CATEGORIES Fandom, Movie Marketing, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalThe Joker's latest campaign is currently overloading his server, but here's what's happened so far.
Over on Clown Travel Agency, a list of addresses was posted for bowling alleys across the country. Whoever got there first received a bowling bag with a ball engraved with a number, and the usual Joker swag of a cellphone and a Joker card.
(Empire has some photos of the swag up and is one of the few sites not being completely overloaded.) Those who called the number were told "We know who you are" and that was that. As each bag was picked up, CTA received another stamp.
Now CTA is defunct, and forwards you to Acme Security Systems, where you are asked to enter your e-mail address and phone number for voice verification. For most (including Erik Davis and myself), the server wouldn't load. One person I know got through, and the next task is apparently to disable Acme's security system. The password is "Needle" for what it's worth -- I assume this is what you're supposed to voice verify.
New updates after the jump ...
And my friend Richey got the call! Here's what happened, in his own words: "Okay -- I got the call and I had to give my name, number and and email address. Bit of a pause then the distinct tones of GARY OLDMAN came on the line!! Jim Gordon says it's a trick, it was all a set-up and now I'm an official recruit of Gotham City PD. If I don't accept these terms, I'll be treated as a suspected member of the Joker's gang. Then it hung up on me!!"
What? REALLY? Because if that's all this was, than we have been April Fooled indeed. Fitting. Richey says he now feels like he's being watched.
However, whatever is going on with Harvey Dent is still in the works. His site is now overloaded. 3pm came and went with nothing, it's now 7pm EST and all that has happened is a successful rally for Dent.
We'll keep you updated if something goes on. So stay tuned ...
Update #1 -- I received the call and indeed, it's a very threatening Commissioner Gordon. I either have to help the Gotham PD, or go to jail for conspiracy to commit a criminal enterprise. At the same time that I received my phone call, Acme Security started flashing red with "Identity Captured!" My name, IP, and e-mail address have all been logged as evidence. Here's a screencap for those who couldn't get through.
Update #2 -- Looks like that's the end. Harvey Dent is back up, and nothing there has changed. However, some have pointed out the curious error in a few of the CTA travel stamps. Some of them were labeled April 4th. Quite possibly, this has all been a prelude to a trailer release for that day. Or it could have just been a typo . . .