A Round-up of Dark Knight Rises Movie News, Rumors, and Merchandising (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)


Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

Like Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”, anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s third (and most likely last) Batman film is impossibly high. I mean, stratospheric, and I don’t even know what that word means, but it seems highly appropriate. So, instead of making a new post for every single “The Dark Knight Rises” item that have been popping up all over the net the last few days like something that pops up a lot on the net, here is your round-up of all things “Dark Knight Rises”.

Up first…

“The Dark Knight Rises” toys! Or, er, action figures. Or statues. Busts. Whatever you want to call them, it’s up to you, being that you’ll be the one who’ll shell out the big bucks for them. I could never afford these back in the day, and still can’t now. Sigh. These were recently revealed at the latest Toy Fair, and are due out this year. Note: Catwoman’s got some ass on her. (via Idle Hands)

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Liam Neeson in Batman Begins (2005) Movie ImageWill he or won’t he? Yes, he will. Liam Neeson confirms previous rumors that he will, indeed, be in “The Dark Knight Rises”. Albeit in a very, very small cameo role, from the sounds of it. (via Showbiz Spy)

I can tell you nothing about Dark Knight Rises, seriously. I was on set for maybe an hour-and-a-half and the director didn’t tell me anything of what it’s about. So, I’m being very honest when I say I have no idea what’s going to happen.

A Ras Al Ghul flashback, perhaps? We already know that a younger actor will be playing a younger Ras, but that doesn’t mean the old boy can’t return for a brief flash or two.

Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005) Movie ImageChristian Bale didn’t “give a damn” about Batman until he read Frank Miller’s “Year One” comic book storyline. Now he’s a fan. (via NY Daily News)

I wasn’t a 12-year-old that gave a damn about comics. I had never been someone into comic books, it just didn’t interest me. It wasn’t my thing. [But then after reading Miller's "Year One"] Suddenly, I found Batman has so many issues, he’s not a healthy individual, this is somebody that is doing good, but he’s right on the verge of doing bad. He’s got that killer within him that he’s desperately not trying to let off his leash. And that’s what I always return to.

And oh yeah, he also confirms, again, that this is the end of the road for him as the Caped Crusader. In case, you know, you still weren’t sure.

Wanna see what Bane’s back/neck scar looks like up close? Here’s a great shot of it plastered to the back of actor Tom Hardy. By the way, Tom? You’re rich and a movie star, man. Get that bacne looked at. Sheesh. (via Den of Geek)

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Now I don’t know what “Mez-its” is/was/are, but they look pretty funky. (via Blogmatic300)

The Dark KNight Rises Mez-its Figures

The Dark KNight Rises Mez-its Figures

The Dark KNight Rises Mez-its Figures

And finally, ever wondered what a “Transformers”/”The Dark Knight Rises” trailer mash-up would look like? No? Too bad. Here it is. (via Shockya)

Thanks to Dedpool, Mike, Kagen, and everyone else who sent these in the last few days.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Loving the Catwoman look, It’s a little sad we didn’t get a full on cowl, but still. Love the theels too. Can’t wait to see her rip into someone with those. Ra’s flashback is given, and I’ve heard a young lady was cast and spilled the beans about her role and confirmed everyone’s suspsicions
    Do not read beyond this point!

    She plays a young Talia Al Ghul.

    • Juggernaut

      I’m still not loving Catwoman’s look. However, that is one top shelf turd cutter she’s got on her!
      As for Neeson returning as Ra’s that was no big surprise. He is either in a flashback or has some kind of cameo.
      Same thing for Talia. I mean c’mon, are we supposed to believ that Cottilard is playing some random, made up character? Especially when those spy pics of her in the brown and tan monk gear started to surface. A young Talia in ascene with either Neeson’s Ra’s sounds about right. Having their relationship similar to the one between Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana in ‘Hanna’ would be awesome!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        I know it was speculated and pretty much already confirmed but still don’t want my head ripped off cause some uber fanboy (like ourselves) hasn’t been keeping up with the news and missed it. And yeah that would be crazy, I think though she will be a background character in the flashbacks and it will be more about Bane and Ra’s relationship and how he trained him.

        As for Catwoman, what i like is thatit has the 60’s like mask but the tech goggles as well, and the pics that actually show the gogoles as ears looks decent. I do need to see her in action though.

        • Juggernaut

          I know I’m grasping at straws here but what serious super criminal/masked vigilante (don’t know which route they’re taking with her character here) wears 4″ stiletto heels??? Razor sharp steel tipped or not, they are not functional and automatically takes me right out of the realm of believability.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Um dunno. Ask any female villain or hero. LOL

          • Juggernaut

            I didn’t see Black Widow sporting those type of kicks! Lol. Since those are the only female hero/villains from the new era of superhero flicks (post Ironman that is)

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Widow is a trained military agent. I was talking comics really.

            Sent on the go!

  • Juggernaut

    I bought a few of the Hellboy MEZ figures for my daughter (they were really for me but I gave them to her).
    They are like MIGHTY MUGS with more articulation. Pretty cool.
    I want those busts and 12″ figures!