Fuzzy, Fan-Made Clips Appear on Fake 'The Fire Rises' YouTube Page
Now that the official viral for The Dark Knight Rises established itself with that Bane first look reveal a few weeks ago using the slogan "The Fire Rises" (#TheFireRises), it looks like things might be continuing on. Movie Viral has written about a series of three clips that have showed up on a YouTube account called TheFireRises showing chaos in, presumably, Gotham. Either someone was lucky snagging the name or it's connected with the TDKR viral, or it may just be a viral for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City and E3 next week. Either way, these are some pretty cool clips to get us back into that world of Gotham City again.
Update: We're hearing that these are indeed fake and fan-made creations, they're not official and have nothing to do with the actual The Dark Knight Rises viral. They're still intriguing, but not real videos at all.
The next clip, titled "Outbreak", shows inmates in orange rags being thrown and shuffled around, then it cuts to a clip of driving through what look to be the Gotham/Chicago tunnels also seen in The Dark Knight.
The last clip is footage from the Gotham City News network but has an obviously doctored story that now says "Arkham Breakout?" Hence the thinking that this may all just be connected with Batman: Arkham City.
There is the possibility, though, considering this does tie in with "The Fire Rises" slogan and everything, that this may be linked to The Dark Knight Rises and may just be an early glimpse at the mayhem that is to come. Something like that. There's also a flash at 0:13 seconds in on the final GCN video linking to a Facebook URL. That just links to a group page for The Fire Rises (here) where not much is happening yet. This still doesn't feel like it's official, but maybe it is and we'll find out soon enough. For now we'll just have to keep an eye on things and see how it all unfolds. Keep watch on the website at thedarkknightrises.com as well as all of these pages: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for any more The Fire Rises viral clues & updates.