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You've Waited Long Enough! THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Theatrical Trailer!

Nordling here.

Finally saw this last night (I have yet to see the 6 minute prologue footage) and it looks at first blush that Christopher Nolan sticks the landing.  I'm very happy that Nolan is ending this story.  One of the aspects of comics that always bugged me is that the stories don't have as much resonance because the stories never end.  The characters go on and on.  Which is fine if you're selling issues, but from a storytelling standpoint it must be a little frustrating.  Here it is, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES theatrical trailer in all its glory (thanks to Coming Soon for the embed) or you can click on the Apple link for the HD Quicktime version

Nordling, out.

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  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by terrence horan


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    10 pm my ass! There it is.

    by P

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    The bit at the end of the prologue was way better.

    by Aaron

    More intense,less lameness. Catwoman is fairly laughable. I am done.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    damn it

    by phifty2

    At work and it won't play. I guess I can wait two hours.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by who cares

    am i the only person who doesn't like these trailers so far for this film? i am sure the film will be good.. but these trailers just don't work for me

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    as in

    by Turd Furgeson

    Mangasm!!!!! I am officially sold.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Cue haters in 5-4-3-2-1....and go!

    by Lemure_v2

    Looks fucking brilliant.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Great Catwoman is a part of OWS

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck you haters, this looks fucking amazing!

    by Judge Briggs

    TRUTH. Really wish that WB would give Nolan and Bale a billion dollars to do at least 2 more sequels! There are so many great stories still left to be told by Nolan. That and I wish for some sort of Batman cameo in the upcoming Superman. Fuck the notion that Nolan says the two characters live in different universes.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Finally, some substance!!!

    by ZoeFan

    Now I feel really good about this, not that I felt bad before.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    FUCK I AM HARD !!!!

    by KilliK

    the trailer is fucking awesome and TDKR is gonna own everything and everyone.FUCK !!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I don't know what to think...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    It looks great and average at the same time from the trailer. I think I'm just not as excited as last time - let's face it, nothing can top the Joker in a Batman film. I'll definately be seeing it, though - how can I not?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I saw it in Imax...

    by BlackBriar

    It looks Great!... Remember guys its just a trailer, lets not start hating on it.. Its the 1st real trailer...

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    That trailer makes the haters look pathetic

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by MainMan2001

    Anyone who says that Catwomen isn't good in this really needs to get their eyes and ears fixed cause your fucking retarded. Please don't ever become a director because you wouldn't know a good take if it bite you in the face.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    The Amazing Bat-Man!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by wtriker1701

    Now THIS is how a comic adaptation should look like. Sony, I'm pointing at YOU!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I’m guessing it will be on par with the previous two.

    by frank

    It has potential to be the best, I think. At least it looks like it is going to have a grander scale. I actually liked the way Bane sounded.


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    that was not a good trailer

    by JohnRyder

    this was a poorly cut trailer. and they can make superb trailer for the shitiest movie.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    you let five people die

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    I never can remember to watch Dark Knight with a notepad handy.. who are the five people he 'let die' ??

  • ...I'm sure you could find it online somewhere if you gave it a good search

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Were they chanting "march on Gotham City"?


    You know a trailer does it's job when you don't even see Batman till one minute forty into it and you're not bothered.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by Karl Hungus

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    @ big daddy nero

    by Lemure_v2

    probably the cops escorting Dent. Helicopter pilot etc.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    That Prometheus Teaser for the Teaser

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    was better than anything I've seen in the last 20 years in terms of sci-fi...holy shit Thursday can't get here soon enough

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Bruce Wayne walking with a cane!.....

    by connor187

    Limping towards that silver dish! You can see his reflection, the man gets fucked up in this and yes I am aware that rhymed!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    no impressed.

    by Aspry Jones

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Flames gotta Eat

    Not quite sure how you can hate on this as a movie fan or esp. as a geek. This is everything we want superhero movies to be. I am just as excited about this one as any other chapter Nolan has done. The cast looks amazing, my fears about Hathaway are over now, she nails those lines. Trailer is well cut, tells its own little story in 2 mins, shows us just enough. Money shots - Batman with a gun/blaster thing! THE FUCKING BAT COPTER THING!!! This could top the batpod in Dark Knight. And I like Bane's voice here too, it's intelligible and foreboding, I don't hear an odd accent. Maybe they will fix from what people are saying. I'M ALREADY IN LINE!! FUCKING WIN!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I...I'm sorry, Pants

    by bob_uzumaki

    But I soiled you as soon as I saw Wayne with the cane. :D

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I hope they clean up Bane's voice!

    by The Dude Abides

    He's a little difficult to understand. Looks awesome, though!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    That Bane Voice is creepy as shit.

    by eric haislar

    I don;t know what he said. But the voice is killer. just clean it up at bit.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Bowdown to the greatest, haters

    by TitusPullo

    Bow Down… when THE DARK KNIGHT RISES comes to town. Bow Down…. when we theater bound …. Bow Down… Cuz I ain’t no hater like you! Bow down to Nolan who’s greater than You!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    That's not a plot hole the size of the hospital has nothing to do with the plot. I swear some people will find anything to bitch about.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Bown down, haters

    by TitusPullo

    Bow Down… when THE DARK KNIGHT RISES comes to town. Bow Down…. when we theater bound …. Bow Down… Cuz I ain’t no hater like you! Bow down to Nolan who’s greater than You!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    great trailer

    by Tim Reuschling

    but what the fuck is bane saying??

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    What the hell is Bane saying?

    by Mennen

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Haters crack me up

    by P

    To hit the refresh button every ten seconds and scour the internet for tid-bits on something they they claim to not even care about. As enthusiastic geeks, are our passions sometimes out of proportion and enthusiasm at times hyperbolic? Sure. But that's what being a geek is all about. But to spend that same time and energy (sometimes more) to crap on something is beyond pathetic. You know why? Because you will be seeing the movie JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. And if you're not going to see it, I beg the question: What in the hell are you doing here??

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    @ yaphet

    by Lemure_v2

    He says it's the priority because Dent is there.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    You guys are all dumb

    by joevfx

    Anyone who doesnt like this trailer obviously doesn't give a shit about the movies story and tone, they just want to see things blow up. This trailer was fucking epic. I'm sick of seeing every shot in a movie in its trailer. Nolan is a genius for showing so little. God bless him. Matalo Matalo Bane Bane!!!!

  • I guess it's the cool nerdy thing to hate on Nolan, although i'm at a loss to see why? This looks great, very exciting, lots to take it. Hathaway looks and sounds very shmexy. Like the little dance with Wayne, Nolans nod to Batman Returns when Wayne danced with her under the misteltoe? After watching the campy Avengers trailer this has me way more excited.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by ilovemichealbay

    That Ra Al Gual's reflection in the silverwear at 20 seconds into trailer. LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Loved it!

    by Carl

    That trailer was bad ass! I saw a crappy bootleg of the prologue, which was awesome.... but does anyone know if they plan to release that on the web officially?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    What does Bale say in that prison setting?

    by Flames gotta Eat

    He asks a question, sounds like "What are they saying?" and the guy next to him answers, what are they saying? This is JUST before the football field implosion scene.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by Tim Reuschling

    well said zombie

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    That was money!!!

    by hallmitchell

    This will blow minds! Go Bane, Go Catwoman!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.

    by Imagikafan

    The trailer looks great! :)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    And I think Bane is saying...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    "When Gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die"......Nice!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Bane says:

    by Carl

    Bany Says: When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST


    by Horace Cox

    Gotham General was the priority because that's where Harvey Dent was.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Which, if that's what he says...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    is pretty cool because he wants to make the Bat suffer, don't just kill him right off and then take over the city, he wants to make Bats see the destruction of his beloved city before his eyes, and then kill him off, like torture before death. Cruel as FUCK!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Costume Ball scene...homage to Batman Returns

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Cool, at least Nolan is giving a nod to the best Batman film made so far.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Is that Wayne's house they're raiding?

    by Bodhizefa1313

    Is it a police raid? I wonder why he goes to jail. Also, I'm in the camp that thinks the reflection is Wayne's in the dinner dish (and walking with the cane), but I could be convinced otherwise.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Nah! ilovemichealbay it's Bruce Wayne!

    by connor187

    You know this to be true!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Ok Bale says "What does that mean?" in the prison..

    by Flames gotta Eat

    and the guy next to him says what? "Prize"? "Fries"? Is Bale ordering a combo meal? Prison food does suck, I don't blame him for wanting a Whopper.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I didn't realize Bane was part of the 99%

    by ravenloff

    ...but even if not, I'm sure such will get their rocks off watching rich people pulled out from cowering under their buffet tables.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Looks brilliant...

    by Joe Jones

    But then, it's Nolan. What'd you expect? Snark-tastic Avengers-flavored cheese? On second thought, though - Avengers does have Hawkeye, who brings a boy scout badge-earnable weapon to combat alien invasions. That's not ridiculous, right?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    It's missing the obligatory "THE batman"

    by knowthyself

    You have my permission to die.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    screw the haters

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    In Nolan I trust. This looks amazing. I didn't think even he could pull off Catwoman, but I'm sold so far. Call me a geek though, but unlike the trailer I am indeed hoping this movie has a lot it.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    A mistle toe is deadly if you eat it.

    by knowthyself

    A kiss is even deadlier if you mean it.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Yup, that's what Bane said.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Thought it was pretty clear.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Tim Reuschling

    it's actually my favourite, but after blue velvet, that is his masterpiece and always will be

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    by Freddy Castellano

    he says, "when gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die"

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I watched this while taking a shit.

    by paralyser-pro

    I wonder if Nolan made it while doing the same.....?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    And I do like how different this feels...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    but playing in the same universe as Begins and Dark Knight. I like very much that it looks and feels a bit different from Dark Knight. It seems very much its own thing and I appreciate that, it adds to the excitement. And who knew Gotham has a football team? It'd be funnier if their colors were purple and green :)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I peed a little...

    by Dobler

    and by a little, I mean A LOT.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by Tim Reuschling

    frank_booth was taken ;-)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Not hating. Single complaint.

    by Bob

    Banes voice. I honestly cannot understand half of what he's saying. I watched the best looking copy of the shitty quality prologue, and I couldn't understand half of what he said in that either. Hopefully this will be fixed in post production, and the audio from those scenes wasn't complete yet. Looks amazing tho.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by Ricardo

    We all do! So we'll all be there to see it July 20th, 2012. And then we'll say it's the best movie ever! For about six months. then we'll say it's overrated crap.

  • Bruce Wayne vs. the f'n HAMBURGLAR!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    very fun

    by ComSamVimes

    ...but like a lot of people...not really blown away. Not that it's a bad thing...I don't remember being blown away by the Dark Knight trailers either...and I loved that one. I think that the movie is already sold one a lot of people. It doesn't really need the trailer to be jaw dropping or show all the neat parts to get the asses in the seats. I think it's more just to remind people, who will be seeing it no matter what, that it is in fact coming out.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Dashay dashay, bahsara bahsara

    by Ricardo

    We'll be hearing this chants a LOT on marketing material until July.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    And I don't think it's much of a stretch to think that

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The Nolan produced Synder directed Superman will have it's first trailer attached to this film.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    It might be Liam Neeson at 20 secs Connor 187

    by ilovemichealbay

    Although, the guy is walking with a walking stick could be Bruce Wayne after Bane breaks his back, but it would be so cool if it was Liam Neeson's Refection!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    hard of hearing?

    by teddy_duchamp

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Guys what is the answer to Bale's question in the prison scene?

    by Flames gotta Eat

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    by teddy_duchamp

    seriously do people really struggle to hear what bane is saying? maybe his voice will be higher in the mix for the final theatre release but i love it. I love the trailer too, it hardly gives anything away except that Bruce/Batman is in serious trouble this time.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Richard

    I think the guy in the prison replies "rise"

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    That football scene is a metaphor

    by Samuel Fulmer

    For this years Buffalo Bills!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    when Gotham is Sasha's, u have my form pissed on 2 ply.

    by vulturess


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by theeternalhipster

    The most terrifying part of the trailer is when those prisoners in orange jumpsuits come out on the football field. Maybe it's the chanting... I don't know but that was pretty frightening to me. And what Bane says to Batman.. or is it Bruce? I'll have to watch it again. "When Gotham is ashes.. you have my permission to die."

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Bane needs subtitles

    by la_sith

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Looks amazing, and as a Steelers fan...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Nice score, Hines! Good awareness! Although I'm sure that play is under review.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Thanks Icarus2...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    "Rise" very cool and fitting. Looks intense, that home invasion scene is serious. And I like that Bale looks vulnerable in his shots here, he looks scared and beaten. I think we'll see the Bats get more of a beating than in any other Batman film with this one. Summer can't come soon enough!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.

    by American Mythos

    What the fuck is wrong with your ears? It's called personal hygiene. Buy some Q-tips.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    What does it mean?

    by oisin5199


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    @ big daddy nero

    by Bongwater

    1. The "hockey-pad Batman" 2. The judge 3. The commissioner 4 and 5. "Harvey" and "Dent"

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Unnecessary implosions on the field...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Number Zero - Bane, 5 yard penalty.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    loved the trailer, but...

    by Aquanaut

    man does it hold back on the money shots...joe and jane sixpack may still be unaware that catwoman is in this after the trailer and they certainly aren't any more aware of who bane is... not saying that's bad...but wb is going to want to promote the villains a lot more in the next few months if they want this to do anywhere close to tdk money that said...this trailer gives the impression that we're back to a bruce wayne centric story...and that's a good thing

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Tha's not a raid. It looks like the citizens of Gotham are rioting and over throwing the rich.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Wow, ya'll are hard of hearing.

    by Saracen1

    Bane: When gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Prison scene

    by Saracen1

    Bale: "What does that mean?" Old man: "Rise."

