shows the realistic effect of the newer films, unlike jack nicholsons quite (i thought) embarrassing performance, this one is set to be soo much better just looking at the pic. GONNA BE AMAZING!! More

Posted by sneekysneade at 23:01 on 25 May 2007 | Report This Post

This picture , despite what people have been saying, is NOT a fake. Yes, you get a 'Page Not Found' if you go to ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com but if you highlight the page, you'll get a message. More

Posted by unluckyagent at 21:48 on 25 May 2007 | Report This Post

dark knight,better than the first... godfather 2 style!
I think it will be better than the first ie like godfather 2 was better that 1,that picture is very cold dark,those souless eyes, scared face..i cant wait for it, bring on the darkness...how batman should be! heath will shine through More

Posted by neil896 at 20:46 on 25 May 2007 | Report This Post

Go Heath!
I think Ledger's casting is a very inspired one; he's definetly a good enough actor and it'll be intriguing to see how he's goin to pull off the role...... but I still find it hard to believe that Ennis Del Mar is goin to be playing the greatest superhero villain ever! : / More

Posted by mighty mick at 19:31 on 25 May 2007 | Report This Post

I think it looks cool...very dark and creepy...I like it, not sure what to agree on, it being official or not...but Its great whatever. More

Posted by muse_nut18 at 17:59 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

Interesting Direcrow, what with the fact that the image was revealed on the official website ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com before being pulled this weekend as part of an elaborate joke. So obviously it is a fake since it was officially posted. More

Posted by thebob at 17:56 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

It's real.
Direcrow have you even read either The LONG Halloween or the Killing Joke. The Long Halloween barely features the Joker, and it's not an origin story. He's a bit of a different beast to the one featured in The Killing Joke. Joker has had many incarnations over the years ranging from the mildly annoying clown to the homicidal pychopath. The Killing Joke published in 1988 was one of the first (if not the first) story to create an Origin for the Joker, prior to this he's origins were a total More

Posted by Oafley Jones at 17:41 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

It's real.
Direcrow have you even read either The LONG Halloween or the Killing Joke. The Long Halloween barely features the Joker, and it's not an origin story. He's a bit of a different beast to the one featured in The Killing Joke. Joker has had many incarnations over the years ranging from the mildly annoying clown to the homicidal pychopath. The Killing Joke published in 1988 was one of the first (if not the first) story to create an Origin for the Joker, prior to this he's origins were a total More

Posted by Oafley Jones at 17:25 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

It's real.
Direcrow have you even read either The LONG Halloween or the Killing Joke. The Long Halloween barely features the Joker, and it's not an origin story. He's a bit of a different beast to the one featured in The Killing Joke. Joker has had many incarnations over the years ranging from the mildly annoying clown to the homicidal pychopath. The Killing Joke published in 1988 was one of the first (if not the first) story to create an Origin for the Joker, prior to this he's origins were a total More

Posted by Oafley Jones at 16:58 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

April Fool
Sorry Guys, that's a fake. Notice the two wounds on either side of the mouth? That's a nod to the Tim Burton Joker, where he was shot through the cheeks. Nolan said his Joker's origins would be based more exclusively on the comic and not the movie, most notably The Killing Joke and Last Halloween. Besides.....that doesn't look like the Joker one bit. It looks like a NIN music video. I call FAKE. The DireCrow has spoken. More

Posted by direcrow at 10:58 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

So, so good!
How great is that picture?! It creeped me out a little just looking at it! More

Posted by meggie_long_legs at 08:58 on 24 May 2007 | Report This Post

Brilliant
Can not wait it will be sucj=hh a good movie judging be BB More

Posted by jighooligan at 21:02 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Joker MySpace
L: angelus120 i can't find the myspace page? where is it? een looking too- not sure if it even exists..... More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 10:43 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Joker MySpace
ote] L: paul.mccluskey Has anyone found the MySpace page about the two Harvey Dent campaigns?  Apparently, "The Joker" has set up a blog under the alias "Mr. Happy"... But honestly, how creepy is the advertising lol!  I can't wait uote] i can't find the myspace page? where is it? More

