batmanbegin.jpgWarner Bros. Pictures have announced the release date for The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins.  The Chistopher Nolan flick will hit the screen on July 18, 2008.

In the film, Batman and Commissioner Gordon find alliance with a newly appointed DA Harvey Dent to stop a vicious killer with a warped sense of humor known only as The Joker, a threat to both the good, and the evil of Gotham City.

2008 is a long way off.  Heck, that’s 20 months from now!  A lot can happen in almost two years – if the date can be moved up, let’s up the studio does it.  Three years between sequels is almost too much for fans to deal with.

In the good ol’ days of Hollywood, it was very common for studios to crank out a feature film a week.  Today, even with the higher production values, studios should be able to get a sequel to screen in under two years.

Of course the reason why they wait so long is so they can make money off DVD sales and related merch.  Regardless, The Dark Knight is a mere 608 days away.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Chen
    November 18, 2006 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Watched B:Begins last night, awesome movie! I hope Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are all in The Dark Knight. Any idea who’s gonna play the Joker?

  2. November 19, 2006 at 9:01 am — Reply

    Heath Ledger will be playing the Joker.

  3. November 23, 2006 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    jack nicholson :) hes teh pwn
    and we need harly quinn in it too

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