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Here's A Rorschachian Video Of That Upcoming DARK KNIGHT RISES Teaser!

Merrick here...

Earlier this week, Harry posted THIS description of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES teaser trailer -  wich will presumably run in front of the HARRY POTTER finale which opens this weekend.

A shaky-cam video has now gone online which seems to match said description almost perfectly.  I can't imagine this embed will stay active very long, so get it while it lasts! 

Thanks to JC for the heads up...


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  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Why post this version?

    by Benja

    Wait for the real one. Sheesh. This kills it.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Ready for this to be in theaters now

    by Snookeroo

  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by manuehl

    better to wait for the one attachet to harry 7.2

  • July 13, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by unkempt_sock

    Everyone's freaking out about this. I fear it's gonna suck.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Shit, Bane looks crazy

    by Terrence

    As he should. That massive gait he takes when he walks, you already know he ain't no joke.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Michael

    I. Cannot. Wait.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Not First

    by FloristGump

    Looks great, interested about the 'S' shield of Supes in the teaser poster, wonder if there'll be any overlap between man of Steel and DKR in 2012? A WB shortcut towards a Justice League movie?

  • July 13, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    That is it..

    by kaiser117

    It's exactly Ike that description, so I bet it's the real deal. I want to see it in all it's glory, though, this isn't doing it justice. I'm not so sure about this, but... In Nolan I Trust. And I will stick by him.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    That whole "Every blah blah has a blah blah"

    by HapaPapa72

    Always reminds me of my excitement and eventual letdown of The Phantom Menace. And although I'm not one of his TDK zealots, I don't think Nolan will let me down.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by syn_flood

    Was this ever confirmed until now? I thought it was just a rumour that was too good to be true! This is going seem like a long year!

  • July 13, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    That got taken off FAST...

  • July 13, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    The WB legal team...

    by smallfry

    ...are fast. That's was up for something like 5 minutes.

  • July 13, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    wait a minute

    by wattos new hat

    who was that in bed, gordon? and what the hell was that movie 2 seconds before tdkr trailer?

  • July 13, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    But what if Batman doesn't exist anymore?

    by Agent_Snake_Mcready

    Seems the most telling moment of the trailer. This feels strangely like Rocky III, with Bane cast in the Clubber Lang role. Bane beats the Batman out of Bruce, Bruce has to search within for the nightmare to be let loose again, perhaps sacrificing a new found life of peace so that Gotham can continue to exist. The circle is complete, birth and rebirth as the tragedy of Batman is told. The story ends.

  • July 13, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    GET TO IT QUICK (link)

    by thefirerises The movie before was some thing with Hugh Jackman where he plays a dad whose son is involved in like a robot fighting league or some bs. It's just like that Simpsons episode, basically.

  • July 13, 2011, 10 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Who do you think leaked it?

  • July 13, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Darn its not on youtube any more either.

    by Righteous Brother


  • July 13, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    It's still up at cinemablend

    by slone13

    Pretty underwhelming. A grand total of about 5 seconds of new footage.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by moonlightdrive

  • July 13, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Main thing is that last shot, can't make it out

    by thefirerises

    Looks crazy-as-hell, but because of the lighting its almost impossible without an official embed.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by slone13

    As the great Inigo Montoya once said, "I do not think that word means what you think it means".

  • July 13, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    WONT PLAY!! GRRRR!!! anyone got another link?

    by awesomebri

  • July 13, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • July 13, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    did anybody think to mirror it?!

    by yamayama

    It would have been good if we could have had multiple mirror posts of the video ready before you posted it. Ben Stillers Mr Furious is being unleashed has we speak over this. THIS IS DOING MY HEAD IN!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    by UGG

  • July 13, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    i want to see this in HD!!!!

    by MamboMan

  • Fuck you, that movie looks awesome

  • July 13, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Hard to make out words

    by ras752000

    I think. . . Gordon: we were in this together, then you were gone, now this evil rises. The batman must come back. Wayne: what if he doesn't exist anymore? Gordon: he must . . . He must

  • July 13, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    When Bale says to Oldman...

    by scors54

    ..."what if he doesn't exist anymore", Oldman's response is "He does...he does" Hard to hear with the mask, bu I ran it at max volume a few times, and it was definitely that, not "Humor me" as some were speculating elsewhere.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    that was a shoot of catwoman at the end!!

    by ilovemichealbay

    That was a shoot of catwoman at the end with Bane. 99% certain, not the new batman costume. Looks cool, but i couldn't hear what Oldman was saying?

  • July 13, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Thought this was directed by Chris Nolan.....

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    Not Paul Greengrass! Get it? IT'S A SHAKY CAM JOKE!!!....Wish this vid was taken down earlier, then I could have saved myself for the official one. Damn my curiosity.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Thought it was Catwoman!

    by thefirerises

    Honestly I saw that shot and thought "Is that Catwoman walking away, while Bane is following her?" Then I remembered that initial post said it was Bats, so I discarded the thought. We'll see which way this spins when we get an official version, which will probably be Saturday/Sunday I suspect.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Also, we always knew he was shooting in IMAX

    by thefirerises

    Several scenes, same setup as last time. "Filmed in IMAX" doesn't mysteriously mean the entire thing was shot IMAX.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Ok seen it - thanks dudes!

    by Righteous Brother

    Will wait till I see a better copy of it before I pass judgement - looks foreboding though.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    That looked awesome!

    by teddy_duchamp

    I take back my 'fake' rant yesterday. loved it. can't wait to see it in glorious quick time!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Every hero has a journey, every journey has an end

    by teddy_duchamp

  • July 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Gordon says "He must".

    by slone13

    Not "Humor me" or "He does".

