The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign Begins: Who is Dr. Leonid Pavel?


The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign

Who is Dr. Leonid Pavel? Your guess is as good as mine.

Warner Bros. and the folks behind “The Dark Knight Rises” have begun the viral campaign for their film. Of course, it’s only “viral” in the sense that they’re saying it’s viral, but instead of letting people discover these stuff on their own, they’re actually sending them to sites like Wired (?) and Empire (?). Okay, I can get Empire, they’re a movie site, but Wired? Hunh.

Anyways, the two bits of viral marketing purports to be a pair of heavily redacted CIA documents on one Dr. Leonid Pavel, a Russian scientist of some type. Seeing as how Bane eventually threatens Gotham City with some doomsday device in the film, I suspect ol Pavel has a little something to do with that. Or not.

“The Dark Knight Rises”, 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 directed by Christopher Nolan, reveals all July 20, 2012.

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The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign

The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign

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  • Dedpool

    Very Interesting!

  • Juggernaut

    I just don’t get it.

    • Dedpool

      Are you trying to equate this to something in comics? cause there may not be anything along these lines.

  • Lexavi80

    The kiddnap of Dr. Pattel might be the 6 or 7 minutes that’ll run in Imax in a few days. That will be the opening scene and Bane will come up in all his glory.

    • Dedpool

      I’ve heard that scene is an assassination that Bane performs.

  • Nacho MG

    Confi DENT ial