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The Joker Ready to Slice Maggie Up

The Joker Ready to Slice Maggie Up

The Joker (Heath Ledger) prepares to cut up the face of D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in the The Dark Knight, the latest installment of the Batman movie series directed by Christopher Nolan.

The Dark Knight is set for a July 18, 2008 release. Why must we wait so longggggg???

UPDATE: Apologies, images removed!

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  • Dirty Cougar

    First! Scarey!

  • HEY!!!!!!

    Heath is always a joker!! Hehehe

  • Stella

    I’m happy that Heath is back in the swing of making movies after taking a break. Definitely seeing this movie. This is probably as close as a Ledger/Gyllenhaal reunion that I’ll get.

  • Sarah

    He won’t do it, the nice girl always survives. :) Hopefully, this time around, the character of Rachel Dawes isn’t so boringly written. They must give her more character!

  • Ava

    i don’t understand how this movie is going to work, because in the original batman movie with michael keaton and jack nicholson, it already explains how joker came to be… and the character certainly wasn’t young when he turned into joker. so i guess what i’m asking is, were there two jokers, or are they just creating a different story?? what is the real comic book story and who is following it??? i’m so lost… sorry….

  • amber

    Heath is going to rock in this film.. He’s an amazing actor..just watch Brokeback and Candy and Lords of Dogtown.. His Joker is scary as hell too,elegant and messed up, but i might be cheering him on over Bale’s batman !
    Making the Joker sexier is a genius move.. also this film has

    Heath Ledger
    Christian Bale
    Arron Eckhart
    Cillian Murphey
    Antony Michael Hall

    Maggie Gylenhaal
    Micheal Caine
    Morgan Freeman
    Eric Roberts

    in one film!! cant wait for the dark knight

  • Amy

    Great to see Eric Roberts in this one too! Maggie will be a much more convincing in the role. She’s a super actress. So nice to see that Holmes will not be back in this one. When my husband and I saw BB, we didn’t even know who Holmes was. I remember both of us wondering how in the world she got the role.

  • [~Famous~]

    Maggie’s face makes me not want to watch this movie, but I’m sure she’ll do a way better job than Katie.

    I bet Heath would rather stare at Jake instead of her – I know I would.

  • [~Famous~]

    Ava, they’re basically doing the whole thing over.

  • Barbie

    I can’t wait to see this movie.Why do we have to wait so LONG.
    Oh! and Heath looks Scary.


    What is Maggie Gylenhaal doing in the movie?…Come on…WRONG CAST.

  • Michelle

    I hope Maggie dies the whole theatre erupts in cheers.

  • Gail

    The people booooed the trailer before the Simpsons. I only like Caine,Freeman and Oldman in this movie.Ledger and Maggie will water it down.

  • Reese

    Heath Ledger is a wrong choice for the role. I like Depp or Daniel Day Lewis for the Joker. Is he slicing up a man or a grandma?

  • Manette

    Jokeback Joker is talentless. His Joker wont hold a candle to classic Jack and the voice of Mark Hammil. I agree his Joker voice sounds so forced and sounds like a hillbilly….the Dawes role is a waste obviously a damsel in distress and among the Joker’s casualties. Bruce Wayne in love with Maggie Gyllenhaal. I will buy that if Im drunk. It will be alright but a crowded cast also means some actors will only do filler tasks. 2008 belongs to Indy 4,Iron Man,Narnia and Bond 22.

  • Mr.J

    Im slicing up your ugly face and your nasty disrespectful mouth!

  • Colbert ROCKS!

    Maggie is a great actor

  • [~Famous~]

    I wouldn’t have cast Maggie or Heath for those roles. Maggie ‘great’? Lol Greater than Katie, that’s about it.

    I don’t know why people like Heath.

  • Nanci

    I like Bale as Batman but he’s second best after Val Kilmer. If Kilmer has the wiser team of WB and Nolan he will easily whopped the asses of the other actors.

    I also have a problem with Bale’s Batman voice reminding me of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.The best Batman voice is Kevin Conroy’s.

  • Judy

    haha Matt Damon was more excited to be Spock in Star Trek and working with genius JJ Abrams than play Dent in TDK. The audience were more fired up with their reactions seeing Cloverfield tease than Dark Knight tease. I like Katie better as Rachel Dawes than Maggie.

  • [~Famous~]

    Michael Keaton had the best Batman voice. And George Clooney was the worst Batman EVER. Lol

  • Red

    I was pumped for this movie until i found out about Ledger and Maggie Gyllenhaal. I rather spend my money on Wall-E & Valkyrie.

    I dont think it will live up to the hype. I like Begins because I had no expectations. Spiderman 3 and Pirates 3 were ok but were not film greats same with my Superman Returns letdown.

    I had no expectations for Ratatouille and it was well done and I was wrong about Michael Bay because Transformers is what Hollywood movies are about.

  • [~Famous~]

    Superman Returns wasn’t that good because of ONE perseon, ONE person alone ruined that film… And that’s Bosworth, Kate Bosworth!

    Orlando Bloom would of been a better Lois Lane than her!

  • Chase

    Burton’s Batman sucks.

