Sunday Discussion: The Dark Knight Buzz?
It seems like every single day a new photo, poster, or magazine cover related to The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins, hits the internet. Along with one of the most extensive and impressive viral marketing campaigns I've ever seen, the buzz right now on The Dark Knight is pretty incredible, at least from my standpoint. But the movie has 7 months until its release next July, and not everyone out there really knows about it yet. In addition to running a couple of new photos today, including a full-frontal look at Batman, I'm asking you to let us know what you think of The Dark Knight buzz.
Although the buzz surrounding the internet marketing side of The Dark Knight is quite immense, I was talking with a friend last night who, although he isn't a big Batman Begins fan, didn't even know that The Dark Knight even existed. I have to give him the lowdown on the Joker and Heath Ledger and Nolan filming scenes in IMAX and everything. It makes me question whether the buzz is widespread or just centralized. What are your thoughts on the hype? Make sure to leave a comment below!
These new photos come from our friends at Comics2Film. The first and second ones (skipping the one wearing the mask) are a promo shots of the Joker, and the third one at the bottom it is a magazine cover from the French magazine CinéLive.
Have you seen that mask before? I bet you have - here's one of the first photos to debut from The Dark Knight, which is one of the scenes shot in IMAX.
In the cover photo below from the magazine CinéLive, you can see Batman's new suit and utility belt which has been upgraded since Batman Begins. You've gotta love the Christian Bale Batman, I think he even beats Michael Keaton by now.
The Dark Knight arrives in theaters next summer on July 18th, 2008.
So, what do you think of the hype? Are you excited for The Dark Knight already? How does it rank on your list of movies for 2008?