Movie Preview: Batman 3: The Dark Knight Rises

Scheduled for release on July 20, 2012, the film is a long way off but expectations are running high considering the success of Christopher Nolan in his last few projects. Yes, his first two films of the proposed Nolan Batman Trilogy were great but let’s not forget his critically acclaimed Inception of 2010.

A teaser trailer for Batman 3, The Dark Knight Rises was recently released, over a year ahead of the release of the movie. Gawd, we’re going to have to wait a long, long time before we get to see this one. Over the next year I predict more teasers to whet our appetites for another Nolan blockbuster. Andy why not? Christopher Nolan is da man. This guy creates a quality product and looking at the grosses for his last few films, I’m sure he’s got pretty much carte blanche at the studios. Yes, art is art but movies are also a business and making a profit is the name of the game. Nobody is going to bank you or any project if you don’t show yourself as capable of getting the public to shell out for a movie ticket. It is interesting to look at the buzz surrounding the last Batman film with Heath Ledger. Judging by the gross of this film, it would seem the interest in the film went beyond your normal Batman, action hero movie goer. Yes, Ledger was that good and did push the film up over the top. Does Nolan have something up his sleeve for this third and final outing of the Batman series?

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The Dark Knight Rises – Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMXFloDH6M

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The Dark Knight Rises Full Teaser Trailer 2011 Official Cinema Movie Hollywood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO3LL5kvJkw

The 2nd clip shows Robin Williams supposedly in the role of Hugo Strange, a nemesis of Batman. Unfortunately, I can find no confirmation of this so is it true or not? This may very well turn out to be the card up the sleeve Nolan has for this film. Whatever the case, I’m sure there will be lots of surprises over the next year as more tidbits about the film trickle out.

References

Wikipedia: The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming American superhero film under the development of Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and Jonathan Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third and final installment in Nolan’s Batman film series. The film is scheduled for release in the United States and Canada on July 20, 2012, by Warner Bros.

official movie web site: The Dark Knight Rises

[It merely has 2 links: one for the trailer on Facebook and one to download the movie poster.]

IMBd: The Dark Knight Rises

Wikipedia: Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Wikipedia: Batman Begins

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Christian Bale as Batman, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Tom Wilkinson, and Rutger Hauer. The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne’s initial fear of bats, the death of his parents, and his journey to becoming Batman. It draws inspiration from classic comic book storylines such as The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Long Halloween.

Budget = $150 million

Gross = $372,710,015

Rotten Tomatoes = 84%

Wikipedia: The Dark Knight (film)

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan’s Batman film series and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role. The film follows Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and their struggles and journey in combating the new rising threat of a criminal calling himself the “Joker” (Heath Ledger).

Budget = $185 million

Gross = $1,001,921,825

Rotten Tomatoes = 94%

Wikipedia: Inception

Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Budget = $160 million

Gross = $825,532,764

Rotten Tomatoes = 86%

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