  • July 13, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Catwoman and Bane at the end...

    by fredwordsmith

    After re-watching it a few times, I think that's spot on. This teaser was made to look like we were getting nothing and then this last shot gives something good away. That said, I don't want to watch a movie where Catwoman is the focus and Bane is the one following her direction. That's way too close of a shade to "Batman & Robin" to me.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    He must....he must." or "He must....he will.

    by elsewhere

  • July 13, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    yep looks like catwoman at the end

    by smudgewhat


  • July 13, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    pretty certain that is batman at the end not catwoman

    by teddy_duchamp

    man Bane looks like he's about to destroy him. EVIL!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    It says in the trailer select scenes in IMAX. But i bet there will be more then what was in the dark knight.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    If that's Bats he looks like he's been brutalised

    by thefirerises

    Looks like he's limping, trying to get away, as if he's just been totally fucked up.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Nolan is not a good action director

    by flax

    Someone on YouTube posted a video of the Inception hallway fight, but they rotated the video so that the bottom edge of the screen is always the direction of the centre of gravity. It looks so much cooler than the version in the film, where it seemed that Nolan simply attached the camera to the floor and let it roll while Levitt and the other guy slowly tumbled up one wall. Inception would have been a much better film if the Wachowski brothers had directed it.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    There is nothing to see here.

    by imagin78

    Move along. Move along.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Looks scary

    by stillsberry

    from the three seconds of new footage anyway.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    huffington post has it streaming if you wanna watch it


    warner brothers should of left it up, it seems fake with all the clips from the last movie except its not cuz wb keeps pulling it off youtube

  • July 13, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    About the same as TDK teaser.

    by knowthyself

    Only a full real trailer will satisfy me.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    No Goyer involvement at all?

    by thefirerises

    He isn't even credited with story on this one? Also, James Newton Howard is out.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    ain't it uncool to be a pirate?

    by Jubba

    posting bootleg shit now, eh? can you post some full movies, too? i don't like spending money....

  • July 13, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    We've had bootleg trailers up many a time?

    by thefirerises


  • July 13, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by Doughboy

    Goyer is co-credited for the story. But I also noticed James Newton Howard's absence in the credits. I hope they're able to get him back for this. The scores for the first two wouldn't have been anywhere near as effective had they just had Zimmer's contributions.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Piracy funds terrorism

    by Grace_Panda

    and winners don't use drugs!

  • July 13, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Teaser's not working on Huff Post. Lawyers or too much traffic.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • July 13, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by kafka07

    but still online if you look around. Look, bootlegging trailers isn't any big loss for the studios. When the public makes official trailers go viral it's free advertisement for the studios. And yes aicn has done it many times.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about the teaser.

    by KilliK

    it has terrible video quality.just be patient and wait for the official HD is a matter of days or maybe even hours to be put on the net.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    doughboy - thanks

    by thefirerises

    Didn't notice firt time I watched.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Now it makes sense.


    Bruce Wayne will tell his secret to Gordon. Gordon makes a recovery and joins Wayne on his crime fighting crusade as ....Batman. Wayne trains Gordon. Then Wayne becomes.....Robin. This will turn the franchise inside out, and Nolan will look like a genius with this crazy revelation to end his trilogy. It's all starting to come together.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    And Alfred will become Catwoman

    by smallfry

  • July 13, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

    i had the foresight and downloaded it from YT and then reuploaded it to mediafire:

  • July 13, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    RIP Roberts Blossom.


    Great, GREAT character actor.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    choppah's stealing my shtick

    by poop

    I got banned for that shit!

  • July 13, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    buttnasty: I guess you weren't good enough.



  • July 13, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Another thing, buttnasty: My RIPs are true.


    CHOPPED again.* *Although I must say I'm a fan of your false RIPs.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    as teaser trailers go....

    by wildphantom07's pretty lame. Although to be fair if I could actually see that final shot I might change my mind a little. where's the fanfare theme? Guaranteed chills and it's missing?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Damn! They took it off! Gone In Sixty Seconds............

    by Astronut

    Pisses me off.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I saw Bigfoot once...

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Yeah that guy was awesome..

  • July 13, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    astronut download it from the link i posted above

    by KilliK

    you will find it there.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    High Quality

    by dvdmike

    When does the HQ version go online?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    High Quality

    by dvdmike

    When does the HQ version go online?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Thanks to JC for the heads up

    by kafka07

    Jesus Christ....?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    where is catwoman????

    by corplhicks

    cannot see her-- what frame, etc..?

  • Reminds me of those sinister horns going near the very end of Star Trek The Motion Picture, as they were standing around Voyager 6... VERY, VERY sinister sounding... like... impending DOOM. LOVE THAT SHIT.......... DAAAAMMMMNNN.................. That shit gave me chills...................

  • July 13, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Thanks, killik......

    by Astronut

  • July 13, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Get it while it's hot!

    by Dr Gregory House

  • So it's not much of a teaser trailer, we'll have to wait at LEAST until december for something good. But I was puzzled at the title at the end, FILMED IN IMAX? I mean, the whole damn thing? I hope they didn't have to loop every single dialogue because of this. I hate lopped dialogue, I rather have all sound capture on the set.

  • Man of Steel Spider-Man The Avengers The Dark Knight Rises Total Recall (remake, I know, hoping it's great) and, saving the best for last: Prometheus I feel as if I left out a few, let me know... It's gonna be a freaking amazing year for us geeks!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Mediocre teaser

    by YackBacker

    Depressing as can be-- Jim Gordon whispering through an oxygen mask to an off-screen whispering Bruce/Batman. The sound mix on this movie is going to be the death of me!

  • July 13, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    dr gregory house - dude, it's already GONE!! haha

    by Astronut

    WB must have bots out, seeking this shit......

  • July 13, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I think its Catwoman at the end

    by batzilla

    Come on HQ version!

  • July 13, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    looks like those viral videos were legit

    by sunwukong86

    you hear the same chanting in this teaser that you did in those

  • July 13, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    rorschachian? like that CRAZY music video? cause this isn't.


  • July 13, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Way to go promoting piracey Ain't it uncool news, jeez.....

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • July 13, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    full trailer will focus on bane. second will introduce catwoman.

    by knowthyself

    Just like with TDK where the first full trailer focused on joker and the second introduced harvey dent.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    and I was the one to miss it...! :o(

  • I'm going to catch a stream eventually, Warner Bros.

  • It's like taking photos of a movie set or leaking the movie's plot. It's not illegal, but studios will avoid it at all cost.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Re: sunwukong86

    by Ricardo

    That chanting came from the original website, there was a hidden TheFireRises message at the audio's spectrum. The fake videos merely used that sound.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I wish Hollywood would work as hard

    by donkey_lasher

    on finding new, original material. Know what I'm saying?

  • July 13, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by WillKeane

    From what I have read, is that all the action will be filmed in Imax and the dialogue will be filmed in 70mm. 70mm is the format that is closest to Imax in resolution.

  • I'd almost rather have generic buildings crumbling than sick Gordon pleading and footage from the first two. It drove me nuts when the HANNIBAL teaser was just a whole bunch of text (do not approach the glass.....) and then a 2-second shot from early in Silence of the Lambs.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    DAMMIT, i missed it! anyone got another link?

    by Billy_D_Williams

    hate when i wake up to find good news then bad news.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Matt Goodman


  • I've been thinking of a lot of possibilities, and if Bane has had the same training as Bruce, he may come to the same conclusions (albeit very late). And if Gordon is gonna kick the bucket, maybe JGL will be his police connection. Just wondering out loud on the talkback forms.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    This link works too

    by ObnoxiousCamper

  • July 13, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    still up over here...

    by radjac31 sites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=41641

  • July 13, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    they removed it from mediafire,but i reuploaded it. extract it from the rar file to watch it.

  • Because I remember at the end of Knightsend Bruce fights Azrael by going into the secret cave entrance that his father boarded up and after convincing Az to give up the batman identity he walks in the sunshine. It was pretty poignant to me because he tells Azrael that Batman is the mask and Bruce Wayne is the real person, something that even Bruce was surprised he was saying, even though he believed it. Anyway, that was a great little trailer.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Can't understand the audio at all

    by StarQrtrs

    Have to wait for the official version... kudos to the WB though, they are taking these links down awfully fast.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    by Waka_Flocka

  • July 13, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Cool! Can't wait to see this shit in HD

    by Sanyi

    Oh and about the actions...I think the actions in TDK were terrific, especially the chase sequence. But yes, in Batman Begins, those fight scenes were poor. I agree with that.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I've got the transcript if anyone's interested.

    by BadMrWonka

    Liam Neeson: I have a very specific set of skills. Gary Oldman: Wendus depardun. I love me grog. Nomer esivle. Roasted on brat. The kid from Empire of the Sun: What if a dozen kids do more? Gary Oldman: EVVVVVVERYONE!!!!!! Fade to black.

  • July 13, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    The Chanting near the end

    by faux1975

    When I first saw the teaser, the chanting near the end was reminding me of something I had heard before. Then I watched it a few more times and it hit me!! The exact same chanting that takes place near the end of the teaser takes place in the Arkham Asylum video game. Those chants are coming from the inmates at Arkham from what I remember. Can anyone else confirm this?

  • July 13, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    That is intensely foreboding

    by Mattman

  • July 13, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    tease me seymour!

    by krisko

    </giant plant voice>

  • July 13, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Just re-uploaded it!

    by evilnik

  • July 13, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    is anyone else pissed at the massive amount of reused footage?


    do we need to see those scenes again? i'd rather see black than see the batpod in that scene AGAIN. the TDK teaser didn't pull any scenes from BEGINS did it? this pulls from both. hm. the Gordon hospital scene was easy enough to shoot and get ready for the teaser, and we know they've obviously shot some bane fight footage. would've liked just one more morsel from the new film. not anything spoilery. just didn't want to see so much old footage. oh and Brian Cranston for commissioner Gordon when Nolan hands the film over to someone else.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    all i can access is the youtube one, but the quality is unwatchable

    by Billy_D_Williams

    and i dont wanna download anything...any other links...the others have all been removed.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Shot in IMAX

    by violentjkd

    According to IMDb the IMAX cams will be used for everything except dialogue shots (due to camera noise).

  • July 13, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    WTF did you expect???

    by violentjkd

    This movie's only been filming for what, 6 weeks now? Don't tell me you actually expected full-blown action sequences or anything more than chop-shots for a teaser thats out 372 days (or whatever the # is) before the movie's release.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    zombot, the TDK teaser

    by Mattman

    Didn't actually show ANY footage. It was just a bat logo with blue streaks shooting out from behind it, with dialogue from the movie.

  • the clips i've seen were too dark and the sound too horrible to really get what needs to be seen. just hold it in and wait. it'll be online on the official site any day now. watching these dark, shitty clips will only blossom more rampant speculation and false leads than anything (OOOOH I SEE THE JOKER FLASHED ON SCREEN AT THE 31 second mark! I SEE SUPERMAN IN THE SKY!!!) either go watch harry potter or wait. i'm gonna wait. not gonna watch the clip again.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    yeah that's right... the TDK thing was just alfred and bruce talking.


    guess we are lucky we got anything in the likes of gordon and a snip of Bane.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    zombot way to spill the beans about the superman easter egg ffs

    by golden tribw

  • July 13, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    It's a TEASER, you braindead dolts. A TEASER!

