Jimmy Fallon has released upon the world a thing of true beauty – a trailer for The Dark Knight Rises with Pee-Wee Herman doing all of the voices (his take on Bane is particularly fantastic). Except … it’s not actually Pee-Wee (Paul Reubens) doing the voices, but Fallon himself. The only flaw in this awesomely weird offering is that it’s far too short. I’m envisioning a kind of RiffTrax franchise where Pee-Wee (or I guess Fallon doing Pee-Wee impressions – who knew he was so good?) just dubs entire films, or at least trailers. To check out the video, hit the jump:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Be sure to check out a ton of info from The Dark Knight Rises set visit, including:
- An Interview with Costume Designer, Lindy Hemming
- 20 Things to Know About The Dark Knight Rises From Our Set Visit; Plus a Recap of Filming Including Bane’s Big Entrance
- Christian Bale Talks Shooting in IMAX, Ending the Trilogy, Fight Scenes with Tom Hardy and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Anne Hathaway Talks Fighting in Heels, Adapting to Christopher Nolan’s Universe, Filming in IMAX and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Tom Hardy Talks Following Heath Ledger’s Joker, Bane’s Costume and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Producer Emma Thomas Talks Drawing from Comic Books, Bane, Filming in IMAX and Much More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould Talks ToppingThe Dark Knight, New Vehicles, and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Co-Producer Jordan Goldberg Talks Leaks, Choosing the Film’s Villain, Putting Football in a Batman Movie, and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
- Nestor Carbonell Talks Secrecy, His Character’s Relationship with Commissioner Gordon, Cleaning Up Gotham and More on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises