Monday, December 10, 2007

["DARK KNIGHT" EXCLUSIVE] What's the deal with Anthony Michael Hall?

Hey folks! Back for another week of comics-centric news, articles and features!

Does anyone remember Anthony Michael Hall? He was a "cult" icon back in the 80s, most notably in a whole bunch of John Hughes flicks. He often played the role of the nerd, which he did FANTASTICALLY and his most memorable characters were "Ducky" from Pretty in Pink as well as the nerd from The Breakfast Club. He was the stereotypical on-screen nerd...and he definitely looked AND sounded the part.

Over 20 years on, Anthony looks NOTHING like the nerdy character he portrayed back in the 80s. The picture they have on him on the Wizard Universe site is very Star Trek/sci-fi-esque. And he's going to appear in "The Dark Knight", though no one seems to know the character he's going to play!

But whatever role he plays, it's going to be a huge move from the stereotypical roles he was associated with back in the day.

Riddler, stalker or Joker henchman? Speculation runs rampant about the actor’s role in ‘The Dark Knight’

By Rickey Purdin

Posted December 7, 2007 9:00 AM

While Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart may be building major buzz as “The Dark Knight” approaches its release date, there’s one other cast member who’s got the Internet pulling its hair out.

Ever since Anthony Michael Hall (“The Dead Zone”) told sources in May 2007 he’d signed on for the film, no one’s been able to decipher what his role in the film could be. So far, Hall has kept his mouth shut on who he might be playing in the film and even said he legally can’t divulge the secret.

“I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can’t say which part I’m playing because it affects the story,” claimed the actor. “I can’t give away the suspense. It’s a $200 million surprise, and I don’t want to be the guy to ruin it.”

Initially, fans online believed Hall would portray the Riddler, bringing the film’s villain-count to three along with the Joker and Two-Face. The claims have hit a wall with most citing the idea that director Christopher Nolan wouldn’t weigh the film down by tossing too many baddies in one flick.

Other reports indicate Hall plays a Gotham journalist obsessed with Bruce Wayne. The current popular rumor, though, is that Hall plays nothing more than a lead henchman for the Joker. Insiders have seen Hall on set at the same time as Ledger, so it looks like whatever Hall’s connection is, there’s a smiling madman at the other end.

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