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New Dark Knight TV Spot
"Ooh, very poor choice of words"

24 June 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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Why, when the release date for The Dark Knight is so tantalisingly close, does it still feel so damn far away?

Here at Empire Towers, the anticipation for Batman's return is reaching rather scary levels - if we were offered a Faustian pact to see this flick right now, you know what, we'd take it. Luckily, those good folks, Warner Bros are attempting to assuage our fanboyish impatience with this new TV spot.

There are a few bits of new dialogue and some hitherto unseen footage in there, so click and enjoy and count down the days until July 25.


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Your Comments

RE: No spoilers in the title please?
Guys quite the spoilers in the titles. It just three weeks away. More

Posted by Ghidorah at 21:16 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Who's funeral in TDK?
If you want to see who's funeral it is, you can look back in the Movie News section in Empire Magazine a couple of issues ago. There is a picture with a character holding a newspaper with an obituary in it. You can clearly see who it is for. I think Empire should have been a bit more careful in printing that pic. Gave far too much away. More

Posted by richardvjones at 19:19 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

Who's funeral in TDK?
RE: Maca007 Looks like it's Rachel's funeral in Batman 6 then? I would have thought that since Empire didn't suggest an actress to play the future Rachel in the magazine it was obvious it was her death? Thanks for the spoliers, Empire! More

Posted by UTB at 13:13 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

No Doubt
I must admit I have had this little voice in the back of my head saying 'what if this isn't good?' After seeing these new TV spots I have absolutley no doubt that TDK will be nothing less than excellent and will be the greatest comic book movie of all time! More

Posted by bigbadmatrixfan at 07:36 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

lol
lol, i think it looks funny when the joker says "i love this job". i cant wait for this movie More

Posted by jdwilson1989 at 04:59 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

It's not the Joker, it's Alfred. I've talked to someone who would know this kind of plot detail. More

Posted by hatebox at 02:17 on 25 June 2008 | Report This Post

i knew it!!
i knew that was the joker coming down in the elevator from the very first time i saw it on 1 of the first trailers! More

Posted by aaron_jason_green at 23:30 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

is it just me
or does it look kinda like the jokers coat coming down right at the end after the joker says i love this job More

Posted by seinfeld_55 at 23:00 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

I really hope...
...that they don't give the Joker too many cheesy one-liners. Out of all the promos I've seen, this was the only one that gave me a twinge of nervousness. That "I really love this job!" line was a bit off. But hey, at least it's not "cooool party!" More

Posted by loafroaster at 18:52 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

could we please stop warner from releasing anymore trailers or tv spots, with the release a month and a day away its all getting a bit too much for me! More

Posted by freddyboi13 at 16:48 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Who's funeral in TDK?
Looks like it's Rachel's funeral in Batman 6 then? More

Posted by Maca007 at 16:38 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Calsterman
Australia! A place where most of the wildlife is designed to kill you, where most of the land is sun baked sand and one of the favourite shows in town consists of men using their penises as puppets. I think it's only right that they get to see the dark knight a day before everybody else. More

Posted by Geosolus at 15:53 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE:Emyr Thy King
Calsterman: Man I feel sorry for you english. When I saw you guys get this on July 25th I was really sorry for you guys. As an Aussie we get this on July 17th, thats right a day before the US! Emyr Thy King:however the Scots, Northern Irish and Welsh will get to see it earlier eography my dear boy. I don't see how thats possible. You see the US get it on the 18th, Oz gets it on the 17th and we're almost 16 ahead of the US and 8 hours ahead of the UK. So assuming u get it the same day as the More

Posted by Calsterman at 15:06 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmm
Was that the joker coming down the lift into the penthouse batcave???????????   CAN'T WAIT. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 14:33 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

hmmmm
Even thogh i cant wait for this film has anyone noticed how it seems to be more focused on the joker then batman? They shoulda called it, the Joker. Anyway still cant wait for it, hopefully its lighter than the first one, not in terms of content but it terms of seeing it on the bloody screen! Nuff said More

Posted by ryangiles01 at 13:42 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

