New 'Dark Knight Rises' Character Posters Have Inclement Weather

May 22, 2012
Source: Yahoo, Facebook

The Dark Knight Rises

Yesterday, we got a new poster for The Dark Knight Rises, and while it's not terrible, many fans seemed to be disappointed in the poster, if only because it didn't seem all that inspiring or exciting (and it's apparently extremely easy to make in Photoshop). Well, perhaps in an effort to redeem themselves, Warner Bros. has unleashed six new character posters for Christopher Nolan's anticipated conclusion to the Dark Knight legend giving Batman, Bane and Catwoman two different posters, each with very bad weather. The batch with the rain instead of the snow seem to be the coolest, but they're not amazing. Look below!

Here's the posters for The Dark Knight Rises from Yahoo and Facebook (click for larger versions):

Dark Knight Rises - Batman RainDark Knight Rises - Batman Snow

Dark Knight Rises - Bane RainDark Knight Rises - Bane Snow

Dark Knight Rises - Catwoman RainDark Knight Rises - Catwoman Snow

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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Not bad, nothing worth putting on the wall, though. The poster of Heath Ledger as the Joker in his classic purple suit is so iconic, it's a shame that they can't replicate the same sort of imagery with this one. I still think the movie's gonna be my favorite of the summer, though.

Buttass on May 22, 2012


Well, let's not forget, no one found it iconic until after the film was released. Most people were baffled by the choice of Ledger as the Joker, it wasn't until after that he became an icon. If this film tops it's predecessors, then Bane and his mask in the rain may be an icon. It's all about context. I didn't think much of Brad Pitt holding up that piece of soap, until I saw the film. Now it's iconic to me and most everyone that likes that movie.

Xdeadontheinsidex on May 22, 2012


Right! I didn't even knew who was H.Ledger till I saw his joke act.  But the problem seems with Catwoman- can she be that menacing as the Joker. Women always mess it up.

Bats on May 24, 2012


'raincoats? where we're going we don't need... raincoats.' ok, these aren't *that* bad, and they far outdo The Avengers posters. but, like the whole marketing campaign for TDKR, it's not a patch on the lead-up to The Dark Knight. on the film itself, however, i have no concerns.

son_et_lumiere on May 22, 2012


These are better than the earlier one for sure, though I mostly like the left column with all the rain/debris as I'm not big on the "thousand mile stare" look.

Phillip Gockel on May 22, 2012


Catwoman is supposed to be hot. In the comic she shows cleavage. Anne Hathaway is not exactly flat Michelle Pfeiffer. So, either Anne Hathaway is being a bratty diva in not pulling the zipper down for cleavage or Nolan is nothing but whipped.

Solidexpectations on May 22, 2012


You don't need to be flashing the skin to be hot, less is more, and the film is not the comic.

Steven on May 22, 2012


Hey Steven, get in your wheel chair and stop putting your out of date opinions on us. lol  There is a problem when the chicks from the TV version of Batman from decades ago are in hotter outfits.  Showing cleavage would have been better.  The zipper is there for a reason.  It's quite apparent that the costume designer and Warner Brothers may have wanted cleavage when they approved the costume.  But, Nolan was to much of a sissy on set or Hathaway was to much of a brat. I'm thinking both!

Lightsaber on May 22, 2012


 I disagree.  Nolan's batman has been in a realistic world.  There is no reason for catwoman to to show cleavage.  It would be out of place. If you want to look at boobs, then welcome to the Internet.  If you want a realistic batman, you turn to Nolan. 

bobby_drk on May 22, 2012


Amen bro.

starbright on May 22, 2012


 Took the words right out of my mouth there bro. Why would a realistic catwoman, a professional burglar, rob a place, with her cleavage out? just doesnt make sense...

LosZombies on May 23, 2012


 Why would a realistic burglar wear leather?

Blurb on May 23, 2012


 you're kidding... heh

bat0u on May 22, 2012


And here I figured the zipper's primary function was to help her get in and out of that skin tight outfit. How naive of me!

SuicidalOptimist on May 22, 2012


The joker from TDK  is quite different as from the comics. Maybe they want Catwoman to be realitic than just a party boober.

Bats on May 24, 2012


Anyone that thinks it's even remotely possible that Anne Hathaway was too much of a prude to show cleavage has never seen a movie with Anne Hathaway in it.

Groov on May 22, 2012


I totally agree with you Solidexpectations.  Anyone who's not in agreement is gay and would rather look at men's packages. 🙂

Fandrel on May 22, 2012


Dang, I was going to disagree with Solidexpectations but I don't want to be gay OR look at men's packages. So I guess I am in agreement.

Thisisstillmore on May 22, 2012


I don't get it. Does the dark knight rise or does it end? Very contradicting statements

Tsidell on May 22, 2012


The rise always comes before the fall. It's liken to a climax of a story. The story comes to an end, but usually the climax is the big event the story has led to, the high point if you will. They are contradictory, but by no means does that deflate the fact the film will involve Batmans rising from Gotham's damnation, and turn the tides in some respect, and Also bring the Nolan series to n end.