Posted by angelus120 at 10:15 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
As a comic book nut myself I think this is a fantastic image if the Joker and it's sure get my excitement levels up for this movie. It looks like Nolan has capture the essence of the character just right although we will have to wait to see him in the flesh before we know for sure.   Very exciting folks p;   Now please please please Nolan save Catwoman from the hell Halle bloody Berry put her in and stick her in the next film More

Posted by Fanboyslayer at 09:47 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

total film still say this is fake but says one of the december warner movies will have the first trailer for batman 2 More

Posted by alimac at 02:45 on 23 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Fake
This brooding pic is actually a nice nod to The Joker's very first panel (excluding the facial scars, of course). And when he did eventually smile, it was creepy as hell. More

Posted by Macphisto at 23:39 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

Fake
Go to www.ibelieveinharveydenttoo.com now and there is a message saying site not found. Highlight the blank space and the word haha is repeated over the site with the message SEE YOU IN DECEMBER scattered throughout More

Posted by ajanicki at 22:48 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
Sinister, very sinister. If this is The Joker imagine how messed up Two-Face is going to be in Part 3! More

Posted by Darth Goonie at 21:11 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
It looks good.  Really good.  Although for some reason, the sight of a defaced Harvey Dent freaks me out something rotten! More

Posted by pettsy at 20:30 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
L: benmharper I think it looks horrific and I mean that in a good way. Loved Batman Begins and can't wait for this To me, this image combined with the viral campaign and website jokes, shows two things - 1. Nolan is getting the ecentric Joker personality exactly right (defacing Dent's website with manic scribbles and leaving Joker cards around!) and leaving hidden messages basically laughing at Dent and us. The website Jokes seem like he's challenging Dent to come get him, that D More

Posted by pablohoolio at 20:03 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
I think it looks horrific and I mean that in a good way. Loved Batman Begins and can't wait for this More

Posted by benmharper at 19:56 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
I like the new picture of Joker, a very grotesque, nightmarish style that suits the character well. It lends the notion to me, that this will be as far a departure from Nicholson's scenery-chomping buffoon as possible. I also agree with Pablohoolio that even if the pic is fake, it's priceless in regards to publicity. Also, every huge Batman fan should keep an eye on the current Batman Confidential comic series, a future issue will contain a back story for Joker.     More

Posted by Kazuya at 19:45 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
L: dantaous I apologise if i offended you pablo, but i was only making an observation. I didnt mean that all gay men wear make-up, its just the way this picture looks. And i am not homophobic. o problem, sorry, didn't mean to sound like you were, I just thought that it was a bit much to say becaus ehe has make-up on he's a 'poof'. I know you aint homophobic. DIT: See Total Film have changed their story now? I wonder if the tossers who wrote 'we'll show it when it's real' dig at Emp More

Posted by pablohoolio at 19:24 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
L: LeChuck What concerns me most though is that he's not smiling. This is the debut picture of the new Joker, and he hasn't even got a hint of a smile?. es but that's marketing. You don't give too much away early on. They won't show a full-on Joker smiling away now as then there is no suprise when the movie comes out, and there is your main image right there gone too soon. Keep more to reveal later and you keep people interested. Good marketing. More

Posted by pablohoolio at 19:22 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

Go to ibelieveinharveydenttoo
and select all... it is soo creepy. More

Posted by spartacus533 at 19:18 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
L: pablohoolio L: dantaous i thought the joker was meant to look scary, with his wicked smile and evil eyes. Instead he looks like a ] who fucked up his make-up. This just looks really shit. Good luck batman! omophobic comment no? My friend since I was 4 is gay, and he doesn't wear make-up.... /quote] I apologise if i offended you pablo, but i was only making an observation. I didnt mean that all gay men wear make-up, its just the way this picture looks. And i am not homophobic More