My birthday
OMG!!!!! i have been waiting for AGES for this film....it seems like it is taking forever and ever and ever!!!!!! and the other thing i wanted to say is this comes out on my birthday so naturally im going to see it in IMAX!!!! and then I'll be going to my nearest cinema every night!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!! XXXX More

Posted by Chimene at 13:39 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
This is sooooo the film event of this year.  Looks amazing, sounds amzing and is probably amazing. More

Posted by J.T McGrath at 13:24 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Calsterman Man I feel sorry for you english. When I saw you guys get this on July 25th I was really sorry for you guys. As an Aussie we get this on July 17th, thats right a day before the US! owever the Scots, Northern Irish and Welsh will get to see it earlier eography my dear boy. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 13:22 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: New Dark Knight TV Spot
Been working hard, might finally have a weeks holiday say in america, round 18th. Seriously though you get dark knight before us, WallE before us do we have anything of any note to laud over you or i should i just move. More

Posted by bucketheadfan at 13:03 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Man I feel sorry for you english. When I saw you guys get this on July 25th I was really sorry for you guys. As an Aussie we get this on July 17th, thats right a day before the US! More

Posted by Calsterman at 12:55 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Looking good
L: Janath This had better live up to the hype, though Heath Ledger looks the price of admission alone. Two things bother me though. 1. Why does Bruce Wayne smoke 20 untipped Capstan before he dons the cowl? He sounds...well....a little silly to be honest. 2. How long does it take to put on and take off the black mascara around his eyes and does he feel silly doing it? O answer your first query I can only guess that it's to stop people recognizing his voice, such as Dent. I don't have More

Posted by hatebox at 12:12 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Im beginning to go with mancalledpete, the joker looks good, but not really how he actually is. Bits of the voice are incredible bits arnt, and somtimes he just loks like manson with run make up rather than scary. He looks good, but not quite as amazing i as i originally thought. More

Posted by drake22 at 11:57 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Joker in the batcave?
Well, strictly speaking, Joker in the Batman's garage. Penultimate shot of the trailer. Alfred probably let him in. He has a *cough* Vicki Vale *cough* habit of doing that... More

Posted by napier007 at 11:30 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Looking good
This had better live up to the hype, though Heath Ledger looks the price of admission alone. Two things bother me though. 1. Why does Bruce Wayne smoke 20 untipped Capstan before he dons the cowl? He sounds...well....a little silly to be honest. 2. How long does it take to put on and take off the black mascara around his eyes and does he feel silly doing it? More

Posted by Janath at 11:17 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

grrrr More

Posted by dunkah at 11:17 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Wahooooooooooooooo! More

Posted by Kev@CTU at 11:08 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

cant wait
theres so much build up to this movie that im ready to burst open, not only is looking great but its shaping up one of th best movies ever (personal opinion of course) even if the best action scenes have been shown its the realtion ship between bruce and harvey that dynamic which is going to be the real heart of the story at least it should, and its just a bonus that Heath Ledgers last completed performance looks like will be a ultiment tribute to a great young actor More

Posted by monodogg at 10:51 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Hmmm...
...I hate to say it... but I'm actually going off Ledger as the Joker the more footage I see... More

Posted by mancalledpete at 10:43 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Excellent!!
This is the best one yet!!! Come on July 25th More

Posted by bigbadmatrixfan at 10:13 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

Looks awesome..
.. I just hope we haven't seen all the best action set pieces in the trailers. Is the truck smashing into the roof a new one we haven't seen before? Roll on July 25th. Does anyone know when advance tickets sales open for Manchester Imax? More

Posted by chunk at 09:42 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

This is actually getting silly...
It really does feel like I've been on a day-before-release level of anticipation for this film for over a year and a half. Curse them and clever viral marketing, awesome trailers and pedigree of excellence that promises such impossibly wonderful things (and in a scarily believable way - we all knew Phantom Menace would probably disappoint, same with Indy, and yet this this film being perfect seems somehow inevitable.) More

Posted by mebbetheywasinjuns at 09:40 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

'ooh very poor choice of words'
Just brilliant, can't wait. Forget Iron Man, Spider Man, generic comic book hero man, its all about Batman as far as film adaptations go! More

Posted by will88 at 09:03 on 24 June 2008 | Report This Post

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