Typically, the synopsis of a movie is released well in advance of the movie's theatrical release — sometimes before the movie even has a distributor — but when it comes to movies directed by the super-secretive Christopher Nolan, all bets are off. The synopsis for his last movie, Inception, was released only two months before the mind-bending thriller hit theaters. Now, just barely two weeks before the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has updated the official site for Nolan's third and final Batman movie with a new synopsis that offers more details about the plot than the previous synopsis, which basically served as a roll-call of characters and actors. Prepare yourself: the end is near! read the synopsis of The Dark Knight Rises >> Posted 07.03.12 by BrentJS
It's not even July but starting today you can buy advance tickets for The Dark Knight Rises, a whole five weeks before the movie even hits theaters.
Over the weekend, the movie's official Facebook page had been counting down the days until tickets went on sale, posting banners for each day (recycled from previous posters and character banners). Though not entirely new, check out the countdown posters after the jump and the new U.K. TV spot encouraging fans not to miss out. watch the new TV spot and check out the countdown banners >> Posted 06.11.12 by Chris
With next month's The Dark Knight Rises being Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment, fans are primed to relish every minute of the movie. Well, today comes news that there will be more Batman to relish. AMC Theaters announced TDKR has a running time of two hours and 45 minutes — that's 10 minutes longer than The Dark Knight and 25 minutes longer than Batman Begins.
And if that's not enough screen time for you, the theater chain announced it will host a Dark Knight marathon. Fans can watch the first two installments before The Dark Knight Rises premieres at midnight on July 20. Tickets don't yet seem to be available on AMC's website. Can Dark Knight Rises beat Avengers? Posted 06.04.12 by Chris
Between the accolades and hordes of teenage girls screaming for Twilight and The Hunger Games, there was something for Batman fans to cheer and applaud for at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.
Director Christopher Nolan joined Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt on stage to introduce new footage from next month’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Every great story demands a great ending. And The Dark Knight Rises is our best possible attempt to put a great ending to this story on screen.
And based on the new footage, it looks like Norton and Co. have put together a great ending for the Dark Knight Saga. Posted 06.04.12 by Chris
Up until now, the tone of The Dark Knight Rises' promotional campaign has been serious and gritty. There's been little to crack a smile at in the movie's first three trailers and TV spots (here and here) besides the playful Batman-Catwoman exchange in the third trailer — "My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men." "This isn't a car."
In its fourth TV spot, the movie showcases some lighthearted banter between Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). The new 30-second spot starts with Wayne and Fox seemingly finishing up a conversation. "These conversations used to end with an unusual request," says Fox, referring to his role in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight as the Caped Crusader's go-to gadget guru. "I retired," Wayne replies. "Let me show you some new stuff anyways." watch the new spot >> Posted 05.29.12 by Chris
The marketing strategy for director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in the past month can be summed up with photos, posters, more posters, and more photos.
There's less than two months left before the sequel is released, and Warner Bros.' promotion has started making it into people's homes. Last week, two TV spots arrived online, and a third TV spot has followed, possibly signaling an endless stream of spots ahead in the coming weeks.
Even so, there's still plenty of mystery surrounding Nolan's third and final installment in his Batman trilogy. The latest spot won't exactly tell you what you may already know: that Batman (Christian Bale) will have his hands full with Bane (Tom Hardy) destroying Gotham and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) being either an ally or yet another thorn in Batman's side. However, there is a special surprise for The Dark Knight junkies. As Comic Book Movie points out, the spot includes a brief look at Batman's cowl and and assorted utilities in a special cage from his underground lair, footage that was already used in an IMAX promo for the 2008 sequel but that didn't end up in the final product. See if you can spot it. watch the TV spot >> Posted 05.29.12 by Ryan
Are you tired of posters for The Dark Knight Rises? Yeah, we didn’t think so. After a week that brought us no less than 11 new posters and banners( check them out here, here, and here) for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie, we go into Memorial Day weekend with new international character banners and an awesome new Catwoman poster.
The Catwoman poster, which shows Catwoman’s (Anne Hathaway) knife-shaped stiletto heel splitting one of Batman’s (Christian Bale) batarangs, was uncovered after someone spotted a secret QR stamp on the printed version of the movie’s final theatrical poster. The poster fuels the debate of whether Catwoman is a friend or foe of Batman. Not as stimulating but still exciting are two new international character posters featuring Catwoman and Batman (the banners are more or less just updated versions of these posters). MTV Awards to debut new TDKR footage and check out the new international posters >> Posted 05.26.12 by Chris
Talk about upping the ante! We couldn't have been any less impressed with the new poster for The Dark Knight Rises that was released earlier this week, but it appears it was only a forerunner of the good things to come. Almost immediately after the "fiery redux" poster hit the 'net, three visually striking (and wet) new character posters popped up online. Now, four epic banner posters/billboards have also been released and they depict no less than all-out war between Batman (Christian Bale), the Gotham City Police Department, and Bane's (Tom Hardy) army, with Catwoman's (Anne Hathaway) allegiance — She's riding Batman's Bat-pod, but is it a loner or did the infamous cat burglar swipe it? — still in question. check out the new posters >> Posted 05.25.12 by BrentJS
So far, the cast of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has been pretty good about keeping mum on the movie's script, not revealing any significant plot details or spoilers. Up until now the biggest spoilers have come from leaked set photos, but when Tom Hardy was asked what it was like working with Gary Oldman on three projects (The Dark Knight Rises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and this summer's Lawless), he may have accidentally revealed a key plot point from the movie. Hardy's Potential Spoiler and 3 new U.K. character posters >> Posted 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. check out the full-size posters and learn more about Bane's mask >> Posted 05.22.12 by Chris