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New Dark Knight photo of Joker, official website

theknifeWarner Bros. teased the masses at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend in what must be Summer 2008’s most-anticipated release, The Dark Knight, the follow-up to Batman Begins.

The studio unveiled the teaser viral website: and new teaser trailer. You can see the trailer by clicking here. There is no footage from the film itself, but there are audio clips – including how Heath Ledger sounds in full Joker mode.

Additionally, a knife-wielding photo of Ledger as The Joker surfaced (click the thumbnail above to get a larger version.) In the photo he is threatening Rachel Dawes (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Gyllenhaal replaced the original actress for the part, Katie Holmes, who was almost universally panned by Batman fans as a bad fit for the character. Holmes was not cast in the second film due to “scheduling problems.”  

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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