The Dark Knight – the movie that is the very epitome of superhero fiction has been hailed as one of the most acclaimed Nolan movies ever. The movie was made famous due to the terrific portrayal of The Joker by the late Heath Ledger, an amazing lead in the form of Christian Bale and an insanely awesome supporting cast as well as the storyline. But there is a dark secret about the Dark Knight that almost no one knows. Can you guess what it is? Presenting – Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight has a terribly dark secret!!!
David Dastmalchian played the mentally unstable schizophrenic Thomas Schiff in the movie. The actor has something really interesting to say about the awesome Nolan Flick. The Hollywood Reporter once got into touch with the guy and managed to leak out of him vital information about The Dark Knight. He is heard saying:
“[Nolan] told me a funny anecdote. He said he really liked the scene, but he said when we were shooting it, I was pushing my head against Aaron’s gun and he was pushing the gun back,” Dastmalchian said.
“I remember for a few weeks after I had a big welt on my head and a little goose egg and black bruise. He said that was one of the moments the MPAA asked him to go back and he had to cut out the indent from the gun barrel on my head.”
Director Christopher Nolan had to also tame some of the movie scenes to make it more viewer friendly. One of the particular scenes where he had to interrupt showed Heath Ledger’s Joker mercilessly stabbing a Batman impostor in a brutal, ruthless fashion. The dead body was to be later found with a Joker Card neatly tucked into its corpse. The scene was found in the final cut but not within the theatrical version.
This particular reveal came after Michael Jai White was bought into question by the Pop Culture Police. Michael was asked by The Hollywood Reporter about this scene. He plays Crime Lord of Gotham aka Gambol in the movie. The scenes he thought the movie had weren’t actually revealed in the movie’s premiere. It was only later that he realized that the cut had been reworked and re-mastered for a friendly PG-13 rating. Gambol was killed by the Joker in the same movie in the duo’s next encounter.
The Dark Knight is truly a gem of a movie. And the gem celebrated its tenth anniversary a few days ago. The Cannes Film Festival paid special tribute to the movie and the awesome portrayal of The Joker by Heath Ledger. Nolan has been extremely vocal about the movie, even going so far as to call it his life’s ‘turning point’. When it comes to describing Ledger’s Joker, Nolan claims he saw the Joker as an agent of Chaos and a terrorist of madness.
The Dark knight takes several notes of inspirations from The Heat of 1995. The movie starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in lead roles as a master thief and a super cop respectively. The movie had a very fluorescent, dark tone and had the same cat and mouse game between the good guy and the bad guy like it did in The Dark Knight’s Batman and Joker. The Heat was directed by Michael Mann, a guy Nolan considers his idol.
The Dark Knight just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The official synopsis of the award-winning movie reads:
With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
The last DC Movie Batman appeared was in Justice League. The official synopsis of the movie reads:
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.