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We’ve all been waiting anxiously for today, the day when the second full trailer for The Dark Knight would be officially released in glorious high definition. As you can see above, that has happened, just as planned. And now, if for some reason you weren’t already excited for this film, this trailer should give you all the reason you need. It shows off more of the psychotic plans of The Joker, played by Heath Ledger, some great footage of Batman, played by Christian Bale, and yes, even a quick shot — if you were really paying attention — of Harvey Dent, played by Aaron Eckhart, as Two Face. What? You missed the shot of Dent with 1/2 of his face burned up? No worries, FSR reader Hunch sent over this screengrab, which shows it quite clearly:
See it? Cool, right?
As for the rest of the trailer, it is absolutely badass. It also shows off much of the tone of the film by including lines like when Dent says, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” As we’ve said before, while the story line of The Joker is going to be the main draw of this film, it is only the appetizer — the Harvey Dent / Two Face storyline is the main course, one that will lead us into the third and final film in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. But that is all a discussion for another day. For now, enjoy the trailer above or head over to WhySoSerious.com/happytrails to download it in high definition.
The Dark Knight is the follow up to 2005′s Batman Begins, which was also directed by Christopher Nolan. Nolan and brother Jonathan wrote the screenplay along with David S. Goyer, who has previously penned countless action films, including Blade and Jumper. It stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, a part previously played in Batman Begins by Katie Holmes.
The Dark Knight hits theaters on July 18th. Take a look at one of the new International posters below: