Up to now, the exhausting marketing onslaught for The Dark Knight Rises has been about three things: Batman, Bane, and Catwoman. I’m sure they — as well as Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway — will all be great, but I’m just as excited to see the supporting players. Not an opinion many share, but when they happen to be Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman, I’m sure you can understand the desire.
It’s my most anticipated movie of the summer, period, but I haven’t paid much attention to those TV spots going up every other day — you watch one and, suddenly, you’ve seen at least four others. But, the desire to go in fresh be damned, I’m pretty taken with a new piece, wherein Freeman‘s tech man, Lucius Fox, practically takes the center stage.
Probably because I love the small-talk that litters Nolan‘s Batman films, for which there isn’t a whole lot of room in the epic, bombarding trailers; that’s part of what makes this a nice little treat. If this is any sign, the fact that Rises is a long, dark, massively-scaled time at the theater doesn’t man humor and humanity can’t seep in.
Watch it below (via BatmanonFilm):
And, for the heck of it, here’s the film’s official synopsis:
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Scripted by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, the film also stars 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 opens on July 20th.
Have you been keeping up with Rises‘ TV spots? What do you make of this one?
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