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New The Dark Knight Rises Trailer [Update]

Holy crap this new trailer looks good. I’ll try to do some analysis tonight.

Update: Better late than never, but I do have some analysis for the trailer.  At least I do after I pick my jaw up off the floor haha.  This trailer was that good.

  1. It looks like Bane will break the Bat in some way.  We’ve gotten that thought from past trailers but this really seems to hint at it a lot more.  That probably explains why Bruce is walking around with a cane in part of the trailer.
  2. Bane knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman.  We kind of figured that would happen but the trailer confirms it.
  3. There seems to be a time gap between when Batman is ‘broken’ and when he returns to save Gotham.  The trailer shows Bruce with hair length varying and all the past trailers have shown Bruce with two different beards and clean shaven.
  4. I want this movie now.  This movie looks damn good and I cannot wait for it to come out!

The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Trailer and Impressions

The theatrical trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has officially been released.  If you’re like me and resisted the urge to watch the bootleg copies its well worth checking out now.

In typical Christopher Nolan fashion the trailer really doesn’t give anything away but does its job in getting you amped up for the final movie.  There were a few cool little things I picked up on in the trailer.

  1. There was a pretty cool Easter egg in the beginning of the trailer.  The crowd at the football stadium are holding up signs.  Once sign spells out Rouges.  If you look at the R, its shaped the like the R that is traditionally used as Robin’s logo.
  2. Harvey Dent’s reputation appears to be intact.  Based on the pictures over Gordon’s shoulder it would appear that Gordon and Batman have kept their pact to hide Harvey’s crimes.
  3. Selina Kyle appears to be at a masquerade ball dancing with Bruce Wayne, and it certainly looks like she has cat ears in her hair.
  4. It seems that Bruce Wayne is in prison.  Not sure whether this is a flashback or not.  I’m sure we’ll find out.
  5. Bane is hard to understand.  However, that is probably how he would sound in the comics as well with his mouth completely covered by the mask.  I’m going to have to pay close attention to understand everything he says.
  6. The Batwing is awesome looking. ’nuff said.
  7. The trailer is lacking in the amount of screen-time give to Batman.  He had very little time on screen, however if the Bat is broken it would make sense that he doesn’t appear very much.
  8. They included the Joker’s theme from The Dark Knight in the trailer.  You can hear it as the prisoners are escaping and right before the chanting starts.  I thought it was a great callback to the last movie to include Joker’s music. (Yes, I own The Dark Knight score and listen to it regularly.  That’s how I picked up on the music)

The Dark Knight Rises Poster

Yesterday we were hopeful to get a new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s 3rd Batman movie.  It didn’t happen, although some free tickets were given away for the preview screening next week.

We were lucky enough to get the second poster for The Dark Knight Rises… or at least we got something that looks like it could be a new poster.  I’m not 100% sure this new poster is real, but it does look good.  It certainly indicates that Bane will damage Batman, and potentially break him.

The Dark Knight Rises Today?

The viral marketing for The Dark Knight Rises has kicked off and my fellow nerds have been pulling on all the strings to determine what tidbits of information Christopher Nolan is releasing to the fans.  A good deal of the viral marketing has lead to a web-site,, which has a countdown clock on it gradually ticking down to zero.  The guess is that when the clock hits zero the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will be available for public viewing.

The folks over at Cinema Blend were covering the press screening of the first 6 minutes of the movie in IMAX format and at the end of their article stated:

and we’ll see you tomorrow when the first theatrical trailer arrives online.

Combine this statement with the Operation Early Bird countdown, and it looks like we are getting the first real trailer for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film.  Needless to say, I am excited and looking forward to seeing how good this trailer is.  Once it goes online I’ll be sure to put a copy of the trailer here for your viewing pleasure.

The Dark Knight Rises on Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine has been well known for its coverage of superhero movies.  This time they’ve gotten some exclusive shots of Batman and Bane from this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.  This is only the second official picture we’ve gotten of Bane so its interesting from that perspective.

Before I get the e-mail and comment reminders that I went spoiler free this is not considered spoilers for the movie. The pictures here are officially released by Warner Bros and fair game for me to look at.

