Joblo.com alerted us that Warner Bros. has launched the teaser site for The Dark Knight which is the sequel to Batman Begins. Critics and audiences alike fully embraced this re-imagining of Batman, and anticipation of the sequel is growing. As Joblo pointed out, one thing that is really cool about The Dark Knight is that Warner Bros. is keeping to the script’s title and not throwing Batman anywhere in there.
The only thing known about the story is that The Joker will be the main villain and Harvey Dent is being introduced. Harvey Dent is the Gotham City District Attorney who had half of his face horribly disfigured when a crime boss he was prosecuting, Sal Maroni, threw acid on him. The mental anguish of his disfiguring created the split personality of Two-Face who became one of Batman’s greatest enemies. At this point, it is all speculation whether Dent will become Two-Face in The Dark Knight. He could be set up for the next film.
With Christian Bale returning as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, and all of the other minor characters/actors (except Katie Holmes who was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal) from Batman Begins also returning it is pretty much a guarantee that the acting in this film will be top notch. Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer also return, so my expectations of this sequel are pretty high. July 18th of next summer is the release date. I’ll keep you posted on any new info as it comes out.