  • darwin

    Don’t they have enough villains in Batman? … Just stay away from the ones, already appeared in the films!
    Heath Ledger as Joker? Come on! … Even the seventy-year-old Nicholson would be a better choice.

  • Amy

    I think Rachel Dawes can be a good character with an actor who will be willing to play opposites. Maggie will place the subtle ferocity in trying to convince Bruce to be the moral one whereas Katie Holmes played it sweet good girl and made me want to punch her.

  • AMC

    Go Joker kill Maggie!

    She’s no actress. She needs to sew her vagina because that’s all she’s good for and her saggy tits is gross. Cant believe she’s only 29.

  • nika

    Im sure heath will do a good job as the joker, but, jack nicholson is the best joker to me. damn he kicked ass.
    last weekend they showed all the batman movies, my favs are with michael keaton on it.

  • Eileen

    Jack was so annoying and over the top. He stole the show from Batman.
    I question Heath because I saw his films 10 things I hate about you,Knight’s Tale,Casanova,Patriot and nothing special about him.
    Worst he tried to be Johnny Depp aka Jack Sparrow in Brother’s Grimm.
    Now he’s top notch because he played a gay character opposite Jake Gyllenhaal? Other actors played gay roles too like Caine and Bale etc—

  • Amanda

    I’d pick Katie any day over Maggie. This was a misfire and its like the Darrin syndrome of recasts. Nothing beats the original.

  • Miller

    I like the cartoons Joker better than Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.

  • [marie]

    Can’t wait for the new movie to come out…

  • Gwen

    wow I had no idea Clayface also appears in The Dark Knight.

  • Angie

    Can’t wait for this movie too and Robert Downey in Iron Man. Im worried about Ledger. Never been a fan of Maggie the actress and person.

  • kerri

    So now its a given either Rachel is damsel in distress part 2(yawwnnn) kidnap or killed by the Joker. What happened to Mysterious Nolan not giving away anything?
    Sorry but Katie leaps and bounds than Maggie and she is beautiful to look at so Im against this Rachel switch. I had no idea one is considered talented by being a pornstar like Gyllenhaal. I will reserve my judgement on Heath Ledger as the Joker.

  • Nova

    Heath will do a better job than Jack Nicholson.

  • Jolla

    Can we get Katie back? I bet Tom Cruise didnt want his wifey having sex with Christian Bale.

  • Ruby

    Still looks like the Crow. He can be on top of Jake but he can never top Jack’s Joker. Im opposed to HL because Crispin Glover deserves this role. Yikkkes on Maggie. I know many people will be delighted to see this American hater die on the bigscreen. Not much talent and she is ugly(ugly on the inside too). Looks like overinflated ego Maggie strikes again this time she is dissing Katie Holmes.

    Scroll down under Lindsay Lohan’s picture titled Maggie Gyllenhaal dissing Katie Holmes.

  • oy

    The pic above were among the *big spoilers* for this film.

  • onursmg

    i wish Sarah should play joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn :((

  • Amy

    Superman Returns wasn’t that good because of ONE perseon, ONE person alone ruined that film… And that’s Bosworth, Kate Bosworth!


    Agreed. She wasn’t in it for her acting ability, she was in it ’cause she is big buddies with Kevin Spacey.

  • remember da truth

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is AWESOME and a very sexy actress when she wants to be. She doesn’t go flaunting herself all the time, but she has a great body. Not understanding all the hate. Go rent Sherrybaby and learn about acting.

    Katie Holmes was a huge mistake. Maggie will be so much better.

  • Huh?

    Oh please.. Sherrybaby and Secretary beat the living crap out of Katie’s blip acting skills in Thank you for Smoking and Batman Begins.

    Katie is pathetic. And she decided to ditch this series(Tom said no sex scenes) and now she is doing that ridiculous “comedy” with Latifah about a bank heist. Good career move Katie. Why even bother pretending you give a shit about anything but masking Tom’s royal gayness!?

  • Me

    Huh! I’m aith you 100%..Even though Tom decided Katie couldn’t do it, she probably would not have got the role in DK anyway. I heard that she ran off with Cruise halfway through the promotion of BB and didn’t fulfill her obligations. She is very immature. The only roles that she will in the future are the ones that Tom buys for her.

  • Terry

    Maggie is so miscast in this. Katie is Rachel Dawes!!!!!!
    Another imposter actress is so distracting.
    Katie was believable in BB and she has real sparks with Bale.

  • Regs

    Maggie is an icky choice and a step down for Batman.

    Katie is so riveting and all around from Singing Detective,Pieces of April,The Gift,Wonder Boys,Go,Thank you for Smoking. Top of that Katie has class unlike Maggie. Good for Katie for not trash talking back the way Maggie does. Maggie is not a lady and Katie will rise above her insults.

  • Belinda

    I saw the Simpsons today so the TDK teaser was there. Ledger Joker sounds like Beetlejuice or Billy Bob Thorton. Meh.

    Katie worked for me in Batman. Maggie is sooooo not Batman’s gal.
    She is fug and old before her time. She’s not all that great of an actress and she is a Bi###.

  • Zack

    Heath Ledger and Maggie should not be part of TDK.

  • JPark

    What is with the hate for Maggie? Did she dump you?

  • Delia

    UGLY >>>>> NEXT