Official DARK KNIGHT RISES teaser trailer released…and it’s amazing


Damn!

One of the best things about Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies is that the villians are truly bad people, not just cardboard guys in suits. And in the glimpse of Bane (played by Tom Hardy) that same feeling of danger comes across.

Can’t wait.

201107181400 Official DARK KNIGHT RISES teaser trailer released...and its amazing

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  1. Remco says:

    ‘t Is all very teal & orange, innit?

    My hope is that when that whole fad is passed, movies will be rereleased (on DVD) with proper colours. Shouldn’t be difficult, it all being digital and all.

  2. Snikt Snakt says:

    I must have missed something, what’s so amazing about the trailer? Brief glimpses of Bane? Oooo

  3. Agreed, and love the poster.

    I did not catch BANE in the teaser trailer. I am dumb. I did catch that Liam Neeson was the voice in the trailer, however, which seems relevant.

    BANE! So little history and yet such a big deal! w00t! Why didn’t anyone ever think of making a smart musclehead before?

  4. I had hoped that Nolan wouldve put Bane in a Lucha Libre mask. Every time I see Hardy as Bane, I hear a VoiceOver bellowing, “Finishhh Hiiimmm.’
    But what do I know, it’s gonna rock anyway.

  5. Arnie says:

    and they want to “reboot” this?

    this is the only thing that has come from DC that was done right. and that’s only because it’s in Nolan’s hands.

  6. I’ll need to get my translator device working again. It seems like there’s plenty of mumbling going on (nothing that repeated viewings can’t figure out).

    Nonetheless, I am excited to see this. I had no idea there was only supposed to be three movies.

  7. It ran before “Harry Potter” and frankly don’t get what the big deal is. Some of the images just looked like clips from the previous two films.

    What I came away from the teaser trailer with was that this is definitely the END of the series.

    Well…. until the next reboot/remake.

  8. Snikt Snakt says:

    “I’ll need to get my translator device working again. It seems like there’s plenty of mumbling going on (nothing that repeated viewings can’t figure out).

    Nonetheless, I am excited to see this. I had no idea there was only supposed to be three movies.”

    I had the problem too, couldn’t understand what the guy in the hospital bed was saying. :-(

    It looks like the deal w/superhero movies is that these days they will only be a trilogy, then REBOOT. They did that for Spiderman, X-Men and now Batman.

  9. I don’t really understand the need to reboot. Couldn’t batman be a property not unlike James Bond. It’s not like they retell his origin with every new actor or director. I think an audience would be able to keep up with the character if they jettisoned the 40 minutes it take per movie to tell the same origin.

  10. maija says:

    You kids and your loud iPods wrecking your hearing. ;)

    The “guy in the hospital bed” is Jim Gordon. Bruce Wayne is heard off camera.

    JG: “We were in this together… and then you were gone… now this evil rises… the batman has to come back.”
    BW: “What if he doesn’t exist any more?”
    JG: “He must… he must…”

    Other than this scene, the glimpse of Bane, and the shattered cityscape/bat logo (the last probably strictly for promo), all footage is from the previous two films.

  11. Please, reboot it. Maybe we’ll finally get a BATMAN movie with dialogue, as opposed to the monotonous speeches that every character makes.

  12. The one thing I hate about this trailer? The word “conclusion”.

  13. Synsidar says:

    Couldn’t batman be a property not unlike James Bond. It’s not like they retell his origin with every new actor or director.

    Except that an Atlantic critic had exactly the opposite opinion. stating that Batman’s origin is essential knowledge for the viewer.

    Batman’s compulsion to fight crime is arguably what makes him unique. Take away that, let him encounter villains more or less at random, and he becomes indistinguishable from other costumed superheroes. The Joker is a perfect opponent for Batman because he’s crazy bad, whereas Batman is crazy good.

    SRS

  14. I find it interesting that Batman’s origin is now so essential that a story can’t be told without replaying it for the audience. When I was kid, just starting to read comics I didn’t know Batman’s origin. It was almost never mentioned. It was about 5 years of comics reading before I found out what it was. (This compared to Superman or Spider-man, whose origins at the time were referenced constantly).

  15. Synsidar says:

    I find it interesting that Batman’s origin is now so essential that a story can’t be told without replaying it for the audience.

