I have to admit, the new theatrical poster for director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, shown to you yesterday, was a little weak. It featured Batman stood, completely unaware of the carnage happening behind him, and that carnage was now with added colour after the more impressive black and white style poster released last year.
I love the black and white style poster, and thankfully three out of the six new character posters features this glorious style! The other three character posters are not as good, and appear to be almost fake. However, the six posters each feature Batman (Christian Bale) doing his Batman thing, in other words a little bit grumpy, Bane (Tom Hardy) looking fantastic as the last villain in the world you would ever want to piss off, and Anne Hathaway looking sexy as ever as Catwoman. Check out the new character posters at the bottom of this post.
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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The Dark Knight Rises arrives in UK cinemas 20th July.
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