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    At least this isn't a Michael Bay film

    by Samuel Fulmer

    He'd probably have Bane do some Tebowing after putting a beating down on Batman.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Catwoman is Occupying Gotham?

    by antonphd

    Alright, i see where this is going. This is how she's a grey area character. Doing some bad things for what she believes are justified reasons (beyond selfishness). I like it.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I wish the trailer had focused more on Bane.

    by knowthyself

    The way the TDK trailer focused on Joker.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    sad how low you people's standards are

    by coz

    take a generic looking heist movie with a sci-fi angle add (a mediocre) Batman viola, instant fanboy hard-ons The damage of the Burton and Schumacher years is going to take a long time to cleanse. Maybe with the next go-round the healing can begin.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Where's Wolverine?

    by Samuel Fulmer

    How can you do a Batman movie without Wolverine. It's like an alien film without Brian Cox.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Penguin/Riddler or GTFO!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • I think its great that Nolan's series is going to end instead of running itself dead with movie after movie to just make money. And thank you Chris Nolan for not tacking on the 3D like everyone else these days. 3D is killing movies that could have been good if they would have used the "3D Budget" for something else like Nolan does, i.e. making amazing moving sets like in Inception.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Bane Vs Batman

    by teddy_duchamp

    having watched this new trailer and seen the leaked photos of Batman fighting Bane on the streets of Gotham, Im pretty certain that they will fight each other twice in the movie. There is an offical shot of Batman standing by a waterfall or water outlet and Bane has his arms outstretched. His arms are bare except a wrist band. Now I think this is where he beats the crap out of Batman and rips his mask off. In the leaked shots of Batman fighting Bane outside on the court house steps Bane has a long sleaved shirt on. I think this is a second fight where Batman beats Bane, probably near the end of the movie..... unless of course the out door fight happens first!? I guess we'll have to wait until next summer to find out

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I highly doubt this will end the franchise

    by Samuel Fulmer

    It'll end the Nolan version of Batman, but I kind of doubt we'll ever see another Batman film again. Good to see his version possibly go out with a good film instead of some trash.

  • Older Bruce with a cyber spine? Yea it will happen.

  • In other words, this is the end of Bale, but the start of a new Batman. The Batman rises -- and takes on the mantle of Ras -- so that new people will always rise to take on the mask. That, I think, is what we will see. Batman will be the new Ras. The only ending possible.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by THX1968

    I'm going to see Dark Knight Rises, of course, and it will be very good, I'm sure. Still, the seriousness which Nolan has approached the Batman material has worn me down. I want a Batman that I can take my nephew to go see. Does anyone out there seriously believe that Burton's Batman Returns is "darker" than The Dark Knight? All these films focus is on Bruce Wayne's duality and obsession with justice, when they're missing an important piece of the puzzle - he digs it. Bruce Wayne is an adrenaline junkie that gets off on his adventures. I want to see that.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    End of Nolan Franchise, not the batman franchise

    by Max

    .... of course someone will make another batman movie. But I don't see Nolan making anymore.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    I'm glad Nolan still shoots on high quality film

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I know with today's digital file culture most people don't care if films have the look of tv shows, but at least there's still a few directors out there that embrace film.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Plot synopsis?

    by Geo

    Watching this and the other trailer, this is what I gleaned; 1. Gotham is in a state of relative peace. 2. Bruce Wayne is in some deep shit-per Alfred's impassioned speech. 3. Bane kicks the shit out of Batman. 4. Wayne is limping after his ass kicking. 5. Wayne is lying in a prison cot, with Bane gloating over him-notice his short beard. 6. Wayne is still in some sort of prison (Chinese, perhaps), but time has passed as his beard is longer. Also, the gent next to him who translates the chant-could that be Alfred? 7. Someone breaks into said prison via the shaft/well (perhaps this is Bane and his henchmen, come to gloat at Wayne). 8. Wayne escapes by climbing up the shaft (feel free to insert penis joke here). 9. Bane has been spreading chaos in Gotham. 10.Wayne becomes Batman again, after Gordon's sick bed plea. 11.Final confrontation on the streets of Gotham. Discuss.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    From the peacetime remark

    by eric haislar

    I am gathering that in the last 8 years batman has been more or less retired and during those 8 years something has happened to Bruce where he has injured his body. hmmmmm can;t wait.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Catwoman part of the joke OWS protests?

    by gumbyandpokey

    The OWS movement is now more unpopular than the Tea Party, lol.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...haters gonna hate. It's all you guys are good at. So, what you doin' on a discussion board for a movie you've already written off? The answer is that you feel belittled and bitter in life and you've come here to try to spread some ill-will. Enjoy being a malcontent nobody.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    something has happened to Bruce where he has injured his body.

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Slipped and fell while trying to trash some photographers lights at a Men of Gotham charity calendar photo shoot.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Heck yes @samuel fulmer

    by Max

    We need more directors like Chris Nolan to keep the film art going!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by tangcameo

    Was the party shot in the old Arkham in the Narrows? I thought I saw bars on the balconies. So Wayne and Tom Conti, who I'm guessing is another rich Gotham guy, get imprisoned in the new Arkham, built post Batman.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Uh... that's no jail. It's the Lazarus Pit!

    by Fah-Cue

    Seriously. No jail would be built like that. And: they're saying "Rise".

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Really, the Batman Rises is Batman Beyond. Even the cane shows it.

    by HornOrSilk

    Really, it's going to combine Batman Beyond with the idea that the Batman becomes something handed down so that the Batman always rises ..

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Catwoman's an occupy wall streeter.

    by cookylamoo

    Off the pig....long live the 99%.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I liked the teaser trailer better.

    by sundancekeed

    For real. This looks a little like a retread of themes played out in the first fillm. Gotham's corrupt, must be destroyed, blah blah blah.... Ok, so what's so corrupt about Gotham as opposed to any other city? That never was really answered to my satisfaction in the first film. It was simply stated as fact and as a contrivance to give Ra's a reason to wreak havoc. And now, it looks like they've brought it back and flavored it with an "Occupy Gotham" coating. But I gotta give Nolan credit for at least creating two interesting Batman movies so far. Not all that logical, particularly the second one but entertaining. And if he really does kill off the Bat, I'll give him points for having the balls to actually end a story, which is something Hollywood doesn't understand anymore. But Bane actually looks SMALLER than Batman. That's a huge deviation from the comics.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    fah-cue but the "Lazarus Pit" is going to be more "realistic"

    by HornOrSilk

    It's about making it appear the Batman comes back from the dead. Following the example of what we saw in Batman Begins with Ras -- Bruce will make someone else take on the mantle of the Bat, starting the tradition which will allow Batman to "live forever."

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    catwomen is a 99%er

    by Eric

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by coz

    Whatever, dumbass, I was commenting on the fanboys, not the movie. I don't have an opinion of the movie since I haven't seen it, but I will, and I expect to be entertained for a couple hours. Sorry if my lack of slobbering all over this thing like some kind of sycophantic nutjob offends your sensibilities, but I am not, as you say, a 'hater.' Enjoy being a douchy retard.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by Bongwater

    I'm having trouble understanding what he's saying. Just me?

  • They are comedians. There is absolutely, positively nothing to complain about here. This trailer was cut fantastically! Spoiled nothing, but gave the viewer a nice sense of what we can expect next summer. Oh... and the movie looks balls-to-the-walls fucking awesome. Haters can take a hike... This movie just shot to the top of my list.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Chris Nolan Batman movie...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Count my ass in an opening night seat!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Catwoman can occupy whatever she wants of me...

    by Flames gotta Eat

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Saw the prologue in the IMAX, and...

    by henrydalton

    Bane's voice was utterly incomprehensible. On that trailer, I thought it was actually much clearer. Either they've cleaned it up already (which I guess is possible although unlikely given the logistics of doing that so quickly), or the prologue was just a bad example of how understandable Bane is overall in the film. Or vice versa. Hurm.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Glad someone else got the reference...

    by mraig Batman Returns with Bruce and Selina dancing at a costume party. (Although the original version of that scene had the clever touch of it being a masque party that only Bruce and Selina came to without costumes -- because their costumes are their real faces; for them, Bruce and Selina are the masks...) <P> Anyway, Nolan has always interwoven his films with references to classic Batman material, from storylines to iconic imagery pulled directly from comic panels -- Dark Knight had plenty of nods to Long Halloween, O'Neil/Adams and Englehart/Rogers Joker comics. I expect Dark Knight Rises will have a healthy dose of the Knightfall storyline from the mid nineties and I only wish someone could go back and show the thirteen-year-old version of me this movie, because while I'm sure I'll love it, he would have gone absolutely apeshit!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Rice of the Batman

    by HornOrSilk

    Rice! Rice! Rice!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...changin' your tune now. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Cant stop masturbating on Hathaway's Catwoman

    by KilliK


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Bane will be fine... Shut it! He looks and sounds badass to me...

    by Tank Williams

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Who will save those poor rich WASPs??

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    But serious, I doubt this has anything to do with OWS. Eating The Rich is not a new concept.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Squashua

    There, I said it.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    @ stiguy

    by Bongwater

    I know right? They should have pumped the plane noise higher in the mix and added subtitles for everyone, like the Pink Room scene in Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Catwoman is a professional fucking thief!

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    Of COURSE she believes in taking from the wealthy.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Saw it in IMAX before M:i:GP

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    And it was fucking LOUD!! Cool to see the Gotham Knights in the trailer, but I'm still worried that Catwoman will somehow suck. May be the next thing Hathaway destroys, after the Oscars of course.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Those abseilers are rappelling DOWN the well into the batcave.<p> Bane with arms outstretched fighting Wayne in front of the waterfall at the entrance to the batcave from Begins.<p> This happens in Knightfall doesn't it?<p> Also, the convicts are escaping from a prison. There is a prison gate destroyed behind them. Doesn't Bane use a prison break from Blackgate and Arkham to wear down Bats in Knightfall before taking him on?<p> Wayne gets his ass handed to him in his own cave. You can see that from the trailer.<p> What is the betting that he is exposed as Bats and put in prison for it at some point?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Haters gonna hate!

    by Tim

    WOW this movie looks so fucking crazy. Bane looks badass. Selina Kyle is smokin hot. I swear this movie might be one of my most anticipated of all time. Fuck anyone talking about "low standards" I'm constantly amazed by you contrarians and haters on here. I've come to hate comic book movies in recent years, but Nolan's films are just so far above anything else in the action/superhero genre. Also, you're not supposed to understand the chant. It's just a chant--gibberish.

  • Seems like it might tie in with a theme from the movie.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Gotham Rogues - number 4 in the AFC East

    by Julius Dithers

    If that's what happens during the game, I can't wait for the halftime show.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    fanboys gonna fanboy!

    by coz

    slobber some more, I want to go for a swim I'll be over here, patiently waiting for the release so I can make an informed opinion and not sound like a fucking pentecostal on hallucinogens.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Looks incredible

    by FlyingToupee

    I'm so happy that a Batman trilogy is being completed by a true filmmaker and story teller, and not some generic cookie cutter. This movie is going to be amazing.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    when got milk isnt askin, fuel by vermits in dubai.

    by vulturess


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I think....

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Look, in the Nolan-Batverse the Joker was just a batshit crazy anarchist who got off on chaos, completely insane but with frightening method in his madness.<p> Looks to me like Bane is some kind of professional terrorist. Like Carlos The Jackal. He causes turmoil by both causing carnage and planting ideological discord. Backed by the League of Shadows? Maybe.<p> If he is, he has had 8 yrs, according to reports, of indoctrinating the Gotham criminal underclass with his ideology and recruiting convicts putting the pieces in place for his assault on Gotham and/or Wayne.<p> THAT is what the chanting is about. 'Rise' indeed.<p> Either they do, or The Dark Knight must, to stop them. More duality / escalation which has been the theme of these films.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    choppah - Faraci is a fucking loser. Fuck that fucking fucker

    by Lamerz

    Who gives the tiniest shit nugget what that fat bloated mess says? That is all.

  • Networks would give anything for that kind of coverage.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Why can't people understand Bane? Is it the English accent?

    by Lone Fox

    Jesus FUCK, it's not hard.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Hines Ward is the luckiest sonnovabitch in Gotham!!!

    by Al

    Damn, you run, Ward! Also, when did Gotham get an NFL team?

