I'll admit it: It's difficult for me to not post something every time even the slightest news pops up about The Dark Knight (which, thanks to its agressive viral marketing campaign, happens about every five minutes). I'm a geeked-out fanboy when it comes to Batman, I thought Chris Nolan and Christian Bale nailed Batman Begins, and everything I've seen so far on its sequel has done nothing to deter that geekdom. Imagine my giddiness, then, when an honest-to-goodness trailer popped up online.
If you caught the 6 minute "prologue" to Knight playing before I Am Legend in Imax theaters—or wandered around online to find it—you've already been assured this is going to be an exciting movie, and the trailer further confirms as much. The big question, of course, is how Heath Ledger's take on the Joker comes off; I'd say "pretty awesome."
This Joker is different from anything we've seen before—risky, sure, but it's clear that he'll become a new, iconic embodiment of the character. We get plenty of his grimy visage and gravelly, Tom Waits-meets-Andy Dick delivery in the trailer, and even if (as I've said before) I'm not completely on board yet, he certainly doesn't disappoint.