Posted by dantaous at 18:48 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
Didn't Nolan and co meet with the original creators? I'm sure they'll have some of the cloownish elements in it. This is just a a teaser after all, it almost looks like a picture taken of a corpse, this could just be after the difigurement or bleaching. Also on one of the set reports on Batman on Film one of the spies said Ledger was acting comletely crazy in the bank scene. More

Posted by Woger at 17:01 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
  Maybe you're right, but then again you're wrong. They didn't change Batman's origonal appearance? Hmm I must have missed the grey lycra and the purple gloves, icase you didn't notice batman wasn't origonally decked out in a black kevlar bodysuit. Or was Batman Begins your first encounter with the characters? More

Posted by massive genius at 16:45 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
ike it. There was no radical cosmetic overhaul of Batman so why change the iconic look of The Joker. I'm all for making him more like he was as originally conceived by Bob Kane, & Alan Moore's interpretation in The Killing Joke but he just looks like some bloke with a bit of facepaint & drunkenly applied lipstick. More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 16:30 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
you fucking idiot! You're a self confessed fan of Batman ovies and animated series, mostly'ealise that this means nothing you have to say or think about Batman has any relevance or bearing in any argument?   Next time you want to comment on Batman make sure you've got something to say, and some comics under your belt. More

Posted by massive genius at 16:23 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
L: LeChuck What concerns me most though is that he's not smiling. This is the debut picture of the new Joker, and he hasn't even got a hint of a smile? For me, a lot of what makes Joker interesting is that he's the opposite of dour, brooding but righteous Batman; he's a flamboyant, larger-than-life and totally amoral psycho, with a livewire personality and a "taste for the theatrical", as Gordon said at the end of Begins, and it's that combination of insane mirth and vicious evil that More

Posted by Barefoot Doctor at 16:20 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

Joker MySpace
Has anyone found the MySpace page about the two Harvey Dent campaigns?  Apparently, "The Joker" has set up a blog under the alias "Mr. Happy"... But honestly, how creepy is the advertising lol!  I can't wait More

Posted by paul.mccluskey at 13:25 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

TF u turn
Taken from TF news today.... It’s still not official – but only a victim of the Joker’s idiot-gas would continue to claim the Heath Ledger Joker picture’s a fake. Instead, it’s become clear that the shot is part of one of the most brilliant marketing campaigns we’ve seen in a long time. Last night, the Joker image was taken down, replaced with a ‘Page not found’ error, which, usually, would be confirmation that the image wasn’t supp More

Posted by lyngrove24 at 12:26 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

ha ha ha
Total FIlm is like the Daily Star of the film world !! More

Posted by waltham79 at 11:58 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: GRITTIER MORE REALISTIC ie SHITTING ON THE SOURCE
L: talpacino Anyone notice how Total Film changed the headline from "New Heath Ledger Joker image is a fake!" to "New Heath Ledger Joker image might be a fake!" They thought they were getting one up on Empire. Fools! ahahahahaha. See you in december. Christ!! Thought I was imagining this!!! Tomorrow's headline; "Scorsese possibly may be about to potentially direct a film!!! Perhaps....." have nowt against TF- I buy it every month- but not only did they drop the ball on this one More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 11:52 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

Hmmm...doesn't look like the Joker to me.
I'm a big fan of Batman (from movies and animated series, mostly), I loved Batman Begins, and I love Chris Nolan's films (Memento and The Prestige just rocked)...but I don't really like this very much at all. I obviously can't really pass judgement until I've seen him in action, the way he moves, talks, how he's written etc., but this my first impression is that this just looks like Heath Ledger with some flour on his face and a botched lipstick job, with the scarring adding nothing other than More

Posted by LeChuck at 11:45 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: GRITTIER MORE REALISTIC ie SHITTING ON THE SOURCE
Anyone notice how Total Film changed the headline from "New Heath Ledger Joker image is a fake!" to "New Heath Ledger Joker image might be a fake!"   They thought they were getting one up on Empire. Fools! ahahahahaha. See you in december. More