  • You know it to be true,

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Bane's voice isn't the problem...

    by TruantOranje

    ...Bale's is. I can hear Bane crystal clear but had to rewatch 4x to get what Bale says in the prison scene. And here I thought his American accent was pretty good. Hey, Bale, your WELSH is showing.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Trailer looks fucking awesome. Ass in seat.

    by Lamerz

    Insert obligatory fanboy "TDKR gonna kick Avengers ass" comment here. Actually, FUCK that. I'll be seeing both of these movies in theaters next summer. Fuck tha haterz!!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Bane's voice is probably

    by theBigWasted

    my favorite thing about this trailer. I'm starting to really dig the direction they went with him. Not sold on Catwoman. I will say some of the shots look too clean...the prisoners coming out of the blown out wreckage...that looks like a set. A lot of daytime shots w/the Bats as well. Not sure that will work either.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Also, Bruce has grey hair and a tache when the guy says 'rise'?

    by Lone Fox

    Nolan's going all DKReturns.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Lamerz...I indeed know it be true. Touche sir.

    by Stephen Farrell

  • Could she be Joe Chills little girl all grown up?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    All of Tim Burton's films, without exception, are slightly dissappointing. None moreso than his two Batman efforts.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    What the trailer is missing is trailer guy saying....

    by Stephen Farrell

    ...This year (cut to explosion)....the Cat (cut to guy getting kicked by hight heels) out the bag (cut to Catwoman)...."Who you callin' pussy? Bitch".....(cut to Will Smith as coach of Gotham Knights football team)...."Damn, bat's aint the only thing that be Risin'"

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Anybody have an idea when the prologue

    by theBigWasted

    will be released in HD? Really want to see that. No legit IMAX theaters around :(

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Batman gets broken and Alfred dies and Catwoman's going to be annoying cunt

    by alienindisguise

    Done and done.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    *an annoying cunt

    by alienindisguise

    I like correcting my mistakes, even insults.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    This thread should be a story on The Onion

    by Rupee88

    "Area man gets excited about yet another movie from trailer...even though the last 50 disappointed him'..something like that.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Call me crazy, but I'm not all that excited by this.

    by Playkins

    And I still think that VTOL is lame.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Bane's voice aint changing

    by ZoeFan

    Nolan intended Bane to talk the way he does. If you can't follow a Batman movie unless you can understand 100% of Bane's dialog, you have bigger problems.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Is there a transcript of the 10 minute teaser, with dialogue?

    by Orbots Commander

    Because I watched it, and liked the big Bond-ian scale and crazy aerial stunt work, but fuck me, I didn't understand a word that Tom Hardy as Bane, said. Is there a dialogue transcript floating around online?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    looks OK but not epic

    by Titus05

    I'm a little underwhelmed at this point...I trust Nolan will deliver the goods but I'm not feeling it like I did with Dark Knight at this point...I like Anne Hathaway but she looks simply awful in this...Bane is a question mark as well...Marion Cotillard looks like a nice addition (and gorgeous as usual) so hopefully the R'as al Ghul story will make this interesting even the 6 minute IMAX screening was a little blah compared to the opening bank robbery IMAX scene in the previous movie

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    fuck the haters, fuck meh- THIS FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

  • ...but then, Grant Morrison proved that Boxing Glove Arrow could fuck you up in an old issue of JLA, didn't he?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Aint It Bale News had this motherfucker 2 days ago!!!!

    by conspiracy

    The fucking Professionals are on top of things over there. Praise Bale!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    "Catwoman's going to be annoying cunt"

    by Mattman

    Aww, someone's intimidated.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    drstrangerlove...Pearl Necklace and Hathaway...Instant Oscar!

    by conspiracy

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    As a Browns fan . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I've been waiting for that to happen to Heinz Field for a while now . . .

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Tribute to Burt Ward

    by Apple Octopus

    ...on the football jersey???

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    @Choppah - I bet they bring this up during MNF tonight if/when Ward scores.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Has the Hines Ward 2012 Oscar buzz already started

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Or does that only happen when you mo-cap an Ape?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by henrydalton

    That did make me laugh :D

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Blinded by fanboyism?

    by Eyegore

    The trailer was underwhelming. I'm hoping for the best, but this looks like the series is going out with a whimper like X3. The Joker made the last movie great.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by jgull

    I bet since it is the conclusion, one of the last scenes will introduce Bruce Wayne to Dick Grayson. Unless WB plans on continuing the franchise Robin-less.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    LOL LOVING that these movies are pro-right wing, eat it haters!

    by Henri Pouper

    So delicious that so many of you godless, lefitst nancy boys love these movies, yet are totally in denial about the politics behind them. The villains represent anti-conservative positions (Joker was terrorism) and Catwoman (Occupy Wall Street) makes this plain as day with her ridiculous Marxist "you left nothing for the rest of us" line -- straight out of the mouth of your garden variety OWS college boy, and followed by scenes of orange-jumpsuited prisoners brandishing guns like picket signs. Rock on, Nolan brothers! F these debauched hippie wastes!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Can't understand Bane.

    by paint163

    And the cgi on the football part looks shit.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Okay, so this is definitely KNIGHTFALL...

    by TopHat

    Bane freeing all of the maximum-security inmates of Arkham Asylum, or, just the prison. Instead of there being a rift between Batman and Robin, there's one between him and Alfred because he actually wants to take on the inmates by himself and Alfred opposes it; This might involve the scene in the trailer where Alfred talks about his failure protecting Bruce's family. Batman becomes weaken from trying to take on the inmates and Bane; This might be the scene from the trailers and set photos showing all those people outside on what looks like a court's steps. Bane and Batman fight each other, but, Bruce just gets beat up a little. After this is when Bane attacks Bruce at Wayne Manor/Batcave and REALLY destroys him. Instead of throwing Bruce from a rooftop, he probably just exposes him as Batman and either takes control of the prison and puts him there, or, Bruce gets sent to jail just for the public believing he killed Harvey Dent; This might be the scene with Bruce in the prison asking the guy what they're chanting and Bane talking to him. This is where it gets tricky: "Jean-Paul" might be Gordon-Hewitt's character OR Nolan is actually making Selina Kyle the new "protector of Gotham", only, instead of turning into "Azrael", she turns into Catwoman. The Scarecrow could factor into all this by spraying either one of them with gas causing them to become bad. Or, maybe Bruce himself is the "Jean-Paul" character and that gun thing we've seen is part of his new aggressive "arsenal" he's using against people, and because of his new lack in detective work, he misjudges Kyle/Catwoman like Jean-Paul does in THE CRUSADE. OR, Marion Cotillard is Ghul's daughter, but, isn't bad like him so Bruce tries to make her into a Batman figure like him, but the Scarecrow uses his gas on her and she gets flashbacks involving her father and she wants to get even with Batman for killing him. Or, she's Lady Shiva and retrains Bruce like Ghul did, after Bane really hurts him in the Batcave. I think it'll end the same way it does in KNIGHTS END, only, replace Jean-Paul with Bane; Bruce doesn't beat down Bane, but, outsmarts him and Bane plummets to his death down the same well that leads to the Batcave, or, just dies with all that stuff ripped off him. It all gets wrapped up similar to TROIKA; Bruce "rises" as Batman again, now probably looking the most like Batman from the comics than any other film version, and he's made changes to his life as "Bruce". Or, I could be completely wrong...

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Someone thought at :20 it was Neeson...

    by Castor Grayson

    It's clearly Bale...WITH A CANE...(Watch in HD) Holy shit, they're doing Knightfall.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    politics in movies...

    by coz

    some people will say anything to start a fight or back up their own delusions

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    Marion Cotillard is just "Shondra Kinsolving"; helps Bruce rehabilitate and a romantic love interest.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by rahtard

    THere are much bigger logical issues with that film. But you bring up a good point.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Nolan's best asset? His cinematographer.

    by Ash Talon

    I appreciate Nolan's films mainly because of the cinematography. Shooting on film, combined with real locations makes his films look lovely. <P> Unfortunately, I find the same movies to be emotionally cold and not nearly as "smart" as he paints them to be. But the masses believe them to be smart (I suppose compared to most modern films, they are) and elevate Nolan above themselves. <P> Anyway, looks to be in-line with his other Batman movies (obviously). It'll be pretty to watch, but I'll be left numb (most likely my ass will be too). <P> Football field crumbling looks terrible, but hopefully it'll be fixed by the film's release. I wouldn't have put it in this trailer. It's so awful looking, it honestly is anti-climatic which goes against what it's supposed to be. <P> I guess Bane's a bad guy, because he pops his collar. I hate people that do that, unless it's part of a zip-up sweater. Popped collar=evil.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    See the prologue here!!!!

    by eric haislar

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by rahtard

    You're probably wrong. The movie's theme is similar to Spider-man 3 in that Bane represents what Bruce Wayne could have become. The same way Raimi made Venom the potential bad of Pater Parker. Even down to the needing of the costume to survive. In Nolan's universe Bruce can survive without Batman or his "mask" where Bane needs his mask to live. Batman does get unmasked in this film, its questionable what role it plays, is it significant or not. Catwoman is there simply to serve Nolan's conservative viewpoint of the world. There probably are a lot of elements from Knightfall, but there's not going to be a sense of Batman handing the torch at the end. They've been pretty adamant about the idea that this universe ends now.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Obviously there's no National Guard or Army in Nolan's universe.

    by cookylamoo

    Cause they'd put a quick end to this shit.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Only thing missing in Trailer....Batman.

    by cookylamoo

    But then, these movies are all about the villains.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Read whatever you like into these films but that doesnt make it correct you fucking retard. Besides, I am ultra liberal but Dirty Harry is still one my favourite films of all time. I understood Bane fine struggled a lot more with what Bale said to the dude in the prison. I hope they make Bane even 'harder' to understand just to piss off the people complaining about it.

  • Sorry, but true. Nolan are you listening, Lots of the dialogue is hard to really understand well. Especially Bane. FIX THE AUDIO FIX THE DIALOGUE !!!!!!! DON'T SAY YOU WERENT' WARNED 1/2 A YEAR IN ADVANCE !!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Watched the trailer and...

    by Uncle_Al

    I couldn't care less about this movie. And I'm not happy about that. Maybe this is one of those Thor-Incredible Hulk-you name it- trailers that doesn't do the actual film justice. Of course I'll go see it, and so will 99% of you who say you won't because of this or that. And why in the Hell didn't Hines Ward get swallowed up as well when the football field collapses? I really, really do not like that man.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    I'm curious how the studio continues with Batman movies after this.

    by Orbots Commander

    Do they hire a studio hack, like Brett Ratner, to ape Nolan's style, and continue on in the same Nolan Bat-verse? Or do they reboot again, and go with another up-and-coming visionary director?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    The man knows how to shoot a movie

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    His plotting can be suspect at times, but he knows how to shoot a movie! Ass.In.Seat.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    In all honesty...

    by shane ocallaghan

    This already looks much better than TDK. I believe this may be a Threequal that matters. I think Bane looks and SOUNDS incredible. HeathJoker won't be beaten in terms of an incredible portrayal of THAT character but Nolan wasn't setting out to beat that. He has chosen a physical villain and for the last time I cannot express how fucking idiotic people sound when they compare size between Bale and Hardy. It's a mute point. In the comics, the artists have made Bane to be gigantic and in the comic world (important point to take on board) this works fine. On film, it would look ridiculous. You all saw what Schumacher did to Bane in Batman & Robin. Nolan is a realist. End of story.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Vanessa gets half! Vanessa gets half!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Nolan finally goes for the fantastical in TDKR

    by DDMAN26

    I mean come on. Hines Ward can't outrun most defenses these days, no way he outruns a field imploding. Great fucking trailer by the way.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    You haters have my permission to die.

    by Brian Hopper

    That's a rare trailer that has a visceral impact, yet also conveys the sense that it will be ABOUT something. We'll see, but it absolutely looks like it could be the best of three.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    hopefully full trailer will be better

    by Titus05

    honestly the teaser for the Prometheus teaser looked better then this Nolan's issue is he's terrible at shooting action scenes which is why the football stadium shots looks corny...he prefers real vs CGI which hampers him as well...3rd he decided to make the Batman universe more realistic and not like the comic/animated version which also hurts

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Vanessa gets half! Vanessa gets half!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Imma be calling dat real soon

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Hey Kobe Tell Me How My Ass Tastes! Vanessa gets HALF!!!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    agreed cooky

    by Pipple

    If there's been one overarching weakness to this series it's been the lack of focus on batman himself. I still don't give a shit about his story and we're on the 3rd movie. The villains look awesome though... such outstanding and remarkable personalities.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    What Bane is Saying...

    by mukhtabi

    When Gotham has turned to ashes, you have my permission to die.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Sorry spidey not gonna be your summer

    by thatswhatshesaid

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    vANesSA geTS hALF!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Walkindude....excellent points!

    by thatswhatshesaid

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Can't understand Bane.' 'Bane cannot be understood well enough

    by Brian Hopper

    What's the matter with you people? Get hearing aids or something. One of the best things about this is the sound of Bane's voice. Awesome.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    That coat Bane has on make him look funny...

    by paint163

    A bit camp even!!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    OK seriously!? Banes voice is NOT that hard to fact it sounds great!

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

    I understood Bane JUST FINE!! so clean out your ears and quit taking other peoples bitching for your own! damn

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I have faith in Nolan

    by macheesmo3

    to construct a quality film. However, it's really going to come down to the relationship between Batman and Bane and how their arc develops. I've always been of the opinion that most thrillers/ action films are only as good as their villains (see Die Hard, Terminator films, Aliens...etc for examples of good). So if Hardy pulls it off..... this could really be an amazing piece of cinema. If he doesn't, well at worst i think it's Batman Begins (which i like a lot)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    5ft5" Bane Vs. rubber muscle suit man- The Motion Picture

    by picardsucks

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by The Fuck

    his one liner was fucking brilliant. get ready to suck nolan cock, big time

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Was that Chris Cooper with Matthew Modine?

