The Road to The Dark Knight
Scott Collura of IGN tracks the development of the highly-anticipated summer blockbuster The Dark Knight.
The new Batman film The Dark Knight is perhaps the most anticipated movie of 2008, at least as far as the fanboy masses are concerned. Continuing the exploits of the younger, darker, more realistic Batman who we first met onscreen in 2005′s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight’s title alone is enough to make comic-book fans grow faint. A direct reference to the psychologically complex version of the age-old character depicted in Frank Miller’s seminal 1986 graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, the name also implies what fans seem to love most about Bruce Wayne and his alter ego: his gritty, no nonsense, single-minded (bordering on psychopathic) devotion to crime-fighting.
But how did this movie come to be and what hurdles have its creators faced in its making? Read on as IGN traces the origins of The Dark Knight, a film that is destined to be greatly admired by Batman fans everywhere but will also be remembered as the swan song of one of its stars, the late Heath Ledger.
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