Posted by talpacino at 10:52 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: GRITTIER MORE REALISTIC ie SHITTING ON THE SOURCE
L: Dave B L: nada Looks nothing like any Batman comic ever. Not Kane or Finger's version, not Miller's not Bolland's, not Adams or Marshall Rogers.or=#006600]or=#006600]Are Kane, Finger, Miller, Bolland, Adams or Marshall Rogers making k Knighthristopher Nolan is and fair play to him for wanting to create his own style. and yubbish because they were carbon copies of the comics and failed to create their own distinctive style. /quote]   I totally agree with this. I don't get More

Posted by monkeyfish at 10:02 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
ref="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/buckl3y/He ath-Joker.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a> Didn't see this up on here..I'm not a huge comic Book fan. So I can just appreciate it for what it is..And i think they've fuckin nailed it..No-one really wanted to see the Cartoon version in the Comic's..It just wouldn't of worked for the Movies Nolan is making..And all you fanboys who More

Posted by HeHaHeHa at 03:03 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: GRITTIER MORE REALISTIC ie SHITTING ON THE SOURCE
L: nada Looks nothing like any Batman comic ever. Not Kane or Finger's version, not Miller's not Bolland's, not Adams or Marshall Rogers.or="#006600"]Are Kane, Finger, Miller, Bolland, Adams or Marshall Rogers making k Knighthristopher Nolan is and fair play to him for wanting to create his own style. and yubbish because they were carbon copies of the comics and failed to create their own distinctive style. More

Posted by Dave B at 00:44 on 22 May 2007 | Report This Post

See you in December
If u add up all the odd letters in the long Ha ha HA's on the disapered site it say "See you in December" TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by man_o_steel at 21:34 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Frigging awesome!!!
L: r0ckdaisy Plus: Yes it may still be pretty early, but if you consider that The Dark Knight is coming out next year and that in the past other movie francises have had hype building screen grabs or photos (even teaser trailers) out way before their release date. Heres hoping Chritopher Nolan and Co. keep up the great work. sp; point taken,but i've never agreed with hype,and these days hype is started as soon as possible,tho its great to see these pics,by the time the film c More

Posted by Steve L at 21:27 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: The Joker Officially Revealed!
Go check out the site again. The picture's gone, but there's a new message there, possibly about when we'll get our next sighting of the Joker. I've gotta admit, I've never actually been creeped out just by a film's advertising campaign before, but man, the Joker is already one scary bastard. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 21:02 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

joker
well i wouldn't argue with him More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:46 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hehe
L: dantaous i thought the joker was meant to look scary, with his wicked smile and evil eyes. Instead he looks like a ] who fucked up his make-up. This just looks really shit. Good luck batman! omophobic comment no? My friend since I was 4 is gay, and he doesn't wear make-up.... F this pic turns out to be fake, then it's a good one and I'll hold my hands up. But so far all chip on their shoulder about Empire' Filmaid is that it's fake because of the URL?? Has anyone stopped to think More

Posted by pablohoolio at 20:23 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

hehe
i thought the joker was meant to look scary, with his wicked smile and evil eyes. Instead he looks like a poof who fucked up his make-up. This just looks really shit. Good luck batman! More

Posted by dantaous at 18:59 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Frigging awesome!!!
As for it being fake: look at the url address of the original picture, maybe I'm just reading it wrong, but it does say ".warnerbros.com" doesn't it? Idiots. Besides, surely releasing a real image such as this is the perfect response from the studio to counter the grainy, photoshopped fakes that were doing the rounds a few weeks back... Plus: Yes it may still be pretty early, but if you consider that The Dark Knight is coming out next year and that in the past other movie francises More

Posted by r0ckdaisy at 18:36 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

i think it rocks if u dont u can go suck lemons More

Posted by greggers at 18:13 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