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Kinda sounds and looks like him. Either way one stellar fucking cast. Nolan is unbelievable. This could go down as one of the great film trilogies, especially for a genre trilogy. If he nails this it'll be top 3 or 5 easy.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Nobody can understand what Bane is saying...

    by paint163

    Stop puutting plants everywhere saying they can understand it and change his voice. Or your trilogy which frankly has been rubbish is ruined.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    flames gotta eat

    by Ribbons

    Nope, Brett Cullen:

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    And thats not a Batcopter has no blades.

    by paint163

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Titus05...Nolan's preference fpr

    by Flames gotta Eat

  • You do realize that they're angling leftist / OWS-y activist Catwoman as the real hero of all this, right? Batman is the more conservative of the two, but he's more libertarian conservative then neo-con fascist.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    for real over CGI hampers him?!!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    What the fuck are you smoking? It's the fact that he uses "real" which makes his films look all the better than most! And he's terrible at action? By no means is he terrrible. He may not be "the best" but the middle batpod tunnel chase sequence in Dark Knight is possibly the centerpiece of the series thus far. Even the batmobile chase sequence in Begins is great. He has directed good action, not all of it's amazing but he's capable. Not terrible at the least like some other directors.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome!!!!

    by Tom Fremgen

    But how can it not? Two great movies, and it looks like we are getting a 3rd :) And maybe it won't be as great as Joker was- but that doesn't mean it can't be frick'n great!

  • I'm not the type of person who saw Spider Man 3 and tried to defend it because of expectations or anything. I'll admit if it sucks. But at this point, the trailers and the prologue were absolutely sick and I'm looking forward to this more than any other movie.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Does he do the Batusi in this?

    by robertdee

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Robin symbol in the crowd at beginning

    by ImperialMarchFace

    At the beginning, when they show the football crowd, and R in the ROGUES sign is the Robin symbol. Apparently it was improvised on set. I'm sure Robin won't factor into this, but cool easter egg.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Bane's coat

    by Titus05

    he's wearing a long coat to make him look bulkier then he actually is...Tom Hardy got bulked up but not bulked up enough to play he'll be wearing a long winter coat all movie long or a long thermal underwear suit with strategically placed bulges to give him more muscle definition

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Looks as pretentious and joyless as the first two...

    by darthvedder81

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by mastermold

    I'm sold -- this looks epic and amazing. Bring it on!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I just know

    by Tony W

    that during the dramatic scene of Cat Woman driving the Bat Pod down the city hall steps, I'll be laughing my ass off knowing that a stunt double mashed a $10 million IMAX camera during the making of that scene.

  • as Selina Kyle/Catwoman (her costume sucks too). With those complaints, I'm sure Chris Nolan has made an entertaining movie.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I wore my long winter coat out this week...

    by Titus05

    I looked buff...I wore a baggy sweatshirt out last week and it looked like I was ripped

  • I dunno, choppah. The singing of the national anthem fading away into a haunting echo? Self-satisfied plutocrats enjoying drinks at a 'peacetime' dinner party? Kyle's OWS-friendly verbal assault on Wayne and his filthy rich friends? Looks more like an aggressively anti-Randian, 2.5-hour takedown of our billionaire-friendly culture. With a gentle takedown of the unwashed masses thrown in.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I hope Hathaway shows her boobs in this film.

    by Cureguy

    They really are very nice. She's topless in every other movie she is in. Check out Mr. Skin for the proof.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Still not sold on Hathaway... shoulda been Emily Blunt...

    by BrannigansLaw

    but I've only seen a trailer, so what do I know.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by taff

    Nothing in the trailer grabbed my, "OOO, I have to see this" nerve. I'll go see it but truthfully, it looks like a boring rehash of an adventure film. Will it contain anything to equal the Joker performance of the previous film?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Emily Blunt

    by Tony W

    would have been the perfect choice. I had heard that Nolan considered her for the role of Ariadne in Inception. She would of been killer in that too.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    @choppah 'I'm pumped for this.'

    by Brian Hopper

    Me, too.

  • the earth is crumbling under his feet!! scoring the touchdown more important?...Roger Goodell will probably hit him with a huge fine and 1 game suspension for that they should have cast Ndamukong Suh instead of Ward...Suh running back an interception not caring about who's dying around him would have made a lot more sense

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    When Gotham has asses, you have my permission to fly

    by Yoda's Ball Sack


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    When Gotham dances, you have my permission to fry

    by Yoda's Ball Sack


  • Duh.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    whats the hoopla about Bane's voice?

    by Bouncy X

    i was getting the impression from the way people talked that he'd have some strange or weird or neat voice ...or something. but it just sounds like Hardy but slightly muffled for obvious reasons. i'm they'll add some bass to it for the theatrical release like they did to Prime and Megatron for the Transformers movies but otherwise it just sounds like his regular voice.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Thought there were supposed to be blades on the copter as well...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Guess those reports were misinformed? I think this is how it will appear in the final film if it's in this trailer. Looks like it works more like a Harrier Jet to me which, seeing it now, is cooler to me than a helicopter. What's its name? The Bat-Harrier? The Bat Hover craft? The Hover Bat?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    shots look too clean

    by Larry Sellers

    Just how "dirty" should an IMAX film be, exactly? And "blinded by fanboyism"? C'mon...if you're going to write this trailer off only because other people are in love with it, you're blindly hating it just as some are blindly embracing it. Keep your cynicism in check, guys. I mean if you genuinely hated or found this trailer boring that's cool. There's nothing wrong with having a fucking opinion. And I think branding people as "haters" just because they dislike something is unfair. But some folks just adopt that hipster "I'm above everything and nothing can impress me" attitude. It's phony. And you're fronting to anonymous TBers on an ailing website for nerds.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    darthvedder -

    by montessaurus

    yet another in the legion of morons on the internet that use the word "pretentious" to describe something they don't like. Always used incorrectly, 100 percent of the time. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    First post

    by Eric Smith

    "You have my permission to die"....Can't wait!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    When Gollum has hashish, you have my permission to buy

    by Rtobert

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Robin symbol in crowd

    by Lemure_v2

    No question. Cool easter egg.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I like Bane's voice, but I do hope they de-muffle it a bit

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Is Bane now a metaphor for China?

    by seansarto

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Why would a Superthief be interested in anyone but herself?

    by MooseMalloy

    And why is Alfred such an emotional wreck? That's not the Alfred I know.

  • People are rarely just ONE thing.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight's not the only thing that's rising

    by cgh123

    I got a geek boner!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Hell Yes.

    by ClayMatthews

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Bane is actually a metaphor for

    by Brian Hopper

    Brian Cox.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Bane is a metaphor for ---

    by HornOrSilk

    Adam West.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Will wait for the Blu-Ray so I can enable subtitles

    by Rtobert

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    rtambree - subtitles

    by HornOrSilk

    Bane: Batman! I'm going to mumble grumble mumble mumble you for dinner tonight.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Where is the love for Matthew Modine???

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I'm pretty sure that's him calling Gordon a "war hero". Also, it appears to be Alfred who responds to Wayne's question with "Rise". (Peachy Carnahan lives!!!) The trailer looks great and Bane sound fine; better than in the prologue footage. I'm just amused that people are assuming OWS overtones with Catwoman's lines when it seems pretty clear (at this point) that Bane's arrival has unleashed the criminal element upon all of Gotham's citizenry. Even so, it would be fairly prescient of Nolan to incorporate such a timely, divisive, and misunderstood topic for thematic subtext. Looking forward to this one.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I feel so blessed that we peons finally get to see something

    by CherryValance

    I'll love Matthew Modine. I don't even care. I just wish someone would hire Sean Bean instead of hiring Goodwin and his biblical brother. LOL That makes no sense to anyone but me. *laughs in her own little corner*

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    The chant?

    by Ricardo


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I don't know, "Colombiana" looks better....

    by Darth Saruman

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    pretty sweet

    by dengreg31

    had to laugh at earlier post though talking about one specific plot hole in the last film... good lord, if you stop and start to analyze everything the Joker does in that movie you'll realize it was plotted and thought through by an eight year old.. very enjoyable film, but utterly ridiculous.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    mr nice gaius

    by montessaurus

    yeah, that's definitely Modine. Fucking awesome. I love how Nolan shows the love for the great ones that have just up and gone off of the grid. (Rutger Hauer / Tom Berenger / and NOW Matthew Modine)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    whoops - forgot Anthony Micheal Hall.

    by montessaurus

    although "great" may be a bit of a stretch.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    My balls were tingling

    by Badger23

    Partly because of Anne Hathaway, partly from the awesomeness.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    mr. nice gaius, OWS subtext is entirely possible

    by P

    TDK reflected the "war on terror" mood of the country better than most explicitly political films of the era. Not saying that's what Nolan is doing here but it would not surprise.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Bane is a metaphor for

    by Brian Hopper

    tingling balls.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Don't care about the politics.

    by 2soon2eat

    I actually skew rather conservative, but I don't look to Nolan as someone to secretly confirm my world view. Maybe that makes me superficial. I think Catwoman is going to be shown as some kind of robbin hood figure, who has to help Batman clean up the mess that she helped cause.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    by Michael Bartschi


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    keepyoureyesontheblackboy is a funny motherfucker

    by Roger Moon

    but like all Repubes, funny in a pathetic way, like the guy who pulls his pants down to his knees while he stands at the urinal.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Zombie_Fatigue - Agreed.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

  • while keaton was out busting heads every night

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by jdrake

    I'm liking Bane more and more. He's ruthless, powerful and EVIL! Quite a threat to the Bat and Gotham...and his voice creeps me out! Das ist GUT! Bring it!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    RE:Catwoman / Robin Hood Figure

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Interesting idea...especially when you consider what appears to be the images of Bane's minions and so forth raiding the homes of the wealthy (i.e. the guy being pulled out from under some piece of furniture). Makes you wonder if she'll be playing both sides.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Trailer thoughts....

    by chiwrtr72

    I loved the use of audio in the trailer from the national anthem flowing into the chanting. Awesome (and I like how Bane sounds). At first, I wasn't happy about hearing the 8 year gap. But if Nolan truly uses this as an ending then it'd be great. King Arthur's legend has a 15 year reign of peace, but no one remembers that. Instead they remember the sword in the rock beginning and the fall with Mordred. If this follows the same template, I'll be pleased... where Batman's and Gordon's decisions in the Dark Knight lead to a period of peace. Great trailer!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Still can't understand Bane

    by viks

    was hoping it was just the bootleg's sound, but I still can't understand the guy... hope they fix the sound in post.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Ward? Hines Ward?

    by Sicuv Uyall

    oh, as if you geeks would know.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Pretentious and joyless?

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You mean like how i felt when i watched Phantom Menace, Darth?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Pretentious and Joyless?

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Like how I felt when I realized there will never be another good Star Wars or Indiana Jones movie, Darth?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I really think that Nolan has a great feel for this material...

    by WeylandYutani

    so I am expecting great things. Question: Does anyone know why Bane wears a gimp mask? Is it purely for disguise or is there another practical reason?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I guess the hover-tumbler is more realistic than a "Batwing"

    by hank henshaw

    This goddamn Batman (pun intended) just doesn't care about keeping a bat theme to his stuff. 3 movies in, and no Batmobile, no Batwing, no bat-a-rangs (there are some bat-blades or bat-shuriken, but that's it) no traditional Batcave, the utility belt has never been used. This is what happens when you overcompensate for Burton/Schumacher movies.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    not much Batman is there..?

    by BBSloth


  • in the broadest sense of "concerning itself with the needs of citizens." The complex dynamics between authority, criminality and vigilantism (often overlapping) is what sets Nolans films apart from most superhero fare. TDK could just have easily been called "Gotham" and the new film looks just as, if not more, ambitious in scope. Then again, maybe I'm reading too much into it and it's just about a guy in a cape punching bad guys. BLOW! BAP!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Wanked off em my asses, you half my persimmons today

    by tangcameo

    No, no, no Mr Wayne that's not what I said.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Awesome trailer

    by Relugus

    This looks very strong indeed. I was not sure of Anne Hathaway until I saw this trailer. But she's excellent. from what I can see here. She nails the voice. The dialogue really fits Selina Kyle. In the comic books she was a prostitute so she's someone who has lived on the rough edge of society. I love the fact we can't tell whose side she's on, again true to the character. Selina is the mirror image of Bruce Wayne. And Bane looks and sounds menacing. I'm amazed people could not understand what he said. It was crystal clear, "When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die". If he looked like he did in the comics people would be laughing through most of the movie. With Bane its not about his size or his muscles but his intent. Now we know what happened to Leon S. Kennedy's jacket. Looks like Bane got it at a Los Iluminados yard sale, perhaps courtesy of the Merchant.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I'm in the trailer!!!

    by havehope

    YES! at 55 seconds, the dude smiling and laughing and running up the steps. Ha...funny

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST for the trailer...batman in daylight?

    by havehope

    Really? REALLY?! Daylight? Batman?

