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

     April 30, 2012


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.



  • Kazi Saab

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!! I can’t wait for this…!!

  • Romsy

    Trailer down already.

    • Christian

      It’s on the movies official website. click through all of the folders then click on the film rolls. and it should play it.

      • Romsy


    •!/colliderbrendan Brendan Bettinger

      I replaced with the embed from Warner Bros’ Youtube account, so it should stay up this time.

  • Allen

    Love Batman’s line “Not Everything..”

  • TJL

    OH MY GOD!!!!

  • junierizzle

    Bane says “I’m Gotham’s reckoning.” Before people start b*tching.

    Damn, that looks f*cking amazing.

    • dogg

      “Your punishment must be more severe.” is obviously dubbed in. They must have taken the hint. Bane still looks like Robo Zoidberg, though!

  • Strong Enough

    I’m crying right now.

    Movie of the year. Movie of the decade. Movie of the Century.

    Nolan the Gawd.


    • Jesus

      Oh FFS, get a hold of yourself. You’re choking on the hype. Breath.

  • David

    This is breathtakingly epic.

  • slynch

    I love the fact the Nolan always implements more than one villain, the man has excellent narrative can structure,

    plus i’m moist literally….

  • mee

    wow. that blew my mind. especially that end scene where the bat takes off. holy crap. so excited. this may just live up to the dark knight. YESSS.

  • AlexHeyNa

    Am I the only one noticing that the prisoner doing the cartwheel is Selina Kyle?

    • Strong Enough

      It’s Selina Kyle.

      The thug sticks his arms out calling to her. She says “Oh, you want to hold my hand, baby?”. Then she breaks his arms.

      an extra on the movie told me about this and let me drop the story. A lot of people didn’t believe it, understandably, but now it’s been proven true.

    • S Doria

      actually he hands her a phone. so if she breaks his arms its to hide that he wants to pass her the phone. probably right before the blackgate breakout.

  • ozzie

    it does look better than i thought … catwoman’s costume looks silly though

  • wtff

    Two words….. fuck yes.

  • knowledge

    For some reason, and I’m not sure what it is at this moment, I didn’t think that was a great trailer. I loved the first two movies, like most people on the planet, but I’m unimpressed by this trailer. Bane looks terrifying, but if I have to decipher during the movies that’ll bug me. Chances are this will be a great movie, the trailer just didn’t work for me for some reason.

    • That Film Nerd

      if you still can’t understand what Bane is saying by now, you must be completely retarded or deaf. You really think Nolan is going to spoil the whole movie through a trailer? He likes to keep things under-wraps. We still don’t know whats really going to happen and that’s a good thing, so chill.

      • dogg

        We know the Brooklyn bridge goes boom. I’m going to stop watching these. Prometheus has given too much away and now Bat 3 is following suit.

      • knowledge

        Way to be a fan boy. Seriously, it’s remarkable. You just insulted me because of a common concern. Do you think that hearing Bane talk three times now is going to make me an expert at translating his dialogue? You fan boys need to grow up. I’ve enjoyed Nolan movies, but the fact that you pop rage wood every instance where someone doesn’t whole heartedly agree with you is the most ridiculous instance of someone’s inability to be self-aware. You’re not important, neither is your opinion. I’m not saying I’m important, but at least I don’t act like I’m the uber mensch. You’re not a film nerd, you just lack the ability to act appropriately in society. You’re a pariah, at best. You’re that guy that everyone just agrees with in person to get them to shut up and then when they leave everyone secretly hopes you get hit by a bus or struck by lightning crossing some train tracks.

      • mattinacan

        just saying the phrase fanboy makes you sound like a idiot

    • That Film Nerd

      You say i’m not important and neither is my opinion but yet you decided to reply back, and you made yourself look more of an ass by calling me a “fanboy” which instantly made me disregard your comment.

    • dana

      one quick note… I wasn’t as taken away with the trailer as i was with the 3rd trailer of DK. I think the music had something to do with it. i didn’t really like the subtly tone. Although to be perfectly honest i think Nolan is doing this on purpose so that when we get to the theater the movie easily eclipses the trailer.

