MTV News runs through the most massive showbiz stories of the year…
By far the most talked about movie this year was Batman: The Dark Knight which pitted the late Heath Ledger’s Joker against Christian Bale’s caped crusader.
The sad death of Ledger- from an accidental overdose- in January definitely made the public more interested in the second of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. Also in the cast were Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart. The Dark Knight has nearly grossed $1 Billion in revenue and some are predicting Oscar success for the late Ledger come February.
The other big superhero movie of 2008 was Ironman- which starred a revitalised Robert Downey Jr. The film kicked off a new franchise as Downey Jr- also excellent in Tropic Thunder this year- played Tony Stark and his flying alter ego.
Gwyneth Paltrow- who looked stunning at the UK premiere- was the film’s love interest with Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard playing the baddies. A sequel will be released in 2010.
Source: MTV News