Check Out These Four Huge, Gritty Banners for 'The Dark Knight Rises'

May 24, 2012
Source: Collider

The Dark Knight Rises

Well, it really seems like the onslaught for getting the word out about The Dark Knight Rises is taking off in a big way this week. Not only have we seen an explosive final poster (which was somewhat disappointing), a batch of character posters for Batman, Catwoman and Bane, and a couple of cool TV spots with some great new footage, but now we have a round of four huge banners with the debris and ashes of Gotham all over the place. These are probably the coolest posters so far, but some of the placement of our main characters feels a little off-perspective, likely because of some Photoshop work. Still, they're all damn cool banners. Look!

Here's the new banners for The Dark Knight Rises from Collider (click for large versions):

The Dark Knight Rises - Banner - Batman

The Dark Knight Rises - Banner - Bane

The Dark Knight Rises - Banner - Catwoman

The Dark Knight Rises - Banner - Batman and Bane

Eight years after The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to the limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent.

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 this summer. The Legend Ends…

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  • Jim
  • SuicidalOptimist
    Argh, I hate saying anything bad about this franchise, but the Bane banner in particular makes me cringe. The placement of the tumbler with him on top of it just looks so wrong; it looks like they took his character sticker and slapped it the picture of a street riot. Well, I guess it's still a better PS job than most other movies (especially of the super hero/action genre) had to suffer through recently. But yeah, so far I haven't been too impressed with any of the posters for TDKR.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I dont see any tailer of movies, i hate spoilers, but What beautiful posters! Outstanding ! I think Nolan know what to doing But I don't wana batman ends. I can't wait until 2015 for batman reboot. I hope this one had good action because I believe in plot of Nolan's works I really hope Huns Zimmer give more new theme to this newcomer and go to the deep Cinematic World without Nolan's batmans loss something
  • LosZombies
    DAAAAAAAMN!!!! That last one is SO freakin sick!! Its almost as if Bane is sayin "Come at me bro!" I MUST HAVE IT!!!!
    • Cracky
       Right?? It's a SHOWDOWN.
      • LosZombies
        Is it wrong that I actually wanna see Bane annihalate Batman? lol :l
  • The marketing onslaught is on!
  • Cracky
    Not a whole lot is known about the plot (in depth at least) but from what they ARE giving us, it looks like Batman is finally accepted as a champion by Gotham's Finest, against Bane and his army. I LOVE the grit and 'breaking point' tension of these posters.
  • I love the last one!  That so epic!
  • These make great Facebook timeline covers.
  • Nielsen700
  • Voice of Reason
    I believed in Harvey Dent
  • MovieKing
    Banner 1: Batman is ready Banner 2: Bane is ready  Banner 4: The fight begins Banner 3: Catwomen is gettin the heck out of there
    • David Banner
      Nah, Catwoman is evening out the odds, it's all those guys + Bane vs Batman-just not fair
  • Norwan
    chris nolan loves floating debris
    • Razor
      More like the artists/marketing team.
    • Ricky
      and snow too 
  • I've got to admit, this movie will bypass The Avengers.  Batman is the hottest superhero of all time.
  • Pendy16
  • Lou
    Cant wait for this movie, but these banners are garbage. WOW the work on them is very 2nd rate, terrible cloning and masking these are a first rough draft right?
    • ambiguish
      I'd have to agree, unfortunately. Maybe it's just knowing what to look for, but there's poor photoshop work all around. The images are large, but not especially high quality, so that doesn't help. And, I'd say these things if they were for any film, but for movies that are expected to be at such a caliber, the design work this go 'round has been rather disappointing.
  • Xerxexx
    I like the last one.
  • bltzie
    I expect A LOT of people standing on top of cars in this movie
  • Brotsis
    So bane and catwoman now have batman's vehicles? haha.
  • Max Renn
    Catwoman one is my favorite. Dynamic and interesting, not photoshop disasters like the others.
  • Chris Amaya
    Too big. Won't fit as my Nexus wallpaper :'(
  • Icarus
    Their all cool, but I can't help feel number 1 would be cooler if Batman was actually looking at the camera. 
  • abdc
    All of them looks like an amateur photoshop quickly done. the only one i like and think that actually looks like a banner is the one with catwoman. the rest looks fake, look at batman he isn't even standing on the car, neither is bane. quick time print screen. POOR 
  • Han solo
    bad photoshopped images who in Gods name is approving these posters the riots there looks like a cut out from elsewhere like a novice photoshop user would do waiting to see some really professional poster for TDKR
  • Nathan
    What I don't understand is why are they advertising Catwoman so much with the Batpod? I understand that she's going to be using the thing in the film but it's not like you associate Catwoman on a motorcycle. She should be shown prowling or something.... 
    • Stevenfreestyler
       that's because she doesn't anything to associate with.. everyone has a ride, and well they guess she should have something too. Not like they're gonna come up with a cat mobile or something.. That would be the movie joke of the year 😀 lol
  • Stevenfreestyler
    Emmmmm, cat women riding on a batpod, bane riding the tumbler and batman riding a police car.. hey, wait a minute.. did i say that right? Batman drives a police car this time around?!!! that would be funny lol oh yeah, tumbler belongs to Bane now ha ha ;D and the Joker laughs!!
  • redskulllives
    Banner 4:    - Bane: " Come at me Brah!!! "




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