A creepy metafictional ad campaign for Gotham City DA Harvey Dent has given us the first official image of the Joker from The Dark Knight.
Based just on the picture, I’m guessing Nolan is going for a realistic, serial-killer Joker, rather than the cartoon villain portrayed by Nicholson. And I’m on board. Even in his first comic book appearance the Joker was portrayed as a murdering sociopath, and it looks like that’s the Joker we’ll be seeing in the new movie. I think that’s the right direction for Batman. Here’s hoping there are no silly microwave bombs or speeding trains this time around.