OK, so The Dark Knight Rises is still well over a month away from release, and yet in the past two weeks we have seen an almighty barrage of posters, images and TV spots. So much in fact, that I have saved the newest two posters (both revealed last week) for some other news as to not take up our entire news section with The Dark Knight Rises stuff! I am not complaining at all the material, however with still six weeks until release, I am not sure I want to be seeing quite this much advertising already. If this amount of stuff continues up until the films release, we might well get sick of it, and I am far too excited about the film to contemplate that happening.
So, what we have for you today is the fifth TV spot which basically uses mostly scenes already shown in the previous ones, with a small amount of new footage. We also have two incredibly bad new posters for you to look at in utter amazement that a film so important could justify releasing something so bad. Granted the poster of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman is very pleasing on the eye and can pass as average, but seriously, that poster of Batman is just awful. The marketing team really need to get their arse in gear!
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