      Now… the first thing that pops out to me is when Ann Hathaway says “i’m adaptable.” Nolan refers to her as a shifting cypher and i think her character is going to be a crafty personality that is hard to figure out. What i mean is in one scene she will portray a waitress. The next a nurse. Than a junkie. A cop. A banker. A whore… You catch my drift.

      As for Bane… We’ll he looks every bit as i was anticipating from Nolan so there is like no surprises here. I’ve watched and red nearly everything (except for the script)so Bane looks practical in the reality of RISES. And having him say “I’m Gothams reckoning,” is great because it shows the contrast between joker and his. He doesn’t want to rule the underworld he is the debt collector… And it’s time to pay up.

      There is one thing that really makes me curious though. You see in the brief clip Joseph Gordan Levitt getting knocked away by a rather large beast like creature. I’ve read the transcript that the villain he fights is played by the black guy from stargate sg1. the question is… Is that killer Croc?

      • THundersauresrex

        I highly down that is Killer Croc. at this point something would have been said though i know Two Face was denied for being in the film up until the release of Dark Knight. but if you look closely he has a face and nose and human features. the thing that i have heard of Bain is that he works off of a substance much like the Blue Flower substance from the first movie and its just engineered differently cause he does work for the Lwague of Shadows. so he doesnt feel pain and is a walking robot of sorts. he may have hench men that he feeds this too cause the way that dude reacts to JGL is in the same vien as Bain.

    • shouldbeworking

      I totally agree with you. Love Dark Knight, and think this will be the movie of the year, but not super blown away by that trailer.

      What the angry nerds don’t get is that trailers are an art form themselves in a way, and it’s fun to critique them. Doesn’t mean you don’t like the film or don’t understand simple things like “trailer isn’t supposed to show you everything” like that one genius said.

  • simon murphy

    guess what i have ??

    the first 6 minutes

  • Chris138

    Looks pretty damn bleak, especially considering this is a superhero movie coming out in July. I am excited, though. Definitely looks like Nolan and Wally Pfister were utilizing the IMAX cameras even more so this time around. As for Bane’s dialogue, I only had a little trouble understanding the word ‘reckoning’ the first time I played the trailer, but after giving it another go I got it down. I understood everything else fine the first time.

    • Reggie

      You’re right it does look bleak. For Batman that is. I get the feeling old “Bats” is going to bite the bullet in this last act of the trilogy. It can’t end up any other way if Nolan continues the arc he has established thus far. I kinda hope it ends that way Batman sacrifices himself to show the citizens of Gotham that it’s their turn to take their city back from corruption or perish themselves. Catwoman”You’ve given them everything” Batman”Not everything” what is the most noble deed any Knight can do? Sacrifice his life for the greater good.

  • bravadojo

    I noticed at the beginning of the trailer that there was a lot of voice-over especially with Bane. I hope that Nolan didn’t go back and change Bane’s voice to sound like this throughout the whole movie.

    • DD4

      Agreed, the ADR in this trailer is dreadfully obvious, especially for Bane

  • Mark

    I honestly don’t get why people are complaining about Bane’s voice. He’s crystal clear. If you can’t understand that, then you should probably get your hearing checked.

    I wish I had an IMAX near me. That bridge scene looks like it’ll be stunning.

  • Keesomo

    By the looks of it…they have indeed fixed Bane’s audio. He sounds a lot clearer now.

    • AlexHeyNa

      They didn’t touch his voice. He sounds clearer because there’s no booming score and roaring planes behind it.

      • Sam

        you can tell a lot of the dialogue doesnt have the music or sound that will go with that scene in the final film. in the previous trailer selina said “theres a storm coming mr wayne” so they obviously cut the latter part for this trailer. and like people have said bane sounds much clearer because he isnt in a plane with the door open and his voice in the scene with the guy asking who he is and the one where he says about the punsihment has been isolated so the main score from the trailer can be overlayed. it will sound much more realistically mixed in the final film

      • Steve

        Um… no, as someone who saw the prologue in imax, Bane’s voice is very obviously changed. I even understood what he was saying in the prologue when I saw it, but just compare this trailer to his voice in the previous trailer. It is far less distorted.

      • Blairdy Wairdy

        Steve- Christopher Nolan himself declares in an interview that he did nothing to alter Bane’s voice after all the big deal about not being able to understand him.

      • Steve

        Blairdy Wairdy, I know Nolan said that, but he said that 4 months ago. Seriously, go back and watch the trailer from 4 months ago when Bane says “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.” It’s from the same scene in this trailer where he says “Your punishment must be more severe” and his voice is CLEARLY different.

      • Blairdy Wairdy

        Steve- So even though the writer/director of the film itself has gone out of his way in print to proclaim that he has no intentions of altering any aspect of Bane’s voice, you REFUSE outright to believe him? Simply based on the 2/3 seconds from a trailer?


      • pr0jecktpat

        It sounds much more digital than it did last time, as in computerized or something. There definitely was more garbling before, but to be honest I understood it the first time around so it really didn’t bother me.

  • movie world

    This looks to RISE more higher than avengers .

    And it looks EPIC

  • Travis

    This trailer made my night, and possibly my week. I have a complete headache from geeking out over all this. This trailer is perfect. And it will OWN the summer. I’ve watched it like 10- 15 times already LOL!

  • Corey

    The most exciting part about this trailer is that it still looks like we haven’t seen that much of the film.

    • IJ

      I completely agree. Not like the ridiculously excessive number of clips and featurettes that Marvel have released for The Avengers. Intelligent marketing.

      • Jesus

        Don’t get too excited about the great marketing just yet. Marvel didn’t roll out the ridiculous number of clips until the month before The Avengers release, and that’s much more common. It’ll still be another 1-2 months before Warner really starts laying it on thick.

  • Thomas

    Anna Hathaway is strong in the role, but Catwoman as a character is a bit cheesy I think. Plus, the unimaginative costume doesn’t help either. Nolan & co. shoulda concentrate on Bane vs Batman conflict. Addition of peripheral character like Catwoman is robbing the film of its focus. If they have to add the cat, at least bring back Michelle Pfeiffer in the next Trilogy.

    • That Film Nerd

      I still think Charlize Theron would have done an amazing job as Catwoman, but i’m going to give Anne a shot.

    • Steve

      Why don’t you watch the movie before you decide that it lacks focus. The Dark Knight spent plenty of time developing characters like Dent, and I don’t remember anyone complaining that the Batman/Joker conflict wasn’t given enough spotlight.

  • Thomas

    Having said that the movie looks to be another fantastic run for Nolan as genre filmmaker. Great trailer!

  • Mr. J

    if you look closely, the first time bruce appears in the trailer you can tell by how he moves that he is actually on a wheelchair

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  • Hunter

    Cant. Stop. Watching.

  • Slice

    Dunno. I think this trailer is the weakest thus far. Hoping Nolan avoids the gluttony of the double boat bomb borefest from TDK and gets down to real business.

    • Liam Gallagher

      Nah. I think there are going to be more double-boat bombs in this movie.

    • Jazzy Jace

      @ Slice: I agree with you that TDK didn’t need the boat scene, it was a dilemma too far (considering Bruce had many others in the film). That said, this third trailer is great because once again, doesn’t give too much of the story away.

    • mattinacan

      you obviously didn’t get the point of the double boat bomb, over your head

      • interestinggg


  • Kasper

    “This is not a car” is bound to the tagline for summer :o)

  • IJ

    This might sound funny, but I one aspect of this trailer that I like is how quiet it is for the bulk of it. It makes the image stand out and makes it that much more powerful. And I’m glad that Warner Bros. is marketing the movie in a much more economical and intelligent way than Marvel did with The Avengers. Rather than releasing as many clips and featurettes as humanly possible, like Marvel did, TDKR is clearly making sure that we are kept in the dark as much as possible until the movie actually gets released. I cannot wait to see this in IMAX.

    • Banes

      For Avengers they used multiple featurettes becoz of more than one superhero in one movie.

    • THundersauresrex

      seriously?? shut up about the avengers stuff!! you dont sound smart and you dont help out the cause of this movie. multi featurettes adn trailers were to show off each of the heroes…ergo theres only one here…NUMBER TWO i am sure you will see clips from this movie soon. being as its 3 fucking months out you morons lol. avengers didnt start in on the clips until a amonth and a half before it was released.

