Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is just two weeks away, and I can barely contain myself! I wish they would stop with the advertising now because each and every piece I read, watch or look at just reminds me that I still have two weeks to wait. I want to see it now!!! NOW!!!
While we all wait and suffer the pain of not seeing it, allow me to share with you some new promotional stuff which landed today. Firstly, a new Chinese trailer launched earlier today, and while only running at a short one minute and three seconds, it does feature a massive amount of new, mostly action based footage. It also features plenty of chats with Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) who has not exactly had a big role on the promotional stuff so far.
Also revealed today are three new, rather amazing posters. The first can be seen above, and it features a manhole with Bane’s face on it and the words “rise” written over it. The image is the gateway image to the Fire Rises online game, and once completed it reveals the second poster. The second poster it quite possibly the best poster yet for The Dark Knight Rises, and may well be one of the finest posters of the year. In striking red, it features the first ever image we saw of Bane from last year, with his army taking up the rest of the poster. It is ultra cool! And finally, we get a new IMAX poster featuring the Dark Knight himself stood over a burning Gotham City.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmakerChristopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
“It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane”
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. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
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The Dark Knight Rises arrives in UK cinemas 20th July.
By Matt Wavish