WB Jumping the gun
it seems a bit early to me to be releasing these pictures,the movie must be more than a year away and they already release a picture of the Joker!!!,i would have kept that under wraps myself. it looks good tho,i like the vibe of it,kinda reminds me of Dave McKean's artwork,even tho he looks nothing like McKeans version of Joker from the graphic novel Arkum Asylum,but it still reminds me of McKean art from other things he has done. I also hope they do a comlete departure from Tim Burtons Batm More

Posted by Steve L at 17:47 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Total Film do suck.
It's completely real. Seriously, when you look at the source, you'd have to be a total idiot to think it's fake. More

Posted by Silvertouch at 17:45 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: err
It'll be a shame if this does turn out to be fake. I think it's spot on. More

Posted by Biggus at 17:39 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: err
It looks fucking shit! It made me laugh and it really shouldn't have done More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 17:02 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

err
total film suck... this looks really cool More

Posted by BlueDragon21120 at 16:54 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: The Joker Officially Revealed!
]Does The Joker have Parkinsons? More

Posted by directorscut at 16:42 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

fake
total film says this is a fake More

Posted by alimac at 16:40 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Fantastic
I really hope that this turns out to be the genuine article, Half clown, Half Brando in apocalypse now, All crazy. Roll on Next summer More

Posted by sleepwalker at 16:17 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: The Joker Officially Revealed!
its hard to give a proper opinion on this without seeing a trailer, or footage of the joker moving and speaking (any sign soon?). If it is real then it could work as it looks a bit more industrial accident than clown face, which might be a good idea! More

Posted by kyle-d at 15:42 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

WHOO HOO!!!
Thank you Jesus!!!! The picture is FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank the lord! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 15:13 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Looks like he's been raiding his mum's makeup bag. I think it looks absolutley shite! It looks like all the mock joker pics before. I'll still watch the movie but I reckon The Joker looks fuckin rubbish! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 15:09 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: TF lost a bit of respect for em.
I hope this is real, because it looks like an amazing joker, very fitting very dark, very evil looking! More

Posted by jim.od2001 at 15:04 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

TF lost a bit of respect for em.
if Total Film had bothered to check reliable sources like BOF they would know that the proxy site used to hide the site owner was intentional n regiastered 3 days before www.ibelieveinharveydent.com (the first one) was launched basicly saying it cant be afake because both sites were planned and launcehed at the same time. More

Posted by man_o_steel at 14:50 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

TF lost a bit of respect for em.
if Total Film had bothered to check reliable sources like BOF they would know that the proxy site used to hide the site owner was intentional n regiastered 3 days before www.ibelieveinharveydent.com (the first one) was launched basicly saying it cant be afake because both sites were planned and launcehed at the same time. More

Posted by man_o_steel at 14:48 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Sorry Peeps
Thats a photo of me with real, real bad hangover just after i've hurled up last night's kebab and realised i've just got jiggy with Jabba the Hutt's less attractive sister. More

Posted by tetchy at 14:45 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Apparently it's a fake
L: genlock According to totalfilm.com (sorry, I read other mags as well...) it's a fake... Please check it, Empire! sp; Well it would be a rather expensive hoax considering the amount of bandwidth it would cost.   Have a feeling Total Film have dropped the ball with this one. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 14:36 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

It looks like Marlon Brando with make-up on! Rubbish! More

Posted by lonelyted at 14:30 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!!
I want to know one way or the other!!! The pic looks sooooo cool, I'm dying to know whether this is the real deal!!!! More

Posted by drawmyfoot at 13:54 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Apparently it's a fake
According to totalfilm.com (sorry, I read other mags as well...) it's a fake... Please check it, Empire! More

Posted by genlock at 13:39 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

The Keymaster
Just what Batman needs a "real" menace.Not a watered down fool who's all image and no substance. Yes we all know about the classic Joker look but it is time to bring a more psychotic threat thats believable into the world of Batman and on to the screen and keep the momentum built up by Batman Begins.It was the perfect set up comic book adapatation ever and I'm sure Nolan wont want to damage all that good work.I think he will nail this perfectly.Whether its for young kids though, I doub More

Posted by The Keymaster at 13:26 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
looks pretty cool More