  • Rickey G

    Jebus people, it looks good…but its not Norbit good. Sooooo much hype. Hope its good. I like that it doesn’t show much of the story. Next people will be saying its gonna be better than Jack and Jill.

    • Adrian

      ^ Made my night.

  • Rick Ross

    kind of funny

    In Dark Knight they feared Joker was going to blow up a bridge. Well, Bane blows up two bridges in this trailer.

    • John

      If you look closer it’s actually 3 bridges. There’s another one right behind the 2nd one.

    • Banes

      Much of bridge Joker blown people’s mind in That movie.

  • Traffick

    At 1:04, we hear “You’re punishment must be more severe,” and I swear it sounds more like Liam Neeson than Tom Hardy. Perhaps its the words of Ra’s al Ghul?
    -It’s a British accent, for one thing. I know Hardy is British too but he sounds like he’s using an American accent elsewhere (like Oldman does).
    -The voice is far less muffled than any other instance. It sounds like Neeson’s voice being listened to through a headset, not at all like Bane’s strenuous mumbling.

    So Ima predict that this is Ra’s’ line played during a shot of Bane’s face to throw off speculators (as trailers of high caliber film often do).

    Plus we never saw a shot of Ra’s dying. And I mean Batman did give him several seconds before the train explodes, and Ra’s is the best ninja in an ancient cult of worldclass ninjas… so here’s hoping Neeson’s role in this film will be more than a flashback.

    • Traffick

      Oh, and on IMDB, Liam Neeson is credited second. IMDB’s list is always in the same order as the film’s credits–and there’s three ways a studio structures its cast of characters: In order of each actor’s screentime, in alphabetical order, and in order of appearance. Obviously, “Dark Knight Rises’” list is ordered by screentime, since four of the first five listed are the biggest characters announced thus far.

      But is IMDB’s list currently aligned with the credits? Given that the film is complete (notice it’s been screened to the MPAA for its PG-13 rating), I’m almost certain that a print of the credits would’ve been submitted to IMDB by now. Which means their list is final, aligned with the DKR credits, which credits Liam Neeson as a star player…

      • Jesus

        IMDB’s listings are *not* always in the same order as the credits after the film.

    • Guns Of Navarone

      Correction :

      At 1:04, we hear “YOUR punishment must be more severe”.

      You’re = you are


      • Lizard King

        Thank the heavens you corrected his grammar, Mr. Navarone. Surely he should feel quite silly for having one grammatical error in an otherwise well-worded and thought provoking comment. Or perhaps you could find something better to do with your time than scour the comment section for grammatical errors.

        In other news, I still find Bane’s voice to be difficult to understand (it’s better, but still not good). And Catwoman looks ridiculous. I love all of Nolan’s previous work, but this seems like it could be his Cars 2.

    • gov

      You know….you may be right!

    • henri

      Ra’s will not be appearing,why
      -its a leap into the supernatural.very un-Nolan in Batman’s world
      -I think Bruce Wayne would have noticed the absence of a body in Wayne towers.

      Neeson’s scene is a flashback as is the other scene with a differant actor as a young Ra’s.

    • AlexHeyNa

      It’s Bane. His voice is too low and distorted.

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  • Kroz

    Am I the only one who thinks the Batwing is actually a chopper with the blades being underneath instead of at top?

    And yeah, Bane totally sounds like Ra’s Al Ghul.

    • Jazzy Jace

      Yes, you are.

  • Cartersvillevol

    All the talk is about Bane’s voice. I’m happy Batman doesn’t sound as ridiculous as he did in the first two movies.

    • AlexHeyNa

      He’s using the same exact voice as the last movie. You’re just used to it now.

      • Donovan McLean

        He’s not using the same voice, he’s not. Because it’s Joseph Gordon Levitt.

  • TheDude

    Looks AWESOME!

  • Dre Dre

    Im not worried about Catwoman anymore…

  • Tony

    Perfect…. freaking Goosebumps!!

  • pope

    Is that Ben Mendelsohn at 0:32?????

  • jarvis3205


    Shit yeah is right.

