Description of the Dark Knight teaser trailer


Watch and download the teaser trailer for The Dark Knight right HERE!



There’s no actual footage from the movie. It’s all voices. It begins with the Batman emblem slowly coming apart with light pouring in from behind it. And at the end, right before it evaporates completely, you can briefly see the image of a Joker card.

Here’s the dialogue that plays over the logo:

Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) says, “I knew the mob wouldn’t go down without a fight. But this is different. They’ve crossed the line.”

“You crossed the line first, sir,” replies his trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine). “You hammered them, and in their desperation they turned to a man they didn’t fully understand. Some men aren’t looking for anything logical. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

And then The Joker (Heath Ledger) says, “Starting tonight, people will die. I’m a man of my word.” And then he starts laughing and it’s terrifying.

Watch it and download it here!


  1. bluecollar49 says:

    While I won’t be seeing the Simpson’s movie this Friday, this would be a logical place to debut this trailer. I have to be honest, I am not really happy with the new bat suit, nor the look of Ledger’s Joker….but of course it is very early in the game to make snap judgements about the new movie. Truth to tell, I had to watch the movie a few times before I was able to be satisified with it on any given level. I still feel that the 1989 Batman, is the definitive dark knight movie. I can still remember the first full length trailer that was shown on Roseanne on ABC. I was so jacked for that movie. I wound up seeing it 5 times, and never tired of it.


  2. John says:

    Thanks for the comment, Lew. I grew up with that first Keaton/Burton Batman, and it’s a brilliant pop-culture masterpiece. Nicholson’s Joker is infinitely fun, I loved Michael Gough as Alfred and Michael Keaton kicked 53 kinds of ass as Batman. But for me, the storytelling hasn’t held up very well. I hated that the took the lazy way out and made The Joker the killer of Batman’s parents (when that’s never been the case in the comics), and I hated it even more when they turned around and killed The Joker. Here it’s supposed to be the first of a new series of Batman movies, and in the first film you get rid of your best and most important villain. It drives me nuts. But it’s still tons of fun to watch. I highly recommend the most recent special edition DVD, with all the new Nicholson interviews. That stuff is priceless. And hilarious.

  3. John says:

    And I wanted to add that I realize the Nolan/Bale version of Batman isn’t for everybody, but it’s the Batman I’ve been waiting for. I like the idea that he’s a symbol of terror to criminals but also a symbol of hope to a city that needs it. Everything about the movie really clicked with me. Obviously. :)

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