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Dark Knight

Before Christian Bale rattled Katie Holmes' cages, he rattled Amy Adams'.

Okay, that sounds bad without context, so let's give you some of that: a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Dark Knight" Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray set has gone online, featuring Christian Bale's initial audition, wearing Val Kilmer's Batman costume, and testing opposite future Lois Lane actress Amy Adams.

It's quintessential "see it to believe it" stuff. So, see it below!

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Got a bone to pick with "The Dark Knight"? The folks at CinemaSins did, and they put together a video highlighting everything they found wrong with Christopher Nolan's second Batman movie in just four minutes.

How did no one notice the Joker driving through a hole in a bank in the middle of Gotham City? Where did the Tumbler come from when it drives into that parking structure to capture Scarecrow (again)? And how did the Joker perfectly time the bombs to go off with Harvey Dent and Rachel when he had no idea when the other events surrounding his capture would take place? Don't expect any answers in here, but instead for the "sins" against "The Dark Knight" to pile up.

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Happy Bale-entine's Day, everyone! And no, that's not a typo — that's the name of the most important holiday being celebrated today. Just ask Batman; he'll tell you all about it...

Bale-entine's Day

Okay, without any context, that looks weird. Let me explain: when I worked at Wizard Magazine years ago, several colleagues and I dreamed up Bale-entine's Day, a way to honor/mock Valentine's Day through a "Dark Knight" lens. The result: way too many Photoshopped images of Christian Bale in seductive poses, paired with out-of-context quotes from Christopher Nolan's Batman movies.

For example...

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Need a quick refresher on "The Dark Knight" trilogy? Well, you're in luck, because a three-minute video synopsis of the series has been released that does a pretty great job summarizing Christopher Nolan's entire story.

We have the kind folks at Screen Rant to thank for this fantastic effort. There aren't really any major plot points missing in this three-minute summarization, and there actually could be fewer plot holes here than there were in "The Dark Knight Rises" -- but hey, who's counting? Our only regret is that only shot of Maggie Gyllenhaal is a quick one right as she dies. RIP, Rachel Dawes.

Check out the video after the jump!

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Heath Ledger

by Ryan Rigley

With Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumored to be playing the next incarnation of the Dark Knight, it seems like just about everyone has something to say on who should be the new Batman and why. As you all well know, Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy has raised the bar for comic book movies due in large part to the phenomenal work that actor Christian Bale put in for the dual role of both Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader.

But before Christian Bale was even considered for the part, Nolan met with a plethora of other talented young actors — including the late, great Heath Ledger.

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Gotham High

When it comes to the rouges' gallery of Gotham, it's difficult to imagine them as anything other than fully formed adults. But considering that they're all roughly the same age, it stands to reason that some of them knew each other growing up or even went to high school together.

Or they all went to high school together.

This is how a new fan-made trailer for "Gotham High" sees things going. The clip, which comes from the folks over at Movie Clips Trailers, features many of the characters from Nolan's Batman universe (and the actors who played them) as teenagers.

The result is a convincing preview that mashes up teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You," "The Breakfast Club," and, best of all, "Powder."

Check out the video (via Blastr) after the jump!

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Joker Kid

Even if 2012 was the Year of Bane, it'll always be the Year of the Joker.

Heath Ledger's Clown Prince of Crime remains at the heart of pop culture all these years since "The Dark Knight," inspiring countless forms of inventive cosplay and equally inventive memes — like the Joker Kid meme, launched on Reddit this week.

Check out some examples below.

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The "Dark Knight" trilogy might be over, but we have a feeling we'll still be talking about it around these parts for years to come. In fact, today, we're looking back at the middle installment of the Christopher Nolan-helmed series — specifically, we're looking at the Clown Prince of Crime himself.

Reddit user tone_is_everything unearthed a "Dark Knight" photo gallery featuring Heath Ledger in full Joker make-up, going through multiple psychotic poses that are sure to put a smile on your face. See how he got those scars with a selection of photos posted below.

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Joker

by Ryan Rigley

Although "The Dark Knight Rises" has seen a considerable amount of success as of late, it still pales in comparison to the record breaking release of "The Dark Knight" back in 2008. Making over $400 million in just 18 days, "The Dark Knight" thrived at the box office due in large part to a combination of rave reviews and word of mouth. Not to mention the fact that Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker was absolutely phenomenal.

It's no wonder that the Clown Prince of Crime is still being talked about to this day. In fact, just last week the fate of The Joker was revealed in a novelization of "The Dark Knight Rises," which had Batman fanboys, like myself, longing for what could have been.

Ledger's take on the Man Who Laughs may have been one of the greatest movie villains of all time, but how does it compare to The Joker of comic book lore? Find out after the jump!

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's days in Gotham City are over. That doesn't mean he won't miss the Batman, however.

The writer, director and producer behind "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" authored a fantastic foreword to the just released book "The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy." In his writing, Nolan speaks to the formation of his epic series of Batman films, what he'll miss most and much more.

Keep reading for an excerpt from the foreword.

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