New Dark Knight Rises TV Spot Has Jokes

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

So apparently Christopher Nolan’s last Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” isn’t all doom and gloom and destroyed cities and crushed spirits and such. Oh, I’m sure there will be plenty of those in the almost 3-hour movie. But get this: there are apparently some funny bits in it, too. Hopefully all those bits weren’t squeezed into this new 30-second TV spot for the film. I’m pretty sure the doctor who Bruce Wayne goes to at the start of the spot is Thomas Lennon, Jim Dangle from “Reno 911!” I don’t think he shows up anywhere in the film’s credits, though, so I could be wrong.

Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

The yuks brought to you courtesy of Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, and Nestor Carbonell.

Bats goes to the doctor July 20, 2012.

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