That’s right. It has been leaked. What seems to be an official teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. It is already been removed from youtube, with a message that says it was taken down by WB for copyright issues. However, there is a ghetto version on Facebook. It would seem that this is not part of TDKR viral marketing scheme, but who knows? Stranger things have happened. Check it out here – before this too gets removed.
Up is down, black is white, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria! That’s what it can feel like in the continuity-obsessive comic book world when film adaptations continually cast from the same, relatively limited, stable of actors. Chris Evans, formerly known as Johnny “The Human Torch” Storm, will be in theaters this summer playing Captain America, another Marvel Comics character. Ryan Reynolds is not only Hannibal King and Wade Wilson/Deadpool for Marvel, he’s also Hal Jordan for DC. To make matters worse, these casting decisions often disregard decades of established character history. Admittedly, some actors were born for certain roles. To wit, even though Wolverine is listed at 5′ 3″, 6′ 3″ Hugh Jackman’s adamantium skeleton and retractable claws pretty much guaranteed him the part.
Although I was always told not to cross the streams, whether nerds like me like it or not, this cross-universe casting seems here to stay. So, when life gives you lemons, make a Top Five. Read more
After years of rumors and speculation, the supporting cast/villains of the third Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, were announced recently. Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy will play Bane. I’m not crazy about Hathaway, but Catwoman is an obvious choice for the tone of these movies, and I’ve learned better than to doubt Nolan’s casting choices. That said, while Hardy was one of the best parts of the incredible Inception, I have my reservations about Bane. Bane’s “power” stems from his use/abuse of the super steroid “Venom” which (in many depictions of the character) causes him to instantly grow to several times his usual size. Think the Hulk’s transformation, and you’re on the right track. Unless Nolan and company diverge significantly from traditional depictions of the character, I think Bane will have a hard time fitting into the “realistic” tone that has been carefully constructed over the previous two films. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.
What do you guys think?
A new trailer for Arkham City was just released, this one featuring Batman rogue Dr. Hugo Strange. Seeing Batman in action is awesome, and Kevin Conroy brings something to the caped crusader that no one else can (sorry, Christian Bale). There have been rumors that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will also feature Strange (potentially played by Tom Hardy and adapting the famous “Prey” storyline). Whether or not that’s true, this trailer definitely gives you a good feel for just how menacing of an opponent Dr. Strange (DC, not Marvel) can be. Hit the jump for the embedded video.
While I loved Inception and how it messed with my mind-hole, perhaps my favorite thing about the movie was that its release meant that Christopher Nolan was finally done with it and could move on to make the next movie in his epic Batman franchise. In pursuit of that goal, he announced in an interview today that the title for the film will be “The Dark Knight Rises.” Nolan also confirmed that we will not be seeing Edward Nigma or The Riddler in this newest installment. Hit the jump for a summary of everything I know right now.