Top 50 Dark Knight Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Dark Knight facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Dark Knight film message.

In The Dark Knight, the Joker says he hates schemers and claims he's a man without a plan. Later on during the boat scene, he is shown reading his monologue from a notebook, highlighting his hypocrisy
In The Dark Knight, the Joker says he hates schemers and claims he's a man without a plan. Later on during the boat scene, he is shown reading his monologue from a notebook, highlighting his hypocrisy
In The Dark Knight (2008), the scene with the Tumbler vs the garbage truck in lower Fifth was filmed with 1/3 scale miniatures
In The Dark Knight (2008), the scene with the Tumbler vs the garbage truck in lower Fifth was filmed with 1/3 scale miniatures

Dark Knight Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Contrary to internet myth the delay in the hospital explosion was not a fluke. It was part of the script and Heath Ledger practiced the Joker's reaction meticulously before they did it for real.

  2. The Joker tells different stories about how he got his scars. In the comic, The Killing Joke, The Joker states, "sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another..if I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice".

  3. Christopher Nolan has said the look of the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) was based heavily on the paintings of Francis Bacon which are famous for their depictions of violence and agony. Bacon's Figure with Meat is the painting the Joker spares in Batman (1989)

  4. Selena Kyle's driving record shows she was charged for speeding twice in one day on different days and three times the same day.

Dark Knight Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Bruce Wayne drives his "other" batmobile - a Lamborghini Murcielago - which means "bat" in Spanish
    Bruce Wayne drives his "other" batmobile - a Lamborghini Murcielago - which means "bat" in Spanish
  • 1 - One character is a possible nod to the villain The Riddler. Coleman Reese (Joshua Harto) deduces Batman's identity with little effort, like The Riddler has in the comics. He's also addressed as "Mr. Reese," a homonym of mysteries like how the Riddler is E. Nygma/enigma
    One character is a possible nod to the villain The Riddler. Coleman Reese (Joshua Harto) deduces Batman's identity with little effort, like The Riddler has in the comics. He's also addressed as "Mr. Reese," a homonym of mysteries like how the Riddler is E. Nygma/enigma
  • 1 - Christopher Nolan's hidden tribute to Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)
    Christopher Nolan's hidden tribute to Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)
  • 1 - Batman says that the sonar device is "null-key encrypted". This was added as a joke since it actually means that there is no encryption.
    Batman says that the sonar device is "null-key encrypted". This was added as a joke since it actually means that there is no encryption.
  • 1 - Bane can be seen finger knitting some paracord in the back of the courtroom. This is a reference to Madame Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
    Bane can be seen finger knitting some paracord in the back of the courtroom. This is a reference to Madame Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
  • When the police empty the Joker's pockets, there is a vegetable peeler mixed in with the knives.

  • When Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) holds Joker's mugshot from the security camera. The number displayed is the exact date when the movie was released 2008 July 18

  • 1 - -2012), Batman's arm blades are used to defeat each of the main villains.
    -2012), Batman's arm blades are used to defeat each of the main villains.

Dark Knight Hidden Details

The Joker manages to get a peek of the commissioner's watch to determine how much time he has left until the timers run out.

1 - When the Joker crashes the penthouse party and fires a shell in the air, everyone flinches but Alfred. He just stands there like, "you fking clown I burned down a forest once."
When the Joker crashes the penthouse party and fires a shell in the air, everyone flinches but Alfred. He just stands there like, "you fking clown I burned down a forest once."
1 - The first time Harvey Dent is doing something unlawful, which is threatening someone at gunpoint, only half of his face is lit indicating his transformation into Two-Face later on in the movie.
The first time Harvey Dent is doing something unlawful, which is threatening someone at gunpoint, only half of his face is lit indicating his transformation into Two-Face later on in the movie.
1 - The robber who got electrocuted while drilling puts shoes on his hands to crack the safe a second time.
The robber who got electrocuted while drilling puts shoes on his hands to crack the safe a second time.
1 - The video the Joker makes with the Batman impersonator (which Heath Ledger directed) is carefully set up to mimic the painting the Joker saves from being vandalized in Tim Burton's Batman (1989).
The video the Joker makes with the Batman impersonator (which Heath Ledger directed) is carefully set up to mimic the painting the Joker saves from being vandalized in Tim Burton's Batman (1989).