    Well, a movie is just one story, and the storyteller can’t assume that the viewers already know Batman or that they’ll see another film. That requires the screenwriter to get to the essence of the character. If his essence isn’t his drive/compulsion to fight crime at the expense of a love life and other things, what is it?

    SRS

  16. I think any one who cares already knows Batman’s backstory and for those who don’t it’s simple enough to cover in a montage over the opening credits.

  17. I can’t figure out why there are no shots of Catwoman. You would think Ann Hathaway in a cat suit would be more of a selling point then a 2 second shot of a villain most people haven’t heard of.

  18. NateInNY says:

    I think the new batman movie will be awesome, this trailer? Not so much. Seems like they could have put a wee bit more new footage in there.

  19. PreacherCain says:

    It’s a teaser, not a trailer. The Dark Knight teaser had no footage, just a voiceover from Michael Caine and the Joker’s laugh at the end.

    I think it’s pretty cool and does the job required of it. Are they incorporating elements of The Dark Knight Returns here? With Bane as a stand-in for the gang leader from the comics?

    Gordon seems to be suggesting that the Batman has been out of action for a while, much like in Miller’s comic (but obviously not as far advanced in years!)

  20. Now I see it. That hadn’t sunk in that that was Bane, but you are right. You are right!

  21. jacob goddard says:

    Dark Knight was exciting because no fanboy would have ever picked Ledger as the Joker but it make perfect sense the second it was announced. I don’t feel the same way about this cast.

  22. A teaser is just advanced marketing. This one clearly is designed to appeal to fans of the original films, as there’s nothing in this that would make any sense to anybody who has never seen a Batman movie before.

    Its a little dull though, and vastly underwhelming. The whole ‘every journey needs a beginning’ thing is incredibly clichéd, so its an appropriate representation of what the dialogue will be like in this film (as it was in the previous ones).

  23. Steven Taylor says:

    Personally,…I’m ready for the reboot.

  24. Gary Oldman as a hospitalized Commissioner Gordon is a compelling image, and the words he’s straining to get out are very telling, as is Bruce’s reply. This trailer makes me think “The Dark Knight Returns” would have been a more apropos (and built-in iconic) title for the film (and I’m sure I’m the first person who has ever said this), but it was probably nixed because TDKR is such an iconic comic book that they didn’t want to film to be confused with or whatever.

    Bane’s mask is kind of crazy-looking. I can’t wait to see Tom Hardy in action though. ‘Bronson’ and the upcoming mma film ‘Warrior’ definitely showcase his brawling talents, and by the look of Batman at the end of this trailer, Bane is going to put him through the ringer.

    I still don’t really have any solid grasp on what role Selina Kyle will play in this film, and am glad she wasn’t included in this trailer if by ‘included’ it means just one more shot included. It would’ve seemed off. I mean, maybe when Gordon says “now this evil rises,” but something tells me Catwoman isn’t the ‘evil’ Jim is referring to…

    Anyway…

  25. We know what the reboot is going to be: a younger, much younger Batman, more grounded in life, still in College, brooding but not dark, with complicated relationship problems and a villain that is actually one of his best friends. A fifth of the budget, a young upcoming British actor for the main part, and a rising director who did one indie romcom and who doesn’t ask for too much money. Coming on a screen near you in 2015 :D
    Either that or Michael Bay takes over.

  26. Steven Taylor says:

    You’re probably right about that JM.
    (The prospect of a Michael Bay/Batman film sounds frighteningly intriguing, though. Got me to thinking about how other directors might handle the project.)

  27. This looks positively chilling. As Batman should be.

  28. I think one of the reasons why The Dark Knight Returns wasn’t used is because they want to keep it availiable if anybody wants to adapt Frank Miller’s story for the big screen. I know that there is an animated version supposedly in the works, which might also play a role.

  29. This is the original Batman issue #497 titled “The Broken Bat” from July 13, 1993. It is #11 of the Knightfall series. In the story an exhausted Batman returns to Wayne Manor where Bane ambushes him in the Batcave, defeats him, and delivers the final blow: breaking Batman’s back, leaving him a paraplegic. Limited number of copies. First come, first served

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