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IMAX Has Themselves A Very Cool DARK KNIGHT RISES Poster!!

I haven't been knocked out by the DARK KNIGHT RISES promo artwork we've seen so far.  I don't dislike it,  necessarily, and admit that most of it is considerably more interesting than a majority of the lazy, PhotShopped ridiculousness we've been seeing in the promos for other films lately.  But none of the character shots, one sheets, etc. for DKR have struck me as conveying much personality.  

HOWEVER, this new IMAX poster?  I really like the vibe of this one.  It's a simple image...not necessarily a terribly inspired one...but memorably and strikingly presented.  What do you think? EMBIGGEN it! 





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  • July 6, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

  • July 6, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    This is screening today in some places

    by eric haislar

    I expect Twitter to be blowing up in a couple hours.

  • July 6, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by Cruizer Dave

  • July 6, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Figure in clouds?

    by jorgecavos

    Maybe the image is just playing tricks, but it almost looks like theres a figure looking down on batman in a collared shirt above the bat signal. Or im just looking into it too much

  • July 6, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    What the hell is he standing on?

    by LazyDolphin

  • July 6, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by positivelySlime

  • July 6, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Will this be epic?

    by 2soon2eat

    The third film in the series, is also the 3rd super hero film of the summer. The power of threes is definitely a strong headwind to overcome. Can Batman pull off the ultimate hat trick? I have my doubts...

  • July 6, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    ari_gold is having a seizure.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Some body help him. Cool poster. Hope it's better than Prometheus... or I might have a seizure.

  • July 6, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by Andrew Coleman

    Very looking forward to this.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    wait,didn't we just see this?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Great poster, but I swear I saw this last night on the site.

  • New Batman New Trilogy New direction

  • July 6, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Does he rise, or does it end? Don't most thing become Legends after the end?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    This movie has some serious mixed serious sounding messages. Hoping for Danny Glover to show up during the "I'm Reeeeeettttttiiiiiiiirrrrreeeeeed" scene.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    So, it ends with the whole city burning down?

    by cookylamoo


  • July 6, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by dengreg31

    gotham city, home of the world's first 672 story building..

  • July 6, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Very Arkham City ... Nice.


  • July 6, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    finally a 'real' IMAX film filmed with IMAX cameras!

    by Titus05

    not just some upconverted crap that they use to rip off unsuspecting consumers...I was hoping Nolan would get more directors to use IMAX cameras the same way that Cameron started this 3D craze but alas it doesn't look to be the case IMAX>3D

  • July 6, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Loving that whole phoenix rising from the flames vibe

    by angry kitty

  • July 6, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    WHERE the hell is IT?

    by Thomas

    Come on.......i'de even settle for a teaser for the teaser for the teaser to the RED DAWN trailer!!!

  • July 6, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    JGL batman continuation?

    by professor murder

    So do you guys really think that Nolan is going to leave it open to have an Azrael type of spinoff to continue after this? Or is he going to wrap it up so nobody can ever touch it?

  • He gets healed, comes back as Batman, defeats Bane. Finally, "rises" to become the Batman that patrols Gotham every night. Maybe the movie ends with news that The Joker has broken out from Arkham, hinting at the never ending battle (I know that's Superman's thing) against criminals that is being a vigilante in Gotham City. Gordon-Levitt doesn't have the jawline to pull off the batcowl. Hmm, neither did Keaton, so, who knows? I seriously doubt they'll go for some John Blake guy to become Batman.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    It's Batman standing over Trenton, New Jersey.

    by AzulTool

  • July 6, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    It's just another Batman poster. They make too many variations.

    by Wacky Packages

  • That said, at the same time I'm excited for this franchise to be over as well. I hate to see a talent like Nolan be confined to costumed avengers his whole career.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    No way Nolan can end the story of Batman.

    by cookylamoo

    Unless he buys out Time-warner.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Banal, Shit, Boring.

    by Volllllume3

  • July 6, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Great! But will IMAX be giving these to midnight attendees?

    by TheMcflyFarm


  • July 6, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Twitter says it received a standing ovation

    by eric haislar

    At critic screening this morning.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I agree with JGL taking over. Makes Batman like Zorro...

    by googamooga

    The man behind the mask dies, moves on, etc, but the mask, the legend, lives on forever.