Right after Bruce Wayne tells Rachel that Gotham needs a hero with a face, Harvey Dent appears. As he approaches them half of his face gets covered by (fore)shadow.

At the beginning of the movie, the bank robbers quickly learn that the bank vault is protected by high voltage. Later, one of the robbers can be seen using his shoes on the dial to avoid being shocked.

During their first fight in the sewer, Bane gives away that he isn't the child that escaped The Pit by telling Batman "I didn't see the light until I was already a man..."

's joker(Heath Ledgar)wore same mask that joker(Cesar Romero)wore on the first Batman series(1966)when he showed up in the bank.

1 - During the masquerade scene, everyone is wearing a physical mask except Bruce Wayne and Miranda Tate. Wayne (Batman) and Tate (Talia al Ghul) are the masks to their real personas.
During the masquerade scene, everyone is wearing a physical mask except Bruce Wayne and Miranda Tate. Wayne (Batman) and Tate (Talia al Ghul) are the masks to their real personas.
1 - Atthe end of the film there's a statue of Batman in his memory. In the same scene, Nolan arranged his crew in a formation of a clown's smile, tribute to Ledger's Joker.
Atthe end of the film there's a statue of Batman in his memory. In the same scene, Nolan arranged his crew in a formation of a clown's smile, tribute to Ledger's Joker.

The Joker has makeup leftover on his hands because he makes his makeup himself

1 - The seating arrangement is a portrayal of the Joker's smile to pay tribute to Heath Ledger.
The seating arrangement is a portrayal of the Joker's smile to pay tribute to Heath Ledger.

During the scene where the Joker visits Two-Face in the hospital, the nametag on his nurse's uniform reads, "Matilda." It's a tribute to Ledger's daughter, Matilda, who was just two years old at the time of her father's death.

1 - As the officers in the room applaud Gordon's Commissioner announcement, Ledger, unscripted begins to slowly clap - never changing his facial expression. It was just a simple improvisation but one that was unsettling and darkly brilliant
As the officers in the room applaud Gordon's Commissioner announcement, Ledger, unscripted begins to slowly clap - never changing his facial expression. It was just a simple improvisation but one that was unsettling and darkly brilliant
1 - When Lucius tells Bruce that he designed a receiver with sonar, Bruce was about to say "like a bat" but Lucius says "like a submarine" for plausible deniability in case Bruce ever got caught being Batman and authorities question Lucius
When Lucius tells Bruce that he designed a receiver with sonar, Bruce was about to say "like a bat" but Lucius says "like a submarine" for plausible deniability in case Bruce ever got caught being Batman and authorities question Lucius

When Bruce grabs Harvey to take him to the panic room; he starts talking like Batman.

The statue scene at the end formed Joker face.

The color of the cloth used to cover the Batman statue is the same blue as the ones that show up in the golden age Batman comics

The character of Coleman Reese is an allusion to The Riddler, who attempts to reveal the identity of Batman. Much like Edward Nygma whose name sounds like "enigma" (as in E. Nygma), Mr. Reese sounds like "mysteries".

Bank robbery the Joker wears the same mask as his 60's TV counterparts first appearance.

