New The Dark Knight Rises Trailer is Here to Satiate All Your Nerd Needs, Hopes, and Dreams


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

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Christopher Nolan and the bean counters at Warner Bros. have been showing off glorious chunks of “The Dark Knight Rises” to media types this week, not only as a 7-minute prologue in front of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” somewhere in the Middle East or thereaways, but also to a selected group of Internet types here Stateside. Bootlegs of said prologue, along with this trailer, have been leaking all over the net all week, though the qualities have been nothing short of Godawful and Warner has been quick to pull them. Which begged the question: when the hell is Warner Bros. gonna release the trailer already?

Today, as it turns out. With Christmas vacation on the horizon, Nolan and company have decided to have mercy on us and finally release the official full theatrical trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises”. Please to nerdgasm.

The plot finds Batman (Christian Bale), now a hunted man, contending with new villains Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy) in what is expected to be Christopher Nolan’s final film in the “Batman Begins” trilogy. Also starring Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, and Nestor Carbonell.

The bat rises to kick your ass July 20, 2012.

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  • Brent McKnight

    Oh hell yes. That looks freakin’ epic. Except maybe the whole football thing, that’s a little strange.

  • Lexavi80


  • Lexavi80

    I heard Catwoman appear in all her glory in this trailer but I only saw Selina Kyle. No Catwoman anywhere.

  • HellmannOnEarth

    i suppose i could have overlooked the whole stupid football thing, i know they filmed it in pittsburgh, but really hines ward? they couldn’t have made up a player? and he really outruns explosions? and bane really doesnt bomb the endzone? also batplane…….

  • Sakora


  • Lexavi80

    I love how Chris Nolan doesn’t spoil things with the trailers like other filmakers. On the other side… I WAN’T TO WATCH THIS NOW!!!!!!

  • Juggernaut

    Definately raises more questions than answers. It looks like this is going to be amazing. In the beginning it looks like Bane is in Wayne Manor…Awesome!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice trailer. Like Bane’s voice. Sounds wise and formidable.

    Who was the lady in red? 1:36/37

    • Lexavi80

      I think she’s Marion Cotillard.

  • YaMoms

    I thought we were gonna see some type of team-up with batman and catwoman, but now it doesn’t seem like they’re the best of buds lol… Batman is pretty much fucked in this movie..

  • Koschei 1975

    Am I the only one that is…well a bit underwhelmed?

    • Lexavi80

      Your not entirely wrong. The trailer itself is not a big thunder. Is enough though.

      Nolan knows that everyone is pumped up for this movie, so he wouldn’t use all the coolness in one trailer. It was a very contained trailer.