  • July 6, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST



    If only frodo baggins had a batwing....

  • I get the feeling that this is gonna be the other side of the coin (pun intended) of how Joker pushed Dent over the edge into the abyss. Dent remained at rock bottom and pulled everyone else to his level. Batman will rise above it all after a certain defeat and Gotham will rise with him. This is the first Batman poster that has really helped me understand the theme of this film (unless I'm way off base). I'm officially excited!

  • July 6, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Batman continuing his legend with a younger actor would also..

    by professor murder

    .. work well with a Justice League movie and more stories post that too. Superman and Batman, the top two DC guys would have their future for over a decade safe for more movie making. Of course....the Superman movie has to be good for that, we'll see. As for the other Justice Leaguers, they can cast around Superman and Batman as the leads, so they wouldn't need to be 'too' important. Superman - Henry Cavill Batman(variant) - Joseph Gordon Levitt - or Batman substitute Taylor Kitsch type if JGL continues as another character after Dark Knight Rises Green Lantern - Ryan Reynolds The Flash - Josh Hutcherson Wonder Woman - Evan Rachel Wood Aquaman - Emile Hirsch or Rupert Grint Or something like that. Start young and milk it as long as you can. That's how the studios do it... heheh

  • July 6, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    photoshopped as an adjective..

    by detectivesoap

    isn't everything photoshopped? Do you expect them to use scissors and make a collage of some kind?

  • July 6, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by professor murder

    Well....twilight IS when bats come out to fly around for a bit.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    They should put out a poster featuring Guillem March's Catwoman art

    by MooseMalloy

    That would confuse everybody.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by vadakinX

    The posters for this film have been terrible and it isn't just for TDKR. A lot of films have terribly photoshopped posters with no imagination whatsoever. The fan-made stuff is putting the professionals to shame. Of course a shitty poster won't stop me from seeing this but it would be nice if they stopped half-assing it all the time.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Forget rebooting with a younger actor.

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Bring back Michael Keaton as an old Batman!

  • July 6, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    @hank henshaw

    by rahtard

    No, the cane is in the begining from the injuries he got at the end of the last movie. He's not really hurt, he uses the cane as subterfuge. He breaks his back and then put in prison by Bane, that's where he's escaping from in the well.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by Avon

    I don't think they think they're half-assing it all the time. That's the problem!

  • July 6, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Nolan addresses JGL character in the production notes...

    by Dranem

    They released the production notes to TDKR recently and Nolon says of Levitt's cop character , “Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne have become somewhat jaded, so we wanted to contrast that with a younger, more idealistic individual who, in a way, represents where they’ve come from. Joe really captured the strength and courage of a man who refuses to back down, regardless of the odds.” You can see the PDF of the notes here. Has a lot of potential spoilers, of course:

  • July 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    JGL as Batman? Are you all on crack?

    by loafroaster

    He's got the physique of a 10 year-old.

  • July 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I'm so happy it's in IMAX and NOT in IMAX 3-D.

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • July 6, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Very cool as in crappy photoshop?

    by Jason Bartlett

  • July 6, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Impresses big time in first screening

    by MJAYACE

  • July 6, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Justice League: Aquaman = Tatum or no movie

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Heigl is Wonder Woman. All other roles played by any combination of Worthington, Kitsch, and Cage.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Batman = Jesus

    by thommcg

    Or other religious figure screams that poster.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Way to review movies you haven't seen Wookie.

    by knowthyself

    What's the point of that?

