Ha! I could listen to Batman bellow “this isn’t a car!!” over and over again! Well, here it is, the third and supposedly final trailer for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, and it is all kinds of epic-ness! Everyone gets a chance to appear in this ultra serious, ultra chilling but ultra awesome trailer, and the film is back to the top of my most-anticipated list, battling with Prometheus for top place.
The trailer was unlocked by eager fans just hours after a new viral campaign. A hunt for pieces of graffiti would reveal frames of the latest trailer, and it was unlocked yesterday. The new trailer features plenty of Batman in action, and plenty of Bruce Wayne looking constantly concerned. To be honest though, wouldn’t you be concerned with a man like Bane plotting to destroy your city?
Speaking of Bane, he also gets a lot more screen time here, and his talking seems to have improved, but he is a fearsome creation and just might out-do Heath Ledger’s Joker? I think he will certainly match him. Anne Hathaway also gets a brief moment to shine with a wallop of a kick near the end, all dressed up in her rather fetching catsuit. We get brief glimpses of Jim Gordon looking desperate for Batman’s return, Lucius Fox looking serious, and I am not quite sure what Joseph Gordon-Levitt is up to as John Blake, but he just might be the most serious out of the lot!
Then there’s a number of big explosions and action set pieces, that “Fire Rises” chant is there, Hell, this trailer has everything and if this doesn’t get you excited about The Dark Knight Rises then just don’t bother watching it. Amazing, what with this and the new Prometheus trailer yesterday, I’m not sure I can take much more excitement!
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
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Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.
By Matt Wavish