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savafan
07-03-2006, 06:59 PM
http://uk.filmforce.ign.com/articles/714/714752p1.html

June 26, 2006 - News of what's happening with the sequel to Batman Begins has been scant of late. Director Christopher Nolan has been hard at work on his Batman Begins follow-up, The Prestige, which re-teams the director with Christian Bale.

Most believe that the director's next film after Prestige will be a sequel to Batman Begins, likely with The Joker stepping into the villain slot.

Many actors have been rumored to play the part, but fan favorites include Paul Bettany and Adrien Brody. Another actor who has been mentioned in connection with the series since way back during casting for The Riddler in Batman Forever is Robin Williams. Of course it helps that the actor has a connection with Christopher Nolan, having starred for the director in Insomnia.

IGN FilmForce spoke to Williams about the possibility this weekend. He was enthusiastic about the prospect.

"Oh God, I'd love to do that one."

Williams is famous for his Jack Nicholson impression, but he suspects Nolan would be looking for a new take. "Well, you want to do a different Joker. You know, if they do Arkham Asylum, it would be amazing. Arkham Asylum is one of the greatest, nastiest comic books ever. It's truly, it's like the Marquee de Sade on that level, and wonderfully damaged and quite tragic, in terms of when you realize [what happened to] create these characters..."

We asked Williams whether he saw The Joker as more over-the-top or dark.

"You can go both," Williams said. "As in madness, there's a lot of ways to go. I think you can really explore how bright and how nasty-funny he is, just like I guess what Kevin [Spacey] did with Lex Luthor, made him really funny, but yet still damaged... As evil is, accessible and yet still horrific. Jump back and forth all the time. I'm kidding... Kidding!"

On the second kidding, Williams gave me a soft poke in the throat with two fingers. Amusing, but a bit surprising.

"See there it is," says Williams. "I saw your eyes go f**k off!"

Williams is an admitted fan of comics and/or graphic novels. "It's interesting now that they're doing, they all kind of realize, with all the adult comic books or graphic novels for those who are trying to upscale themselves... Is that a comic book? No! It's a graphic novel! Is that porn? No! It's adult entertainment!"

"They're making these really interesting pieces and there's a lot of great, great comic books and graphic novels out there that could make wonderful movies. They're looking for them, and it's great... I read this comic book called DMZ [by Brian Wood], which is about New York after kind of a Civil War. Could it happen? Every time the helicopters fly over my house I'm going, 'Welcome to Baghdad!' But it's kind of fascinating, because they treat it like the country's divided. All these cities like Lebanon and Beirut and Baghdad and military zones of control, yet it's still the village and it's still its own. Fascinating concept. That's what's good about alternative forms of literature or stuff that you read..."

Reds4Life
07-03-2006, 07:11 PM
I'd pass on Williams.

It's going to have to be someone really good to top Jack.

savafan
07-03-2006, 07:13 PM
It's going to have to be someone really good to top Jack.

Yeah, like Affleck ;)

WVRed
07-03-2006, 07:15 PM
I'd pass on Williams.

It's going to have to be someone really good to top Jack.

Paul Reubens was rumored, and I hope that would be true.

KronoRed
07-03-2006, 07:31 PM
Just get Jack :D

Raisor
07-03-2006, 07:44 PM
Paul Reubens was rumored, and I hope that would be true.


It's gotta be Reubens or Mark Hamill.

Caveat Emperor
07-03-2006, 07:49 PM
It's gotta be Reubens or Mark Hamill.

I grew up watching the cartoon, and for me, Hammill is the definitive "voice of the Joker" -- but do you really think he could handle the part, or are you being sarcastic?

RBA
07-03-2006, 10:59 PM
It has to be either Dom DeLuise or Regis Philben.

oneupper
07-04-2006, 12:11 AM
Joe Randa

Raisor
07-04-2006, 10:12 AM
I grew up watching the cartoon, and for me, Hammill is the definitive "voice of the Joker" -- but do you really think he could handle the part, or are you being sarcastic?


Mark could handle it, but he's not a big enough "name" to get the job.

He'd rock at it though.

Puffy
07-04-2006, 03:43 PM
Mark could handle it, but he's not a big enough "name" to get the job.

