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16
Dec
Dark Knight Rises

What We Thought: Six Minutes of Bane

Last night, three members of the NNAR team went to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Why, you ask? Because it was preceded by the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises! The third (and final) Batman installment will be released in the summer of 2012, a full four years after The Dark Knight, but we just couldn’t wait.

The first six minutes introduces Bane, a powerful masked villain who clearly has few qualms about crushing his enemies into oblivion, and hints at the epic scale of this film. Check out the video of our thoughts after the jump.

14
Jul
TDKR Poster

Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer Leaked

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.

12
Jul
The Bat Symbol

Teaser Poster – The Dark Knight Rises

The anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s next and supposedly final installment of the Batman movie franchise is through the roof.  Now that viral marketing is a well established form of promotion, fans are jumping on every little morsel they can get, as soon as they can get it.  We were first introduced to the viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises back in May, when some mysterious chanting appeared on the official website.  This then lead to a Twitter hashtag (#TheFireRises), which eventually revealed a picture of Thomas Hardy as Bane.  So, fellow fans, here is the next morsel – this first teaser poster for TDKR was posted late last night on their official website, www.thedarkknightrises.comRead moreRead more

20
May
BREAK YOU!

TDKR’s Bane Revealed!

When the official website for The Dark Knight Rises launched this morning, expectant fans hoping for news of the film’s now ongoing production were greeted, instead, by cryptic chanting.  Through some pretty impressive technical wizardry, one such fan analyzed said chanting and found (wait for it) a Twitter hashtag, “#TheFireRises”.  As that hashtag has been tweeted out, an image has been slowly revealed on the main site.  That image is our first look at Tom Hardy’s character, Bane.

Many, including myself, have/had concerns about how Bane will fit into the more “realistic” version of Gotham City that Nolan and company have built over the previous two films.  If you aren’t familiar with the character, he’s a criminal genius (aren’t they all?) who augments his already considerable physical strength via the drug “Venom”.  Said drug is self administered, through hydraulic tubing that has become a staple of the character’s costume, directly into his brain.

Take a look.

24
Jan
Bane

Catwoman and Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”

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?

13
Dec
Batman

New Batman: Arkham City Trailer

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.

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