posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 04:58 PM
I just found this on IGN.com- they have a great comic section also.
Dark Knight Detective Work
IGN dissects the next Bat-film, investigating its ties to the character's comic book roots.
September 29, 2006 - The purpose of this feature is to speculate on what The Dark Knight, the follow-up to Batman Begins, might be about and how The
Joker (to be played by Heath Ledger) might be portrayed in the film. This speculation will be based primarily on the public comments made by the
film's principals – including Ledger, director Christopher Nolan and Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer – as well as an analysis of the comic
books cited by them as being an influence on the sequel.
"The title has been chosen very specifically. It's quite important to the film," Chris Nolan said in a recent interview with Mean Magazine. The
helmer coyly declined to elaborate further on that meaning, saying, "I'll leave that for people to infer."
In that same interview, Nolan addressed some of the themes of the film. In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne confronted his fear and explored the meaning of
justice versus revenge. The Dark Knight will be "about things having to get worse before they get better."
While Nolan did not go into great detail about The Joker, he advised fans that Alan Moore's classic graphic novel The Killing Joke won't be the only
influence on this film's depiction of the Clown Prince of Crime. "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."
Ledger advised The Toronto Star that "it's obviously not going to be what Jack Nicholson did. It's going to be more nuanced and dark and more along
the lines of A Clockwork Orange kind of feel. Which is, I think, what the comic book was after: less about his laugh and more about his eyes."
Rest of article found in the link above.