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Goddamn, they just started filming. The movie is a year away. Remember the Dark Knight teaser? It was a bat symbol breaking apart with Alfred and Bruce talking. There wasn't any footage at all. For fuck's sake, they could post the whole damn movie as a teaser and you morons would find something to whine about. A teaser does just that; it teases you, makes you want more. You people are probably the same ones that cry and bitch out when trailers give too much away.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I'd wait till the HD version

    by ComSamVimes

    I watched it. And it's pretty cool...but I imganine the more quality version will be more pleasing.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    extract it from the rar file to watch it.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Nothing compared to TDK's teaser

    by JuntMonkey

    This was garbage compared to TDK. The TDK teaser didn't have any video whatsoever - just audio clips of Bruce and Alfred, and then 11 words from the Joker. Those 11 words and the laugh were way more powerful than any of this "every story has an end" crap. I have yet to see any evidence that Batman is all that special without the Joker.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Is it in front of all the Harry Potters or just the IMAX?

    by carey adams

  • July 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    wow Warner is quick on the draw!!

    by LabattsBleu

    not sure what the big deal is though? Sound like 85% of the teaser is just old footage from the Dark Knight anyways... Warner, you suck

  • July 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Fritzlorrerains

    This movie will rock

  • July 13, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Warner are a bunch of tight-anussed faggots

    by Billy_D_Williams

    as if people now WONT go see Potter 7 because they saw a shitty, blootlegged unwatchable version online.

  • Now thats a trailer!

  • July 13, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Warner are a bunch of tight-anussed faggots

    by Billy_D_Williams

    as if people now WONT go see Potter 7 for the batman trailer because they saw a shitty, blootlegged unwatchable version online. Those corporate fucks never cease to amaze.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit... *possible spoiler*

    by Dr Gregory House

    The shot at the end of Bane entering from the left and Batman backing the fuck up from him is pretty cool.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Ι have to agree that this teasers pale in comparison

    by KilliK

    to the TDK one which was awesome.The only good thing from this one is the last shot with Bane lifting his shoulders and Batman stepping back. I have a feeling that this time Nolan will do an outstanding job in the action department.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Ι have to agree that this teasers pale in comparison

    by KilliK

    to the TDK one which was awesome.The only good thing from this one is the last shot with Bane lifting his shoulders and Batman stepping back. I have a feeling that this time Nolan will do an outstanding job in the action department.

  • And the line, 'Guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.' COMING SUMMER 2012

  • July 13, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    how about some damage control WB

    by elsewhere

    release the damn trailer already

  • July 13, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I am looking forward to this but I have to ask

    by Geekhaterssuck

    why does so many movie series involving a hero see a point where the hero is having to decide whether to continue being that hero, or he gives it up, or something similar. They did it in Superman 2, they did it in Spiderman 2, Batman Forever, and it looks like they'll be taking that approach in Dark Knight Rises. Kind of been done before over and over again. I just hope it's done well, I hope this ends the series well.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    Granted, it's a shaky-cam version, but Bane's just no Joker no matter how crystal clear the images are.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Rises

    by elsewhere

    I liked the title until I saw the trailer. Now it just comes off as gimmicky.

  • July 13, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Batman back away from Bane at the end was awesome

    by Gordon Bombay

    It's weird seeing him retreat from one person like that, I am picturing an epic fight.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    re: rev_skarekroe

    by richievanderlow

    I have to agree its a tad underwhelming, but that's why I like it. It's a true teaser and over-the-top just wouldn't be Nolan's style. Better than TDK was, but what made that one work at all was the voiceover by The Joker. It's easy now to forget just how weird and enticing hearing Ledger's Joker voice was. It was enough at the time. this one is as well.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Bane is going to...

    by 2soon2eat

    beat the batman out of Wayne. Batman steps back in a hesitating manner. There is something broken and afraid in that brief shot. The first sign of weakness....a loss of resolve...

  • July 13, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    @geekhaterssuck blame Joseph Campbell

    by sunwukong86

    George Lucas used Joseph Campbell's "A Hero's Journey" in Star Wars. I think most superhero films are following that model for some reason

  • July 13, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    And the color scheme

    by 2soon2eat

    Notice how Dark Knight returns to the sepia color scheme Batman Begins in the last scene when Batman rides off in the pod. Now we have a new color. Is it grey? Is it white? What does it mean for the mood of the film? Harsh shadows with bright contrast. The grey tint seems forboding.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by Gordon Bombay

    I agree, I know it's a 1 second shot, but Batman almost looks afraid, kind of a, I usually can beat the shit out of 10 people at once, what the hell is this guy?

  • July 13, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    sunwukong86: Joseph Campbell DID NOT invent the 'Hero's Journey.'


    He identified similar patterns in myths from cultures across the globe and wrote about them in nuanced, well-researched tomes. When Hollywood relies on the 'Hero's Journey,' they are bastardizing Campbell's scholarship and analysis. DO NOT blame Joseph Campbell.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Suck my cock WB

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    I saw it, despite your best efforts. You can't shut down the internetz. But have fun trying!

  • July 13, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Here's a link if anyone still needs one

    by master_of_realty Mind the spaces.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Geekhaterssuck

    Yeah a tride and true formula I suppose, just yeesh, make me roll my eyes a bit you know?

