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Bane's Gotham Strike Map Printed on Viral Tube + T-Shirt Package

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December 15, 2011

Bane's Gotham Strike Map

The Fire Rises strike map? Gotham is staked out? So did we miss something? I feel like this is a huge jump ahead, right on the verge of the IMAX prologue being released this weekend, but here we go. Warner Bros has been mailing packages to various websites, us included, containing The Dark Knight Rises swag - a badass new Bane "Fire Rises" t-shirt that comes in a tube wrapped in a map of Gotham City (see the photos). The shirt looks great, but the tube has caught the attention of the web, with sites like ComingSoon and ComicBookMovie dissecting the notes like they're viral clues. As far as I can tell, this may just be a gift.

We received one of these tube packages at FS.net HQ today as well, and I took a few photos (the top two below). The Fire Rises shirt is awesome, I wish it was in my size, but oh well. The tube was just a cardboard tube with that map printed on it, nothing else really special about it. But, it is perhaps a spoiler regarding Bane's plans, so watch out. Here are a few photos, with a tube-map reconstruction via CBM at the bottom.

Bane Gotham Map - The Dark Knight Rises

Bane Gotham Map - The Dark Knight Rises

Here's a shot from SuperHeroHype of essentially all the package was. The tube-map as put together below.

Bane Gotham Map - The Dark Knight Rises

Bane Gotham Map - The Dark Knight Rises

So the map just seems to contain a layout of Bane's "Fire Rises" plan to uh, bring down Gotham City, it looks like. The "strike zones" include a lot of key areas, like bridges and downtown buildings, but it's probably all for nothing and just decoration in reference to Bane just being ruthless and maniacal. Only time will tell I suppose, but no one has reported on picking up any clues out of this yet, as far as we know (we'll keep you updated if they do). If it all was a gift, my humble apologies for being boastful, but it's still cool TDKR swag.

The Dark Knight Rises is once again directed by Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Inception previously. The script was co-written by Christopher & Jonathan Nolan (The Prestige, The Dark Knight), from a story by Chris Nolan & David S. Goyer (of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight). Warner Bros is bringing The Dark Knight Rises to regular and IMAX theaters everywhere July 20th, 2012 next summer. The Fire Rises...

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  • Mr.
    I want, so bad.   Correction...I need, so bad.
  • Lebowski
    This is a bit off topic, but anyway I went and saw MI:4 on Tuesday at IMAX. MI is a bit meh, except for the Khalifa sequence. But OH MY CRAP SHIT you have to see the fucking Batman prologue! I normally try to avoid hype and all that, but those were some staggering 10 minutes. Nolan's set pieces are just amazing. And so clinical! Seriously the man has an eye big shots like no one else. Also, I wasn't sold on Bain as a singular villain before I saw the prologue, but fuck me if Tom Hardy doesn't totally sell it. He has this great nazi scientist accent going on as well.
  • RobOh
    Lebowski -- you are correct -- that prologue was TITS. I got to see it in Houston and I was one happy boy. :)
    • Lebowski
      I live in Australia and assumed the prologue was US only, I shrieked like a schoolgirl when I realised it was coming on.
      • RobOh
        Did you see what was at that link I posted, Lebowski? ;)
        • Lebowski
          Heh yeah I did, not surprised it got deleted so quick. 
          • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
            I cannot stand bootlegs and this crap, so I am always on the hunt to remove and bury as much of that as possible. :) GO see it in theaters, where you SHOULD be seeing it!
    • Danimal
      Haha yeah I saw the prologue as well, but it was in a dome imax in charlotte, cause that's all we have...worst mistake ever....from what I could tell, the scene was incredible, but the screen was so distorted you could hardly tell what the hell was going on. I can't wait to see it again in real IMAX.
      • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
        I hate dome IMAX theaters... I warned someone else about staying away when they asked for the prologue. Domes suck, but I'm sure that was your only nearby choice, unfortunately. :/
  • BATMAN
    Does anyone else notice that Bane sort of looks like Darth Vader with only a breathing apparatus on, on the shirt?
  • David Banner
    Any...any chance at all the Batman prologue will be shown in non-IMAX? No IMAX in Norway, go figure....
  • Kakoarellano
    when is the trailer going online?
  • Axelgustav
  • Raghu
    I want the shirt and the map badly.
  • jaygoji
    Strike Zone 1 = SANDY HOOK.

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