Epic New Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises

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

What’s that, you say? You’d sure like to know more about the plot for Christopher Nolan’s third and last Batman film? You mean, beyond the quick glimpses of story and mayhem? Well glad you asked! Warner Bros. has unleashed a new (second full) trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises”, that offers up even more plot, even more action, and yes, I do believe that’s Batman and Catwoman teaming up there in the end in his driving/flying/doohickey. Heck, it doesn’t look just like Bats and Cats team up, it looks like whoever the heck JGL is playing, he teams up right alongside them. Hmm, I guess rumors that he might not be such a good guy was unfounded after all.

Set eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises” follows new bad guy Bane as he arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, and forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes. Brilliantly directed mayhem, it is expected, ensue.

Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Nestor Carbonell, and rising to punch you in the face July 20, 2012.

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  • Madhatta82207

    holy shit

  • Wolfdaddy21

    Muuuch Better….

  • justjoe

    I´m already sick of the whole Nolan´s Batman hype right now. Being a big Batman fan I don´t like the wannabe realistic approach of his films and can´t understand the love for them. It´s like praising a comic book movie which doesn´t want to be one.

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

      Well in all fairness Batman is the comic that needed to be grounded in some reality to make it work. A man, even with all that training would have to be insane to do the stuff Batman does, and have a death wish among other issues. Other than his training, drive and obsession he is just a normal man. And therefore you have to account for that. Givinng him a prototype battle suit and ptrototypes of vehicles works. Also these films though they take some liberties to the source materials is VERY close to the comics. Maybe not in the over all look but the feel, and aesthic values that incorprate the Batman mythos.

      • justjoe

        Sorry but nothing from Nolan´s films feels like Batman to me. On my opinion they are too much grounded in reality and thake themselfes to serious for being fun. And to be quite honest, the character of Batman and his backdrop are fare more colourful and bizarre than “realistic”.

        • edge007

          To an extent, I kind of agree. While I absolutely love TDK, that costume is and always has been an abomination, no matter what little adjustments they make to it. And BB has always bugged me because it more or less just shows that Bruce was trained as nothing more than a terrorist ninja, both of which are completely fine, but it seems as if he leaves all the detective work for Lucius, which is just insane. I mean, there were parts of BB that I absolutely loved, (like watching Bruce discover the Batcave for the first time and taking notes on Jim Gordon and such) and while it makes a fine origin story, it makes an absolutely terrible Batman origin story, IMHO.

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

            To extant I agree about BB and the characters lack of detective work in the films. That has actually always been my biggest complaint. It wasn’t the suit or the world but just the fact that he wasn';t the wqorld’s greatest detecttive. That said Yes in the comics things are more colorful. And yes they allow a bit more fun, but Batman is not a “FUN” character. he has always been with teh exception of the 60’s tv show and the recent “Brave and the Bold” cartoon and a few others a very dark and grritty street level character. If you want gaudy campy Batman go back to the Schumaker films. That’s what it dounds like you’d rather have for a Batman film. Those were pretty bad to me so I can’t understand that. That said these films are not what I dub “True adaptation” but “Loose adaptation.” They took the essence of the character and the world, and spun their own stories. PLUS when doing a film version of ANY comic you kind of have to make it fit in the rela world to a point as it will be hard for people to identify with the story, the world, and the characters. You can go all out in comics (but even that has been pulled back a bit with a state of heightened realism now), but in films there is only so much a person can suspend their disbelief without some kind of reasoning. I agree we need more FUN comicbook movies. That’s why I loove the Marvel films as they are good movies but they are fun too.

          • edge007

            Actually, he was pretty campy back in the ’50s, too, when the Comic Code Authority was first instated and I don’t think anyone is asking for a return to the tone of the Schumacher films. I’m not sure where you got that.

            Honestly, when I watched the Batman Year One animated recently, there wasn’t a damn thing in that whole movie that I think would put off the casual film goer in the least. Hell, in certain ways it was even more realistic than BB.

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

            I got it from what JustJoe was saying. He wants a fun more comicbooky Batman movie. Those were the Schumaker films. Colorful suits, world and bizarre villains.

            And yeah I know the comics code messed alot of peiople up. LOL.

            And I wholeheartedly agree that a Year One live action film could work. We almost got it with Begins, as ALOT of that film came out of Year One. Personally I want to see a more experienced Batman, one that has gotten almost too dark and needs a Robin to balance him out, the way Tim Drake did in the comics after Jason Todd died.

          • edge007

            Honestly, I don’t think JustJoe wants anything like the Schumacher movies. This is only a guess, but I think he wants something more in line with what Marvel’s doing. Me, personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing some better fight scenes and acrobatics (like I said, he was trained to be a ninja, after all).

            I really don’t agree with the comparison between BB and Year One at all. I’ve never liked that in BB that Bruce was trained by Ra’s. What I dislike even more is that he was trained by no one but Ra’s, not to mention the fact that the first costumed criminal he faced was the Scarecrow. That just changed way too much, IMHO.