  • July 13, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Killik!

    by SonOfChiba

  • But I agree, definitely not "Humor me"

  • July 13, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    What happened with Gordon's eyes?

    by Lourdes Galan

    He looks blind... Film will be amazing

  • July 13, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha Genderblender

    by Mattman

    That was your best one yet.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Why is Gordon lying on his stomatch?

    by KilliK

    did Bane's big,fat dick sodomized his asshole or something and he cant sit on his ass? that's why he is asking Wayne to return as Batman, to avenge his destroyed anus?

  • July 13, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Genderbender, you're an elite class moron. You consider yourself "normal"?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Don't kid yourself. Don't act like you're better than anyone else. I see you post a shit load here on this site, which automatically bumps you out of the so-called normality. And then you go one to talk about who matters.... ha! Ahoy, matey. Me gazes some projection off thar starboard bow!

  • July 13, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the download link killik, you're a star!

    by Amazing Maurice

    When the fuck when Hollywood ever learn? You can't bury shit like this on the internet. If you have a trailer, you might as well fucking release it online cause everyone is gonna see it anyway. As for the teaser, it was pretty surprising. I was certainly shocked when I saw Gordon. Is his condition a plot arc lifted from the comic canon? Or did he just get fucked-up by Bane?

  • July 13, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    altar of cultural rape

    by 2soon2eat

    Hahahah!!!!!! funny stuff. You guys are fucking nuts. Gotta love the Aintitcool commenters. Remember that guy who claimed to be Harry's brother? That shit had me in tears.

  • July 13, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Nobody here noticed Neeson

    by centilope

    What he said was new wasn't it? Is Ra's the guy who motivates and pushes Bruce enough to become the fully formed Batman and defeat Bane? Kinda ironic, don't you think?

  • July 13, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    That teaser was a bunch of nothing.

    by Knobules

    It confirms that someday this movie will be completed and exist. Other than that BFD.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    knobules- word. y even bother?


    so lame. anybody going to hp7.2 just 4 this is. a. stool.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by centilope

    A new line from Neeson, a upfront, closeup look at Bane's face, first peek at Catwoman if that's her at the end, Gordon all fucked up, not to mention the nice sounding horns at the end. Lots of small but cool things. It's quite a bit for what's only a teaser. The movie is a year away from release, keep that in mind.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Who goes to the cinema for trailers

    by centilope

    Thats just dumb.

  • I see a black blob, with a hint of specularity on something, and what might be a shoulder. All in the span of .0004 seconds. TELL ME YOUR SECRETZ

  • July 13, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by Astronut

    It could happen...

  • July 13, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    "Rosebud." I think thats what Gordon said?

    by HarryBlackPotter

  • July 13, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Or Bane raped me.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I guess Genderblender was thinking Bateman (as in Jason)

    by skycrapper

    Because she/he obviously isn't dumb enough to think a pop culture icon like BATMAN is only going to pull 30 somthing million next summer. Grow up dude, or whatever.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    '' PREPARE TO FAIL!!! '' by genderbender ........

    by Astronut

    Didn't you just do this whole rant against another upcoming film? Like. The other day? Why do you hate so many things? I have to ask. Not that there will be a rational reply, but. I have to ask.

  • Because. Like. He's really, really, really, really bitter and hates almost everything...?

  • July 13, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Genderblender would come to your party and say it was a failure

    by skycrapper

    because only 200 people showed up.

  • July 13, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Genderbender is hilarious

    by 2soon2eat

    A fantastic, wonderful troll. Joseph Cambell "dangerously insane" LOL. How come I can't make up shit like that?

  • July 13, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    TDKR is kinda like Disney's Pocahontas

    by knowthyself

    Anything that follows a major blockbuster like Lion King is going to make major cash simply because people think they are getting more of the same. TDKR will profit because of that same idea...also sequels always make as much or more than the original no matter how bad they look (Hangover II and Pirates 4.)

  • July 13, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I, for one, really hope Nolan leans heavily on Begins

    by mr.underwater

    If so, he may just stop editing his movies like they were two-hour trailers. Seriously. It started with the Prestige and (hopefully) peaked with Inception. Go back to Begins, notice how you could hold on a single shot for more than two seconds? Notice how you don't have the score booming the entire time? This is good. Do more of that please. thx

  • July 13, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Prepares to Fail

    by Mattman

    The Dark Knight must face his greatest challenge... Joseph Campbell, a homosexual sexist hellbent on sex-changing every woman in Gotham into a male.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Seymour...

    by 3774

    Yours still works. That makes you a winner. And winners get to screw the prom queen. Don't go bragging about it, tho. Guys that do stand a good chance of having us laugh about their size in the locker room. And, 'Rorschachian'? Really? You were a hipster that incorrectly used 'kafkaesque' in college essays, weren't you? i hated Batman Begins, and loved The Dark Knight. Looking forward to this because of Catwoman. Teaser Trailer + No Catwoman = Bleh.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    There is no room for complaining here

    by Kremzeek

    Seriously. You guys are complaining about this? If you recall, the TDK teaser was NOTHING. It was just a bat-symbol with some dialogue and a Joker laugh at the end. This at least shows some new footage. Relax and enjoy the anticipation because this is it, my friends.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    in case someone is still looking for it. extract it from the rar file to watch it. that's it, i am going to get some sleep.cheers all.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    What's a bat-man?

    by D.Vader

  • July 13, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    It's not a new line from Neeson

    by Conaw

    Same line from Begins, except "A legend" is repeated. Pretty good for a teaser though with the little footage they've got.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Pink_Apoc. Catwoman "might" be in this

    by Knobules

    According to someone above responding to my post. "might" Ha! Thats awesome.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    That is not liam neeson doing the voice over at the begining

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Don't know who it is, but it's not ra's, yet it's the exact same lines that ras' speaks in begins

  • July 13, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Good teaser (keyword: teaser) EXCEPT!!!!

    by MJDeViant

    I hate it when people say epic. As soon as I read that it felt like some d-bag x-box live dude wrote it. The last line shouldn't have been a screencard at all. It should have been a black screen with Alfred saying "Why do we fall master Wayne?" and then show "The Dark Knight Rises". That would have been perfect.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Genderbender, you hack

    by seagrass

    That's the same damn thing you posted over on Quint's Potter thread. All you did was replace the title of the film. Silly wannabe troll. Get a new schtick.

