April 12, 2012


Last night’s premiere of The Avengers elicited near-universal praise from movie bloggers, but let us not forget that there’s another superhero flick on the way.  And let’s be honest: For fanboys, there’s no bigger movie this summer (and probably this year) than The Dark Knight Rises.  The latest issue of EW has six new images from the film, and you can check them out after the jump.

The film stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael CaineThe Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th.  Click here for new details about the picture.

Images via EW via Batman-News.

As you can see from the images, Bane (Hardy) has decided to swing by a stock exchange.  During filming, there were rumors that Christopher Nolan might use the Occupy movement as background in the movie, but those rumors (like so many others) turned out to be false.  However, Bane visiting a stock exchange does seem like something that might tie into the Zeitgeist.  After all, Bruce Wayne is the 1%.

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

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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