I admit, those OMGs in the headline are only partially sarcastic. Although I have no moral qualms about posting a bootleg trailer like the one that hit late Friday, I was done working by then and I have to admit, the higher-resolution version is a lot more exciting. It has probably less than five seconds total of new footage, the most exciting of which are the split-second glimpses of Tom Hardy as Bane (pictured) in his sexy goth ballgag. Still, Chris Nolan could seal his farts in decorative pie tins at Comic-Con and people would line up for hours to buy one for $10,000. Not that I blame them, I’ve heard they smell like freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, with just a hint of unicorn dander.
There’s an even higher-res version at The Dark Knight Rises facebook page. Click on for more screencaps.
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. [press release via /Film]
Good for Warner Brothers for hiring an indie-ish director who’d never done a blockbuster, FX-type movie before to do Batman, instead of the kind of glorified graphic designers studios usually hire. Get someone who understands story. He’s going to have 15 people working under him to make it look pretty anyway.
Oh my God, that’s a blurry Bane on the left!
They’re about to fight! Put up your dukes!
Listen to Gary Oldman, Batman. Become the Batman.
Here’s “The Dark Knight Rises Poster Explained”, from TheDailyBlam. Yup, that about sums it up.