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Dark Knight Rises Teaser Is Official!
Nolan's next is here at last

18 July 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Various dodgy copies have been floating around the interwebs for the last few days, but here's an official, sanctioned, clean copy of The Dark Knight Rises' teaser trailer, in all its Batman-y goodness.

 

And what does it give away? Well, not a vast amount. After a few bits of old footage and a reminder of Liam Neeson's advice to the would-be caped avenger way back in Batman Begins, we get just a few tidbits of new stuff. We have reason to believe that Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon suffers some sort of debilitation, whether due to illness or injury (surely he's too busy fighting crime to get sick?), and has a little chat with Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). "We were in this together, and then you were gone. And now this evil rises. The Batman has to come back."

"What if he doesn't exist anymore?" asks Wayne.

"He must. He must," mutters Gordon.

Oooh, shivers. There's a glimpse of Bane's masked face, and a more-than-a-little Inception-y falling-buildings scene, outlining the Bat symbol (think publicity campaign rather than actual footage), and that's your lot. Well you weren't expecting Nolan to give away much this far out, were you?

The Dark Knight Rises also stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and is due for release on July 20, 2012. A year and two days: bring it on!


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The Avengers Eat Your Heart Out
I have to say that most the DC films (except the Green Lantern, that was crap) have been EPIC and left Marvel trailing in the dust. Marvel's just 90 mins of action and weak story. DC have truly awesome films and kicks arse, and I expect this'll eat the Avengers up for breakfast and spit them out this summer coming. More

Posted by TheMovieAddict101 at 17:42 on 13 October 2011 | Report This Post

Prepare
Opinions are like @$$holes, people. Everybody has one. I predict after its release and it demolishes competition and box office records, it will bow upon being crowned either second or third highest grossing film ever. As we all know, Nolans second outing was at one point the second highest grossing film behind Titanic before Avatar was released. That said, I would like to say Nolan is a directing god in my book. More

Posted by CousinAcrossthePond at 12:39 on 10 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Plot
Well i think the new Harry Potter is fake! More

Posted by Woger at 13:22 on 23 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Backbreaker!
L: Ash_G The fight scenes in this are gonna be brutal and hard to watch. I'd like to see it pushed up to a 15 rating. Batman is gonna get the shit kicked out of him! eally? if its filmed anything like the other two we aint seeing anything. great teaser,exactly what a teaser should be. but i dont like the look of bane looks shite. More

Posted by Frank Castle at 10:07 on 23 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Trailer is real
L: shool L: MonsterCat Is it weird to excited over a trailer that only features around 20 seconds of new footage? Yes it is. I havent actually even bothered watching it yet. ote] Fucking killjoy. I'm out of work and I haven't gotten my end off in three years. Don't deny me these simple little pleasures, Shool. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:00 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

The man in the well?
Why is no one discussing the guy climbing out of the well? Who is this? I don't remember this shot from Batman Begins. Will Bane share some traits with Bruce, fell down a well but had one to rescue him, so has fought for himself all along a twisted version of Batman?? Any thoughts. More

Posted by skypotter at 21:16 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

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If memory serves... G We were in this together...Then you were gone...Now, this evil...rises...The Batman must come back BW (voice, may or may not be from the scene depicted) What if he doesn't exist anymore G (wheezing more than before) He must...he must... Perhaps not verbatim, but pretty close. It's not really that hard to hear, is it? More

Posted by jobloffski at 20:51 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Trailer is real
L: MonsterCat Is it weird to excited over a trailer that only features around 20 seconds of new footage? sp; Yes it is. I havent actually even bothered watching it yet. More

Posted by shool at 14:59 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Trailer is real
L: MonsterCat Is it weird to excited over a trailer that only features around 20 seconds of new footage? f it is then count me a bona fide weirdo. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 14:44 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Trailer is real
Is it weird to excited over a trailer that only features around 20 seconds of new footage? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 01:47 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

The Trailer is real
The trailer is definitely real and has been posted in HD on the dark knight rises website. It definitely seems rushed but i still really enjoyed it. it's exactly how Nolan would have liked it, it really gives nothing away and just makes you wonder about what's going on in Gotham. I'm excited for them to start their viral campaigns but it probably wont be for a few weeks at the earliest since the teaser trailer was just released. As for those who posted that this trilogy seems rushed and c More

Posted by Forgotten. at 00:15 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh you guys!
Can't believe there are still plenty of idiots screaming "FAKE" even though its been officially confirmed for days now. If you don't like it R IT!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by Spaldron at 00:00 on 20 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh you guys!
Doesn't give one an orgasm as The Dark Knight's teaser did, but does whet the appetite. I really rate Hardy but is Bane really the villain to have in the conclusion? As always, I'll keep faith in Nolan. He aint done ewt bad yet.... More

Posted by CORLEONE at 23:37 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

Not sure about that...
I think the teaser is simply just to excite eager fans. Personally I would have prefered them to wait abit until they gave a proper trailer. As this seems like a random bunch of clips and promo stuff put together with little coherance. Just abit of simplicity would have been more effective if anything. More

Posted by trainedasninja at 16:04 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry To See It End
I also feel like this series is being somewhat prematurely ended. I think there was definitely scope for one more film, having said that if the 3rd one matches the quality of the previous 2 then we would have a contender for the greatest trilogy ever on our hands and perhaps we should be pleased it wont be tarnished by never ending sequels? The instant reboot WB is talking about is extremely disappointing though. I would personally love Batman to go on a 10 year hiatus and then the whole t More

Posted by Ballschin at 15:12 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Hit me like a batarang
I reckon thats probably going to be the case with Batman gone theres no one to deal with Bane ..should be a pretty climactic fight scene between them More

Posted by Aaronmantium at 12:29 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Hit me like a batarang
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Posted by darko18 at 12:24 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Guy in White
If there is an art to making teaser trailers, that's the way to do it. Precious details but with Nolan they always seem to take on a greater significance. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 01:24 on 19 July 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Woody1976 This isn't the trailer we deserve, but it's the one we need right now. sp; More

Posted by Biggus at 22:31 on 18 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Cabal aka Boone L: fraser1978 Apart from about 4 shots there was nothing to see here. Pointless trailer. They should've just stuck to releasing more images for now.. I know a teaser isn't meant to give much away, but come on! y sentiments exactly... Just slip us some stills every few weeks, and save a good teaser trailer for Oct / Nov! This is such a waste of time! xcept the teaser was shown in front of Harry Potter, which just broke the US opening record. Lucky you More

Posted by hatebox at 21:22 on 18 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: question
L: darthbane So are we to take from that, that Commisioner Gordon now knows Batmans identity. I'm not sure that I like that idea o, but to tell how that's not the case would be spoiling it. More

Posted by hatebox at 21:21 on 18 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: fraser1978 Apart from about 4 shots there was nothing to see here. Pointless trailer. They should've just stuck to releasing more images for now.. I know a teaser isn't meant to give much away, but come on! y sentiments exactly... Just slip us some stills every few weeks, and save a good teaser trailer for Oct / Nov! This is such a waste of time! More

Posted by Cabal aka Boone at 19:26 on 18 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: question
L: darthbane So are we to take from that, that Commisioner Gordon now knows Batmans identity. I'm not sure that I like that idea ot necessarily. Remember when Bruce first approached Gordon, he wasn't in his Batmnan guise then. He wore a balaclava and used his normal voice rather than he raspy one. 5"]*Spoiler*........................................... ....................................................... ....................................................... ... Contrast thes More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 18:57 on 18 July 2011 | Report This Post

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