Check This Out: Cool Fan-Made 'Dark Knight Rises' Credit Sequence

January 26, 2012
Source: Vimeo

The Dark Knight Rises

We're still waiting for another trailer for The Dark Knight Rises to surface, but a read pointed out that franchise fan Doğan Can Gündoğdu has crafted something that just might whet your appetite. Though there haven't been any opening credit sequences in either Batman Begins or The Dark Knight, Can Gündoğdu has put together quite a cool opening for the film. It feels like it's from a different director, not within Nolan's style, and could actually be used as the opening for a gritty new Batman crime series instead. We probably won't see any credit sequence in the anticipated, but this is still pretty awesome. Watch it!

Here's Doğan Can Gündoğdu's opening credit sequence for The Dark Knight Rises via Vimeo:

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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  • I feel like it's trying too hard to be Se7en title sequence, but falling short.
    • just a guest
      You are right. How does this fit into the world of The Dark Knight. Sorry for all the work. But this isn't good.
    • JL
      Yeah, this doesn't fit at all.  It looks almost like it's ripped right from Se7en, but with the bat symbol and different credits.  Plus, the music was very irritating.  All the whiny noises in Zimmer's Joker music didn't annoy me this much.
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, my first thought was "this feels quite Fincher-y". The creator did a great job but it doesn't fit the general tone Nolan has set for his Batman movies. 
  • Neuromancer
    For some reason I think this would fit better if Mr. Freeze was the villain. Though, like you said it's not Nolan's style. But I'm sure he enjoyed making it :)
    • Thexn
      Or maybe a severely deranged Penguin?
      • Roderick
        Really, i thought Hugo Strange, only cause i played the last Batman game...
  • David
    Only problem is Nolan doesn't really do opening credit sequences. Goes for the "jump right in" approach. (ie - Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Inception)
    • Kjman04
      Yeah every nolan film goes right into action except Insomnia.  Thats his only one with beginning credits.  I think beginning credits are pointless.  it takes the viewer out of the film.
  • Sorry but that's just too fucking retarded!
  • Middenway
    Seems like a parody.
  • Looks like CSI: Gotham City
  • God, it was a chore to watch this. Had to stop watching after about 30 seconds. It took that long to give out 10 seconds worth of information. Stupid.
  • Richie G
    Looks class, but not for the movie. It'd be great for a gritty tv series like you said. Still very impressive
  • Chris Amaya
    Not really diggin' it. Sorry :(
  • stfugtfo
    just no
  • Marty
    This is so clumsily cut and shot. They are TRYING to replicate a style that doesn't fit AT ALL with this Batman universe. But regardless, it wreak's of being amateur.
    • Marty
      and by "wreak's" I meant "wreaks". But even 1,000 typos would be easier to read than watching 10 seconds of this laborious video.
      • agreed lmfao
      • littleup
        I think by "wreaks", you mean "reeks". I agree with John below: to those that have nothing nice to say - let's see you do better.
  • Amateur or not, it's not that bad. It does not fit with Nolan's style. True. It feels like it's trying too hard. True. But, I can see some talent in there. It's unfortunate it has little to inspire excitement for the film.
  • the opening credits for the next movie of batman Directed by  David Fincher and producers for Cris Nolan?
  • Dom
    This has a really high production value. It has to be commended on that alone! Well done. This must worry title sequence developers who charge thousands for this kinda thing and here comes a fan who does a great job on a shoe string budget. Interesting.
    • Anonymous
      Totally agree. Like everyone has said, the style is definitely not consistent with the series or with Nolan's work, but wow. A great-looking, clean cut, and artistic sequence made by a fan is something to be applauded. It may have dipped into the Se7en school of thought a little much, but the end product looks good.
  • John
    I like this.  To those who have nothing nice to say, I'd like to see you do better...
    • It's not bad, truly.  It doesn't feel quite like Batman to me but it's not bad.  I agree, people should be nice.  If I may offer an exemption for myself to criticize, some of us might actually do this for a living :)
    • John! Go F*** yourself! I don't need to do better... Nolan will do that 4 me. Leave the credit making to real film makers, this just doesn't look like Dark Knight to me... It's more like Seven. So shut up and I'll say what I wanna say.  this is a free country you idiot! Edit Reply
      • Anonymous
        LMFAO @ real film maker, the only thing that makes you a real film maker is  a camera. so you fail idiot.
      • John
        Bob, you might have overreacted a little bit. Nolan's Batman films have no opening credits, it's just the standard end credits.  I actually prefer this method, because the film starts and you are immediately thrust into the first scene. But it's nice to see fans try to do something creative like this. Again, if you can make something better than this I invite you to share it with all of us.
  • It seems like the intro to a TV show about serial killers, or maybe like the intro to "Se7en".  (part of me even thought of "House").  It's neat for sure.  I don't think it feels Batman-ish, but whoever did this could probably crank out a cool title sequence.
  • John! Go F*** yourself! I don't need to do better... Nolan will do that 4 me. Leave the credit making to real film makers, this just doesn't look like Dark Knight to me... It's more like Seven. So shut up and I'll say what I wanna say.  this is a free country you idiot!
    • A Villa88
      dude get a life lol its not that serious being a hater gets you no where in life.
  • Chazzy
    CSI: Gotham
  • Gilbertglrz
    I'd like to see all you mother fuckers do better!
    • JL
      Argumentum ad hominem.  Why don't you tell us what you liked about it so much instead of personally attacking others who have offered their own criticisms?  Furthermore, do you have a stake in how this credit sequence is received?  Did you make it?  Why such an emotional response?  Perhaps you should find an outlet for your anger issues.
  • Greeney
    to tell the truth if freeze was the bad guy then yeah this would work and it is well done its just not really the thing for bane
  • Made me realize what an awesome cast this movie has lined up!
  • tir na nog
    I thought it was fine,would probably suit a batman tv show more,HBO you listening.
  • Alienlickwid
    Good effort.
  • Truong18
    gotta give credit for the guy, but it just does not fit for the movie.
  • Anonymous
    alot of hate going on in here,,,have to admit, eventhough its heavily pulled from seven,,,decent technique.  Good Job man, keep pushing it.
  • Felt too much like Dexter to me...
  • The_Kid89
    I feel like this is more of a David Fincher opening title sequence. But still good work just not Batman or Nolan. Always did kind of want to see a Fincher directed Batman mystery movie.
  • i like it
  • Csikimeti
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  • Csikimeti
    Nigga we prevail by gang banging and taking notes from souljahs you shall see how MARKS get wasted by ak';s and BULLETS nigga!




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