Posted by Seth_Gecko at 13:26 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

ah, quit yer bitchin....
I for one hope its real... adn I kinda like it. I know Ledger said that the Joker would have green hair (self dyed) to help with his theatrical nature, and I think this is a more realistic version of the character all round. As much as I loved Jack, was it exactly believeable that the guy would flip flop into something that whacky and that chemicals would make him look like that? if Nolans doing realism this seems to be a step in the right direction-a crazy shit who has slashed the smile on hims More

Posted by Rock Lobster! at 13:22 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

?
i hope it's a fake, because he looks more like Marilyn Manson than the Joker! Say what you like about Jack Nicholson and even Cesar Romero, they LOOKED like the Joker as he was depicted in the comic books. More

Posted by davidjthomson at 13:19 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Fake
I gotta agree with the previous poster, this is most likely a fake. A certain other film magazine has claimed that they've investiagted it and while the ibelieveinharverydent was created by warner bros on 11 may, the ibelieveinharverydenttoo was created at a later time by a private  registration company. So to be honest with you, i wouldn't get your hopes up that this is the real deal just yet. More

Posted by An Ending at 13:11 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Fake
This image is most likely a fake. Would WarnerBros, who created the "IbelieveinHarveyDent.com" site, really distribute cards to only one comic book shop? (Which is how the website came to be known.) And even if so, why is the "IbelieveInHarveyDentToo.com" site NOT a WarnerBros site? I doubt they'd go to such lengths to hide their identify on the "Joker" site... More

Posted by Necroscope at 13:05 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Sick dude!
This joker looks like he's been to five party's in one night. Can't wait to see him again on the big screene again. More

Posted by elimonator at 12:57 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

love the look.with the chelsea smile it actually looks similiar to the new look comic writer grant morrison recentely gave his "revamped" version of the joker in his prose/comic story "the clown at midnight".think DC have already returned to his classic look tho in series like countdown, so its good to see that style used here. More

Posted by d threadgold at 12:47 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Dark...
Love it.... Certainly NOT PANTS as tallaght24 would have us believe. Green hair or not though? Can't wait for this one. Now that Sam Raimi has dropped the ball with the spider-man movies all eyes (and hopes) will be on Chris Nolan to continue what he started with Batman Begins - IMO has the potential to be the greatest series of 'superhero' movies ever.. More

Posted by Marv at 12:40 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Am I the only one here who thinks this looks like the mock photos of Heath as The Joker?!?!? It looks pants. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 11:50 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

"Love that Joker!" More

Posted by Biggus at 11:49 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

YES
YES, yes thank you Nolan More

Posted by rich at 11:42 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

the joker
He won't get rid of the joker like burton's film, i mean he didn't get rid of crane so i don't he'll do the same with him. From the image it looks like the joker hasn't got any hair. More

Posted by anakin solo at 11:00 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Language
"Normalcy"?? Please Empire, don't pander to the Americans... And "facial scaring"? Oh, you mean "scarring"... Anyway, enough of being picky. Love the new Joker look... More

Posted by tomcat at 10:55 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

cue the whiners
Are we gonna have one of those "I don't wanna know what he looks like until the film's out, and even then I'll probably close my eyes or be in the toilet" type situations again? More

Posted by wombathog at 10:28 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Nasty!
Right, now that this is the official picture of Ledgers Joker, I can finally settle to the fact that this second Nolan Batman Movie is going to live up to the expectations of the first!!! Admittedly I wasn't too sure about the pic when I saw it the other day, due to rumours, but I do actually like it, ahem! Not like it... I mean Love it!!! I think this movie is going to be the most anticipated movie since the lead up to Spiderman 3! More

Posted by Samuelpoet at 10:22 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

Nasty!
Yet again it seems Christopher Nolan has come up with the goods, how nasty does Heath Ledger look in that picture?! If this is anything to go by, The Dark Knight will be rated 15 at least,...i cant wait! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 10:17 on 21 May 2007 | Report This Post

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