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    TDKR is starting to remind me of Batman: The Cult.

    by elgato73

    Yeah, its still got a lot of elements of Knightfall (with some The Dark Knight Returns thrown in for good measure), but the whole Gotham's unwashed masses rebelling against "the rich" per Selina's speech to Bruce and Bane leading the prisoners, his mercs and the whole Occupy Gotham crowd, reminds me helluva lot of the four part mini The Cult from the late eighties. Bruce gets "broken" not by Bane but by Deacon Blackfire and his cult of "have nots" --homeless and disenfranchised Gothamites -- who takeover the city, send all the "haves" fleeing from the city, and basically brainwash Batman. Jason Todd rescues Bruce and the two regroup and launch an all out assault on the city and Blackfire's cult in a giant armored 4X4 version of the Batmobile armed with rubber bullet firing machine guns and tear gas. And Batman kicks the living shit out of Blackfire who is then torn apart by his followers. Great story brought to you by Jim Starlin and Bernie Wrightson. TDKR looks to be all this plus Ras and The League of Shadows/Assassins and Talia. Great stuff.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    elgato73, excellent insight

    by P

    I look forward to your analysis come June.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    when gobble is ass-kissed, cruel am i for vision too high.

    by vulturess


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Professor_Bedlam


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    The thing that always bothered me about Batman: The Cult

    by I am_NOTREAL

    When the Cult had Batman hanging up in their lair, weakened and completely at their mercy, why didn't they take off his mask? Weren't they the least bit curious about his secret identity? Maybe they got to that later; I stopped reading around midway because that made no sense to me.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I know who Hines Ward is, thanks

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Super Bowl MVP. Long-term wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Dancing With the Stars" champion. Routinely voted one of the toughest / hardest-hitting players in the league by his peers. University of Georgia product. (also he got a DUI earlier this year, but we don't hear too much about that)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    This city deserves a better class of criminal...

    by GravyAkira

    Nothing could ever compare to the anticipation and quality exceeding standards set by waiting, and then finally seeing The Dark Knight for the first time. Nolan has a lot to live up to. All we can do is imagine what could have been with Ledger still alive. I really hope this is great though!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Bane looks and sounds retarded

    by unit1421

    I just hate so much about this already, from Bale's ongoing shitty Batman voice and now Bane's retarded outfit and voice to the BAT-former plane thing that looks like Michael Bay raped a toddler with Down Syndrome to create. The only thing worth watching from the Burton/hairdresser era was Michael Gough as alfred. This this series it's Oldman's Jim Gordon. I harbor some hope for Anne Hathaway. My hope is now that OBL is dead we can get out of the 9/11 TERROR TERROR TERROR mindset and get Batman done right with the NEXT trilogy.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    New theme: dudes talking thru breath masks

    by RustyBedsprings

    ...Gordon in the teaser, Bane in this one. Perhaps this movie is about our attempts to communicate, which are thwarted by technology and man's inhumanity to man. Oh, also, cat-boobs.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    havehope, cuz Batman will disintegrate in the sunlight?

    by Mattman

    I'm confused why you're confused.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    That didn't grab me.

    by Darth_Kaos

    I guess, I'll need to see more,'s gonna suck.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Team Bane

    by 2soon2eat

    Bane sounds like a badass. You know he when through some fucked up shit to end up the hulking head trip that he is now. He sounds totally damaged and completely, coldly insane.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by heyscot

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    And yes Bruce Wayne was walking with a cane!

    by heyscot

    Holy CRAP

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    As I thought, only the morons can't understand Bane.

    by Ryan

    I can hear him fine. Oh and this trailer looks badass.

  • Selena Kyle's whisper in Wayne's ear sounds very OWS-ian, to me! I bet they did get some discrete OWS shots when they were in NYC, after all! We'll see...

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    won't care for the message.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Ward, as in Burt Ward? As in Robin?

    by BrooklynBred

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    @azultool, re: SF Metreon IMAX!

    by Zardoz

    You're right! From the overture to the finale the IMAX screen at the Metreon is the best! (But what about 3D IMAX? Whoa!)

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Occupy Gotham City? Wayne's the 1%?

    by BrooklynBred

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by MST3KPIMP

    every talking pinball machine from the 80's like Centaur..

  • but that turned out great unlike countless films who never live up to the trailers. so in this regard I feel optimistic

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Doesn't excite me like TDK's trailer.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I really don't like Bane's looks and sounds, nor do I like what I've seen of Catwoman. I kept waiting for that grabber moment and it never came. While I am a big fan of Nolan, I am NOT stupid enough to sheepishly believe that he is incapable of failure. I really hope that isn't the case here, but I don't know. I do have a bad feeling about this. Please let me be wrong, please!

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    brooklynbred, Ward as in Hines Ward

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Person with Cane

    by spencer

    The shot of the person walking up to food tray with the cane appears to be Bruce, based on the reflection in the cover. Also, if you look at the silhouette of the person on the balcony at 0:38, you can see that person is holding a cane just before he turns to walk away. Could be Bruce in both shots.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Bane sounds like Connery with a Darth Vader mask on

    by Bodhizefa1313

    Still, I actually like it. Also, I think Bale is leaning on a cane when he's talking to Cotilliard.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I think it looks pretty Cool. and Sick. and Bad-Ass


    Those bits and pieces of Prometheus look pretty exciting as well. Visually it looks phenomenal.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    by MRScully

    Gotham General is the priority not because of the size, but because Harvey Dent is a patient there. So, plot hole closed.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Isn't Bane supposed to be Hispanic?

    by Jim

    Just Sayin...This is going to be lame

  • Fact

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Not sold on Catwoman in a Nolan Batman film ...

    by FrodoFraggins

    We shall see.

  • Just trying to get some perspective, here. Looks very well executed from a technical standpoint. I'm trying to imagine being sufficiently compelled by Bane in that ridiculous coat for two hours. I saw the prologue, too, and take away the feverish Batman expectations and it looked like a 90s Nicholas Cage movie or a Roger Moore-era Bond opening scene.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    What is this 1% horseshit?

    by silentjay

    Since when is Wayne being a billionaire a bad thing? You guys are reading way too much into that aspect of the trailer. The script was written way before those entitled rich kids decided they would rather protest than ask for a job at McDonalds or the GAP. Wayne's father did all he could for Gotham, building mass transit, helping the homeless, etc. The least his son can do is beat the asses of the ingrates that dare break his city's laws. Nolan is the man.

  • lives and countries? What's next? are they going to send their children to wars which only exist to protect the interests of those rich and powerful? OH WAIT...

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Rises title means he gets a hard on for Cat Woman.

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Really looking forward to seeing how this concludes

    by kungfuhustler84

    I think the class warfare slant (or whatever it is) really brings up a good conflict for Bruce Wayne, and Bane is the perfect character to play off the hero's human weakness. I must admit I miss Bane's Spanish origins (Tom Hardy seems to be playing him as I dunno, German?) but I still expect this to be a great turnaround for a villain that was reduced to a joke in Batman and Robin. ... Sorry for anyone who forgot about that camp-fest.

  • Maybe in temple when Bruce blew it up/burned it down.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    lol killik.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Well americans are a pretty dumb bunch, and I should know cause that's my nationality.

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Another reason not to see this in the theatre...

    by uberfreak

    hearing all the Nolan fanboys... fap, fap, fap, fap

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision_rises, no kidding

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Trailer is awesome and this film will be fucking EPIC!!!

    by notcher

    I'm not sure why so many people are saying it's hard to understand Bane? I heard it just fine the first time. "When Gotham is ashes, I give you permission to die." Crystal clear to me. Anyway, fuck the haters, Nolan rules and this movie is going to own next year's ass. When I'm in Chi-town at midnight on July 20th, guaranfuckingtee all the haters will still be there too. And if you say you're not and actually don't go, then props, but if you hate and go anyway, fuck you!!! The Dark Knight Rises is the reason for the season bitches!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Only one important question remains...

    by Jay Eyler

    Does Hines Ward's touchdown count with the field collapsing as he scores???

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    As someone who can barely understand Bane...

    by Ribbons

    ...let me just state that English is my *first* language, and that I'm... 99% sure I don't have a learning disability. At the very least I know I'm not too much of a moron to be familiar with the words "ashes" and "permission". So, you guys who are confused by those of us who can't make out the dialogue can cross those two things off your checklist. Some people just have better speakers and/or ears, or are more audially-oriented learners as opposed to visually-oriented. All I know is I can talk good or whatever, and all I heard was "Something something Gotham is something, then you something my something to something." But if Nolan refuses to re-dub the dialogue, then I can live with that. I'll just wait until the DVD comes out and watch the movie with closed captions.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Bruce and his cane....

    by dirgesil seen numerous times.... I believe it's him in the reflection, plus on the roof in shadow (both with cane) plus waling into the party, after speaking with Anne Hathaway you see just the tip of the top of the cane come into frame, and at one point he turns around (I believe with Marion Cotillard) and you can see him leaning his weight on the cane. He is one with that cane, man...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Did I hear some pussies queef cuz of my comment? LOL!

    by uberfreak

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway is the weak link

    by disfigurehead

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by 2soon2eat

    Don't try so hard. I have totally experienced what you are describing. Pro Tip: The more you strain to hear something the harder it is to understand.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    uberfreak, don't think it got the reaction you were hoping for

    by Mattman

    Sorry pal.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    thatz OK, mattman, you're not always wrong on AICN TBs. ^_^

    by uberfreak

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Don't make me blush, uberfreak

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Ribbons.....touche!!! Good point.

    by notcher

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I don't get how some of you guys don't see this...

    by Andrew Coleman

    It's the League of Shadows behind all of this. Ra's will only show up in flash backs. Talia will be behind all of it. Catwoman obviously is working for Bane believing that he is punishing "The 1%" but he is obviously just wanting to destroy the city and maybe even more. Once he and the people behind him are exposed for just being psycho's and not revolutionaries she switches sides. I feel like this is obvious but maybe not. I mean just from what we know and have seen... The plan they made at the end of TDK worked. Harvey Dent became the symbol, not Batman. The mob is pretty much done for. Crazies like Scarecrow and Joker are locked up. So Batman just doesn't show up anymore as the police and politicians become the good guys. Then Bane, Catwoman show up and Wayne decides he needs to step up but Bane beats the shit out of him and unmasks him. From there they fake a revolution that leads to almost the destruction of the police force. Batman and whoever joins his side come together to stop Bane and Talia from completing their actual goal which could be anything... Destroying the whole city? Whatever. I feel like that is what is going on here.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    @uberfreak Joker was not an anarchist,he was rather a nihilist.

    by KilliK

    Anarchy is a political ideology,it is something to believe in. Joker didnt believe in anything,he was not motivated by anything,there was no purpose in his actions and thinking (so he says).The morality and the civilized human nature were non-existent meanings to him.All you need is a little push to become the Joker,as he would say. He only existed because Batman existed,he was the opposite of him,his οther half who completed him,the yin to his yang. Although in reality there were not that different,they were both the two sides of the same coin.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    killik, yes, i stand corrected.

    by uberfreak

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    that football scene looks bloody stupid..

    by Carl's hat

    Come back Adam West.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    LOVE having the haters post!!!

    by LabattsBleu

    makes it all the more satisfying when TDKR goes and earns a billion dollars at the box office... go ahead and criticize...I am sure Nolan is waiting for any of you 'creatives' to do anything .01% of what he'll do in this movie alone...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    The 99%

    by justin

    So Catwoman is in the 99%? I'm pretty sure you don't get invitations to masquerade balls on a teacher's salary. Also LOL at Harry's "source" who said the Batwing was a helicopter and the blades would be added in post-production. Good source, very reliable, totally in on it.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    possible spoilers

    by newdawnfades

    bane is kidnapping the rich...that is where bruce is when he appears to be in a prison. catwoman steals martha waynes necklace...she is seen wearing it in the trailer. i think bruce walking with a cane and being beat up is just from the whole prison scenario maybe he wont get his back broken.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    This was written before all this 99% stuff

    by Mattman

    It's not South Park. They didn't film the movie last week.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Dragging the rich from their homes is not some new concept

    by Mattman

    It's happened many times throughout history.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    uberfreak, you have no idea what you're missing

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:36 a.m. CST

    they could have rewritten parts of the script


    to add an 'Occupy' vibe to the movie. TDK had a bunch of stupid, idiotic post-9/11 subtext so it's not surprising.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Haters gonna hate....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Lovers gonna love. I don't really care for none of the above... I wanna piss on you. R. Kelly

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST

    It was filming during the birth of the Occupy movement


    so yeah. The dialogue isn't set in stone. There were rumors that Chris wanted to film a scene in front of the occupy NY camp. But it didn't happen. don't you guys pay attention?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:52 a.m. CST

    I think myphdisdoom is right...

    by TopHat

    ...I don't think its going to be a terribly complicated storyline. Kyle is in league with Bane, but Bane isn't what he seems so she switches sides. Talia is behind everything and Bane is either a follower of HER or has spilt from her and started his own thing. Bruce probably just gets beat up, not killed or has his back broken, and he and Catwoman take on everyone at the end with Catwoman going her own way afterwards.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Wow. This is already my favorite movie of 2012.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Goosebumps galore.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST

    You have my permission .... to be fabulous!

    by ReportAbuse

    (Cue disco music)

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Why is Bane wearing a chastity belt on his mouth?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Sorely Disappointed; This confirms JGL is NOT The Joker.

    by Joey_Redballs

    Joseph Gordon Leavitt is NOT the Joker. I was hoping it was all a clever ruse, but it's not. This looks very underwhelming. SO much daylight! My vision for a Dark Knight movie will never come to fruition. I was hoping Nolan had some similar ideas for an ending, but now that JGL isn't becoming Heath's doppelganger, I know it's not going to even be in the same ballpark for what I had hoped for.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Not really a big Batman fan, but...

    by Ironhelix

    ...that trailer is NOT very good. It's just not very well put together. Oh, and I haven't seen ANYTHING from this movie where I could understand what the fuck Bane was saying. Is it supposed to be like that?

  • I guess Bane was doing a trail run of his personal vendetta against Hines Ward by turning the lights off. Wouldn't it be cool if in the climax of the movie, Bane has Batman raised above his head, raises his knee, then tosses Bats aside, reaches out stage left and yanks in Hines Ward and then breaks his back instead? "THIS IS WHAT THE FIRE RISES WAS ALL ABOUT! TAKE THAT, WARD!" Then he shrugs, helps Bats to his feet, and then gives a jaunty wave and walks off. Movie ends with a confused closeup on Batman's face. He quits crime-fighting in disgust.

