Christopher Nolan talks about what flavor of Joker we’ll be getting in The Dark Knight.
Warner Brothers announces the official title of the next Bat-flick will be The Dark Knight, and Heath Ledger is confirmed to play the Joker. Slashtastic! (And you folks complaining about Ledger’s turn in Brokeback Mountain damaging the franchise may want to rent Velvet Goldmine.)
Rumor says they want Philip Seymour Hoffman for the Penguin, and Ryan Phillippe is a possibility for Harvey Dent/Two-Face.
Revenge of the Sith did well at the Saturn Awards – Best Science Fiction Film and Best Music. Battlefront II won the Best Science Fiction Video Game Release.
Batman Begins won Best Fantasy Film, and Lost and Battlestar Galactica both won for Best TV series in their respective catagories. Christian Bale, Matthew Fox, James Callis, Katee Sackhoff and Serenity’s Summer Glau all took home actor awards.
According to a Variety article (Hyperspace members only) HBO has picked up the rights to run Revenge of the Sith as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Batman Begins and several other of last year’s big grossers.
Also on Hyperspace, audiocast interviews with the cast of A New Hope.
The Internet Movie Database reports that Mark Hamill is in the running to play the Joker in the sequel to “Batman Begins.”
The actor, who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, has become a fan favorite to play Batman’s colorful foe. He joins Crispin Glover and Aussie actor Lachy Hulme on the three-strong internet shortlist.
Hamill became an obvious choice for some Batman fans after voicing The Joker for the Batman cartoon series. A spokesman for top Batman website Darkhorizons.Com points out, “The net basically picked Christian Bale to play Batman, so who knows.” Batman Begins opens across America and Europe this week.