  • July 6, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    So, Batman rises into a giant and strikes a pose on the city?

    by Steve Lamarre

    He crushing little people! He's not a hero.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Here are some tweets.

    by eric haislar

    "Chris Nolan has outdone himself & created a masterpiece" "If this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will" "Love the Joker....but Bane's plan is more creative, better executed, and a little more fun to watch as it all unfolds" "Wow. Quite speechless at the moment....TDKR was everything I wanted it to be" Sounds like awesome. Is it the 20th yet?

  • July 6, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    It's Batman standing over New Jersey...before Bane attacks.

    by Logan_1973

    But I poster and I can't wait for this film.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Tjarren

    So you add a review of the summer movie season (of which WotT is not) but haven't even seen most of the movies you list??? Welcome to the Talkback, folks ...

  • July 6, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Spoiler Free Review from someone at the press screening

    by eric haislar

    Here we go. Before I start, I can't handle the questions. I'm not answering them. I'm not spoiling the movie for anyone. No PMs with spoilers. Having said that, HOLY MOLEY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOLEY, this is a great film. It's not a summer blockbuster by any means, and yet, it totally is (if that makes sense). The biggest question everyone asks: "is it better than TDK?" and I'll answer that by saying it's really different. Everything's different. The characters are different (even Bruce at first), the tone is different, and the story is different. But everything is BIGGER and, in my eyes, better. I love the Joker as much as anyone else (my favorite villain in any medium) but Bane's plan is more creative, better executed, and a little more fun to watch as it all unfold. I also don't want to get into story specifics because there's really no need, but listen...if you've followed this forum like I have and read most of the "spoilers" over the past few months, I can tell you that many of us have guessed correctly on many of the various story tidbits that have come our way. Still, that doesn't make this film any less exciting to watch and there are PLENTY of surprises still in store (scenes, moments, plot points). I beg you all: DON'T READ SPOILER REVIEWS. You're all so close! Why would you want to read specific quotations and the fates of characters and the film's ending? I'll never understand that. One HUGE thing everyone will want to know is that Bane is completely audible. I saw the prologue at the same theater I saw this film (Lincoln Square iIMAX NYC) and I can tell you that right from the start, I noticed that Bane's dialogue had either been boosted up or re-dubbed (some lines seemed a little different). And there was no problem hearing him through the rest of the film, maybe one or two lines I missed. Overall, though, Gordon is the person I had the most trouble making out a times, and I also had this problem during TDK in theaters. All of the actors are at the top of the game. Anne Hathaway completely blew me away, and this is coming from a guy who really isn't a fan of any of her other movies. She has her own little musical theme and represents many of the film's most comic-booky moments. I practically fell head over heels in love with her during the film. Selina's motivation during the first half of the film is a little lame, but she plays an intricate role in the entire film and it wouldn't be the same without her. The dynamic between her and Batman is wayyyy better and more fleshed out than it was in Batman Returns, mainly because Selina is a much more believable character and more like her comic book counterpart. Other quick things: The Bane, Batman fight that we all know is coming completely blew me away, more than I thought it would. There's no music backing this scene at all, which makes it all the more powerful. I LOVE the way Batman fights in this film whenever he does. When he fights, he roars and screams with anger and range, especially when he faces Bane. I also think his suit looks 100x better than it did in TDK for some reason. The music was incredible, as we all knew it would be. Can't even begin to explain this to you but the final minutes had me in tears. I really liked Blake's character. Not spoiling anything about him, but he is strongly tied into the story and has interactions with pretty much all the major characters. He will certainly represent one of the biggest talking points about the film.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I've been sitting here for days now thinking

    by malificus

    what the world needs is another Dark Knight Rises poster.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Here is one more Spoiler Free Review