To be honest, I’m still not sold on the look of movie Bane.  The comic book version with the lucha libre mask is so iconic its really hard to get used to a new look.  However, this is a Christopher Nolan movie, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

Catwoman Debuts Part 2

Update: According to a variety of sources this picture is in fact a fake.  Consider me duped.

Warner Bros has released an additional photo of Anne Hathaway in what is presumably the Catwoman costume.  It’s an interesting costume for a burglar, but not necessarily what I would expect from Catwoman.  Catwoman’s costume exudes sexiness and this doesn’t really help to do that.  And the goggles confuse me… I’m really hoping its not a permanent thing.  But I’m going to trust Christopher Nolan not to let me down.  Check out the picture below.

Catwoman Debuts

Hot on the heels of the reveal of Henry Cavill in costume as Superman Warner Bros has followed up with the first image of Anne Hathaway in costume as Catwoman.  Don’t worry, I am not violating me pledge for going spoiler free on The Dark Knight Rises.  This image was released on the official site for the newest Batman movie.

As for the picture it doesn’t give away too much.  I find it interesting that Selina Kyle is riding the batpod and it looks to be indoors.  Maybe she’s stealing it from Batman?  It would be in character seeing as she is a thief.  The goggles are interesting as well.  In the comics Catwoman has periodically worn goggles but never anything as technologically fancy as we see in this picture.  Maybe they are only for use during heists to help see security tripwires or something like that.  Based on the previous Christopher Nolan films I really don’t see these goggles being a permanent part of the costume.  I think it will be a temporary thing much like Batman’s sonar vision in The Dark Knight.

I’m sure some people will complain because the Catwoman costume is not skin-tight like in the comics.  But bear in mind Nolan tries to make his movies have an element of realism and it wouldn’t make much sense for a cat burglar to wear a skin-tight suit.  A utility suit like this makes sense so that tools could be carried easily.  Also, there is one last thing to consider.  This might not be the final Catwoman costume and instead a version worn early in the film that will then evolve.  One thing is for sure its fun to start seeing news about The Dark Knight Rises that isn’t spoilers.

The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster

We’ve been lacking in some solid news in regards to Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie entitled The Dark Knight Rises, but now we’ve gotten something solid.  Late yesterday the teaser poster for the new movie was released.  Is it just me or does it have a very Inception-like look?

The Dark Knight Rises Viral Marketing

The last Batman movie, The Dark Knight, became well known for making use of viral marketing to gain and keep fan interest in the movie.  It stands to reason they would do the same thing for the third Batman movie by Christopher Nolan.  Last week the viral marketing began and astute fans were able to find the first image of Bane.  This was found via a Twitter account entitled TheFireRises.

Recently a YouTube user has appeared with the same name and begun uploading videos that look to be from the new Batman movie.  I for one love the fact that the viral marketing campaign has already started.  Just imagine what they will do for Comic Con this year!  The YouTube videos are shown below, enjoy your first look at The Dark Knight Rises.  These videos seem to hint at another outbreak from Arkham.  Sound familiar from any of the comics?

First Look at Bane from The Dark Knight Rises

The folks over at Super Hero Hype have been all over this, so credit for this find goes completely to them.  It seems as though the viral marketing for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises has already started.  If you remember the viral marketing that was used to hype The Dark Knight set in place new ways to advertise a movie.  I’m very curious to see how they are able to use viral methods to hype the new movie.

Some posters over on the SHH boards have started digging into the official movie site for The Dark Knight Rises and they’ve found some very interesting details that were used to find the first image of Tom Hardy in costume as Bane.  If you’re interested in the methods used to find the image check out the SHH article.  I don’t want to steal their information on how they found it as they deserve all the credit for this find.

The best part is this seems to be an official, i.e. real, image of Bane that was purposely placed on the movie web-site.  As such, I have no problem presenting it on this site.  I have to admit, the image does seem to pull a lot of inspiration from the comics.  There could be a lot of interesting back story to describe how Bane’s spine became so scarred.  Its starting to look like scars are becoming the go to thing for a badguy in Nolan’s Bat movies.  If this is the look of Bane in the movie, I am happy.  Be sure to click on the image below for the super high res version.