  • I just listened to the line in Batman Begins to make sure... and I'm pretty sure that is new audio.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    It's probably just an alternate take

    by seagrass

    I'm sure Nolan had him do PLENTY: "Liam, can you make it sound like you've been gargling glass and whiskey? Thanks big guy!"

  • July 13, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Alternate Take

    by seagrass

    From Batman Begins, sorry, should have clarified.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    What Gordon is saying...

    by Sorbo1980

    Yesterday's story that gave the play-by-play of the trailer (, Nightcrawler wrote that he thinks Gordon said "Humor Me..."at the end of the trailer. This was to answer Bruce's question: "What if he (Batman) doesn't exist anymore?' Gordon's actual answer: "He must. He must."

  • July 13, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I'm still fairly sure that this is not the finished trailer.

    by cameron1975willi

    It's somewhat badly put together. Disjointed. The text is completely redundant, as are the shots from the previous films. The CG shot of the collapsing skyline looks like a videomatic rather than the finished article. Putting the end of the Real-Steel trailer at the beginning is just a clever touch to sell this fake.

  • July 13, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Nolan is behind the 8 Ball and I love it!!!

    by notcher

    Let's face it, Nolan is in a corner. He made two great Batman films, he's made great films not named Batman, and now he's ending his trilogy with a Batman movie that doesn't have The Joker in it, but does have Catwoman and a lesser known Bane as the villain. He actually throws us geeks a scrap, which is what we wanted, and we're bitching about the re-used footage. They hardly filmed the movie so quit complaining. And quite frankly, I love the fact that the final film doesn't contain heavy hitters. We know shit about this film just like we knew shit about TDK even after the in depth trailers came out. Now I'm reading all these posts where people have it figured out. NO YOU DON'T. I guarantee no one here has the first fucking clue what's gonna happen in this. We know shit, and thats the way it will stay until July 2012! Fuck yeah, I'm excited by this. I like how Nolan is going against the grain. It makes for a more authentic experience, with something that's different. Thank God!!!!! Or, Thank Nolan!!! BRING IT!!!!

  • July 13, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Wait, wut?

    by 3774

    No Catwoman? Aaaaand just like that i don't care. "You're no fun, Hailey. You kill fun. When I saw you, my fun went soft." - Roger

  • July 13, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by teddy_duchamp

    Hahahahahahahahahaha !

  • July 13, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    TDKR will be a success...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    but it won't be a TDK-level success.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Bane..who's your daddy, an' what does he doooo.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • July 13, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    dirty ape

    by 2soon2eat

    Do not address genderblender directly. If you have any questions for her you can filter them through me. Personally I love TDK and Batman begins, both. If I had to choose I would sat TDK is the better of the two, but damn if I don't change my mind sometimes when I dust off the copy of Begins. "Ras? Ras Al Gul is dead. WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR!!" On a side note, who twisted Nolans arm to release this as is? It has the WB suits greasy fingerprints all over it.

  • remember how awesome the teasers were for T4 back in 2008 or whenever it was? when everyone hoped it would be R and be like the dark NOW comic series (All My Futures Past/The Burning Earth etc) and how awesome it was that the star of that summers billion $ Dark Knight was heading it, that Arnie was rumoured to be involved somehow? happy times i want that feel again for T5 (only this time i want R and the blue night battles)

  • July 13, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Cartmanez I remember!

    by cameron1975willi

    Keep the faith brother, this teaser is fake!

  • July 13, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by ComSamVimes

    Anyone complaining that the TEASER isn't showing enough is a moron. I'm excited really more for the reason that the movie is happening. Like...I knew it was happening...but just seeing something showing it makes me all geeky. I'm not even making sense I guess.Even if it were jsut a bat-symbol with voice overs, that would have been good enough for now.

  • July 13, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Rhas sends Bane to Wayne Manor to ambush Batman?

    by teddy_duchamp

    didn't bane do that in Knightfall?

  • July 13, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    There's people saying TDKR will bomb? Come on!

    by Ricardo

    Won't be as big as TDK, but it will make 900-million worldwide, +- 100 million.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Bale is still one of the most wooden actors out there

    by Mattman

    That might be the stupidest thing anyone on this thread has said. And yes, I'm including Genderblender's comments.

  • July 13, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Above in quotes. Fuck you, AICN.

    by Mattman

  • July 13, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    please be good


    please be good

  • July 13, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    But will the lights be trashed??? (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • July 13, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The Anger of the Bat, was the original name

    by Nabster

    But the studios went insane a demanded a name change.

  • July 13, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    And are guys serious? DKR will be bigger than the last one

    by Nabster

    It's the first time a superhero trilogy is actually ending, and it will be badass.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    When it comes to Genderblender, know only this:

    by Transhuman

    As Alfred Pennyworth put it, some people aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some people just want to watch the world burn. Just ignore her nonsense, there's no point in humoring her.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    transhuman, that cracked me up

    by Mattman

    Good work.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    So that supposedly "fake" teaser with the prisoners and chanting in the background is legit? You heard the same chants in this teaser.

