The Official Guide to The Dark Knight

The Official Guide to The Dark Knight

Welcome to FSR’s Official Guide to the most anticipated film of the summer, The Dark Knight. That’s right, we are back again with another mammoth feature to get you all set for one of the summer’s biggest event films. Batman, The Joker, Harvey Dent — everyone is going to be there. Are you?

Just click through the list of articles below to read all of the wonderful features prepared for you by the FSR staff. All of the articles below are also tagged with dates, so you will know what day of the week to come back. Enjoy!

Batman 101: The History of The Dark Knight

Comic Origins: Batman

Batman first appeared on the scene to fight off the evils of Gotham City back in 1939. And now, nearly 70 years later his following is bigger than ever, with him at the forefront of one of Hollywood’s most anticipated films of 2008. We walk you through his history on paper, from the first time he was drawn by Bob Kane to his most modern incarnations.

Batman on Screen: A History of Batman in Movies

Though he was born in comics, Batman has also certainly made his mark on the big screen. From 1966’s Batman: The Movie to Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins in 2005, the caped crusader has been cinematically reborn over and over again. We take a look at this sometimes bumpy, but always interesting road.

Batman to Batman: Who is the Best Batman of All-Time?

Robert Fure takes a look at all of the actors who have donned the cape and cowl in cinematic history. Who will emerge as the greatest of all-time? Find out here.

Marketing The Dark Knight: A Viral Revolution

Josh Radde takes an in-depth look at the marketing campaign of The Dark Knight, quite possibly one of the more impressive, intricate and wide reaching online marketing campaigns in history.

The Dark Knight Junket Report

Christopher Nolan Talks About Escalating the Batman Saga

One look through his filmography and any ardent fan of film can see it — Christopher Nolan knows how to make a very original, engaging drama. But with The Dark Knight he took on a new challenge — making a sequel that raised the bar and would satisfy Batman’s millions of fans.

The Dark Knight: To IMAX Or Not To Max

There is a world of difference between a movie shot specifically for the IMAX screen and one that it simply blown up to fit the format. It’s like the difference between watching an old Super8 movie reel and a big-budget summer blockbuster.

Aaron Eckhart: Gotham’s White Knight Harvey Dent

The surprising lead character of the film talks about the arc of Harvey “Two-Face.”

David Goyer and Jonah Nolan: Crafting the Dark Knight’s Story

Screenwriters David Goyer and Jonah Nolan on taking the franchise to the next level.

Christian Bale: Bringing Order to The Dark Knight

The star talks about playing Batman a second time.

Dark Knight Reviews: Living Up to the Hype

Neil’s Review of The Dark Knight

FSR Executive Editor Neil Miller weighs in early on The Dark Knight. Sure, he got to see it 3 weeks before everyone else, but does that make him right — we aren’t sure. What we do know is that he absolutely loved the flick, calling it “epic” and “as close to perfect as we will see this year.”

How Much Could The Dark Knight Really Make?

Our illustrious Executive Editor Neil Miller has said this film “will pretty much make a billion dollars on opening weekend.” Is that possible?

Rejectnation Poll: What Did You Think of The Dark Knight?

(Coming Soon)
You’ve read our opinions, our preview and possibly a year’s worth of immersion in the world of The Dark Knight, now it is time to go out and see it. And once you’ve seen it, we want to know what you think? Head over to our official poll page and pass final judgment on the summer’s most anticipated film.

The Fun Side of The Dark Knight

Win Epic Swag from The Dark Knight!

We have sent in our prize-hungry ninja attack squadron and they have come back to us with a few fantastic prize packs from The Dark Knight! Enter today!

Ten Cool Batman Gadgets and Their Everyday Uses

Over the years the masked, caped, bat eared crusader, warrior for the soul of Gotham, has accrued a nice stash of gadgets. We’ll now take a look at a day in the life of one ordinary family who uses ten of those bat gadgets to get through their busy day.

The Dark Knight Production Stills

Get a look at all of the final production photos from The Dark Knight, all the photos that Warner Bros. wants you to see, all in one place.

Officially Cool: Batman Week

Our resident expert on all things cool Brian Gibson has put together an entire week of Batman themed programming in anticipation of The Dark Knight. All the finest Batman collectibles, products and swag to get you excited for the release of the film!

Collector’s Corner: The Best Batman Collectibles’s Jason Dorough is back again with his weekly column chronicling all things collectibles. This week he gets swept up with Batman-fever and shows us some of the coolest collectibles from the world of The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight’s Official Website

Want more from the world of The Dark Knight? Check out the film’s official website for more video, production diaries and other extras.