The Dark Knight Rises won’t come our way for almost two more months — yes, I know: that’s far too long — but one would be pretty hard-pressed to say the marketing isn’t in full effect by now. The past week alone has brought more posters, banners, TV spots, and collectible medals than you can shake your cowl at — all of which means we simply need a third TV spot to shift our attention toward.
Alfred’s mannered line about “not being Batman anymore” standing out as the big exception, not too much about this – save for a couple of nice, quick shots here or there — has struck me as all that new or eye-opening, especially if you, like I, saw the six-minute prologue back in December. That notwithstanding, people will no doubt pore over this with plenty of effort.
Watch it below:
Then there are several images scanned from Empire (via CBM), wherein you can get a few extra glances at Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, and a shockingly frail Christian Bale. (I didn’t intend for that to rhyme.)
See those below:
Scripted by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, the film also stars Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, and Josh Stewart.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20th, 2012 in IMAX.
Do these do anything to increase your anticipation, or is that pretty much covered by now?
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