    by eric haislar

    'm almost afraid to post this after KOF's reactions, but i just got out of an exhibitor screening in Dallas of TDKR. It was absolutely incredible. Better than TDK in almost all ways. Whoever gave this a 9/10 is being too harsh. If this isn't a 10, then a 10 does not exist. Let me start with the story. The story is tied in perfectly to the other two films and I do believe this is a perfect trilogy. Expect a few good surprises. The performances of the actors are magnificent. I can't decide if Anne Hathaway, JGL, Hardy, or Bale give the best performance. Anne Hathaway flirts the line between sexy and vicious very well. She is a bad broad. She captures the ambiguity of her character very well and looks sexy as hell in her get-up. JGL is basically the heart of Gotham during the film. He is a young cop who quickly earns the respect of Gordon during this time. His character is VERY important to the story. Bale gives his best Batman performance yet. The voice is perfect the entire time and you see him go through several changes as a person in this film. Hardy is a bad bad dude. His performance is truly brillaint when you consider the obstacles of the mask. There are a few takes that the audio seems a little off from his expressions but all in all, he is great. The emotion he shows with his eyes, particularly towards the end is really something. The score, cinematography, and editing are top notch. I unfortunately did not watch this in the best of theaters and that may have taken away from some of the brilliance of it. I can't wait to watch it again in IMAX, because there are several scenes that were obviously paired down for the smaller screen. Rest easy everyone, Chris Nolan has outdone himself and has created a masterpiece. This may go down as one of the best movies ever. Certainly in my top 10 for best movies I've ever seen. If this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Read my Reviews of movies I saw the trailers of

    by NathanGrey


  • Amen.

  • July 6, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Thanks for the heads-up on the advance word-of-mouth. I've got the feeling that we may be in for something special.

  • Why the fuck are so many people saying JGL is the next Batman or Robin? I mean, he's a shrimp. Does no one actually think about these things on this site? Nolan is ending the story, ENDING, meaning no continuing on, meaning JGL is NOT Bale's successor. Give it up people, that's fucking stupid! And yes, I hope some reviews start coming in soon, can't fucking wait!!!

  • July 6, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    These buddies are chatting all day

    by ajit maholtra

    They come and chat, and another buddy comes and he chats. Its an infinite number of buddies!! Infinite!!!

  • July 6, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Keep on chatting my buddies

    by ajit maholtra

    Some buddies come for good chat. Others come for bad chat. But none of that matters. All that matters is that you are chatting.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    The problem with this poster...

    by Ribbons a problem that's intrinsic to pretty much all the promotional material released for this movie (including the title), which is that pretty much all of it is trying really, really hard to remind you of The Dark Knight. This has nothing to do with the quality of the movie obviously, and it's not exactly like the next Batman movie needs a successful marketing campaign to save itself at the box office, but if most of the posters you see look like unimpressive, slightly re-jiggered versions of posters you've seen before, that's because they are.

  • July 6, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Ajit, which part of India are you posting from?

    by NathanGrey

    I enjoyed watching you guys on Outsourced.

  • July 6, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to suck!!!!

    by spockofthewalk

  • July 6, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    where are the other two?

    by MCS

    two with bane: one of his face on a street, over a sewer, his eyes are shadowed into a bat logo (bad description, but its awesome). The other is him in his first promo pic, set against a red background (looks like a propaganda peice). Unless its somewhere on that link and i missed it

  • July 6, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    try SHH i think thats where they were

    by MCS

  • July 6, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Tarantino


  • July 6, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    epic poster is epic.

    by Norman Colson

    I'm gonna see this, but not in imax i cant afford 30$ a fucking ticket. ill just see the 10$ matinee... ill be sad when it's over though....

  • July 6, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's going to Bat Heaven.

    by death metal batman

    Take me with you.

  • July 6, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    damien wayne

    by jesus 2099

    coulda been played well by a young JGL

  • July 6, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Folks who've seen it say it's a "game changer"


    So go figure.

  • July 6, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Spoiler Free Review

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Catwoman's costume is crotchless!

