Thanks to The Prestige, a film that has put Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale together again, the updates for The Dark Knight have been coming at an earlier and quicker pace. Any time a journalist catches up with Bale or Nolan on The Prestige, they can't help but throw a question or two towards the Batman Begins sequel.
The Dark Knight with Christopher Nolan
The good people over at BetterthanFudge recently had a chance to talk to director Christopher Nolan and, though he couldn't say much, he did let a few details go.
Horowitz: Batman Begins dealt with a range of themes from revenge to how we confront fear. What themes will you be exploring in The Dark Knight? Nolan: I suppose in loose terms I can say itís about things having to get worse before they get better.
Horowitz: I take it [the Joker] will be less Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson than the Joker we saw portrayed in a comic like The Killing Joke? Nolan: Yes. I would certainly point to The Killing Joke but I also would point very much to the first two appearances of the Joker in the comic. If you look at where the Joker comes from there’s a very clear direction that fits what we’re doing very well.
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Production is set to begin on The Dark Knight in early 2007.