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Last week, Batman-On-Film reported that Oscar Hopeful Philip Seymour Hoffman ["Capote"] is being touted to star as The Penguin in the next "Batman" film.
According to the site, Hoffman has confirmed that. He is indeed up for the role of the villainous umbrella-donner.
"I live in the Rochester, NY area, which is where Philip Seymour Hoffman grew up", a scooper tells the site, continuing "The media has been covering his Golden Globe nomination for CAPOTE, and in a recent interview with his old high school drama teacher (who remains close to him) on a local news program, she confirmed that Hoffman has been in talks to take on The Penguin in the upcoming BATMAN sequel and is very interested in the role."
[...] Batman-On-Film.com, heard from an insider who mentions that Aussie actor Lachy Hulme isn’t confident that he’ll get to wear the Joker’s killer smile in the forthcoming "Batman Begins" sequel. [...]
Hulme’s competition for the role of The Joker includes Paul Bettany, Sean Penn and Jean Claude Van Damme... OK, maybe not him... but the others.
Moviehole zitiert Liev Schrieber...
Though he claims not knowing anything about it - he may have been told to stay zipped, because I've heard otherwise - actor Liev Schrieber told fans on his official site that he would indeed consider playing Harvey Dent/Two Face in the upcoming "Batman Begins" sequels.
"Yes. Write your congressmen now! Sounds like fun to me", says the "Manchurian Candidate" star. "Again, I seem to be the last one to hear because I know nothing about it". [...]
Warner Bros. reportedly chose Wednesday, June 18, 2008 or Friday, June 20, 2008 as the date for the sequel to Batman Begins.
Also, it's rumored that whoever is cast as Harvey Dent (Two-Face) or the Joker will sign on for two pictures and that Batman 2 and Batman 3 may film together.
Quint von AICN kommentiert ein Besetzungs-Gerücht...
[...] It's popped up on Dark Horizons that none other than Michael Keaton is now in the running for The Joker. This is a splendid idea... however, I'm not totally buying it. We got this email, too, but to me it sounded like a regurgitation of our own talkback on the Lachy Hulme in the running article from almost a month ago, so I didn't run it.
The talkback was posted by "YackBacker" on September 20th at 07:22:10AM CST and stated "Batman... you're my... DENSITY, uhhh destiny!" Body being: "I'm cool with Glover. Michael Keaton would also be fucking inspired." There may have been a mention of this idea before that that I missed, but there it is.
Like I said, I love the idea of Keaton as The Joker. Love it quite a bit, actually, but keep in mind this is a big, mega fat rumor that very well may have started in our own den of sin. [...]
Christopher Nolan is remaining as tight-lipped as Bill Clinton pre-empeachment about the "Batman Begins" sequel, but About.com put him on the spot anyway.
"I have been talking to the studio and to David Goyer about directions for a sequel because we’re certainly very excited still about the world we were able to dive into and the characters we were able to put on screen. It’s a pretty interesting bunch of people and an interesting place, so we’re definitely talking about places we would take it", says the helmer, responsible for putting the goolies back into the "Batman" series.
Nolan is yet to confirm - though, we know he will be anyway - that the character of The Joker (rumoured to be played by either Paul Bettany or Lachy Hulme) will be the main fixture of the next sequel. "I wouldn’t want to talk about any specifics per se. All I can really say is it’s a film we’re talking about doing."
What about Vicki Vale or Robin? "Like I said, I can’t really go into details", he again replies.
The reporter then asked an intriguing question - "Could Robin be introduced without dumbing down the series?"
His reply, "Possibly, but I can’t really talk about specifics."
So might we see Robin in the next chapter?
Meantime, an insider tells Batman-On-Film.com that the sequel is about as official as interest rates going up this Christmas.
"Bill, remember I told you several times that is was simply a matter of time before Nolan "officially" signs on for the sequel? Well, it certainly looks like it is headed that way rather quickly. If [Jeff] Robinov is telling ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ that Nolan is coming in to tell them about the next BATMAN, he’s probably already signed on the dotted line. There has never been an question in Hollywood that Nolan wouldn’t be back", says the scooper. "You can bet your ass that Nolan isn’t pitching a idea for Warner to OK - he’s telling them exactly what the film is going to be about. That man is gold to them right now".
