To celebrate the New York premiere of the most anticipated summer movie, "The Dark Knight", Warner Bros. Pictures held out a special celebration with a unique style. At AMC Loews Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, July 14, evening, the studio did not roll down a commonly recognized red carpet, instead they opted to go with an absolute dark color, black in honor of the late Joker depicter, Heath Ledger.
Despite highlighted with the dampening color, the event was not less merrier if compared to any other first special screening as it still became a star-studded extravaganza. Among the attendees were its famous cast ensemble, including Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman, as well as the film's director Christopher Nolan.
Apart from the cast and filmmaker, Hollywood guest celebrities grazing the black carpet included Blake Lively, Edie Falco, Emile Hirsch, Karina Smirnoff, Lauren Conrad, Peter Sarsgaard, Mariska Hargitay and Sibi Blazic. Other reports have claimed that Ledger's family has also flown to New York to attend this special event.
Giving comment to Ledger's portrayal of Joker which already gets rave reviews, "Dark Knight" stars have nothing but praise about the 28-year-old actor. Batman's second-time depicter, Bale, gushed, "He's created an iconic villain, unlike any I've seen before." He then added, "He was talented beyond belief. His immersion in the character was a greatly satisfying thing to work opposite. I would love to be right here with him. And I thought I would be."
Additionally, Gyllenhaal who plays Rachel Dawes commented, "He did something that is difficult even for every great actor. It's still very unusual to hit a stride that is so free that you can really do no wrong. There's no way to judge what he did. He was absolutely free."
"Dark Knight" hits the theaters nationwide on Friday, July 18. Whilst the action fantasy movie focuses on the battle between Batman and his psychopathic foe Joker, it will also be the turning point for District Attorney Harvey Dent to be the dual-personality Two Face.