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July 28, 2012
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WHERE WAS THE JOKER in DARK KNIGHT RISES? (Nuke the Fridge)
Fans of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy films might wonder where the insane criminal mastermind ‘The Joker’ had scampered off to when prisoners were freed from the newly constructed Blackgate Prison in Gotham City. Well, the novelization of “The Dark Knight Rises” may shed some light on the Clown Prince of Crime’s whereabouts.
Scheduled to be released today on-line and in bookstores, the 415 page The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization by author Greg Cox delves into the Jonathan and Christopher Nolan screenplay a little closer. Original rumors had Heath Ledger’s Joker make a cameo via unused footage from 2008′s “The Dark Knight,” but it panned out as such. Warner Bros. Studio later confirmed it was just a rumor. Cox provides better details and lets fans know about the shady and ambiguous fate of the Joker. Here is the exact quote from the novel by bwims22 at the IMDb boards.
“Now that the Dent Act had made it all but impossible for the city’s criminals to cop an insanity plea, it (Blackgate Prison) had replaced Arkham Asylum as a preferred location for imprisoning both convicted and suspected felons. The worst of the worst were sent here, except for the Joker, who, rumor had it, was locked away as Arkham’s sole remaining inmate. Or perhaps he had escaped. Nobody was really sure. Not even Selina.”
Remember Selina Kyle (Catwoman) was held at Blackgate Prison for a short time. By using her feminine wiles, she would have had ample opportunity to find out from other inmates the location or whereabouts of the Joker.
Petya Shalamanova assisted me in shooting Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis at Wrigley Field last week! © Lenny Gilmore
The Nolan-verse versions of Batman’s rogues gallery have quickly become some of the most iconic versions of these characters. While I was so thrilled by the way Nolan wrapped up his Batman story, I wish he kept going and brought more of these villains to the big screen in these hyper realistic ways.
This week’s SI cover focuses on the Penn State scandal and whether the school can ever recover. (SI)