    The Avengers was great…this…this looks to surpass it. In a different way ofcourse.

    Avengers came across as one of the best (no joke!) popcorn movies of all time. It was a rip roaring good time.

    This looks like a full blown grown ups battle royale with a lot of thought provoking stuff going on.

    Catwoman’s coming off as a conflicted soul who’s had her hand forced into the fire with Bane…& that’s pretty much what I’d hoped for.

    Looks like Bane will break the Bat.

    Fingers crossed

  • paul tracy

    bat wing, er, bat-something in the air…so.cheesy.

    ~ p

  • El Alto

    Why is everyone insisting that by watching this, or wanting to watch this it makes the Avengers less desirable?

    I want to see both movies and I’m glad that they don’t both look like completely bleek depressing movies.

    The Avengers are set to have a little fun, while “THE” Batman (God forbid we just call him Batman) seems insistent to forget that he’s a super hero at all. Which is fine. Glad to see Nolan finish his vision.

    On to NEW ideas for Nolan and Super heros? Here’s hoping!

  • Thomas

    BATMAN BEGINS still is the best of Nolan Batman movies. The mixture of ancient secret societies & modern day ass-kicking is what this movie needs. I am astounded that Warner actually allows Nolan to go that dark with a superhero. DARK KNIGHT has a classic Joker but the movie is too sprawled out. BEGINS is still the best. RISES looks good but after the awesome BEGINS and the darker, gut-wrenching KNIGHT, RISES has got a difficult road ahead of it with AVENGERS doing great numbers, PROMETHEUS creating superb buzz, SNOW WHITE, MIB3, SPIDER-MAN, GI JOE, BATTLESHIP — too many fighters in the ring.

    • Mark

      This is silly, TDKR has a massive, LOTR style built in audience after TDK and Begins and TDK made a billion dollars on it’s own. Marvel had to throw all of it’s owned film properties together to be pulling TDK style numbers that none of them could compete with on an individual level.

      TDKR will be perfectly fine.

    • diles1

      I suspect this is the reason Thomas isn’t a box office analyst, especially considering the #1 choice for biggest movie of 2012 by almost ALL relevant websites is TDKR AND the fact that TDK was released around the same time.

  • Charly

    Im from mexico, and i have already seen the Avengers, it was great, light entertainment, but it didnt trascend its genere and yes THE TRAILERS SHOWED TOO MUCH. i wasn´t surprised by almost anything in the movie. this animal, however, seems more in the line of a tale of two cities than a comic book movie. this, my friends is the superhero movie we deserve

  • Shahface

    WOW Damn, that looks f*cking amazing.
    God Icant wait for this movie
    all of the world watch.

  • Tey

    After meeting Bane, Batman must be begging Joker to return!

  • Lee

    Am I the only one thinking that Nolan is going to have Batman sacrifice his life in some kind of way? I say that because Nolan has said this is the LAST movie and all the trailers focus on this being the end of the trilogy. Then the Batman line where he says, “I haven’t given everything….yet” just makes me further worry he’s going to die. And nolan will do it in such a dramatic way that movie theaters will be filled with grown ass men crying their lil eyes out when the credits come on. I DONT WANT THAT!!!! lol

    • Deepak

      I can’t imagine DC Comics being OK with Nolan killing off Batman, but WB does give Nolan a shit ton of leeway to do whatever he wants. They’ve already said they’re gonna “reboot” the franchise once Nolan leaves (which is a terrible idea), so who knows what’ll happen. I also got the vibe that Batman dies (especially the way he says that line — he’s clearly not in great shape when he says it), but if they kill him that makes a Batman Begins-remake a virtual necessity, and I’d hate for that to happen…

    • Charly

      Almos SURE. I think yhat Nolan will pull off a “Knightfall” on us and have a new bearer of the Bat Cowl defeating bane. (JGL Character no doubt) but the new trailer certainly makes me think that bruce wayne´s fall will be half point the movie and not almost at the end

      • Lee

        @Charly you make a great point. Because what other reason would JGL be in this movie? They are not doing a Robin and you don’t just put a actor like him in a movie to be a “rookie cop”. I think Batman will make it through the whole movie but him and bane will fall off a cliff together or something and JGL will discover the bat cave. Not crazy about the idea but Nolan will make it work and leave us in suspense like Inception

      • interestinggg

        The thought that JGL is more important than he looks is also exemplified by who else auditioned for the role: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, and Mark Ruffalo.