Batman Walks on Thin Ice Successfully, Which He Failed to do in Batman Begins

1 - One of the file boxes in Harvey Dent's office is labeled Keyser Soze
One of the file boxes in Harvey Dent's office is labeled Keyser Soze
1 - The bombs take exactly 2.30 minutes to explode from when they were set.
The bombs take exactly 2.30 minutes to explode from when they were set.
1 - Christopher Nolan took a lot of style cues from Michael Mann's Heat, especially in the opening bank heist. Each movie shared a common actor, William Fichtner, who played a banker in both movies. A nice complement made by Nolan. Image credit: lifehighfidelity.wordpress.com
Christopher Nolan took a lot of style cues from Michael Mann's Heat, especially in the opening bank heist. Each movie shared a common actor, William Fichtner, who played a banker in both movies. A nice complement made by Nolan. Image credit: lifehighfidelity.wordpress.com

The robber disabling the silent alarm says "That's funny, it didn't dial out to 911 it was trying to reach a private number." The private number was for the mob, so they would know their money was being stolen before the police would.

1 - The opening heist scene has multiple 'clowns' killing one another off with the Joker last standing. The second major scene has Batman fighting criminals and multiple 'batmen'. Each scene symbolizes the development and struggle of the two main characters.
The opening heist scene has multiple 'clowns' killing one another off with the Joker last standing. The second major scene has Batman fighting criminals and multiple 'batmen'. Each scene symbolizes the development and struggle of the two main characters.
1 - When Harvey Dent is talking to the press, the camera flashes only light up half of his face, foreshadowing his sinister alter ego
When Harvey Dent is talking to the press, the camera flashes only light up half of his face, foreshadowing his sinister alter ego

Batman hands over a mini mine to Detective Blake to throw at the entrance of the sealed manhole which causes a small explosion, because it was to warn the cops stuck on the other side for a bigger explosion to be caused by the Batpod's missile.

1 - The Joker always tells a different story to different people of how he got his scars which is consistent of him doing the same thing in The Killing Joke but with his origin story.
The Joker always tells a different story to different people of how he got his scars which is consistent of him doing the same thing in The Killing Joke but with his origin story.
1 - Even though he is known for his healing factor Superman's wounds from his fight against Batman didn't heal till this point it's because, due to the Special nuke blast which occured earlier in the film there was no sunlight/sunshine in Gotham city
Even though he is known for his healing factor Superman's wounds from his fight against Batman didn't heal till this point it's because, due to the Special nuke blast which occured earlier in the film there was no sunlight/sunshine in Gotham city

During the Joker interrogation scene, the Joker makes the Batman choose between Harvey and Rachel, and actually explains to the Batman that he's going to have to choose who dies. By choosing Rachel (thinking he'll be saving her), hes choosing her to die instead.

1 - If you look closely at the pencil trick scene, Joker never actually stabbed the guy's eye with the pencil; he just slid it into his sleeve
If you look closely at the pencil trick scene, Joker never actually stabbed the guy's eye with the pencil; he just slid it into his sleeve
1 - I've watched this movie countless times since it's release, but just noticed that in The Dark Knight (2008), Joker is wearing a sticker from Harvey's campaign
I've watched this movie countless times since it's release, but just noticed that in The Dark Knight (2008), Joker is wearing a sticker from Harvey's campaign
1 - Bruce Wayne has a picture of Rachel and his parents on a desk. The picture of his parents burned from the fire at Wayne Mansion. This is also the desk Selina Kyle took his mother's pearl necklace from. All the things most important to him in one place.
Bruce Wayne has a picture of Rachel and his parents on a desk. The picture of his parents burned from the fire at Wayne Mansion. This is also the desk Selina Kyle took his mother's pearl necklace from. All the things most important to him in one place.
Dark Knight poster
Dark Knight poster

Dark Knight Plot

Set in the dark ages, a time of fear, magic and mystery. Ancient evil is about to be unleashed on the land and the only hope is the sharp sword, the pure heart and the mysterious force that protects the 'Chosen One' Ivanhoe.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Dark Knight. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Fantasy
Stars Charlotte Comer, Ben Pullen, Peter O'Farrell, Cameron Rhodes
IMDB score 5.3