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The Dark Knight

Updated on October 15, 2012

...I'm Batman...

The Dark Knight is another name for the character of Batman. Starting with his birth on the pages of DC Comics in 1939, the fictional character of Batman has remained one of the most popular superheros ever created.  He's still alive on the colored page, but has also been portrayed on tv (live and animated) and in two different series of movies.

In the current movie series, Batman is portrayed by Christian Bale. The second movie in the series, titled THE DARK KNIGHT, quickly broke box office records for midnight showings, single-day and opening weekend earnings. It then went on to break records for the pace at which is has earned $100, $200, $300 and $400 million dollars. Just a little over a month after it opened THE DARK KNIGHT hit the $500 million mark, becoming only the second movie ever to reach that total domestically. It also won a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger for his portrayal of the Joker.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the third and final movie in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, opens world-wide on July 20, 2012.

DKR IMAX PROLOGUE - 6 minutes from the new movie!

This may not last long, so give this a watch while you can and I'll do my best to keep a working copy linked...

Bat-Stuff - show your love for the Batman

Need a gift for the Bat-fan on your Christmas list?

Dark Knight: Do or Die?

Bruce Wayne Batman suit
Bruce Wayne Batman suit

There have been statements from both actor Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan about how this will be their last Batman film. And fans fo the comics can tell you that famously Bane is known for breaking Batman's back in one storyline. How do you think this movie is going to end?

Do you think Batman is going to be seriously injured or even killed by Bane in DARK KNIGHT RISES?

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Step Into The World of Gotham City - viral sites for THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

If you explore the websites listed here, you'll get glimpses into the world of the Dark Knight movie and Gotham City. Bits and pieces of the situation and storyline are hinted at or set-up, and sometimes you come across a really cool fan special or promo. Happy Hunting...

BATMAN @ THE MOVIES

Batman has had his ups and downs when he's been adapted off the comic book page. Here are some of the best animated and live-action versions.

A First Look at Bane

A First Look at Bane
A First Look at Bane

A Video History of Batman

Who Is Your Fave Live-Action Batman?

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The Bat Cave - comments, feedback, rants and raves

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    • emmakeynes profile image

      emmakeynes 

      6 years ago

      Love the new Batman movies! Fantastic lens.

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      rezavgen 

      7 years ago

      Man its so classic!

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      Kathryn Darden 

      9 years ago

      Very impressive lens. I learned a lot looking at it!

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      BusyQueen 

      9 years ago

      Nice lens. 5*'s from me! Thanks. Really informative. Nicely detailed.

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      logo-design-czarina 

      9 years ago

      the dark night features batman with still cool stuff. And the cinematography? Well, everything is just so amazing!

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      logo-design-czarina 

      9 years ago

      haha i just can't figure out why no one voted Freeze! Is Arnold S. old enough to do such action stuff? just wondring haha.

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      rydigga 

      9 years ago

      Hi, Awesome lens. So much good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

      Ryan

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      RolandTumble 

      9 years ago

      I've always been a bigger fan of Marvel than DC, but some of the Batman movies are way cool. Dark Knight is one of the best--Ledger's Joker is too creepy for words....

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      nssarapali 

      9 years ago

      Great site, keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      can't wait for the next one

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Batman is one of the great Hollywood movie series, and they just keep getting better. The dark side of the legend is what it's all about.

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      iron1 

      9 years ago

      Awesome Lens Orthia!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      I am a number one Batman fan. Great info here and job well done...5*****! Super job!

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      HogWild 

      10 years ago

      Great site, my myspace theme is all about the Dark Night Joker.

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      kvivek05 

      10 years ago

      This indeed is the best movie i ever saw.. the best lens i ever read

      great stuff

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      harryfielder 

      10 years ago

      Hiya folks, I spent 32 years 1966-1998 of my life working in films and tv in the UK as a extre/bit player. (Best job in the world)

      BATMAN Director Tim Burton

      Cast Inc…Jack Nicholson Tim Burton Kim Basinger

      A couple of nights on this as a Supporting Artist and, although it was cold, what makes me remember this film is Jack Nicholson leaning over a high balcony and saying to some of the boys "Just look at it this way guys, another day another $100,000s" (I think we were on £50 a night).lol

      Aitch,

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      I'd love to see it surpass Titanic! Hey, everybody!... Go out and see it again!

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      joegill88 

      10 years ago

      Love the page! I hope it surpasses Titanic!

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      PleasantValley LM 

      10 years ago

      I want to see Batman vs. Spiderman. Such a film would make billions of dollars!

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      Moe Wood 

      10 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I've been a fan of the Batman series since Michael Keaton first introduced it. I've enjoyed all the actors that followed. I probably won't see the Dark Knight for a few years (after I've recovered from the loss of Heath Ledger - even the previews make me ache, and not in a good way). I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying it though.

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      Pamela2Heaven 

      10 years ago

      I loved the movie and believe it or not, it was my first Batman movie to even watch! I only watched it for Heath Ledger...but I really enjoyed it!!

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      teamlane 

      10 years ago

      Nice work Orthia!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :)

      Colleen ~ www.squidoo.com/squid-angel

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      triathlontraini1 

      10 years ago

      I love the latest Batman movies. Much more edgy.

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      David Gardner 

      10 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Great lens! I'm a bat-fan! As a biologist, I've got experience with the biggest of bats (except for batman, of course)--I'll lensroll to your batman lens from my big bat lens.

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      jzorro 

      10 years ago

      I love Batman. I love Comics. I loved your lens.

      Mike Geary

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      ssuthep 

      11 years ago

      Great Lens. BatMan is really cool. The Ultimate Cape Crusader. I have a lens on Batman Costumes. Please do check it out when you have some time.

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