        The guy is gonna matter.

  • Reelworld

    Anyone get the feeling that Wayne’s injuries may stem from the end of TDK and not necessarily (at least not right away) from Bane? That being said, the trailer has me excited. I too am wondering if the line with Batman saying he hasn’t given Gotham everything yet implies that he is talking about his own life. Combine that with Alfred saying he won’t bury him, makes it seem like Bruce has a death wish. Killing a major superhero seems unthinkable, but if anyone can pull it off, I think Nolan is the one. Looking forward to this in a big way!

    • BradZuhl

      Hmm, makes me wonder if they might kill off Christian Bale and have Joseph Gordon Levitt become the new Batman to continue the series.

  • Steezy

    Knightfall meets No Man’s Land.

  • terry

    That scene with the football field caving in is bleh! And watching anther effing bridge blown up by a mad man is just a safe ‘PLAY IT BY THE NUMBERS” routine.
    Oh and the rescue scene of Bane in midair is a done-it-to-death trick. This movie is gearing up to be a goddamn cliche.
    I bet Emma Stone woud have made a great Cat Woman and a ripped Zac Effron (playing it smart[genius] but controlled neurotic psycho) would have made a terrific Robin.

    • Nick

      did anything you just wrote make any sense to you before you typed it? Because I got to tell you, whatever you may have thought you were saying in your head, did not translate to the written word.

      That is my, “I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt” response. Otherwise all I saw was hateful gibberish, from the worst kind of internet troll.

    • diles1

      how is that football scene bleh? What properties of that scene make you feel blase about it?

      The “Bane rescue” scene is not a rescue of Bane scene, which suggests to me that you weren’t actually watching the scene. It is a “kidnap Dr. Pavel” scene. Please pay attention to something before you criticize it.

      In how many films do madmen blow up bridges? In what films do madmen blow up bridges? How cliche is the madman blowing up a bridge scene? Is it as cliche as the madman blowing up the hospital? Where is your evidence? These are just trite assertions unless evidence is provided.

      • Sean

        And how do we know Bane is blowing up the bridges? There are reasons to suspect it isn’t him.

  • leechenstein

    nolan will fuck it up by over intellectualizing it . Dark knight was fantastic because of ledger, not because of bale or his batman .Imagine a movie in which the hero croaks and the villian is (partially)muffled, both their facial expressions partly covered by masks (which definitely will be a hindrance). I want this film to work but i am afraid it is not looking very promising.

    • BV

      ledger did an amazing job! But he didn’t go in and improv the entire movie and call it a day. It was because of the script he was given. So the whole “intellectualizing” the film comment is a bit much seeing how everything the joker did was to make you question hunaiity and our morels.

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  • Michael Horne

    Bleak, bleak, bleak. Great trailer. _Now_ I want to see it. Wasn’t much bothered before. And Anne Hathaway Catwoman looks like it’s going to be an interesting take on the character. I like Tom Hardy’s voice and the way it’s been electronically clipped – gives him a very _specific_ edge. Sharp.

  • ron

    I just came!!!

  • Reelworld

    Imagine if the final shot of the movie is JGL standing in front of the Bat suit?

  • Sccitylhh

    This was mentioned already, but I’m amazed a major studio is continuing to let Nolan make movies this bleak. This film looks to be in as stark a contrast with The Avengers as possible. Always nice to get a little variety at the summer multiplex.

  • Hunter

    What if Bane is actually Ras after surviving the first film

  • Hunter

    What if bane is actually Ras after surving the first film

  • derek

    All you people that are so critical of the freakin trailers are so dumb. Its like all of you are spoiled brats that expect so much. When in reality this movie is practically a blessing in disguise because we never get to see such a well made film such as this anymore. especially a superhero one. Its going to be bad ass because the director is Nolan. and the cast is awesome. so shut the f*uck up.

