New Trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Shows Off a Sassy Catwoman and a Terrifying Bane

     April 30, 2012

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which they are billing as “the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.”  It reveals our best look yet at Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy), plus tons of destruction and mayhem.  It’s amazing.  Just get yourself after the jump already and watch it.

Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine also star. The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20.

When Bane gargle-threatens, “Your punishment must be more severe.”  Oh boy.  There is something about precisely articulated threats that get me on a deeply personal level.  But for me, it’s really important to see mass demonstrations of what a menace Bane is.  The field collapsing, the bridge exploding—the body count in this movie must be hundreds strong.  As the man stepping in for the “epic conclusion” to the trilogy, Bane must be, if not the most memorable villain in Nolan’s Batman movies, the most deadly.  I don’t how Hathaway fits in the story as Catwoman, but I’m sure she’d make a sweet icing on the cake if that’s all she is.

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Official synopsis:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, 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.

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