THE DARK KNIGHT RISES New TV Spot Highlights Humor and Reveals a Previously Unreleased Cameo; Also, a Hilarious New Fan-Made Poster

     July 10, 2012

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The Dark Knight Rises is quickly approaching and with it comes a marketing blast that features Batman’s (Christian Bale) vulnerability, Catwoman’s (Anne Hathaway) ambiguity and Bane’s (Tom Hardy) destructive rampage.  The latest TV spot chooses to highlight the humor in the film, showing a scene between Bale’s Bruce Wayne and a doctor who rattles off the degree of damage that Mr. Wayne has done to his body.  The dialogue in the scene alone may have elicited some laughs, but the actor who gets a cameo as the doctor really sells it.

The Dark Knight Rises, also starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, opens July 20th in IMAX.  Hit the jump to check out the new TV spot, along with a clever fan-made poster.

Check out this new TV spot from The Dark Knight Rises (via The Playlist):

That looks like none other than Reno 911’s Thomas Lennon in a fantastic cameo.  Would have been nice to save it for the feature, but I’m hoping they kept a few lines of his dialogue back.  And for those of you who love superhero mashups, here’s a fan-made poster featuring a fictional duel between Marvel and DC mainstays:

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises:

the-dark-knight-rises-imax-posterWarner 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:

And keep up with all of our continuing coverage here.  You can get caught up on our previous posts below:

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