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

            Ah but therein lies the “loose adaptain” Personally I take these movies as alternates to the comics. Unless theya re telling s specific arc like if they did the actual “KNightfall” ark or something, I prefer these as they allow the films to tell orignal but familiar stories,. In the comics he was trained unde Ducard who wasn’t exactly a good man either. Also in the comics it’s easy to just say he went around the world training under all these people in different disciplnes. Without having him leave as a teen and show back up as an adult that wouldn’t have worked on screen, also it would’ve meant rushing the trianing and character development in order to show all the training. A montage would’ve killed the flow. Sometiemes you have to boil things down to their core. Batman is in peak condition, trained away from home, uses his company’s gadgets for himself, and is ridiculously driven. Who his first villain is really shouldn’t matter.

            And as for what Marvel’s doing, that wouldn’t work with a Batman movie in my opinion. I mean Batman may have been campy before but he’s been so far removed from that now that to do that on the big screen would amount to travesty. Would I like to see a suit closer to the comics? Sure! Give me the “Arkham Asylum/Arkham City” suit! Would I love to see BVatman fight Clayface, or Penguin, or Black Mask or Mr. Freeze or something? Definitely! But do it right! Take a page from the games. You can do a cross between the comics and the films that would work. The games are testament to that!

          • edge007

            But being a ninja terrorist isn’t his core, though. Being a detective is, which the first movie completely ignored. And idk, in the animated film, all they had to do was mention how he had been away for 12 years. Hell, in just a couple throw away lines to Alfred he can mention some of his training. I mean, it’s not like audiences are thrown when they don’t show James Bond training to become a spy. As for who his first villain is, of course it matters. Why do you think Loki was chosen as Thor’s first movie villain and Red Skull Caps? And what do you think was one of the reason’s the first Hulk movie did so badly?

            I don’t think what Marvel’s doing is particularly campy, personally. If anything, they’re truer to the spirit of their characters. Like I said, while I did very much enjoy TDK, both of Nolan’s films so far seemed to try their best to make their audience forget that Batman and any assorted characters ever appeared in comic books. Marvel, OTOH, embraces it and so far, it’s made their characters helluva successful on the big screen!

  • LionHeart

    I do believe a new Dark Knight trailer was announced to be included with the Avengers. Since it’s probably this one, I’m gonna fight the urge to watch it right now. Sounds like a good one, though.

    Also still wish those JGL rumors had some clout. >_<

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

      Was good to see JGL in this. I don’t know about the rumors coming true but he’s going to be a big part of this.

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

    Okay awesome! Now a few things have cleared up storywise at least where Catwoman is concerned. AND Bane is understable! Bring on the end!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    Is it just me, or does it look like th reason Bruce was away for 8 years had something to do with an early confrontation with Bane?

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

      I do beleive the Bat gets broken!!! Can’t have Bane without a broken bat!

  • TotesMagotes

    Wow the Batwing looks retarded lol

    • edge007

      It really does, doesn’t it?

  • X_p

    outstanding. i cant wait. see this is a good comic book movie cus its not about hoe many dressed up actors you can get in one scene its about how you treat the story and characters in a movie.i love that this isnt cartooney and colorful. they did that with batman already once in the 50s and that only went so far. This is gonna be the comic movie of the summer beating out marvels kiddie adaptations.

    @ dedpool: see i can be positive :D

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

      LOL You sir are weird. I have to say though not all CBMs have to be dark, gritty, and doom and gloom. The reason I liked the FF films (though they were not great by any means) is because they were fun and captured that fun from the comics as well as the family dynamic. It was also more upbeat. That’s also the reason I’m looking forward to the Avnegers. it looks like alot of fun! Period! Plain and simple! Whedon does good work with ensembles, and that is a great cast. Nolan was on a whole different level when he started this and still is. His realworld take made it believe all of the stuff you saw on screen was absolutely possible. Batman is definitely one who benefits from this take. But not every CBM should be taken down this road. Spiderman would not work done like this. Daredevil would. Superman not so much, but Moon Knight or Punisher, definitely. Some chracters need a colorful bright world or at least personality and costume. I’ve said Superman’s world should be kinda darker, but himself should never be dark and gritty. Holding up Truth justice and the american way is a lot harder when non one else is doing it it seems. And that’s a juxtoposition I want to see. I’m glad you are looking forward to this as much as I am. it’s funny. Your issue with Avengers is the exact opposite issue JustJoe is having with TDKR.

      • X_p

        i will take that, weird is defo better negative haha. i completely agree with you on all your points regarding the darkness of stories and how some movies benefit more than others. Im sorta on board with your ff4 ideas, i loved seeing ben and human torch go at it, but again in that movie the threat was almost as comical as their hi-jinks. Dr. Doom tho brilliantly played by that actor whos name i cant remember, was treated very badly by the writers and dont even get me started on galactus… i will go see avengers and i hope it turns my opinion around like captain america did. i saw justjoe’s post too and i gotta admit i laughed a lil bit. haha

  • schnydz

    To each their own. I love Nolan’s adaptation of Batman. To me, it seems if you want to do a dark realistic impression of a comic book character, Batman is THAT character.

    Great trailer by the way. Love the build, super excited for this now.

  • ErickKwon

    fuck yeah