Andy on May 22, 2012


You've not seen the previous films then?!?

Steve on May 22, 2012


I've seen it.  Just a stupid contradiction

Tsidell on May 22, 2012


I agree. a terrible movie name too. soooooo different from the last one

Chip_Tha_Ripper on May 22, 2012


i think the second movie was the only exception to Nolans choice of titles... Inception doesn't count because it wasn't his idea for the title, he wanted 'Dream Fights'

Jericho on May 22, 2012


That's only because you'e too stupid to understand what it means

Geoffrey Shauger on May 22, 2012


The look like action figures, but surprisingly I love catwoman in those, never thought I'd say that, but she looks great! I do mean it and I have to say it especially when those photos with those ridiculous goggles were released that looked silly. THIS is what they should have shown us all along. yep

Davide Coppola on May 22, 2012


He has to Rise, to bring an end to injustice by sacrificing the one thing he has left to give!! His life..

Cjwarrior27 on May 22, 2012


I think everyone is going to die...even Batman

ASB on May 24, 2012


I like the ones with the rain! Seriously, you guys are really hard to satisfy when it comes to movie posters!

Moutchy on May 22, 2012


Better than the Avengers trashy posters. These are awesome.

shad on May 22, 2012


This looks awesome! I don't know what any of  you guys are talking about!

Dylan McNutt on May 22, 2012


It's cool to hate...remember that

Geoffrey Shauger on May 22, 2012


I dig the left ones!

Ryderup on May 22, 2012


The Bane one is awesome.

Xerxexx on May 22, 2012


Much better than yesterday's poster. WB fell and has risen!

Razor on May 22, 2012


The Bane in rain is mainly... something, something... any help?

DaveLister_JMC on May 22, 2012


With Bane's left column stance, am I the only one who thought of the shopping scene from "Crazy Stupid Love"?

moo on May 22, 2012


Yes moo. Yes you are.

Adam on May 22, 2012


Don't kid yourself, these posters are horrible. But they are probably horrible on purpose. This movie has HUGE expectations to meet. The Dark Knight was near perfect. They have to keep it real

Grendel007 on May 22, 2012


Rain wins.

Nielsen700 on May 22, 2012


Bain is cool, dont have doubt but I hate when villain has close mouse. I think Nolan must use Joseph Gordon levit as Beloved Joker. Absence of Joker is very intoraleble, yeah this film is for Bain not joker, but I think two villain in same time in this "legend's End" nesecity. One villain not enough , because previous one had two villain and give us further expects. But Bain is ultimate,ok, I really love Tom hardy,very precisely choise from genius Nolan. In other hand I'm very agree with presence of catwoman. Lover of batman dead with joker conspiracy but my problem with this catwoman hidden in roots matterial. Catwoman is sex symbol. Not compeletly but very much. Nolan not in sex mood material, he show it in his movies, non of his work had sex scenes. I think I dont have connect with this character. Yes, if she had tragic past and good character developing I'm in also, but I prefer original bob Kane catwoman character. I would want another legendary Michel pfifer with Nolan style not Ann hataway in this suit I think this another batman from Nolan , this is another good dc comics that live on screen , this is another memorable dark tragic movie in my bluray collection but NOT ANOTHER DARK KNIGHT I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo interested in batman reboot

Ehsan Davodi on May 23, 2012


 Batman is too dark and grim.

Max Renn on May 23, 2012


First of all, Mr. Nolan prefers brain over brawn. Batman also uses his instincts! He was inspired with the comics but never copied from the novels/comics. The Knight will always "rise" after the sun sets. All of us has seen Mr. Chris Nolan's grey cells. He is capable of showing skills no director has shown.

ASB on May 24, 2012


The GBC weatherman has a lot of explaining to do!!

Alan Trehern on May 23, 2012


yeeyy, batman's wearing his yellow belt! Did anyone notice that?

Egomaniaxtheoriginal on May 23, 2012


yeah, he's been wearing it since batman begins...

Chiroptera Exsanguination on May 23, 2012


wow, I cannot believe I never noticed the belt was yellow, somehow it is caught to my eye in this poster for the first time

Egomaniaxtheoriginal on May 24, 2012


posters look great.

Chiroptera Exsanguination on May 23, 2012


First of all, Mr. Nolan prefers brain over brawn. Batman also uses his instincts! He was inspired with the comics but never copied from the novels/comics. The Knight will always "rise" after the sun sets. All of us has seen Mr. Chris Nolan's grey cells. He is capable of showing skills no director has shown.

ASB on May 24, 2012


I know I remember seeing Batman have a gold/yellow belt in both Begins and TDK but for some reason it seems to stand out in several of the pitctures that we've seen from Rises.

Man121685 on May 28, 2012

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