  • July 13, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Did Bane make Gordon squeal like a pig?

    by Thanos0145

    I'm surprised that this teaser had new footage. Its disappointing that Nolan's Bats isn't a master of disguise in these movies. SPOILERS... Bats is wearing a ski mask in this scene (ala Batman Begins when they first meet).

  • July 13, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Nabster is wrong

    by A-COD

    Sorry kid but you need to study box office. TDK is the number 3 highest grossing domestic film of all time. No one expects this new movie to gross 500m. 300M is a huge win.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by A-COD

    I thought I was the only guy sad that there would be no Bale Terminator 5. it probably would have been this summer too.

  • Though his movies are imperfect, there are obvious reasons why the success of his Batman films are mammoth. -Heath's Joker was so fucking cool. And in a way he beat Batman, which is what Batman fans needs from it's villain characters. -The scale and grit and tone of the movies are so perfectly dark and epic. But most of all: -Despite Bale's cookie monster voice, Batman/Bruce Wayne has had a non-stop character arc through out both BB and TDK. This is unlike most Marvel hero's that keep having the same arc through out there movies. Example: Spider-man: In ALL 3 MOVIES Peter Parker flip-flopped from being insecure nerd with girl problems, that overcomes his problems by embracing being a hero. Ironman: In BOTH MOVIES Tony Stark flip-flopped from being an arrogant genius that overcame his problems by taking his abilities seriously. Batman: From the start of BB we had Bruce grow from a naive kid/ soul searching traveler/ ninja apprentice/ enlightened man/ aspiring vigilante/ empowered hero And then the character arc continued in TDK Bruce the successful hero/ the hero pushed to his limits/ the hero knocked off his perch/ the hero surviving in the end, but not without a great loss that And we the masses will flock FLOCK I say to the theater to see where this next adventure takes him.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    GL trailers looked great too..

    by darthwaz1

    Lantern should've been more in line w/Lord of Rings if they wanted to do it justice...I really wanted it to be on par w/Batman Begins in terms of a great DC movie.

  • July 13, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST




  • July 13, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Well said, notcher

    by kafka07

    I'm glad Nolan has been freely creative with this franchise instead of rehashing stuff from the comics. I'm curious to see his take on Bane.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by Dr Gregory House

    Those are the black guys that smoke a lot of pot, right?

  • July 13, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    insane citizen

    by 2soon2eat

    top notch. WAIT...just thought about it a second time...This is what KILLED it for me about Iron Man 2. He was the same asshole as Tony Stark at the beginning of Iron Man 1 except less funny.

  • July 13, 2011, 11:46 p.m. CST

    That nigga Bane look REAL!!!

    by darth_ghidorah85

    Man, even though Bane been white-washed, Tomas Harvey might pull that ish off, my white cousins!

  • July 13, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    K. Vonnegut on Campbell's "Hero's Journey"

    by simpledao4

    'the hero gets into trouble- then gets out of trouble'-- lol!

  • July 14, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Peter Parker had a complex character arc as well


    don't forget his rebellious disco dancer club kid phase.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    It's hard to predict the box office imo


    Normally you'd say yes, this one will be as big as the last. It will have a bigger opening weekend, and then fall faster than the last. But that's only with the Joker. Heath Ledger and the Joker character were a BIG reason for it's runaway success. Yes the anticipation is huge, obviously, but if the movie doesn't deliver the goods in a big way it can fall way short of TDK.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    If Bane rapes Gordon, that would be

    by Jarrete Barnett

    WRONG! That'll get a faint snicker out of me, at best. I'd otherwise be cringing at the mere insinuation of it.

  • as in a lot of similar scenes/dialogue being repeated in a similar fashion. I got the term from george lucas btw, who was trying to have eps 1-3 "rhyme" with 4-6.

  • Knightfall is one of the all-time great Batman stories. Bane will be great in this.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Shaky cam footage of a teaser for a trailer for a movie

    by Dapper Swindler

    Can't contain the excitement.

  • July 14, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    When does Bane hulk up and snap break him some Batman?

    by Onin Solstice

  • July 14, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST

    just watched it and hey, its a Tease alright

    by mattforce7

    With bane only subtly hinted at, and the sheer power of his wrath evident in the Bat City Crumbling bit at the end, i did get a better sense of the tone.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:19 a.m. CST

    arkham inmate

    by Anton

    The only logical person Gordon could be talking to is Dent. Wayne is not revealing his identity so its not him. Its not Batman. Who else could it be but Dent unless his wife leaves him during the film.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:19 a.m. CST

    arkham inmate

    by Anton

    The only logical person Gordon could be talking to is Dent. Wayne is not revealing his identity so its not him. Its not Batman. Who else could it be but Dent unless his wife leaves him during the film.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Dent is not coming back,that's the general belief.

    by KilliK

    He is probably talking to Wayne because there were hints in TDK that he had suspected Wayne as Batman. He doesnt acknowledge that openly to Wayne in TDKR,but in a indirect way tries to tell him that GC needs Batman back. Now why Wayne is sitting next to Gordon's bed in the hospital although they merely know each other? It might be because Wayne took over a more active role in the affais of GC after he abandoned his Batman identity. Maybe in TDKR he sponsors GC Police Department with funds and technology in order to help the cops and the judicial system to defend GC better and bring down the bad guys more efficiently,especially now that Dent is *dead* and somehow that void must be filled. And since Gordon is the Commissioner of the GCPD and a secret associate to Batman,Wayne took a special interest on him which lead to becoming friend with him. That or Gordon is talking to that lousy kid of his from TDK.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Bale isnt Batman anymore...hes JAHN CONNAH!


    audiences will go to see this wondering why JAHN CONNAH is playing batman. kid to its dad when watching TDKR - "daddy...why has Jahn Connah got long hair?"..."is this a prequel set present day before the war?"...(when Bane is onscreen) "is that the T800 prototype?"

