What a pleasant surprise this morning. We have a brand new trailer sponsored by Nokia for next month’s conclusion to Chris Nolan’s Batman epic, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. It’s haunting, foreboding and even let’s loose a minor spoiler, especially if you are not aware of the relationship between Bane and Batman in the comics. I only mention this because if you are not aware of their relationship, you might want to skip this one.
It’s amazing to me to see just how different Marvel’s THE AVENGERS and Chris Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES are when you think about taking characters from a comic-book and bring them to the big screen. With Marvel’s THE AVENGERS, there was a lot of faith in the source material and the result is a fantastical reality that looks like the comic-book literally came to life, but with THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Chris Nolan has taken the character of Batman and his mythos and really worked at bringing it into a realistic environment. Two completely different approaches and both work for what they are. I’m interested to see how the finally of Mr. Nolan’s trilogy plays out on screen, especially since we are most likely going to be seeing a new version of Batman gracing the screen in the near future with news that a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie and a shared universe from DC is on its way.
Either way, check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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