It's pretty bold to say that something will never happen whether you're talking about something as simple as eating meat or making a movie. But in the case of The Dark Knight Rises producer Emma Thomas, who is also the wife of Christopher Nolan, we're inclined to believe her statement that the filmmaker will never be in the director's chair of another Batman film following the conclusion of his trilogy. In an interview with SFX Magzine (via Movies.com), Thomas was asked of the possibility of Nolan returning to the universe of the Caped Crusader and she definitively said, "No, never. No, that's truly a never." Read on!
Introducing the Dent Act. While this isn't much of a viral, there was an authentic-looking City of Gotham document found on the DewGothamCity.com website, found via SuperHeroHype, mentioning the Dent Act. As we all know, Harvey Dent didn't make it past The Dark Knight, and we see his funeral in one of the first trailers. So, in the world of The Dark Knight Rises, the city introduced the "Dent Act" in his name to "bolster the city's campaign against organized crime." The document outlines some plans, and includes a good quote by Gotham Mayor Anthony Garcia. "This Bill is Harvey Dent's legacy and I intend to protect it." See below!
"I'm not afraid. I'm angry." Yes, here we go, yet another trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, right at the 31 day mark before TDKR actually hits theaters. We've stopped posting TV spots, but this is a trailer, and its got some new footage, but mostly a lot of exciting energy that will get you pumped up. Yes, we're getting down to the end, but this is one last trailer to put you over the top. I love Zimmer's score they use, the way it builds, the shots and epic feeling. Cannot wait. Christian Bale returns as Batman, with Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, plus Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Fans have already been brought into the marketing mix for The Dark Knight Rises with a contest to design t-shirts for the exciting conclusion to Christopher Nolan's film trilogy, and now they have another chance. We've already seen some cool TV spots for the film, but now you can make your own with a chance for it to be seen by the rest of the world. Imported from Gotham City (via SlashFilm) has revealed a contest for aspiring editors to make their own 25-second TV spot, which Christopher Nolan will judge himself, for a chance to win a trip to the New York City premiere of the film. Sounds like a pretty damn sweet deal to me.
"Now you're just showing off." That's about what we think which every single TV spot that comes out for The Dark Knight Rises, but we're not going to feature each and every one, so don't worry. But this new spot was too awesome to ignore with an exchange between Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new character and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, and a couple of great moments between Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), including one that calls back to Batman Begins. Plus, an awesome fanmade poster commemorating Christopher Nolan's trilogy has surfaced. Check them out below!
While there honestly isn't much exciting to report here, except for a game announcement, that "Rise" Bane logo (seen above) is badass enough on its own to feature anyway (high res on Facebook). The information in this news comes from a Batman Wikia blog post announcing a new game that will be available soon called The Fire Rises. It is a "browser-based real-time strategy game" for The Dark Knight Rises made by Warner Bros as online promotion. In lieu of any other good viral or ARG updates, this online game will have to do. Join Bane's mercenary forces to lead Gotham City’s underworld characters in a powerful uprising.
If you haven't picked up tickets for the midnight premiere or the marathon of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, then you should probably get on that since they've been on sale since Monday, June 11th, and you don't want to be stuck outside crying without a ticket. Of course, if you happen to be unable to see the film as soon as it opens on July 20th, you can feel a bit better knowing you can have Hans Zimmer's presumably awesome score for The Dark Knight Rises in your hands on July 17th. You can pre-order it on Amazon now, and while you wait just one more month, sample some of the tracks below.
The Fire Rises! Now that we've seen Prometheus and Avengers, what's the next biggest movie coming up on the summer schedule? Give or take Amazing Spider-Man, next is Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, arriving in theaters July 20th. That's only 39 days away, if you can believe it. A number of movie theaters, including AMC and those listed through Fandango, will begin selling midnight and marathon tickets for The Dark Knight Rises today. Specifically, those interested in midnight shows or AMC's marathon events, should aim to get their tickets when they go on sale at 12-Noon EDT (9AM PDT) today, Monday, June 11th.
After that batch of character posters for The Dark Knight Rises arrived with rain pouring on Batman, Catwoman and Bane, a whole slew of posters for the rest of the supporting cast surfaced with the same theme. Even Christopher Nolan and an imprisoned Joker got their own poster, and I would love to have each and every one of them on my wall. Meanwhile, the rest of the internet has been busy making their own posters, and some of them are good enough to be found in your local movie theaters, and at the very least, look better than that explosive orange poster. Check out a small batch of these cool fan-made posters below!
Well, if you didn't catch that bit of footage from the MTV Movie Awards we posted while it was still available, Warner Bros. has taken down the video across the web. Maybe it will surface in some sort of official capacity down the road. Until then, there's a new TV spot for The Dark Knight Rises that should tickle your fancy with a couple of great moments between Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). Also, this is the first TV spot to tout advance ticket sales which begin on June 11th, and that's also when tickets for the AMC Theatres' Dark Knight Marathon on July 19th are on sale. Watch!
Rise! Ohh you've gotta love the fan-art community, they'll take anything, make it better, and spread it like wildfire. Here we have one of my favorite sets, a series of character posters for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises to compliment the original three dark, raining-rubble characters posters for Batman, Catwoman and Bane. They've made a full set of individual "Rise" character posters for: Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, plus one for Chris Nolan himself (yea) and [spoiler!]. Finally, there's one for the Joker, strangely enough.
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!
Rise... It has begun! Warner Bros has kicked off their marketing surge to countdown the remaining two months left until Christopher Nolan's epic finale The Dark Knight Rises arrives in theaters in late July. Just last week we featured two of the first short, but exciting, TV spots for Nolan's TDKR, now we have one more that I just have to feature, mostly because of the style and Hans Zimmer's incredible score that builds and builds for 30 seconds. But, as Brad from RopeofSilicon reminds us, it's about "time to begin avoiding Dark Knight Rises TV spots" to save the truly epic, incredible experience for theaters. Watch it if you wish!
After those two international banners showed up this morning, we thought the marketing onslaught for The Dark Knight Rises that went into full swing this week was taking a break, at least for the long weekend. Well, someone went and discovered a QR code at the bottom of the final theatrical poster release earlier this week (the fiery orange one), and then let Batman-News in on the secret link: a kick-ass poster that's basically the Catwoman companion to the Bane poster with the broken Batman mask that was revealed back in December. This is easily the best of the new posters to hit this week, and you can see it in full below!