The site’s also reporting that a couple of new villains might be introduced in the next sequel - Rupert Thorne - an ambiguous mob boss, Roman Sionis - an industrial heir and Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a - The Penguin) - British arms dealer.
"I won't reveal all the villains, but I'll leave a few hints that the avid comic fan should be able to decipher", a scooper tells. "One will be an ambiguous mob boss with ties to the late Dr. Thomas Wayne. Another will be an industrial heir not unlike Bruce Wayne - in fact it could be said that he is a dark mirror of Bruce. Over the course of the story, he will be forced to present a new 'face.' And then we have a small, almost cameo type [appearance by a] villain who is considered a 'classic rouge' as a British arms dealer. It may sound a bit crowded, but it all fits together, makes sense, and works much like a comic story arc."
He continues, "As for the villains plot, the mob boss and the heir get involved with a major arms deal with the 'British Guy,' while Batman and his allies attempt to foil it. [As a result,] they uncover more of the corruption plaguing Gotham. Unfortunately for both sides, nobody knew there was a Joker in the deck who complicates matters."
With The Joker, Dent, The Penguin, Thorne, and Sionis all in the next "Batman" movie - is there any screen-time left for the Caped Crusader?
[...] According to the finest slab of Caped Crusader news on the net, Batman-On-Film.com, the sequel to this year's "Batman Begins" may be titled "Batman Attacks" or "Batman Strikes". Plain, yes. Could it work? Um, "Batman 'Begins'" anyone?
Meantime, an insider told the site that the
"film is further along than people think. Hell, you've got actors (and their agents) scrambling to get a role in the sequel - it's going to be huge! Just look at all the talk about casting The Joker already. There are a lot of actors that covet that role".
The dude in the trenchcoat adds, "From what I've heard, Nolan [director Christopher] and Goyer [screenwriter David] knew what they wanted to do in the sequel before BATMAN BEGINS was filmed. I know that Nolan hasn't signed on, yet, but that is just a matter of time. This is why you are hearing about cast candidates and possible screentests. Things are lined up so that when that [Nolan returning - Jett] does happen, they'll be ready to roll. There is no doubt that they have their ducks in a row."
As previously reported, Paul Bettany and Lachy Hulme are the faves to play the clown prince of crime, The Joker, in the sequel, whilst Liev Schrieber ["Scream"] is the frontrunner for the role of D.A Harvey Dent.
B-D sprach mit Crispin Glover...
[...] The rumors that he will play the Joker in the next Batman was also shot down. According to Crispin, they are strictly internet based but he would love the opportunity to do it. He hopes that the buzz might rub off on the studio. [...]
Laut BOF werden die Sequels evtl. im Doppelpack gedreht...
"... just a little rumour I heard, take it with a pinch of salt for now but I will try and get this confirmed from someone who will know (an industry insider).
'Batman 2 + 3' are to be shot back to back like the PIRATES sequels.
This makes sense as the 2 stories are going to be connected. Whether Mr. Bale will be able to handle all that time in the Bat suit is another matter of course." [...]
Laut Cinescape geht das Gerücht, dass Justin Timberlake im Sequel die Rolle des Two-Face spielen wird... Und CS! meldet...
[...] Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman Begins, the champ of the last two weeks, dropped a spot to second and added $18.7 million for the four days in its third weekend in theaters. The $150 million-budgeted Christopher Nolan-directed comic book adaptation has made $154.1 million domestically and $114 million internationally for a worldwide total of $268.1 million. [...]
[...] According to Sneak Peek TV there's another contender for the role of the killer clown in the "Batman Begins" sequel - French actor Vincent Cassel.
"Cassel has the aquiline 'Joker' look as well as the 'genre' film experience," noted the source.
Cassel's credits include "Brotherhood of the Wolf", "Blueberry", "Shrek" and sleeping with Monica Bellucci.
The 6' 2", 39-year old actor joins Lachy Hulme, Crispin Glover and Paul Bettany on that increasingly fattening "Joker" contenders list.
AICN greift ein Gerücht auf, laut dem Sean Penn im Sequel zu "Batman Begins" die Rolle des Joker übernehmen könnte...