  • Since this is one of the best trailers ever. Nolan is gonna end the Batman story, people! For that alone, this movie is going to be a thousand times better than any other superheromovie! There is literally nothing... NOTHING to complain about here! BB and TDK are the best comicbookmovies made, up until this point and with this movie Nolan will create a trilogy as great as the godfather, original star wars and lord of the rings! As always, I recommend all those haters to go home and watch their Marvelmovies or Underworlds and drown in mediocrity. I am going to enjoy this, because I like sophisticated stuff.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:42 a.m. CST


    by MariusXe

    was what I meant, before you fucks make this out to be another spelling bee contest

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Yes Hines Ward must have been shitting his pants


    when the power went out in the stadium tonight. He probably thought it was Bane.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I like the trailer a lot


    but without the bad-ass music at the end it's not that remarkable. But the prologue was pretty good so I'm excited.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Three words: Ass in Seat!

    by Stalkeye

    Bane still looks rediculous. Couldn't they have come up with a design more simular to the comics/cartoons? Oh wellz, at least I have Arkham City to tie me over till ROTDK makes it's debut.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    joey_redballs, I'd always hoped John Blake (JGL) was just an epic ruse

    by American Mythos

    I was still hoping it when I saw that HD footage of Levitt, as Blake, walking down the street carrying a gas can. I mean, here he was, on this closed street, and some bystander just happened to get HD close up footage of him -- it always seemed like a ruse to me. And then this trailer footage of Levitt, making sure to show his face as Blake, like he's a central figure in the story. Yet, in the fight scene between Batman and Gotham police vs. Bane's people (which I'm assuming is the climactic showdown), we don't see Levitt anywhere in sight. JGL most likely isn't the Joker, but it all seemed suspicious to me, and would have been the greatest trick ever played on an audience come opening day. Not expecting the Joker, expecting John Blake, and wham -- there's the Joker. Too bad.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Batman will probably barely be in this one, as well.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Batman versus Euro-era cyber Hitler?

    by Minotaur7

    You know when they're underground like that, it almost sounds like SIEG SIEG HEIL -- HEIL... SIEG SIEG HEIL HEIL. I hope Bruce Wayne didn't invest in Euro Bonds!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by allouttabubblegum

    Sounds like Vin deisel and looks like he's wearing scorpions/subzero/reptiles mask from the Mortal kombat movies! Nolan is a overrated director fer sure!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    That prison looks like that scene from The Fall:

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    sicuv uyall .... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    dude... you made me spit milk out my nose.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Cottilard would've made a better Catwoman.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    I suppose they wanted her accent for Talia.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    if Bane occupies gotham wouldn't the whole country attack

    by johnnyg korrupt

    How the hell does he occupy 1 city, the whole countries Armed forces would wipe him out.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    The Story So Far...

    by space doughnut

    from what i have watched and read... 1. The league of shadows are back to destroy gotham one last time. 2. talia al ghul is the mastermind since ra's is already dead (and Neeson will only appear in flashbacks). 3. batman was the original heir to ra's but after he rejected it, the honor went to bane. 4. batman does get seriously injured in this movie by bane as bruce walks around with a cane (as seen in almost all the scenes in the trailer / alfred states he has not been able to protect bruce well enough) 5. the comics suggest that bane breaks the back of the bat in the batcave during an ambush (that is why you see men repelling off walls into the new batcave) 6. bane wrecks havoc on a gotham that has no batman (not before selina warns bruce of what's impending) 7. batman does come back to rid gotham of Bane and his cronies before the end of the movie. 8. it may not be bruce who dons the suit anymore since he can no longer fight. 9. thus whoever takes the mantle of batman at the end of the show is no longer important as, if you can recall, batman is just merely a symbol. 10. The title - The Dark Knight Rises - probably means batman does return to gotham eventually but it may no longer be bruce wayne behind the mask but someone else (just like how Jean-Paul Valley became Batman/Azreal in the comics when bruce's spine was broken by bane). 11. we cannot discount Joseph Gordon Levitt becoming the new caped crusader of gotham too...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:08 a.m. CST

    I like that Nolan puts a current theme in these movies

    by Nerd Rage

    Adding subtext and layers don't hurt these movies and it also makes these movies a reflection of our modern history. I just wish they satirized the Tea Party with the Mad Hatter along with Catwoman's Occupy Wall Street. That would bring everything together.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    And dun expect too much BATMAN in this installment...

    by space doughnut

    batman will prolly NOT appear much in the movie as bane has broken him...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:20 a.m. CST

    And dun expect to see alot of BATMAN in this installment

    by space doughnut

    since bane would have retired him by breaking his back.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:30 a.m. CST

    The Ending

    by HornOrSilk

    I'm not Bane. I'm Batman. Welcome back to Arkham, Mr. Langstrom.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Why make the film anti capitalsim?

    by brobdingnag

    That's going to keep just as many people away (me) as it attracts? Also, is Nolan giving all the money he is making on this to charity or is he a hypocrite? Truthfully though I wasn't going to see this no matter what after the boredom of DK.

  • Fine. Go watch this special instead:

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Would the Joker have been in this had Ledger lived?

    by BoyNamedSue

    I wish someone would ask Nolan that. I'd like to know how/if Ledger's death affected the plot of this movie.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    Wayne will hand the Mantle of the Bat to...

    by rom

    ...John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), along with his wealth. I don't know if Nolan will kill off Bruce or not, but, the bat-tech and Wayne fortune will go to Blake and he will become the new Dark Knight.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    Yawn. Her clown-like features would have made a great Harley though.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    John Blake vs the Joker: the Backstory

    by HornOrSilk

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    by Nick

    That is good speculation and was exactly what I was thinking. Not to mention that would be totally fuckin awesome

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    No, Faiuza Balk would have been Harley.

    by Mugato5150

    She was genetically engineered to be Harley.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I doubt Bruce will pass the mantle on to someone else

    by Mattyboy122

    That was always my biggest problem with Batman Beyond. Batman is no longer special if he's just passed down from generation to generation. He should live and die with Bruce Wayne. I feel like this film will end the series, but how it ends will be more along the lines of Bruce Wayne accepting that his role as Batman is his destiny, that it's the only life he can lead.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    mattyboy122 - I think he will

    by HornOrSilk

    And this will be from the last lesson he got from Ra's.

  • not complaining, it's a real thought. banes' mask - especially that top strap- gives a very reptilian, crocodile back-pattern look. and for some weird reason, we see a bad skin condition in many of the shots. also, i wonder if under that mask he has filed down his teeth or something?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Remember in No Man's Land

    by JorEl214

    when the rest of the country pretty much left Gotham for dead? That's kind of the vibe I'm getting from this movie.

  • it's going to come off pretty cheap if it leads up to a spin-off or torch passing. Of course that's WB's intention (cha-ching) but hopefully it is not Nolan's. Someone (sorry, long thread) correctly stated that comic story arcs do indeed end. I believe what Nordling was referring to was that we have yet to see that in a superhero FILM series. XMen and Spiderman both sputtered out in the third pass only to have the slate cleaned completely. Nolan is trying to deliver on his promise, something that Singer and Raimi (for whatever reasons) were unable or unwilling to do. I really hope another director doesn't try to ape Nolan's tone and sensibility. That would simply not work.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    zombie_fatigue early on Nolan said it would set up for more stories

    by HornOrSilk

    Remember that. Nolan himself said that.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Horno, interesting. Was not aware of that.

    by P

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:59 a.m. CST

    It's astonishing they used the worst Batman

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    storyline and villain of the 90's, Bane, and his breaking of Batman, as the basis for this movie.

  • even if cops only mention them in passing, even if there is just a montage of batman catching criminals over's too bad Nolan wasn't able to artfully squeeze in more of the rogue's gallery into the rise and fall of batman. ventriloquist (schizo mob heir)...penguin (arms dealer etc)..firebug (a high tech arsonist), harley (a crazed joker fan/admirer/copycat), riddler (an obsessive compulsive terrorist)...countless more we'll never see now, most likely. the best they could do was Zsasz's cameo in begins? i'm not suggesting we cram in tons of villains as major players, but at least give mention that in batman's career, and after the joker, more unique criminals started appearing.... we're to believe that in an 8 to ten year period, batman only fought Ra's, Scarecrow, Joker, two face (if you can even count him) and then Bane? is that the stuff of legend?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    Will feel as awkward as TDK's 3D sonar vision. Or at least it looks like it so far. I just pray that it doesn't transform into a giant robo-bat-suit to take on a Godzilla-sized Bane.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Hyped and bummed series is ending

    by Wcwlkr

    Saw the Trailer in Sherlock Holmes this weekend. I'm hyped to see this, totally bummed that Nolan's time on Batman is ending. The Dark Knight was great. I hope Bale tones the Batman voice down a bit. But I can't wait to see this, and I don't understand where the Hate is coming from especially with just a trailer.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    They should have done Clayface

    by HornOrSilk

    And it could have been Batman meets Scream.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    i wish joker's scars were fake


    and John Blake is the joker with his fake scars peeled off. but i guess if the joker's scars were just part of his persona, he would have removed them when he pretended to be a cop in TDK. oh well. nolan does seem to kind of combine characters, Neeson's Ra's was in fact a combo of Ra's and a french character named Ducard that trained Bruce in detection from the comics. I have a feeling John Blake is a combo of like, Tim Drake and Jean Baptiste or someone else that replaces batman.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Imagine if they did the original Clayface

    by HornOrSilk

    It would be a statement about reboots, too.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    hornorsilk - spot on

    by rom

    You have hit the nail on the head....passing on the mantle of the bat will indeed be the last lesson learned from Ra's!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Agreed: Emily Blunt makes a better Catwoman

    by Jarrete Barnett

    Gemma Arterton would've still been my personal top choice, though. Seems like the type who could be regal, edgy and provocative all at once. Hathaway has displayed that quality in spades, but it seems more forced with her in that footage of her. I mean, she makes an okay Selina Kyle, but I'm doubtful for Catwoman.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Let's go one step further, re: John Blake

    by rom

    The character became a cop because his family was murdered by the Joker during TDK... Now you have a Gotham orphan who has a strong sense of bringing justice to his 'home town'. just sayin'...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    will be the highlight of my 2012!

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    .......I mean besides the arrival of my first kid...hmmmm

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    myphdisdoom I agree with a lot of points of ur post but.......

    by MRJONZ72

    If the "good" people are in charge of Gotham. If Gotham is more of a "Righteous" less corrupt city. Not sure if those are the correct words I want to use but I think you can get what I'm trying to get at. Then why attack it again. Wasn't the Leagues goal was to cleanse it make it better since it was very corrupt in various ways. But hmm after I think about, I'm just thinking about Selina Kyle's statement about the rich looking down/being in control of the poor..etc..etcc I'm paraphrasing lol.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I saw no blades on the "batcopter".

    by Royston Lodge

    Did I miss 'em?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    A psychotic woman who dresses like a cat hates capitalists.

    by Royston Lodge

    That's not NECESSARILY a criticism of capitalism. It could easily be a criticism of capitalism's enemies.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    You Americans..........

    by ChiefRoberts

    ....can't understand any accent except your own. I understood Bane perfectly.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I'm just not feeling the vibe on this one

    by lv_426

    Not saying it will be shit. I'd have to see the movie to completely judge it for myself. I just don't feel any excitement for DKR after seeing this trailer. I don't really feel anything at all to be honest. At this point, I couldn't care one way or the other about this film. Maybe a rental?

  • Maybe Nolan is a fan of EAT THE RICH?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    Point Proved

    by ChiefRoberts

    All I know is I can talk good or whatever

  • I mean you can watch all the pirate copies you want but without seeing TDKR on IMAX, forget it.Attracting people back to the cinema with great (not just good) stories and the full use of new technology can only be a good thing as audience numbers are dropping.Saying that I still have doubts on the future of 3D (which I guess is why Nolan has not touched it) unless Lucas pulls it off with his Star Wars re-issues.Avatar had a good go at it, but the story.......... Right, time to jump into the trench!

