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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2008: #24 The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

#24. The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan
Writers: Christopher and Jonathan Nolan

Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven and Emma Thomas
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Gist: With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime…until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City.

Fact: This might just be Heath Ledger’s last screen performance.

See It: This might be the more promising superhero movie out of the bunch (Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk). 

Release Date/Status?: Waiting for Paramount and Universal to introduce tin and the green man first, Warner Bros. Pictures is placing this in the middle of the summer: July 18th.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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