[...] Paul Bettany - gifted actor and the lucky sod that shares a doona with "Hulk" star Jennifer Connelly each and every night - has emerged as a surprise contender for the role of The Joker in the "Batman Begins" sequel.
An insider tells Batman-On-Film.com that the "Beautiful Mind" and "A Knight's Tale" star is now officially in the running to play the killer clown. His competition are Australian actor Lachy Hulme and the wizard of Weird, Crispin Glover.
The same scooper debunked rumours that ex-Jedi Knight Mark Hammil is also being considered for the role of the Joker. According to the tipster, Warner believes the actor is 'too old' for the part.
In the next "Batman" film, the Caped Crusader and Harvey Dent (rumoured to be played by "Scream" star and Naomi Watts beau' Liev Schreiber) hatch a plot to catch the sinister Joker.
Actress Katie Holmes has been rumoured to have been dropped from a "Batman Begins" sequel according to sources for Page Six. Movie bosses have been thrilled with the response to "Batman Begins", but Holmes wont reprise her role as district attorney Rachel Dawes reportedly because Warner Bros. is angry her engagement to Tom Cruise has stolen media attention away from the movie.
"Everyone is in agreement that the movie's strength is with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. [Holmes] won't be in the sequel ... the next romantic interest will be a much stronger actress. Warner is happy that people are now focusing on who'll be playing the Joker rather than Katie and Tom" says a source for the paper. Even amongst its swath of positive reviews, many cited Holmes performance as the one flaw amongst otherwise unanimously acclaimed performances.
Meanwhile, Director Chris Nolan apparently spoke with Laceby News about whether he'd come back to direct a sequel - "If David's writing it, Christian's still Batman, and everyone else is returning.....me not returning would be like the only student of a graduating class skipping the big day to wash the car" said the British helmer.
He dropped some other hints such as "Like Begins, one clear cut villain isn't the plan [though]" and the likelihood of Robin appearing "The studio wasn't interested in Robin. We weren't either. This is a young Batman, so Robin's a few films....not for a few pictures anyway. Dick Grayson's still in a crib somewhere. I seriously doubt I will even be involved when Robin's in the franchise" says Nolan.
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that "Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience" debuted with record breaking box office results and outstanding moviegoer response this past weekend. The digitally re-mastered IMAX release of Batman Begins set the record for IMAX's biggest five day opening, with estimated domestic grosses of $3.16 million, as well as the highest grossing opening day for a Hollywood simultaneous release, at approximately $754,000.
The film opened in 55 North American IMAX® theatres, registering an impressive per screen average of more than $57,500 over the five-day period from Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19. "Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience" also opened strong in several key international territories, with IMAX theatres in the UK, Mexico, The Netherlands and France reporting sold out shows, high occupancy rates and particularly strong results. The total box office grosses from the 16 international IMAX theatres that opened the film this weekend are estimated to be $487,000. [...]
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Box Office Mojo reports that Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman Begins earned $15.1 million in North America on Wednesday, its first day in theaters. The film opened in 3,718 theaters and averaged $4,073 per location.
The top Wednesday opener of all time is Spider-Man 2, which collected $40.4 million from 4,152 theaters on June 30, 2004. [...]
Heute startet "Batman Begins" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei AICN gibt es eine Spoiler-Kritik von Neill Cumpston... Bei Moviehole gibt es eine Kritik von Clint...
DH sprach mit David S. Goyer und Charles Roven... Ausserdem gibt es bei DH ein paar Infos zu den Sequels... Bei AICN wird derweil fleissig über "Batman Begins" diskutiert...
CS! sprach mit Christopher Nolan...
Moviehole sprach mit Christian Bale... Und SciFi.com sprach mit Michael Caine...
Bei AICN gibt es mehrere Kritiken... Und SF Wire weiss, wer für die Sequels unterschrieben hat...
Key Batman Begins cast members and crew, such as star Christian Bale and co-star Gary Oldman, have signed on for a Bat-sequel, but others - including director Christopher Nolan and stars Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman - have not, according to interviews conducted by SCI FI Wire.
Bale said that he is definitely signed to play the Dark Knight again. But Nolan said that he is not. "I don't really know," he said. "I did enjoy making this one. It's a fascinating character."