  • to watch the world burn for the sake of seeing it burn. Ra's wants to burn the world for its own salvation. Bane wants to destroy to show that he can first of all and then to take control of it as its new master. He is pure Darwinian driven survival of the fittest. He sees Batman as the challenge to him taht must be overcome to rise to that position of ubermensch....and therefore he sets about the business of destroying him. Bane is not insane....he is much worse...he is completely a control freak of the ultimate kind.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    What has likely happened...

    by Relugus

    Is that the wealthy areas of Gotham are peaceful, but places like the Narrows have continued to be hell-holes. Hence the complacent police guy saying the Mayor will dump Gordon. Peace? I think there's peace at the top only and Gordon's efforts to help those at the bottom make him a "nuisance" to Gotham's elites. Bruce Wayne does not look like a happy camper in the scenes supposedly depicting the "peaceful" Gotham.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Bruce Passes The Cane... (sorry i meant) The Torch To John Blake

    by space doughnut

    Batman is just a symbol for justice - an ideal.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I know where Bane's coat came from! UK fans will get it.

    by emeraldman

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    by Greg

    Quite the ego you got there - I'm sure it was a tough choice for Nolan to not follow your exact vision. You are the experienced visionary and all. Get over yourself. Watch it. It will be great. That's all.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by emeraldman

    Glad you read my earlier post which actually shows I am a big Nolan fan but not afraid to poke fun at someone I admire aswell as praise as there needs need a balance.I won't bother going into a big slanging match which everyone seems to do on here but I accept your compliment and merry xmas. As for visionary can I suggest the biography of Stanley Kubrick by John Baxter.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    and a grammar checker :)

    by emeraldman

  • the whole opening cut sequence of Bane climbing up into the underworks of Gotham's stadium and just oh so casually walking down the corridors flanked by his men as he is preparing to unleash hell upon Gotham City. Alfred's heartbreaking voice crack as he says "I swore to your parents to protect you...and I haven't." The DEAFENING SILENCE of no music or sound as the football field just collapses and all those heralded superstar athletes are snuffed out like they are nothing as Bane brings the realistic frailty of life crashing down on a stadium full of spectators......and I love Anne Hathaway's line delivery when she keeps her sultry smile but viciously almost hisses those words "...and leave none for the rest of us." in Bruce's ear and Bale's awesome reaction as he goes from being a man thinking he is dancing with a hot girl to being both hurt, angry and (mostly showing in his face) afraid as he backs away from her. VERY menacing. As for the quick cuts after the football field destruction it is hard to see.....but Batman looking worn out as he faces Bane as the streets around him are enveloped in war. Ripped Tom Hardy looking up some hole. That Waynetech tank blasting away at some federal building. Rich people getting ripped from their homes. That SWEET panning shot from the tank back to the Bat-VTOL pursuing it.....and that (especially if you saw it in IMAX) BLINDING ascent into WHITE when the title comes up accompanied by the deafening roar of the main Batman theme. AWESOME!!!!! ALL OF IT!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    That line ("I can talk good or whatever") was a joke, so... point not "proved." Maybe you're onto something with the accent theory though, I don't know.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Some of you guys are absolutely un-pleasable

    by gary_buseys_upper_half

    I mean, seriously this looks fan-fucking-tastic. The most exciting trailer I've seen in years. What do you want, more cheapo Marvel bullshit?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    JGL will be Nolan's version of Robin. Bruce Wayne seemingly has a younger sidekick who is trained in combat (cop) and who will seemingly help Batman come back and save Gotham, and some of you don't think thats Nolan's version of Robin? He may never put on his own tights or be called Robin (then again...), but make no mistake, thats him.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Hathaway bad?

    by chiwrtr72

    I like how so many pellets write that Hathaway sucks as catwoman and/or such and such would have been awesome. When one, no one can critique a role that hasn't been seen yet. And two, you mastaburtory fantasies of whatever hot chick is not a valid screen test for a movie. I haven't been excited about her get up... but Milan has earned my trust.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Autocorrect sucks...

    by chiwrtr72

    I suppose its my fault for posting from my phone...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    And this dick thinks Batman: Dead End was "Awful."

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    Any comments regarding Bats will not be taken seriously. I bet you liked Batman Forever and the Riddlers finale costume right dicksholster?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    The only valid criticism of Nolan's Bat movies is...

    by Orbots Commander

    ....that his 'Gotham' seems to exist in a vacuum, that, for all its 'realistic take on Batman' it isn't part of a U.S. State or part of the U.S. for that matter. Because if all that crap was happening to a major city, as it was in TDK or TDKR, and the city was being torn apart, you better believe that the National Guard or the Army would have been called in, ASAP. But I guess, it's just one of those suspension of disbelief 'movie universe' criticisms.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    is ther epeople with the balls (or stupidity) to bash this trailer?

    by AsimovLives

    you suck! Fantastic trailer!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Fantastic trailer.

    by AsimovLives

    I'm getting confident that this movie will live up to it's predecessors. In Nolan we trust.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    In Nolan We Trust

    by AsimovLives

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Bane was a metaphor for the third world

    by Nerd Rage

    Before Nolan white washed him.

  • And if TDKR is as sucessful as TDK, they might just do that.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Looks Well Made, But Also Depressing as Hell

    by Jack Desmondi

    Not really looking forward to this film. I will of course end up seeing it opening day, but the whole tone of the film doesn't look "realist", just dark and downbeat.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by mrwho

    they did call in the national guard in Dark Knight, right before the ferry stuff started

  • and ya dead end

  • How cool it would be to see a shot of downtown Gotham as Bruce walks down the street...then behind him on a theater wall you see a movie poster for something like The Three Musketeers (or Three Stooges, depending on your outlook) and it has the names "Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney...Summer 2012."

  • I'm a foreigner, i'm portuguese, englush is my second language, and i understood perfectly everything said in this trailer. You got to be fucking kidding me! Do you evne bother to pay attention to anything? It's notn like youn actually need to make an effort to understand what's said in this trailer. Jesus Bloody Fucking Christ! Now i understand better why pussy gay ass shit like JarJarAbramsShitTrek gets so much love in here. Made for people who can't understand the fucking obvious... IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE! Give me a break!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Cletus van Damme, I like it!

    by Dogmatic

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    @Dogmatic - Thank you, sir.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Your Guinness will never taste the same here; your Sangria will never be made the same here; your Wienerschnitzel won't have the same flavor, and the suits will never have the same tailoring. Your actors and actresses will make more money here than when "you watched them first" five or ten years ago on Canal+ or on the BBC. Not all of us are fat, and only half of us voted for Bush. If people wanna complain about Bane's "aqua-lung" accent, then that's their prerogative - and yes, some of us do speak your language because we're more diverse than any country in Europe. It's called being heterogeneous. It's what makes us great. We're flawed, we're original, and we're Americans. And you'll pay your freakin' Euros to watch our movies. Good day, Sir. (puts sunglasses on)

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    diox, Hathaway does not suck in that trailer

    by Mattman

    Her line delivery is wonderfully sinister, particularly the way she hisses in Bruce's ear.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    And I agree Dead End is garbage

    by Mattman

    It proves how silly the comic suit looks in live action.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Asimov, Bane's voice

    by Mattman

    I understood him fine in the trailer... but he is undeniably difficult to understand in the prologue, which takes place in a very noisy environment. It has nothing to do with whether you're American or not... it's not his accent that's hard to grasp, it's the fact that he's very muffled. I'm not saying this is a bad thing... Nolan may be trying something impressionistic with Bane's voice, so you get a FEEL for what he's saying but don't know exactly what he's saying. Still, I kinda hope he clears it up a little. I do like the accent/voice though. He sounds fucking creepy as hell.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    Is there NOTHING that doesn't anger you? I had a hard time understanding Bane as well. That doesn't mean I am an idiot, or can't understand my own language. It just means his voice is a bit muffled. Seriously dude, calm down. EVERYTHING makes you mad.

  • And he LOVED TDK and Batman Begins. He also said maybe that's the point, to not show too much, just enough to get you curious, to make you really thirst for more. Sometimes....well, most of the time, less is more in a trailer. Besides...I don't give a rat's ass about the trailer, as long as the movie kicks ass, which i am sure it will, no reason to think otherwise. Watched Begins again the other night. What a great movie.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton to do Dark Knight Returns

    by HornOrSilk

    Well, that is what I wished when Christopher Reeve was alive.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Good Lord, Asi, go easy on those childish insults

    by D.Vader

    Not everyone has near perfect hearing ability like the Portugese.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    It rises

    by TopHat

    "Have we started a fire?" That's what the young guy asks Bane in the prologue, and that was Bane's answer in the subject line. So, Bane is like a leader of a cult who believe that what they're doing is elevating something (civilization, society, God, etc.) to a greater level. "Rises" is in the title: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Then there's the tag line "The Legend ends". I think Bruce doesn't die OR take on an apprentice or replacement. Its just one of those typical movie storylines where the hero gets beaten down for most of the film, then rehabilitates and comes back at the end to defeat the villain. I believe its going to be just as straightforward as that.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    zombie_fatigue... no doubt

    by Mattman

    Ready to pounce... like a Joker... or an Alien... or the Predator...

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by P

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Yo morons stop with the occupy or anti capitalism stuff...

    by Andrew Coleman

    It's a lot more clear than that. He is using basic history for the league's plan. So lets do this again... Batman leaves because Dent's image becomes the new symbol for Gotham. Problem is Bruce doesn't pick up his fathers mantle in helping the city. The rich throw parties and allow the city to kind of become a shit hole. But Gordon and the police are keeping control. The poor and other groups are angry about the disparity. Bane tricks people to become angry enough to fight. Faking revolution when his obvious plan is to destroy the city as a symbol for the league of shadows. Hmmm tricking the poor and beaten down into doing horrible things... We've seen this in real life like a hundred times the most obvious example is Nazi-Germany. I understand in the political climate in the US it's easy to have a knee jerk reaction but come on just stop it. If you're stupid enough to avoid this movie because of politics you're fucking pathetic.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Nolan direct a Stargate movie?

    by Mattman

    That would be the first decent Stargate since the movie with Kurt Russell.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The CGI at the Football field collapse needs serious work

    by cgih8r

    Hathaway's lines made my ears bleed a bit. "There's a storm coming Mr. Wayne...blah blah little for the rest of us...blah blah." Really? That's how people have conversations? It's preachy and non-organic. The dialogue between Selina and Bruce in Batman Returns party scene was written much better. Bane sounds good. I give this trailer a 6/10.

  • Old Joker, Old Selina Kyle, Old Two-Face, Old Jim Gordon, Superman, Carrie/Robin, Mutant Leader, One-Armed Old Green Arrow, Big Creepy Child-like Joker henchman, etc.................I would say Ben Affleck for Superman after the way he kinda played him in Hollywoodland. Perhaps Mark Hamill should go ahead and complete the cycle and play old Joker??

  • I don't hate her. She's fine in certain roles. I just find it very difficult to think of her as sexy or dangerous (i.e. CatWoman). FWIW, I'm not hoping for failure; I'm really hoping that she blows my mind with an Oscar worthy performance.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Nolan needs to do a Bond film. He loves Bond movies...

    by cgih8r

    ...and he would be the perfect director for one. What does Nolan & Bond tradition have in common? A respect for real stunt work, location shooting and large scope movie making. He could really do something special with the Bond franchise after Batman and I would put good money on him being the next Bond director. mark my words!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    No fucking reason in hell to not cast Kevin Conroy as Old Batman

    by Jaster Mareel

    Old Selina Kyle? Michelle Pfeiffer of course.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Also, Brits don't pronounce their own language correctly

    by Jaster Mareel

    For example, they say "sumfing" instead of "something". Someone needs to explain to them that there is no "f" in "something". They also seem to have troubles pronouncing r's. They say "al-ight" instead of "alright". Although strangely, they say "right" a lot. So I guess it's just r's in the middle of words they have problems with. They also just can't be bothered to actually finish some words like "happened". It comes out like "happ-*ngh*" They just say goofy shit sometimes. Like if someone is giving them shit, they'll ask "Are you taking a piss", or even weirder "Are you taking the piss?" It's like "....What the fuck are you talking about?" And why do they call everyone "Guv-nuh"? Seriously, the fuck is with that? I remember my first, and only, time in London. Some fuckstick runs up and says "'Ave yuh go- uh quid?" And I was like "....Lot of people carry squids around here?" And he was all "Nu nu, a QUID, a focking pound mate!" And I said "Dude, I'm straight man, I'm not looking to 'mate' with another guy. I don't care how good you 'pound'."

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    Hathaway, a semi-fine bitch with weird personality, and even weirder disproportionate facial features that are constantly in flux with each other (too big of a mouth, too much teeth, eyes are bulging out like some bulldog), from garbage like the Princess Dairies no less... how could she ever compete with Michelle Pfeffier?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Go rape a child while watching Disney

    by Jaster Mareel

    I need a shower for laughing at that.

  • The bat signal turns on with Gotham in ruins, in need of a hero. Batman/ Bruce is dead or completely incapacitated and there is no one to answer the call. Perhaps the signal shines right at the audience or just a faint light in the air. Telling us that we need to rise. And we shall. To get out of our seats, out into the world. Easily it mirrors our current state of affairs.

  • Really, just admit it! You know the truth!

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    @xen11, you're a classless jerk.

    by kevred

    "Can't take the darkness" - get over your poseur self and your stupid comments.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    USA: "we're more diverse than any country in Europe"

    by buggerbugger

    Absolute fucking know-nothing bollocks. There are areas of **London** that are more diverse than the entire fucking **continent** you're squatting on.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    Nice try, except Nolan sounds pretty Euro to me, so does Bale. Relax and have a drink. Everybody has an accent.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    You've nailed it. That's the issue I have with Nolan's Batman, every piece of a dialogue sounds like a tagline for a poster or a trailer. That's definitely not how people talk, especially folks who have some wits about them.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Or Clint Eastwood

    by D.Vader

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    If you can't find something to bitch about in the trailer


    then you find some talkbackers you disagree with and lamaste them. Because when you record an actor talking through a muzzle then post process the recorded voice to sound like a gay darth vader, obviously everyone should understand what he's saying. But if you can find something wrong with the trailer, make sure you point out that one of the comic book super villains has dialogue that a common person wouldn't normally speak. Ok class dismissed.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Oh I thought we were talking about Old Man Bat in the Batman Beyond-style.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    what if the past two movies are all in bruce's head


    ..because he overdosed on fear toxin...either from the scarecrow, or as far back as training with ra's....and everything since has been the long slow trip of fears and regrets and possible outcome in his own mind. it's too easy. it would suck- and i doubt the nolans would be so hack. but why is the scarecrow listed in this again? i guess to just drive home the theme of fear.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    nolan is saying what i'd joked about before and gotten attacked here


    that what is batman without bruce's money? wealth? inheritance? privilege? tech? you can say that perhaps bruce has enough moral conviction and sense of justice that he would have done something like this even if he was poor...but really- could he? Bane is an example of that. bane is what someone with nothing to start with would accomplish if he became a vigilante. only bane harbors ill for mankind whereas bruce thinks there is hope for it or it can be protected. but i think bruce is gonna learn that he is just another shade in the league of shadows. he's just like them, but from another viewpoint....

