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.