  • July 6, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    This will be solid, perhaps great, but

    by Thurston_one

    I can't help but think back to the "you've changed things..." trailer for TDK and realize they're not going to top that one for marketing, and I'm not sure they'll top the previous film either. For all the trailers we've been given, and we now have a veritable steaming pile of them, none are quite as electrifying as that one. That's OK; we're talking about a third installment of a franchise and those never quite go as well as everyone would like and we're not dealing with a classic 20th century villain like The Joker, not to mention a classic Hollywood death like Ledger's to add to the general public fascination. Still, In Nolan We Trust and I hope he pulls off a Godfather-style epic to close things out. As an aside, any word on a Cillian Murphy Scarecrow cameo? I would be really pleased if they worked that in.

  • July 6, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Batman just can't get a break.

    by DrPain

  • July 7, 2012, midnight CST

    I'm not going to join the horde of angry nerdragers, but...

    by wcolbert

    Doesn't it kind of look like Batman is going "derp?" and looking off somewhere with a slightly confused look? Even so, I can't wait to see it. Not for Bale, but for Batman.

  • Come on.

  • July 7, 2012, 2:03 a.m. CST

    re: *Doesn't it kind of look like Batman is going 'derp?'*

    by Ribbons

    Since nobody except for assholes on the Internet has ever used the word "derp," I'm going to say no. But I can see why you would be embarrassed to be associated with the horde of losers talking about poster art and trailers when you had such a legitimate concern.

  • July 7, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Re: ribbons

    by wcolbert

    Sarcasm (and hubris) noted. Careful, your inner asshole is showing. I meant nothing negative by it - just observing that he looks distracted. You might want to aim that magnificent wit elsewhere. Too much to take all at once. Whew. See? I can play the role of snarky forum hyena, too.

  • July 7, 2012, 3:17 a.m. CST

    •••••warning ••••

    by Casey sawyer

    Please don't make the same mistake I make , I was searching arround sites getting a feel for the reaction from the screening yesterday, and I came accross a post i just could stop myself from reading and it gave away loads.. Regeteing it now big time, However. If what I read is true, This film is going to be more incredible than first thought.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:07 a.m. CST

    That cape is too long

    by Autodidact

    Batman's cape should just cover the top of his boots when he's standing up straight. I know it looks better to have it seem like he's hiding behind some drapes. And I know they use all kinds of different cape lengths for varying shots. This is one thing that was perfect in the Burton 1989 movie... that cape was the right length and it looked like it could stop bullets. I love the "memory cloth" concept that allows Batman to glide at any time... that's probably my favourite part of the Nolan reboot.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by bcom77

    With Batman Begins and The Dark Knight the posters were simple but striking, the first teaser poster for the dark knight rises followed this trend but everything else since looks like it was done as a highschool assignment. There's just too much photoshopping going on. They just don't seem to be giving the same vibe as the previous movie's posters.

  • July 7, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Batman is gonna die in this...

    by Boo_Radley


  • The more I see...the better this fucking thing looks. I'm there opening night...

  • July 7, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Batman isn't going to die!

    by Colin Dent

    Whatever you think of Nolan, there's no way Warners would give him the OK to kill off their one successful superhero franchise. All will be right with Gotham at the end of the film.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Nathan grey

    by ajit maholtra

    Im from Bangalore but Im living in Detroit.

  • July 7, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I'm ajit

    by ajit maholtra

    I'm the cool dude with the loose mood.

  • July 7, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Will we finally see a Superman trailer before TDKR?

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    I wonder what other trailers we will see? Maybe a Hobbit trailer that isn't boring as fuck.

  • July 7, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I think he's supposed to be standing on...

    by Tim C of the towers that support the bridge.

  • July 7, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    new 13 min featurette is out

    by JAMF

    very cool stuff:

  • July 7, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker

    i guess i can see channing tatum as aquaman. world's biggest douchebag actor playing the world's biggest douchebag superhero

  • July 7, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    It looks like

    by pr0g2west

    Bat man has turned into Fat man.