Not even fellow actors knew if they were signed on for another Batman: When Oldman, who plays Lt. James Gordon, spoke with reporters in the company of co-star Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox), both actors were asked if they were signed to do a sequel.
"I'm not," Freeman said.
"I'm signed," Oldman said quckly. The actors looked at each other with an awkward silence.
Then, Freeman said: "I'm not sure that they really think that Lucius is an integral part of the series, necessarily. But Commissioner Gordon absolutely has to be. Alfred absolutely has to be."
In a separate interview, Caine, who plays Alfred the butler, told SCI FI Wire that he hasn't signed for a sequel. "No, no. We're not signed," he said. He then turned to co-star Holmes, who portrays Bruce Wayne's love interest Rachel Dawes, and asked: "I mean, we'd do it, wouldn't we?" Holmes nodded affirmatively.
Bale said that he isn't sure what story the sequel would tell, but added that he does have hopes for the next installment. "We got a sense of who he is, but there's so much [more]," Bale said. "The psychology of the guy, to me, is fascinating. The guilt element you can expand on. You can expand visually as well. I haven't spoken with anybody about this, but I just really think it would be nice to come up with some kind of R-rated version, too, like a movie that is at one time PG and R, where you do two different edits for it." [...]
CS! sprach mit Morgan Freeman und Gary Oldman...
Bei AICN gibt es eine sehr positive "BB"-Kritik von Harry Knowles...
Bei AICN gibt es eine sehr positive "BB"-Kritik von Moriarty... Und Moviehole meldet...
Are Warner close to signing a 'Joker' for their next "Batman" pic? A bit from 'Mr X' : "Australian radio presenter Chris Murray (MMM) is reporting that Lachy Hulme "is now a 98% certainty to play The Joker" following reports back from the US that Hulme had to decline his invitation to the US premiere of 'Batman Begins' because of his shooting schedule in the upcoming 'M' ('Macbeth')revamp for director Geoffrey Wright. Murray commented: "They wouldn't be inviting him to the opening unless they wanted him for the part." Interesting stuff. Reps for Hulme responded with a very firm: "No comment."
Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken zu "Batman Begins"...
[...] This film easily trumps any live-action incarnation we’ve scene of the Dark Knight before, borrowing heavily from both the comics and the Dini and Co. animated series. This is a hard, fast, driving, heartfelt epic that draws you into the character of Bruce Wayne and makes you damn well care. Batman doesn’t play second-fiddle to the villains here like in the other films. It’s his movie and that’s the way it should be. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es den letzten Stand in Sachen "Batman vs. Superman"...
Will we ever get to see Superman square off against Batman in a live action movie? According to Producer Charles Roven "it all depends on the success of Batman Begins and Superman Returns". He also did say that the current script for the project is excellent.
So will Christian Bale and Brandon Routh team up for this "clash of the titans?" Rumors have persisted that both actors contracts have a clause for such option if both franchises end up being successful.
When will this film happen? Christian Bale told the IESB today during the Batman Begins press junket that Superman vs Batman could happen down the line but not as an immediate sequel but instead after a few more Batman solo successes.
This is an early synopsis of Superman vs Batman:
When Bruce Wayne goes out seeking bloody vengeance on the murderer of his new bride, Jennifer. Superman opposes him, fights him to the near death - then it's discovered that the guy behind Jennifer's murder is also this big baddie in Superman's circle and they unite to fight. Warner Bros. has commissioned a script from Andrew Kevin Walker ('Seven') with Wolfgang Petersen ('The Perfect Storm') directing. This is a different project from either Batman 5 or Superman 5.
Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken zu "Batman Begins"... Ausserdem berichtet AICN...
[...] I shook the hand of the main man, composer, Hans Zimmer who told me that the Batman Begins score was definitely one of his best and that the film was definitely his favorite out of all of the Batman films so far, I'm stoked. [..]
Bei CS! gibt es zahlreiche Szenenbilder...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Batman Begins"...
[...] This is a very dark, adult picture. The abrasive nature of the editing, both film and sound, recalls last year's BOURNE SUPREMACY in places, and it goes along way toward amping up the thrills. The pic's various set-pieces should have viewers on the edge of their seats, and some of the Scarecrow's hallucinogenic visions will really creep you out.