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    I've just gone back and watched the trailers for The Dark Knight, out of interest. They made me feel like watching the The Dark Knight. They were well thought out and constructed trailers. This one didn't make me even remotely excited to watch TDKR Bane looks like he's wearing a jockstrap and sounds like he's enjoying the experience, and to everyone who's wanking over Hathaway fuck off. She's perfectly acceptable in romcoms set in the south of France but here she looks like she's borrowed her mums Halloween outfit in the costume stills and she reading her lines of a cue card behind Bales ear in this trailer. I'm still going to see this, I'm certainly not passing judgement on anything BUT the trailer and what's in it, but that 2 minutes has far from delivered what a trailer is supposed to and that is a knee trembling urge to see the film it's advertising. All the 'Fuck yeah!' comments on here really do sound like the're trying to convince themselves.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Hint at Robin in the trailer

    by LiquidHotMagma John Blake my arse

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    "Haters" should only ever be uttered by:

    by HapaPapa72

    Cholas and teen-moms. And maybe not even then. Other than that, this looks good. Can't wait to see how Nolan ties it all up. And Cotillard looks good enough to eat.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    hahaha what the fuck?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    and scratchmonkey

    by Ribbons

    Not that I really have a dog in this fight, but you seriously think that London is the only city in the world with multicultural neighborhoods?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    An "R" easter egg does not mean Robin will be in this movie

    by Mattman

    There will be a sidekick of sorts (possibly two... one who wears a mask, and one who doesn't), but they've stated many times that there will be no Robin.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah right, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Robin

    by Mugato5150

    A 32 year old Robin.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    There's a better chance of Levitt being BATMAN than Robin

    by Mattman

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I would love if they switched it up, Metal Gear Solid 2 style

    by Mattman

    Levitt becomes Batman for a good portion of the movie while Wayne recovers.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    He's Nightwing you dumb fucks.. and that was never a chopper

    by Autodidact


  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    things i noticed that haven't been touched on much

    by crashbarbarian

    1) the opposing team's nickname is the monuments... The RCMonuments.. I'm assuming the C is for city, but no clue as to the R.. it would have to be short when looking at the helmet.. maybe RED? 2) the henchmen destroying wayne manor have masks on like banes.. similar at least 3) its a prison... it has bars... bane is there when Bats is first admitted and comes and breaks him out later in life 4) i'm almost convinced that a leaked description of the prelogue which happened to be false is indeed the first scene after the prologue... 5) what happens in the prologue either leads to this moment or is only relevant to the main plot... regardless... I think the prologue runs simutaneously to the end of TDK... then after bats escapes and before he reaches the bat cave.. bane attacks him and breaks his back putting him out of commission for 8 years.. some of those 8 years are spent in that prison.. probably because Bane exposes Wayne as Bats and he takes the fall for Dent CANT WAIT

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Robin in Trailer

    by lego

    Kid singing could be Robin. Survivor of football stadium incident, adopted by Bruce Wayne.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    also.. the guy next to modine was...

    by crashbarbarian

    the Starting QB in the replacements.. before the Neo took over for him!!!! don't tell me you didn't like that movie...?

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Bane isn't big enough

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    to do this: <b><b>

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Uh... that's no jail. It's the Lazarus Pit!

    by Fah-Cue

    Seriously. No jail would be built like that. And: they're saying "Rise". And remember those leaked photos a few months ago about that pit they were shooting somewhere in Africa or Asia? And Ras Al Ghul figures in this film.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by Jarrete Barnett

    It's the Rapid City Monuments.

  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    quicktime does strange things to my pc. not sure why.

    by dahveed1972

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    willthethrill - Fuck you. Can you hear that?

    by Xen11

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by Batguy

    There is no Robin in this movie. JGL isn't him, and neither is the anthem kid. Just like Mister Reese doesn't mean "mysteries," which doesn't mean that The Riddler will be in the movie. God. Damn.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    This will be good, but people will still whine...

    by Red

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    It's amazing what you read on Wikipedia


    wtf? Batman vs. Superman Warner Bros. abandoned J. J. Abrams' script for Superman: Flyby, which had been greenlighted with McG to direct.[54][55] When McG dropped out in favor of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle,[56] Warner Bros. approached Wolfgang Petersen to direct Superman: Flyby,[57] however, in August 2001,[58] Andrew Kevin Walker pitched Warner Bros. an idea titled Batman vs Superman, attaching Petersen as director. Superman: Flyby was put on hold,[57] and Akiva Goldsman was hired to rewrite Walker's Batman vs. Superman.[43] Goldsman's draft, dated June 21, 2002, had Bruce Wayne going through a mental breakdown after his five year retirement of crime fighting. Dick Grayson, Alfred Pennyworth and Commissioner Gordon are all dead, but Bruce's depressed emotions become resolved with fiancée Elizabeth Miller. Meanwhile, Clark Kent is struggling by a recent divorce with Lois Lane. Clark and Bruce are close friends, and Clark is Bruce's best man. After the Joker kills Elizabeth at the honeymoon, Bruce plots a revenge scheme, while Clark tries to hold him back. In return, Bruce blames Clark for her death, and the two go against one another. Part of the script took place in Smallville, where Clark goes into exile with Lana Lang. However, Lex Luthor is held to be responsible for the entire plot of Batman and Superman destroying each other. The two decide to team up and stop Luthor.[59] Christian Bale and Josh Hartnett had turned down the roles of Batman and Superman. Bale, who was also approached to play Batman in the unmade Batman: Year One, would eventually portray the same role in Batman Begins.[56][60] Principal photography was to start in early-2003, with plans for a five–six month shoot. The release date was set for mid-2004.[61] Within a month of Warner Bros. greenlighting Batman vs. Superman, Petersen left in favor of Troy (2004).[43] Warner Bros. decided to move forward on Superman: Flyby and on a Batman reboot.[43] A fictional billboard for the film could be seen in the background of the 2007 Warner Bros. film I Am Legend. [62]Petersen and Bryan Singer are interested in directing the project sometime in the future, with Bale as Batman.[63][64] People on YouTube have made fanmade trailers of the World's Finest including footage from the latest Batman and Superman films. Future With the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's current trilogy, Warner Bros. plans to produce a Justice League film, targeted for a 2015 release. While the Batman franchise will again be revamped to fit into the Justice League universe, Nolan and his wife, Emma Thomas, will stay on as producers for the project.[91]

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Rises


    Budget $250,000,000

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Maybe they should have called it "Batman Ends"

    by Jared Bond

    Also, making allusions to OWS is as lame as including "privacy issues" in TDK. Also, JGL would make for a good "Robin", even they don't say it. Is he 32? Still looks like a kid at least. Not Batman though. Batman has to be tall, guys.

  • Watch the trailer again, dioxholster.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Amazing restraint, so far, on the part of...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ..cchhrriissmm and the other conservative assholes who prowl this site, looking for any excuse to bray their deluded ideology. The 99% / 1% relevance of this movie should be drawing them like flies, but no sign of them yet. Maybe they're not SHOWING restraint, but are IN restraints. That was meant as a joke, but it seems depressingly probable.

  • And fuck your religion that censors life.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Does Bats have emphysema this time around?

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    I can understand Bane, but I missed half of Bats' dialogue in TDK. Get that fucker a lozenge.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    The prison where Ra's finds Bruce in Begins

    by Transhuman

    Possible that Bane was serving time there as well? Perhaps more was going on there than we know about. Bruce and Bane may already know each other. Maybe Bruce is the one responsible for Bane wearing the mask.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I believe in Harvy Dent. (Or really just Two-Face)

    by ToughGuyRizzo

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    keep getting tired because it's not going to change.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    by rogueleader66: "Is there NOTHING that doesn't anger you?" Lots.

    by AsimovLives

    But they seldom are in reference to the movies we discuss in here. In fact, so many things about movies and the geekry frustrates me this days. It's like it's at the lowest in geekdom's history. and you can pinpoint the exact moment when it hit the bottom. known me, it's not too hard to know what it is. and the repercutions are still felt.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    rogueleader66, and yes, BATMAN BEGINS is an awesome movie.

    by AsimovLives

    I think THE DARK KNIGHT is superior, but there's something about BATMAN BEGINS that makes it addictive to me. Besides BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, ALIENS and VALHALLA RISING, it's the movie i have seen the most in my life. And i can't never get tired. personally, i found the teaser and the trailer and that short film showing the begining of TDKR to be amazing. if that's how the movie starts and is a show of things to come, it's going to be beautiful. It worked for me like a charm. So, cound that as one thing that didn't anger me ;-). By the way, i saw DRIVE. It kicked my ass. What a great movie! Loved it, loved it, loved it! Wow! Nicolas Winding Refn does it again. What a fantastic director! This dude is now as high to me as Christopher Nolan, and that's a hell of a lot!

  • And my and others' complaints are legitimate. I couldn't understand half of what Batman said in TDK until I got it on DVD and watched it with subtitles. Now I (and others) are faced with watching a movie whose two main characters BOTH grumble??? Why the hell would I submit myself to that. Why should anyone??? Yes, Nolan has a vision. He may have his reasons. Their dialogue might not help move the plot forward, so maybe what they are saying isn't important. So why not make it a fucking silent film or have the characters not talk at all. What the fuck is the point of giving them dialogue if no one can understand them?

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    first of all, it's portuguese. second, i'm actually not the most aural perceptive guy around, i get easily distracted. third, i rewatched the trailer again, just for the fun of it and to see if i was too harsh on the people who didn'tm udnerstood the dialogue in that trailer... and again i realised that the dialogue is quite easy to understand, even Bane's "muffled" voice. There's nothing in that trailer that made me thinkinfg "what's he saying?". I understood it quite clearly. and i'm a foreign with engloish as second language. so you can imagine my utter uiprise with people complaining they can't udnerstand parts of the dialogue... and native english language speakers at that. it's puzzling like hell! i mean, it's not like they are all speaking with deep cockney accents, are they?

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Don't ntake this the wrong way, i'm don't want to start a flame war or anything. But allow me to express my puzzlement at your mention above that you had trouble understanding the dialogues from Batman in TDK. It does puzzle me, because i didn't had any problem. And i'm a non-english native speaker foreigner, meaning, english is my second language. I have no super powers in regard to understanding dialogue. i mean, to this day i still can't understand half the dialogue that Clooney says in A PERFECT STORM. I just find it puzzling, that's all.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by Internet Nerd

    Fuck this shitty shit! I fucking wanted Halle Berry as Catwoman. Fucking Chris Nolan and this fucking shitty shit, bad movie!

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by scotsman75


  • Dec. 21, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Dahveed, you don't have any idea what you're talking about

    by Mattman

    You clearly don't know anything about Batman. That's fine, it's not a requirement... but don't pretend you do. Nolan's Batman IS the 80s through 90s Batman. The stories for Begins and Dark Knight were written by David Goyer, who knows a fuck of a lot more about Batman than you do. There is not one trait in Bale's Batman that does not fit with the 80s/90s Batman. It's all there.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Ok trailer, but at the end: "The Legend Ends"...

    by Jason first response was "until Warner Brothers reboots the series". The end of Nolan's version, anyway. Can't wait!!

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by WillTheThrill

    Honestly, I was exaggerating a little bit. I didn't miss "half" Batman's dialogue in TDK. But I found his ridiculously deep, gravelly voice to be laughable. And I definitely missed lines here and there. I have NOT seen the prologue to TDKR and I don't plan to. (I want to see the entire film in one sitting, not 5 minutes of it then have to wait seven months to see the rest!) I will be seeing it, of course, in the theater. I consider "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" to be the masterpieces of the superhero genre and can't wait to see the third and concluding movie in the saga. But I am not looking forward to having to strain my ears and say "What did he say?" constantly throughout the movie. Like I said in a previous post, Nolan may have his reasons, that may even pay off in the plot of the film, for having Bane be unintelligible. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and I'm not one of those calling for him to make changes. It's his film and he can do what he wants with it. But he should also be prepared for the repercussions: If Bane is unintelligible and it makes the plot of the movie hard to follow, it could affect repeat business (or increase it, LOL) which could affect the movie's gross.

  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Bane Vs Batman

    by Relugus

    Bane: "Youuuhhnuuuht...guintu, win" Batman: "Whaaaaat?" Bane: "Youuuhhnuuuht...guintu, win" Batman: "Ah, c'mon man, speak up, you're breaking my back here!"

  • Furthest to the left at the top of the stairs, long hair, same colour, same shape.

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    diox ghost source link about the voice

    by Xen11

  • Dec. 22, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Interestingly, the gravely voice they use whenever Bruce Wayne is Batman is one of the things i love Nolan's Batman movies so much. It actually makes a lot of sense, in nthat serves the double purpose of disguising his voiceso nobody can identify him, and also to use to scare and intimidate the miscreants. A rich boy who's the city's most identifiable person running around dressed as a Bat kicking ass and using his normal voice would be a sure way to get himself tagged from hour one, and anonymacy is one of the big thing in the batman, or obvious reasons. Remember what Carmine Falconi said to Wayne in their meeting in Batman Begins, that if Wayne tried to confront him, jhe would shoot everybody in his life, including Rachazel Dawes and Alfred. The Batvoice is just another precaution when Wayne is Batman. And that it's scary as fuck, if you are on the recieving end of the Batman's wrath.

  • That woman is a dream.