Following the critical and financial success of Batman Begins (2005), the film studio Warner Bros. Pictures prioritized a sequel. Although Batman Begins ends with a scene in which Batman is presented with a joker playing card, teasing the introduction of his archenemy, the Joker, Christopher Nolan did not intend to make a sequel and was unsure Batman Begins would be successful enough to warrant one. Christopher, alongside his wife and longtime producer Emma Thomas, had never worked on a sequel film but he and co-writer David Goyer discussed ideas for a sequel during filming. Goyer developed an outline for two sequels, but Christopher remained unsure how to continue the Batman Begins narrative while keeping it consistent and relevant, though he was interested in realizing the Joker in Begins grounded, realistic style. Discussions between Warner Bros. Pictures and Christopher began shortly after Batman Beginss theatrical release, and development began following the production of Christopher's The Prestige (2006).
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The Dark Knight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 1 James Newton Howard & Hans ZimmerWhy So Serious? 9:14
- 2 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardI'm Not a Hero 6:34
- 3 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardHarvey Two-Face 6:16
- 4 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardAggressive Expansion 4:35
- 5 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardAlways a Catch 1:39
- 6 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardBlood On My Hands 2:16
- 7 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardA Little Push 2:42
- 8 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardLike a Dog Chasing Cars 5:03
- 9 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardI Am the Batman 1:59
- 10 James Newton Howard & Hans ZimmerAnd I Thought My Jokes Were Bad 2:28
- 11 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardAgent of Chaos 6:55
- 12 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardIntroduce a Little Anarchy 3:42
- 13 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardWatch the World Burn 3:47
- 14 Hans Zimmer & James Newton HowardA Dark Knight 16:15
|Runtime||2 hr 32 min|
|Budget||$185 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$1 006 234 167 51 July 14, 2008|
|USA||$534 987 076|
|Other countries||$471 247 091|
|Box Office – Budget||$821 234 167|
|Premiere: USA||$534 987 076 16 July 14, 2008|
|first day||$67 165 092|
|first weekend||$158 411 483|
|Digital: World||June 14, 2010|
|Parental Advisory||Frightening & Intense Scenes, Violence & Gore, ...|
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|Also Known As|| |
Batman Begins 2 (United States)
DescriptionWhen the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
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