BATMAN BEGINS is to Batman what EPISODE 3 was to STAR WARS: The long awaited PG-13 version fans have always desired. An unequalled cast, against-type yet visionary director and a script that suggests Goyer is destined for far greater things than his so-far B-grade filmography allow this film to deliver in exciting new ways, raising the bar for all future super-hero pictures. [...]
The reinvention of the franchise has been given a PG-13 rating and a 140 minute final runtime - easily the longest of the live action movies.
Die deutsche Offizielle Website bietet einen neuen "Batman Begins" Trailer !!!
Mit Dank an Jörg-Rene
Bei CS! bzw. SHH!
gibt es Infos zum Plot der geplanten Sequels... Massive SPOILER !!! Für Warner ist "Batman Begins" offensichtlich wirklich ein kompletter Neuanfang... Bei AICN wird bereits fleissig darüber diskutiert...
Apple.com bietet den finalen "Batman Begins" Trailer !!!
Bei MTV.com gibt es einen exklusiven Trailer...
Bei AICN gibt es ein weiteres BB-Poster...
Bei Latino Review gibt es ein neues BB-Poster...
"Batman Begins" TV-Spot #1,
TV-Spot #3 und
Bei IESB gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Christian Bale...
Bei IESB gibt es eine detallierte Beschreibung von 10 Minuten aus "Batman Begins"...
Bei Omelete und
DH gibt es Bilder von Scarecrow...
USA Today meldet...
[...] Banished are Bat nipples, hammy villains and a comic-book hero adrift in his own adventures. Nolan ignores the four predecessors that began with 1989's Batman to expose his avenger's dark roots. "To tackle an icon who has never been explained before is a tremendous opportunity," says the British director, who watched the campy '60s TV series as a kid. "It's a mythic story that draws upon Hamlet and The Count of MonteCristo."
How does Nolan hope to compete with the state-of-the-art feats in the Spider-Man films? "The strength of Batman is his reality," he explains. "He's a guy without superpowers. Bruce Wayne uses detection, psychology and martial arts. Any one of us can be him."
Bonus treat. The Batmobile, a muscular hybrid of a Humvee and a Lamborghini Countach sports car that sits atop monster-truck wheels.
Yum factor. A dream cast led by the brooding Bale, a filmmaker who is a master of neo-noir and a script that sounds solidly entertaining. [...]
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Batman Begins will be simultaneously released to IMAX(R) and conventional 35mm theatres on June 17th, 2005. The film, which explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) (Digital Re-mastering) technology for the IMAX release. Warner Bros. Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of Batman Begins to IMAX theatres worldwide. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die "Batman Begins"-Präsentation auf der WonderCon 2005...
Die Offizielle Website bietet mehrere neue Bilder...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einer Testvorführung...
[...] The films performances are for the most part, great. Christian bale is by far the greatest Batman we have ever seen. His Bruce Wayne has the looks and charisma, and under Nolans brilliant direction, is able to show his true self. In his facial expressions, everything. His Batmans is great. The fighting is cool and fresh, while not too different i.e. the matrix. Utterly badass sometimes. Bale perfamance is fantastic. He steals his own show in every scene hes in, wether its Batman or Bruce. [...]
The action is great in this movie. Much better and larger then anything weve seen before. all the "little" fights make way for Batman to own. His first night out when he terrorizes some bad guys is awesome. The Batmobile chase will go down with the Matrix and The French Connection as one of the best ever. Its so cool to watch. I mean literally SO COOL While some fx in it aren't finished, its just awesome. The batmobile is a beast and wrecks everything in its path. The entire third act and second half of the second is all action. [...]
The film just about never bores, apart from some scens where Batmans being more of a detective, but their still pretty fun to watch. Its basically about a lot more entertaining then Hulk. If you have fun with Spiderman movies youll have a blast with Batman. [...]
Bei Apple.com gibt es den "Super Bowl" TV-Spot...
Bei CS! gibt es neue Szenenbilder aus "Batman Begins"...
Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Gary Oldman...
Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Christian Bale...
Bei DH gibt es den 1. Teil eines "Batman Begins"-Setberichts...
Bei BOF gibt es einen "Batman Begins"-Setbericht... Und bei Batman-News gibt es ein neues Bild...
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