  • MR.Rich316

    Is it just me or is calling Bane terrifying a stretch? The Joker was a psychopath,Bane is coming off as just a well funded bully. I don’t think this one will measure up to TDK. The Dark Knight=Godfather pt.2, The Dark Knight Rises = Godfather pt.3 (potentially). That’s the feeling I get.

  • Hunter

    i think it may be possible that Nolan could make Bane actually be what Ras turned into after surviving the first one… just a thought

  • Hunter

    did any one notice that weird face that pops up at about 1:25??

    • SP1234

      That’s a shot of Batman.

  • Strong Enough

    GOD DAMN NEW RECORD 110 comments?

    this movie going to be huge!

  • Dark enV

    I’ve been anticipating this film since I first walked out of The Dark Knight back in July 2008. It’s been a long 4 years but I know the wait will be worth it. I don’t see how people keep comparing this to The Avengers, yes they’re both comics but they seem almost completely different. Avengers is more of the popcorn flick eye popping action extreme fun while Nolan’s Batman series has always been more of a crime saga with great action and story. I’m extremely excited for both, Avengers will be amazing I’m sure and I know others will appreciate it more than TDKR but I’m a diehard Nolan fan and I KNOW I’m going to love TDKR more in the end but you honestly can’t go wrong with either so quite bickering about which will be better and just go and enjoy them both.

  • SP1234

    Looks great, but I think I’ll probably be the only one concerned about Cotillard’s role. I love Marion in anything that she does, but just like Inception, she’s actually the biggest character shrouded in mystery in this one. I’m sure she’s not Talia al Ghul, but there has to be much more than Wayne’s love interest.

  • Matt1

    I’m gonna start coming to this site more often! On the post for this trailer over on Dark Horizons, EVERYBODY is trashing this trailer saying it looks like crap, this movie’s gonna suck, Nolan sucks, Dark Knight sucked, blah blah blah…
    Good to see the majority here agrees that Dark Knight Rises looks F#%*ing AMAZING!!!
    The trailer gives you just enough story so I know what the movie’s about but I don’t know TOO much! I can’t wait!!!

  • Jahanzeb

    That looks bloody awesome! Wish 20/7 was today. How am I gonna wait man…

  • BV

    Thank you, Splchker!

  • Twojawas

    After seeing The Avengers yesterday, I can say with 100% certainty that TDKR new trailer is better than the entire Avengers film.

    • SRC

      I agree with you!! :d :)

  • Miles Bennett Dyson

    does no one notice the fact that they spoiled the ending in that trailer? around the 12 -13 second mark, you clearly see Bale is in a wheelchair, they don’t show the bottom part, but you can tell… these trailer editors are hacks.

    • BV

      How do you know that scene is from the ending of the film? Have you watched the movie already? For all we know it could be from the second act of even the beginning.

  • Singularity

    Toward the end of the trailer when Batman says, “Not everything… not yet,” Christian Bale is delivering the line the same way he did at the end of Begins with Ras Al Ghul (“But I don’t have to save you.”) and TDK with Gordon (“I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.”)

    It’s like a weird peaceful acceptance, which in the storytelling indicates the prophetic perfect… as in, the hero is going to go through with it.

    Heavy, heavy foreshadowing.

  • Shane

    OK…Enough already! First of all i agree with alot of the other post…This is not to compete with Avengers. Although i am sure the Avengers will be amazing and i cant wait to see it Friday, TDKR is a totally different animal. One i believe in my own opinion will be part of one of the best triologies ever made! BTW, Wayne is not in a wheel chair its a cane! And who cares about the ending! Itll be epic no matter what. Oh yeah, in case anyone missed it, its call the “Dark Knight Rises” NOT the “Dark Knight Falls”. Just saying.

  • SRC

    It’s weird but I couldn’t understand what John Blake(Joseph Gordon Levitt) says at 1:18..before Catwomen says “You should be as afraid of him,as I am.”..

    Over all The trailer looks fantastic…Bane’s voice is really crystal clear..Loved the music throughout the trailer..

    Seems like this is the only trailer for any upcoming/recent wide-release film which has no Inception-like Brmmmm…..otherwise…all other trailers like Prometheus,The Avengers etc have that..

    Christopher Nolan is really a trend-setter!!!

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