Boy, the marketing train for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is really starting to take off. For awhile there, we only had a teaser poster and one more one-sheet, but this week alone has seen the release of a new one-sheet as well as six character posters. We now have six new banners to add to the mix. While this seems like a lot, Warner Bros. still has a long way to go if they are wanting to match the one-sheet counts for movies like Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES or Marvel’s THE AVENGERS which both had near or over 50 different marketing pieces released.
I love the new banners and they are full of symbolism. Of course there is the war for Gotham portrayed in all of them with Batman (Christian Bale) facing off against Bane (Tom Hardy), but the two that stand out to me the most are the two of Batman and Bane standing on top of opposing vehicles. Batman, standing on top of a Gotham City police cruiser, gives you the feeling that he is above, looking over Gotham as its protector while, Bane, standing on top of some military grade Tumblers, gives you the feeling of a man who puts himself above Gotham City as its destroyer. Pretty good stuff here.
Check out the new banners below and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.
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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
SYNOPSIS: 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 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 winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar 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.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is set to hit theaters and IMAX on July 20, 2012
Official Website: www.TheDarkKnightRises.com
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