  • July 14, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST



  • July 14, 2011, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Trailer Still Up At This Site...

    by Graphix67 (Be sure to remove any spaces that may appear)

  • July 14, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    the hell - ?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST

    RECALL, that is.

    by Astronut

  • July 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

  • July 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Ya BLABBED, Quaid!! Ya blabbed about Mahhs!!

    by Astronut

  • July 14, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST



    NYYYAAAAAGGGGGAAAHHH!! *arnie yell of suprise and anger*

  • July 14, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I posted the teaser trailer on my blog..

    by PopCultureJunkie


  • July 14, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    IS Bane big enough?

    by Mike Thompson

    I read that Tom Hardy weighs 200 pounds....they could have found a bigger actor. Hardy's not very scary looking.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Is bane big enough?

    by knowthyself

    Google the words Tom Hardy and Bronson. he big enough? You tell me.

  • I see what they mean. It's just too dark and blurry to tell. Once the high def version comes out, you'll definitely be able to tell.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Well now I'm a Genderbender fan

    by skycrapper

    much more entertaining than Genderblender.

  • ... but Wayne is actually in the next bed over, with a broken back! Gordon will stir Bruce to recover and fight, with the help of Selina Kyle, and at the end he will kick Bane's ass.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • July 14, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Gordon being Raped seems likely

    by TheJudger

    He's laying on his side. Has a simple oxygen mask on, and he's hooked up to a simple ekg machine. Only a few reason to put a paitent on his side. Fractured ribs or, well... Bane is a lure. Seems to me he didnt go to Wayne Manor (the new one). More than likely he went to Gordon's home. More thug like, more believable. I'm sure Bane killed Gordons family and then to add insult to injury he broke his ribs, turned him over and made him into a sister, leaving him to live, so he would beg batman to return. All I could make out in the trailer was bane doing push ups in a cell, a front shot of his face and what I thought was catwoman.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    thejudger, are you usually good at judging stuff?

    by Astronut

    Just curious. I was sort of kidding and being immature when I posted ''I THINK GORDON GOT RAPED BY BANE!!!'' but now you've got me wondering... Do you think Nolan would put that in this film? Or insinuate that...? Maybe show Bane buckling his pants back up...? Damn, that would be dark.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by LUIS

    In Frank Miller´s The Dark Knight Returns there is a very important character called the Mutant Leader and he is very much like Christopher Nolan´s Version of Bane. I wonder if he will have the same arc and be the definitive Villain who matches Batman phisically. I wonder if he will ultimately kill Batman? Or criple him in some fucked up way. I wonder if Chris is that bold. Bane must be asociated with the league of shadows and he must be somewhat romantically involved with Thalia why else would he be so determined to kill the Bat?

  • July 14, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    What I can see at this point...

    by jf

    It's obviously very cryptic at this point, but the last bit at the end really looks like (IMO): Baleman got his ass whipped and is either slinking away while being stalked by Bane, OR, Baleman is mid-ass whip and is completely disoriented, trying to get away. The reason I think this is the issue, is that I'd paused on the frames and it appears that you can see the Bat suite armor plating from behind (shoulder piece), with the cowel possibly having been ripped off. Anybody else see this?

  • July 14, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST



    Take it from me, parody is the highest form of flattery. At one point, I counted 20+ iterations of The Choppah handle in the TBs.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    *why else would he be so determined to kill the Bat?*

    by KilliK

    homoerotic passion because they are both macho men who wear masks.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    It's Catwoman not Batman

    by centilope

    I see Catwoman at the end of the teaser. The suit looks different, the movement is probly just Hathaway's interpretation on how cats move or something.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    When the fuck is the official going to pop up?

    by stu_pickles

  • July 14, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Gordon's condition...

    by centilope

    Is part of Bane's plan to get under Batman's skin just before he fucks him up. Bane knows Gordon and Bats are friend or even a bit like father and son and exploits it ruthlessly.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Too bad Ledger is dead

    by centilope

    Joker was supposed to be in the movie and not Bane.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Will this be a hit or a bomb?

    by centilope

    TDK was fantastic but it's not the reason people swarmed to see it. I wonder if the movie can make a billion again without Ledgers "help". I'm not so sure.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by centilope

    The trailer is expected to show up officially on Monday.

  • July 14, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    whoops. spelt your name wrong.

    by stu_pickles

  • July 14, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Tom Hardy is not very scary looking.

    by Saracen1

    OK...Watch Bronson and the upcoming Warrior and get back to me. The dude's a chameleon.

  • July 14, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    I suppose Heath Ledger wasn't scary looking either

    by Saracen1

    But look how that turned

  • July 14, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Bollocks.Equilibrium was great.

    by KilliK

    but i agree,Bale is mediocre as Batman but he is a very good actor when he wants to be.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton was way better as Batman

    by Nabster

    He made batman a bit of a weirdo and kinda insane. While Bales Batman is just a badass looking for vengeance.

  • July 14, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I found a link...

    by jdrake

  • July 15, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    it's Batman at the end

    by the_knightfall

    Definitely! Walking backwards away from Bane...

  • July 15, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    It's definitely Batman at the end, go to...

    by shaft478 They have a really good bootleg up. The fact that Batman is slowly backing away from something much larger is awesome. In the first 2 movies Batman has been afraid of nothing. The end shot reminds me of Robocop backing away from ED-209. Over the course of that movie you're instilled with this feeling that Robocop is invincible and yet here he is retreating. This is very similar.