He'd rock at it though.

Hamill obviously has the voice, but the Joker should be tall and skinny - Mark is short and dumpy. So I think he'd sound the part, but not really look it, and thats a pretty important aspect.

RFS62
07-04-2006, 03:47 PM
Adrian Brody

WVRed
07-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Adrian Brody

I almost thought you meant Adam Brody for a minute before I looked it up(Seth on the OC). There would be no way that would happen.

RFS62
07-05-2006, 01:15 AM
I almost thought you meant Adam Brody for a minute before I looked it up(Seth on the OC). There would be no way that would happen.


Don't know the first thing about the OC, but here's the guy I'm talkin' about.
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:FEDr7O-Gahh5MM:http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/brody.JPG

savafan
07-05-2006, 03:19 AM
I think Crispin Glover would be excellent for the role.

zombie-a-go-go
07-05-2006, 09:31 AM
I think Crispin Glover would be excellent for the role.

Oh, that would be pimp. He could roundhouse kick Bale into next week. ;)

RFS62
07-05-2006, 09:33 AM
Oh, that would be pimp. He could roundhouse kick Bale into next week. ;)


Yeah, baby.

I'm sure Letterman would love to get him back on the set.

minus5
07-05-2006, 11:17 AM
Paul Reubens was rumored, and I hope that would be true.

Reubens would make a great Joker ala The Dark Knight Returns.

Sweetstop
07-05-2006, 07:24 PM
It's Adrien Brody, not Adrian....geez..

Jack, please.

RFS62
07-05-2006, 07:26 PM
It's Adrien Brody, not Adrian....geez..

Jack, please.



Well exCUUUUUUUSSSSSe me!!!!

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smith288
07-06-2006, 01:48 AM
Begins was a fantastic movie. I heard the Original batman (even though I really liked it alot) was not true to the comics.

KronoRed
07-06-2006, 01:52 AM
Eh..can;t be true to ALL the comics, he has about 400 different timelines going ;)

savafan
07-28-2006, 04:22 AM
http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2006-07-27/

Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger may have scored the coveted role of The Joker in the Batman Begins sequel, according to press reports in Australia. The actor was reportedly offered the plum part last week and will star in the next installment of the film set to be released in 2008. Oscar-winner Robin Williams was reportedly desperate to land the role and The Da Vinci Code star Paul Bettany was also rumored to be in talks for the part. According to film website Moviehole.net, filmmakers wanted to cast an actor in the part of Batman's adversary who was roughly the same age as 32-year-old star Christian Bale. Ledger is also working with Bale on I'm Not There, a film in which seven actors embody different aspects of musician Bob Dylan's life and work.

StillFunkyB
07-28-2006, 07:57 AM
Heath freakin Ledger?

"That can't be good" (like the guy in the Dodge Ram commercials)

RedsFan75
07-28-2006, 10:01 AM
Paul Rubens would make a better Riddler than Joker IMHO.

Heath Ledger... Just say no!

Reds4Life
07-28-2006, 11:29 AM
If it's Ledger the movie just went into the toilet.

KronoRed
07-28-2006, 04:29 PM
Horrible choice

Rob Dicken
07-28-2006, 04:44 PM
I don't see a problem with Williams as the Joker. He's probably the most clowny guy you could get.

REDREAD
07-28-2006, 05:49 PM
I thought I heard that Williams was going to be given the part of the Joker in the very first Batman move (the one with the BeetleJuice guy, I forget his name).. And then he got pretty POed when they backstabbed him and gave it to Nicholson.

Williams was a good villian in Insomnia. But I think I'm burnt out for life on Batman.

ochre
08-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Ok, who had Heath Ledger in the office pool?
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/01/film.ledger.reut/index.html

Cedric
08-01-2006, 01:05 PM
I was actually quite happy when I heard it was Ledger. I had thought of him before and I think he would do a tremendous job.

Puffy
08-01-2006, 01:16 PM
You know what - he wouldn't be my first choice, but Batman Begins was so good that I trust Nolan to make Ledger work.

