Two new TV advertisements released last night for The Dark Knight Rises don’t shine much new light on the closing chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Sad-Batman trilogy. But the clips are still fun, especially if you’re the kind of person who’s been obsessively dissecting ever new piece of DKR minutiae for the last year. The first video features Bruce Wayne talking to his old tech guru Lucius Fox. “I need you to get me back in the game,” he says, sounding like a man who has just returned to public life after a long sabbatical only to discover that the citizens of America have fallen in love with kinder, gentler, more colorful superheros. READ FULL STORY »
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Turns out, yesterday’s sorta new The Dark Knight Rises poster was just a preamble to three completely new character posters for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie. Bane (Tom Hardy), Batman (Christian Bale), and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) each get their own striking one sheets, featuring the character standing in some harsh rain that appears to transform into tiny sharp rocks as it bounces off their bodies. Behind them sits the word “RISE” in big letters, which for some reason makes me want to spend the rest of my day standing at my desk.
The new poster for The Dark Knight Rises looks a fair amount like the first rubble-strewn poster for The Dark Knight Rises, with the “red fire” Photoshop filter and a downcast Batman added in front. But it certainly adds to the overall impression that Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film is going for an epic and foreboding big finish. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
In four days, by all reports audiences will be streaming in droves to see The Avengers, a big, rousing, brightly-colored superhero movie filled with aliens, Norse gods, and giant green rage monsters. Before that movie begins, however, they’ll see the trailer for a very different kind of superhero movie, The Dark Knight Rises. That trailer was just released on the web, the culmination of a viral marketing campaign that began this morning. The preview paints a bleak, almost nihilistic picture of what awaits audiences on July 20 — check out the trailer below, and then let’s talk about our first impressions: READ FULL STORY »
There are some intriguing new materials over at the Dark Knight Rises website. Designed to resemble a police file, the website features a warrant for the arrest of “John Doe, AKA, ‘The Batman’” and an internally circulated document from “Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley,” noting that the mayor is insisting that the Gotham City PD redouble their efforts to capture the masked vigilante due to the upcoming arrival of Harvey Dent Day. There’s also a list of addresses in cities around the world, along with a call to action to “submit photographic evidence of graffiti.” Translation: If you live in a major city, you’ll probably see a bunch of Bat-shaped graffiti today. (Although a quick examination of the addresses indicates that the graffiti is mostly appearing in the city’s most well-traveled areas. The crossing of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco? Times Square in New York and Hong Kong? Yeesh, turns out Batman’s pretty much the worst tourist ever.) READ FULL STORY »
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The Dark Knight Risesis looking less like a superhero movie and more like a film about civil war or a populist revolution.
Take a look at the people who help you through your day — the store clerk, the hotel bellman, the waiter. Then imagine the working class rising up to attack the people they serve. That’s what the villain Bane appears to be orchestrating in new footage from The Dark Knight Rises, which screened Tuesday at the theater-owner convention CinemaCon.
“What defines cinema and gets people out of the home to watch it, is spectacle,” filmmaker Christopher Nolan said. “What we wanted to do with this story was finish it in the biggest way possible.”
Read a description of the footage after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
As if fanboys didn’t already have enough reason to pack into cineplexes the weekend of May 4, EW has confirmed that the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will play in front Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.
While Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film is based on the venerable DC Comics property — and as we all know, DC and Marvel are sworn enemies except for lucrative inter-company crossover opportunities — Warner Bros. smartly decided that it made sense to pair TDKR‘s newest trailer with Marvel’s wildly anticipated omnibus superhero behemoth. The trailer will play with 3-D and 2-D screenings in both conventional and IMAX theaters.
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Brad Bird wanted to be a filmmaker since the moment he learned to draw. “I didn’t realize this until later,” says the 54-year old director of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, “but the very first drawings I did when I was a kid at age 3 were sequential. They weren’t great drawings – they were just stick figures – but they were meant to be viewed in a certain order. So from the very beginning, I was trying to make films.”
The pictures have only gotten got more sophisticated — and larger — since then. Bird made a name for himself in animation with The Iron Giant, then won Oscars with two Pixar blockbusters, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, both of which he wrote and directed. His winning streak has continued with his first live-action effort: Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in Tom Cruise’s signature spy-fi franchise — and the second to be shepherded by producer J.J. Abrams — has received rave reviews (EW’s Owen Gleiberman even has it on his 10 best of ’11 list) and is poised to be one of the biggest movies of the holiday season. (The film, which opened in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, grossed over $17 million during a 6-day run on 425 IMAX screens.) Bird took a few minutes to speak with EW about the animation-to-live-action-to-IMAX transition. READ FULL STORY »
Does Christopher Nolan’s final Bat-flick have more on its mind than just thrilling fanboys and filmgoers with sensational summertime escapism? You might wonder after taking a look at the latest official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which made its debut in theaters this past weekend with Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows and hit the Web today.
The preview sketches the film’s themes and conflict without ever spelling out the plot. SPOILER ALERT! The trailer begins with a boy launching into the national anthem at a football game. It’s a flourish that signals the beginning of a high-stakes game — and a drama about the current state of the union. As “The Star Spangled Banner” plays, we hear some dialogue about replacing Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) — he’s a “war hero” in a time of peace. And in perhaps the trailer’s most loaded moment (not counting the various beats of gunplay), we see Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle — a.k.a. Catwoman — hissing a line into the ear of fat-cat playboy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) that suggests she’s been spending time with the unhappy campers at Occupy: Gotham City. “You think this is going to last. There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches because when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you ever thought how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.” As we hear this line, we see the sacking of an opulent home, and we get a lot of ominous imagery involving Thomas Hardy’s fearsome Bane and a small army of goons laying siege to Batman’s hometown. “When Gotham is in ashes,” Bane growls to an incapacitated Bruce, “you have my permission to die.” READ FULL STORY »
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