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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 .

“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 the 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.

From a historical standpoint, Adolf Hitler’s Deputy Leader of the Nazi Party Rudolph Hesswas convicted and sentenced to life in Spandau Prison on Oct. 1, 1946.  He was the sole occupant from 1966 until his apparent suicide in 1987.  By applying this form of punishment to Nolan’s Joker, there would be no one to talk to or play with.  Thus, driving the ‘Man Who Laughs’ into the further depths of his madness.

Note: Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of several hugely popular Star Trek novels. He has also written successful novelizations and tie-ins for Countdown, Infinite Crisis and many more. Cox is a consulting editor for Tor Books and was nominated in 2008 for the Best Speculative Adapted Scribe Award for 52: The Novel.

Sources: Nuke the Fridge

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Welcome to Batm…


Welcome to Batman: Beyond the Night of Owls here at San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned for lots of great stuff.
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Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are starting things off talking about Talon.
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Snyder talks about co-plotting Talon with Tynion and how much fun it was doing so since it was a series he just didn’t have time to write himself.
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Tynion talks about how Calvin Rose’s story will show a lot of the background and history of the Court of Owls by telling his story.
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Everyone in the audience for the Batman panel at Comic-Con is getting Court of Owl masks for use during the rest of the show.
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Now on to Batman #0, which will show a very different Bruce Wayne according to Snyder and will show Gotham City in a different light.
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Snyder’s talking now about The Joker and his return in Batman #13. This is a story that he’s been working on for a year and one he’s excited to tell as he explores what makes The Joker dangerous.
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The Joker has been sitting back for a year and watching everyone, planning for the moment of his return to make sure Batman remembers who he is.
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Snyder talks quite a bit about what The Joker means to him and what it is he thinks makes the character dangerous, which is quite a bit.
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Kyle Higgins now talking about Nightwing #0 and what opportunities were presented to him as he went into telling stories about Dick Grayson’s past.
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Batgirl #0 will show Barbara Gordon’s motivations for becoming Batgirl according to Gail Simone.
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Batgirl Annual is very exciting to Simone since it lets her write Catwoman and has a great story she’s anxious to tell.
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Batgirl #13 is going to be “amazing” says Simone as she starts to tell the story of Knightfall and explores some other sides of the Gotham City upper class.
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Batman: The Dark Knight #0 is not only a great opportunity for the writer/artist to work together but is also a fun chance to “dig into the guts” of The Scarecrow and why Bruce Wayne is obsessed with fear.
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#0 will show what influenced Bruce Wayne and focuses on Joe Chill.
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Batwoman #0 gets into her head to show a deeper side of her views and her father’s past.
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Because of the way #0 falls in the middle of a story arc, it will be interesting to see how eveyrthing fits together with some interesting twists.
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Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 makes Jason Todd’s origin sad, according to Scott Lobdell.
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Scott Lobdell says he’s very excited to introduce Blackfire into The New 52.
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Batman Incorporated #0 tells the origin of the team itself.
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Detective Comics #0 tells the real emotional story about why Bruce Wayne is the way he is and how he approaches intimacy.
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Detective Comics #13 will be fast-paced with a taste for adventure.
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Catwoman #0 will bring together the bits and pieces of her past and is Ann Nocenti’s first issue.
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Legends of the Dark Knight collects the digital issues into print form. As well as Arkham Unhinged and future issues of Batman Beyond Unlimited.
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Some great fan questions about alternate Earths, how the look and feel of Gotham in Batman Arkham City is similar to that of the comics, how the character of Catwoman serves story purposes and more.
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Simone says readers will see a big difference between Batgirl and Batwoman in future stories in response to one fan question.
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In response to a fan question: There’s some Riddler stuff coming up down the line so keep an eye out.
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That’s it! Thanks everyone for joining our Batman: Beyond the Night of Owls live coverage from San Diego Comic-Con.
Thursday July 12, 2012 2:56 

MAN OF STEEL TR…


MAN OF STEEL TRAILER

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Man of Steel.

To watch the trailer, CLICK HERE.

* Lucasfilm has released a preview clip from Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars featuring Darth Maul.

To watch the video, CLICK HERE.

 

* Cartoon Network is altering its programming following the shootings at The Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colo., last week.

 

Both shorts scheduled to air during the DC Nation block on Saturday and Sunday are being replaced.

 

Cartoon Network is also replacing or switching episodes of MAD and switching an episode of Regular Show.

 

According to the network, there might be more changes as it continues to review content.

 

Batman stands f…


Batman stands for hope not death!

Batman parents were killed with a gun.

Batman doesn’t use a gun.

The Joker is my favorite villain but is not real.

He is a fictional character only represent anarchy and chaos.

Rational people know this. People should never really imitate him.

Only pretending to be the Joker is alright.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: MICHAEL CAINE AND MORGAN FREEMAN

The Continuum continues its preview of The Dark Knight Rises with a video interview with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman

To watch the joint interview, CLICK HERE.

 

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN AND ANNE HATHAWAY

The Continuum continues its preview of The Dark Knight Rises with video interviews with director Christopher Nolan and Anne Hathaway, who plays Selina Kyle.

For the Nolan interview, CLICK HERE.

 

For the Hathaway interview, CLICK HERE.