RedsFan75
08-01-2006, 02:27 PM
Haven't seen Brokeback, but I still have a hard time seeing Ledger and not thinking "Knights Tale"

Sabo Fan
08-01-2006, 02:36 PM
You know what - he wouldn't be my first choice, but Batman Begins was so good that I trust Nolan to make Ledger work.

My thoughts exactly. I'm just happy it wasn't Adrien Brody.

I think back to Christian Bale's casting as Batman when looking at bringing in Ledger. Bale wouldn't have even been on my radar I don't think, but he turned out great and I trust Nolan to make a good choice. He said all along that he wanted the Joker to be approx. the same age as Batman, so Ledger fits that.

To me, the more critical casting will be when they decide on who will play Harvey Dent because there you've got a character who will be around for two films.

RFS62
08-01-2006, 03:38 PM
Oh well. I guess we know the Joker is gonna get it in the end.

ochre
08-01-2006, 03:48 PM
Oh well. I guess we know the Joker is gonna get it in the end.
I guess this will improve the market for your pictures of Ledger, eh?

:evil:

Puffy
08-01-2006, 04:24 PM
To me, the more critical casting will be when they decide on who will play Harvey Dent because there you've got a character who will be around for two films.

Unless of course its the late 80s, early 90s and then Billy Dee Williams and then Tommy Lee Jones play him in separate films.

justincredible
08-02-2006, 11:13 AM
I always thought Christopher Meloni would be a sweet Joker in the new Batman movie. I think Ledger will be fine for the role, though.

NJReds
08-16-2006, 11:43 AM
From IMDB.com: Ryan Phillippe as Harvey Dent, and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman as the Penguin in a "future film"?


Phillippe Lands Two-Face Role?

Ryan Phillippe may be set to take over from Tommy Lee Jones after reportedly landing the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel. Reese Witherspoon's husband will join Heath Ledger, who has signed on to play The Joker, and new Batman Christian Bale in The Dark Knight. Crash star Phillippe beat Liev Shreiber and Josh Lucas to the role of the scheming district attorney, played by Jones in 1995 movie Batman Forever, according to internet reports. Academy Award winners Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have also joined the cast, while fellow Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is in talks to play The Penguin in the new film.

Sabo Fan
08-16-2006, 06:19 PM
From IMDB.com: Ryan Phillippe as Harvey Dent, and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman as the Penguin in a "future film"?

I'll back Chris Nolan whatever way he chooses to go with the next Batman movie, but they seem to be quickly approaching the villain saturation point. Joker is the main bad guy in the next one, though I would assume that if you're casting Hoffman as the Penguin then he's going to get some major screen time. Toss in Harvey Dent pre-Two-Face, plus the returning big three characters, and that's a lot going on in one movie.

NJReds
08-16-2006, 09:58 PM
I think that the "Penguin" part would be for a third film down the road...that's at least how I read it. Probably very subjective.

I see Dent as the DA...not Two-Face. At least not until late in the film.

savafan
04-27-2007, 01:49 PM
http://movies.ign.com/articles/765/765206p1.html


Aaron Eckhart has been confirmed as being in "final negotiations" to play Harvey Dent in the upcoming The Dark Knight. District Attorney Harvey Dent begins as an ally of Batman and Gotham cop Jim Gordon, only to end up becoming the horrifically scarred, coin-flipping villain Two-Face.

Dent has previously been portrayed onscreen by Billy Dee Williams and Tommy Lee Jones, who starred opposite Eckhart in The Missing.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Eckhart's casting today. There's still no word on whether Maggie Gyllenhaal has indeed replaced Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes.

In addition to Eckhart, The Dark Knight also stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman. Heath Ledger will play The Joker.

Team Clark
04-29-2007, 01:04 AM
What about Mel Gibson? :D

GAC
04-29-2007, 05:09 AM
Don't know the first thing about the OC, but here's the guy I'm talkin' about.
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:FEDr7O-Gahh5MM:http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/brody.JPG

Ichabod Crane playing he Joker. Interesting.

I just hope any future sequels don't follow the path of those previous ones made. Other then the Danny DeVito as Penguin one, they sucked terribly.

On a different not - just saw a "making of" Spiderman 3 preview show. Looks awesome. Thomas Haden Church as Sandman was well cast IMO.