The Dark Knight is filming in Chicago

So Chris Nolan is stepping up to the Batman plate once again. Filming has begun in Chicago and from early reports from Superhero Hype, it looks as if they are filming a bank robbery involving The Joker. Maggie Gyllenhaal is in as Rachel Dawes and damn it we’re still smarting that she should’ve been Rachel Dawes from the get go. Whatever.

Some spy photos are beginning to leak with a peek at Heath Ledger as The Joker. Everyone, and by everyone I mean movie dorks like us, have been holding their breath to see how Nolan would tackle Batman’s arch nemesis. Would he go for the classic comic book look? Or would he go ultra realistic and serious? No one really knew what to expect. We’re still not sure how Nolan’s Joker will be, but we still have a boner over the shot when Lt. Gordon turns over the playing card at it’s a joker and then he talks about escalation. Yeah, you know the one. What we do know is that Ledger will sport the green hair.

The Dark Knight is scheduled for a July 18, 2008 release.


Is that a utility belt in your pocket? Or are you just excited for The Dark Knight?

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