The Fire Rises on Explosive New Poster for 'The Dark Knight Rises'!
The fire rises, indeed, and so does audience anticipation for yet another huge comic book film in the form of The Dark Knight Rises. That last trailer was enough to give everyone goosebumps, and now Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment probably want to make sure that The Avengers has made you forget about Christopher Nolan's exciting conclusion to his Batman franchise starring Christian Bale. A new poster has appeared taking the crumbling city silhouette of Batman from the very first teaser poster and adding some Bane's rising fire and the Caped Crusader himself to great effect. I must have this poster now. Look!
Here's the new poster for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises from the film's Facebook page:
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…
Reader Feedback - 33 Comments
Eh... There's something really generic about this. WB has been really uninspired with the marketing for TDKR, especially when compared with the amazing campaign they built for TDK. I'm surprised to see you so high on this one, Ethan. I thought you a man of taste. Perhaps you've been spending too much time hanging around Alex.. 😉
Neil Miller on May 21, 2012
The posters for Batman Begins were great. For TDK? Most of them were crap.
Ryderup on May 22, 2012
Couldn't disagree more. The designers have to move up!
Batbhai on May 23, 2012
In my opinion, the marketing ruins the graphic art of the poster. WB's publicists are screaming: "Put Batman on the poster, why you don't put the word BATMAN on a Batman movie?.. have you seen the Avengers posters campaign? That's why the movie rocked the hell out of the box office". And tons of things like that. I bet they want to put Robert Downey Jr. without helmet on the next poster too.
Manuel on May 22, 2012
It's generic, because it's Lazy! All they did was use existing design and put a cut out batman on top of it.
Nathan on May 22, 2012
Crappy fan-made'ish poster. Fortunately it's just the first of many to come (TDK had like a dozen posters?) and the latter ones better be more original than this.
Razor on May 21, 2012
I'm sure this movie will be great but I can't say this poster does much for me.
Zero on May 21, 2012
You must have it? You could probably make something better yourself.
Guestman on May 21, 2012
eh. the Cobra Commander poster for GI Joe Retaliation is better. (Please dont throw rocks at me)
Brandon V. Fletcher on May 21, 2012
for a poster, it's great. for a Batman poster, it's pretty average. people are having high expectations about this one. i know that sequels usually wont deliver, so that's why im coming with no expectations. im in just for a Nolan project. i doesn't have to be as good as TDK. by the way, i think these are as good as TDK's posters.
O'Ryan on May 21, 2012
You seem to be forgetting that TDK itself was a sequel. If memory serves, it was a pretty decent sequel 🙂
Groov on May 21, 2012
Very meh. I expected alot more I guess.
Daltonwvr on May 21, 2012
Agreed, crappy marketing and a crappy poster. And do you really mean to say that dc and wb mean to make us forget about the dark knight because of the avnvengers? Makes no sense!
Evann36 on May 21, 2012
On the third trailer after the cop shoots which is after the scene of the camouflage tumbler going up the stock exchange steps well the shot lights up a face for one or two frames so you have to pause it.I really think this face might be another evil character in Gotham.Could you check it out and tell me what you think?;) cheers!
Eamonbb056 on May 21, 2012
That's batman's face
Fanboy on May 21, 2012
Just paused the face again it's hard to do but definitely put in for a reason ,it's placed in the trailer in the same way the devils face is used in the exorcism. Who cares about posters,it's the film that matters !
Eamonbb056 on May 21, 2012
What the hell are you talking about? It's Batman's face. Pretty obvious. He comes out of the shadows and grabs someone. You know, the way Batman does.
Chiroptera Exsanguination on May 22, 2012
What a boring typeface.
Max Renn on May 21, 2012
This poster is rancid! Was it made in an 80's version of Paint shop?!! Why would they want Avengers make us forget about TDKR???!!! Was this dude drinking when he posted this?
mjw on May 21, 2012
this pic of batman looks like the promo pic of the dark knight where he is standing on the cop car mixed in with the teaser poster of the dark knight rises....terrible job with all the posters so far. doesnt really matter when they know asses will be in sits anyways
dgeet on May 21, 2012
Looks amature. Stop fanboying please. Lol.
Daniel Vu Tran on May 21, 2012
Are we sure this is an official poster? Looks pretty lazy.
Triangle Dimes on May 21, 2012
Why are all movie posters lately lacking in awesomeness? I never thought I'd say this but in my opinion the Spiderman posters look to be better done than this or the Avengers. Still, a poster does not a movie make. I'll still be seeing this 😀
Chris Amaya on May 21, 2012
I think what they are doing is just keeping the marketing minimal because this is the final and last in Nolan's trilogy. People are definitely anticipating this, wait until late June/July, it'll be nothing but TDKR talk in the media.
dim2thesum on May 21, 2012
First Showing is a good site, with some great scoops, but I definitely get the impression English ain't you feller's first language. Get a proof-reader to polish your vibe.
Harsh, bro. on May 21, 2012
"Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment probably want to make sure that The Avengers has made you forget about Christopher Nolan's exciting conclusion to his Batman franchise" what? that doesn't make sense at all... you need a proof reading before hitting 'post' P.S. this poster is less than stellar considering the film it's promoting...
Yahzee on May 21, 2012
The poster is a fail. Come on WB! Wasn't Green Lantern bad enough?
Hal2000 on May 22, 2012
Yea..it doesn't seem like it took very long to make this at all: http://imgur.com/NSWQZ
Wesls31 on May 22, 2012
LMAO at the people hating on the poster...like the pinnacle of first world decadence
Geoffrey Shauger on May 22, 2012
Can't wait for this film. Any news about theaters offering to show all 3 films ?
Marc Callado on May 22, 2012
I kind of wish they would have fixed the Bat Bra effect on the chest lol. Oh well. I still love the suit.
Chris Amaya on May 28, 2012
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