Three New Dark Knight Rises Character Banners Released
05.22.12 by Chris
OK, we're not going to lie; we were a tad disappointed with yesterday's "new" poster for The Dark Knight Rises, which more or less was a knockoff of the movie's first poster (this clever GIF shows how little work went into creating the new poster).
But today the movie released something via Yahoo! that really has us panting — three new character posters featuring Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Bane (Tom Hardy), and Batman (Christian Bale). Each gorgeous poster shows the character walking through pelting black rain with the word "RISE" above them.
With the posters we get a detailed look at all three characters, including the mysterious Bane. Costume designer Lindy Hemming told British GQ that Bane's jacket took a year to design and construct. She said Bane was meant to look like a "cross between a dictator and a revolutionary." Director Christopher Nolan revealed that the mask Bane wears is meant to deliver a pain-relieving anesthetic.
Bane is ravaged by pain from a trauma suffered long ago.
The Dark Knight Rises also stars Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Josh Pence as Ra's al Ghul, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.