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Fan-Made, Fake Posters For ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ or ‘Untitled Batman Project’

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CHICAGO – There was talk of a sequel even before “The Dark Knight” hit theaters and obliterated box-office records. That’s all we still have at this point, but we also have a pair of decent, fan-made posters for “The Dark Knight” sequel.

The Dark Knight Returns or Untitled Batman Project fan-made fake poster
Though IMDb lists the poster above in its entry for the next “The Dark Knight” film, which is
currently being called “The Dark Knight Returns” or the “Untitled Batman Project,” this image
is a fan-made creation and can be found in this GameSpot discussion thread on Aug. 30, 2008.
Image credit: GameSpot discussion thread

Though so much of the project is still up in the air and unofficial, what’s currently being called “The Dark Knight Returns” (which may or may not be the sequel’s actual title) or the “Untitled Batman Project” (as it’s now listed on IMDb) has a fan-made poster above that dates back at least to Aug. 30, 2008 in this GameSpot discussion thread.

Though the poster above is currently displayed within the images for the “Untitled Batman Project” on IMDb with a release date for the film in 2011, we can confirm that it is fake. A number of other posters for “The Dark Knight Returns” have surfaced online and also have been confirmed as fake, fan-made creations (see below). While it’s too early to speculate on casting news, Aaron Eckhart has been in the news recently on the topic.

The Dark Knight Returns fan-made fake poster
This poster for “The Dark Knight Returns” is confirmed as fake and is a fan-made creation.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

“The Dark Knight” recently hit the colossal $1 billion mark in global box-office receipts. This currently puts the Warner Bros. film as the No. 4 highest-grossing movie of all time. It’s just behind “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” ($1.066 billion), “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” ($1.119 billion) and “Titanic” ($1.842 billion).

Though there’s little conclusive information about the new film at this point, “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan may have his eyes set squarely this time on The Riddler. The Riddler (also known as Edward Nigma, Nygma or Nashton in the comic books from DC Comics) was played by Jim Carrey in 1995’s “Batman Forever”. There’s also talk about including Catwoman in the sequel.

Just like you could count on HollywoodChicago.com to bring you comprehensive and exhaustive coverage of “The Dark Knight” directly from the local streets of Chicago, so you can consider us a safe bet for our coverage on the sequel.

“The Dark Knight,” which was released on July 18, 2008, starred a powerhouse cast including the late Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Chin Han, Eric Roberts and Anthony Michael Hall from writer and director Christopher Nolan.

If you can’t wait for 2011 for the next Christopher Nolan film, though, you’re in luck now! We have a just-released teaser trailer for Nolan’s sci-fi thriller “Inception”.

“Inception” features a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page (“Juno”), Cillian Murphy (“Sunshine”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt of “(500) Days of Summer,” Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine (“The Dark Knight”). Emma Thomas is a producer of “Inception,” which is written, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight,” “The Prestige,” “Batman Begins,” “Insomnia,” “Memento”).

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief Adam Fendelman

By ADAM FENDELMAN
Editor-in-Chief
HollywoodChicago.com
adam@hollywoodchicago.com

Anonymous's picture

Killer poster!

Just saw the Inception trailer before Inglorious Basterds, too. Nolan has my movie dollars every time he makes a film. Can hardly wait for the next TDK!

Anonymous's picture

UMM..

FAAAAAAKE!! For a start it still has the TDK logo at the bottom of the poster.
Secondly, the riddler MAY not even be in the next film.
ALSO - that poster looks utter garbage.

Anonymous's picture

Um the title says Fan Made

Um the title says Fan Made Posters so of course they aren’t real.

Jack Gregson's picture

Anyone else notice that

Anyone else notice that Hitman is in this poster?

Anonymous's picture

Seriously citing IMDB as a

Seriously citing IMDB as a source?

And you know there isn’t a script yet, right? Oh you didn’t see that memo, I’m sorry.

Chris138's picture

This is definitely a fake

This is definitely a fake just by looking at it. Nolan is focusing on Inception, and the rumor going around is that Nolan will start working on B3 after he is completely done with Inception. So he won’t be going to work on the next Batman movie until late 2010 and early 2011. It probably wouldn’t start shooting until summer of 2011, and then released in summer 2012. The Dark Knight took about a year to be finished; shot in summer 2007 for a summer 2008 release date. I think people are just getting ahead of themselves with these movies.

Anonymous's picture

The article says they’re

The article says they’re fan-made so why are you all saying “fake”? The article says they’re fake, they’re fan-made…so…?

Earlofthercs's picture

Ah, more proof that people don't read before commenting

Anyway, not much content in the article outside of `people want a sequel’ which we all knew, but yeah, general fandom certainly seems keen for the Riddler (which is interesting, since he seldom comes up to high in `favourite character’ polls. I guess people just think Nolan in particular would do a good job one the character (being smart and all). Of course, with Nolan also being such a trickster I have strong doubts that we’ll be seeing Mr. E Nigma appear on screen in the next batfilm.

Christopher Fowerbaugh's picture

I read somewhere that

I read somewhere that Christian Bale might be signed on for more than 3 movies.

Anonymous's picture

Maybe more movies can

Maybe more movies can be introduced.

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