The Dark Knight WILL Be Back in Theaters in January - Updated!
In early September, after The Dark Knight had already broken all kinds of box office records, Warner Brothers announced that they were planning to re-release the film in theaters again in January. Not only would Oscar buzz make the re-release successful, but a desire to see the film again in IMAX would've pushed its total past the $1 billion mark (it currently sits at $996 million). Unfortunately SuperHeroHype has learned that Warner Brothers has canceled their plans for the re-release. As heartbreaking as this might sound, hopefully the impending DVD release next week will overshadow this news.
At this point I don't think there is much I need to say about The Dark Knight that I didn't already cover in my Sunday Discussion. I do think it is completely naive to simply shrug off the film as an Oscar contender because it really does have the backing it needs to potentially win. Sure it's a comic book movie, but that doesn't mean it can't win. In fact, I would hope that people could entertain the idea rather than completely pass it off as impossible. And on the topic of the re-release, I know I would've loved to see it at least once more in IMAX, but that unfortunately won't be happening. Another bad decision Warner Brothers!
Update! It looks like SuperHeroHype screwed up big time! I guess we've learned not to trust sources like this one in the future. They say that Warner Brothers is still planning to re-release The Dark Knight in both IMAX and regular theaters in January. An official press release is pending from IMAX. Just forget we even mention this, pick up your Blu-Ray copy next week, and get ready to head back to IMAX in January!