Latest Dark Knight Updates

“The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan revealed to The Los Angeles Times that despite his major presence in the trailer, the upcoming “Batman Begins” sequel is far from a Joker-centric affair.

He says the character “sort of cuts through the film — he’s got no story arc, he’s just a force of nature tearing through. Heath has given an amazing performance in the role, it’s really extraordinary.”

Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is a key player too – “[he] is a tragic figure, and his story is the backbone of this film.” Also don’t expect Nolan’s approach to lighten up – “It’s a dark and complex story and the villains are dark and complex as well.”

Meanwhile a complete list of all 100 or so roles in the film has appeared up at Badtaste.It and finally confirms the involvement of another villain from the first film making a short return.

The list also reveals some other character names – Anthony Michael Hall’s radio shock jock character is called Mike Engel, Chin Han’s corrupt accountant Lau character seems to play a key role, and another major character not before mentioned is called Wuertz.