You Need To See This: 'Dark Knight Rises' Marketing Hits the Streets
Rise. We're now under 30 days until Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises explodes into theaters in July, and that means it's time to go all out building up hype. Warner Bros has started their strong traditional marketing push, with billboards, big posters and more advertising appearing in major cities like New York and Los Angeles. Our friends at SlashFilm caught a photo in LA of one of the coolest billboards I've ever seen, and while I was in NY this weekend, I snapped some shots of a series of posters in a subway station, as well as a big Times Square billboard being installed. Everyone excited for Batman must see these.
First up, here are the photos I took in New York. I happened to be passing through the Times Square 42nd Street station, and saw this long display, then walked up to the street and caught "The Dark" half-billboard.
Second, here's an awesome Batman billboard in Los Angeles at Sunset & La Brea. That's an actual, physical hole with real debris, not an illusion. One of the best bits of TDKR marketing they've made (via SlashFilm).
Finally, just to toss in a mention of this update as well, Comic Book Movie found a full copy of the Gotham Observer newspaper online as part of the Mountain Dew TDKR viral. Check it out here if you're interested:
Update: A few more shots of TDKR ads on the streets from Batman-News.com's new gallery of photos.
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