With everyone gearing up for The Dark Knight, the MTV Movie Blog takes a look back at the Joker of Batman: The Animated Series, perhaps best known to Star Wars fans as Mark Hamill’s signature voice role.
So it seems that Seth Green had the biggest Star Wars news today… But Cinematical has pictures from the New York Comic Con, including one from Steve’s panel and several out-and-about troopers. Keep an eye on the nycc and newyorkcomiccon tags on Flickr for more shots.
- The Hobbit: Guillermo del Toro will know soon if he’s directing.
- X-Files: MTV has an interview with Carter and Spotnitz, while io9 and EW report from the X-Files panel.
- The Dark Knight: MTV has a blow-by-blow of the Bat-trailer, which will officially hit in two weeks.
- Narnia: Disney has “no plans” for after Dawn Treader. Yet.
- The Spirit: Haven’t really been covering this one, but the trailer premiered and it’s pretty neat.
- The Dark Knight website posts a memorial to Heath Ledger.
- Disney to re-release Toy Story in 3-D.
- Writer’s Strike: Lionsgate and Marvel are latest to make interim deals with the WGA.
- The title of the new James Bond film is Quantum of Solace. Uhh… okay!
- Eye Candy: New Iron Man sure to make awesome action figures.
Like the rest of us, he “can’t wait to see” the latest take on his signature animated character.
“For all those fans that dreamed of an adult approach to the material, ‘Batman Begins’ got nearly everything right,” Mark Hamill wrote to MTV News upon first seeing the trailer for Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight. “I have no doubt this one will be just as good or better.”
The teaser trailer for The Dark Knight. (In HD!) Let the judging of Heath Ledger begin!
Today’s biggie: a new trailer for Pixar’s Wall-E. Sorry Artoo – there’s a new adorable robot in town.
- Michael Caine praises Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight.
- Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy not getting a sequel. I don’t think anyone is going to mind.
- Bay and ILM promise to step it up on Transformers 2.
- Zachary Quinto gushes about Trek co-stars.
- Krypton footage may make Superman Returns sequel.
- Next on the remake trail: Friday the 13th.
Rumor Mill of the Crystal Skull
- AICN reports that the Indy 4 crew have recreated a very familiar location from the first movie.
- Jessica Biel is not Wonder Woman. Entertainment Weekly reports she passed on the role; fanboys mourn.
- Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz‘s Simon Pegg wants a Potter role. Who would you cast him as?
- Another Terminator trilogy? Oh, for Christ’s sake…
- Six Flags building Bat-coasters. Three The Dark Knight Coasters will be opening in May 2008.
- Adrien Brody was up for Spock role.
Justice League of America script might have leaked. Emphasis on the might, but there are possible spoilers. In slightly more plausible news (it’s from Variety!) Jessica Biel may step into Wonder Woman’s boots. Well, we know she’s kicked ass before, but is she superhero material? I don’t foresee any complaints from the Karrdes.
Meanwhile, in another franchise…
- Daniel Radcliffe looking forward to filming Inferi scene for Half-Blood Prince.
- Transformers 2 in Summer 2009.
- David Duchovny claims second X-Files might begin shotting in December.
- Rumor mill: Rachel Weisz and Chloe Sevigny fighting for role in… Terminator 4? Yeah, right.
- Technician dies on the set of The Dark Knight.