'Dark Knight Rises' MTV Trailer, TV Spot, Running Time & Much More
Tonight the MTV Movie Awards entertained teens across the world, and while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I took home Best Movie, thankfully The Hunger Games took plenty of awards too. However, the real star of the night was the introduction of a minute and a half of footage from The Dark Knight Rises introduced by Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale (who got emotional after seeing a couple clips of Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight), Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's a breathtaking bit of footage with some great new shots of Batman, Bane and Catwoman. But that's not all!
In addition, Collider noticed that AMC Theatres has listed a running time for The Dark Knight Rises at an epic 2 hours and 45 minutes. And we're thinking that they would know since the theater chain also announced a Dark Knight marathon on July 19th, leading up to the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. There aren't theaters listed yet, and it's not clear if the theater is showing Batman Begins and The Dark Knight before The Dark Knight Rises or just the latter sequel, but after having a six-movie marathon leading up to The Avengers (read my recap of the experience here), a screening of the whole trilogy doesn't seem crazy. Tickets go on sale June 11th at 12pm EST, so stay tuned to AMC's website for more info.
MTV footage for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, originally via ComingSoon:
Warner Bros has removed all copies of this footage, but it's back out on Comcast now.
And here's another new TV spot for The Dark Knight Rises, with a few snippets of extra footage:
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...