There's something fascinating about Chris Nolan's Batman films. They all look like shit when the news breaks, or the leaked photos or trailers hit. Seriously. They look terrible. The Dark Knight Rises is no exception.
But here the official trailer sits, after the jump.
Remember the uproar when the Batman Begins costume was revealed? Holy shit that thing looked awful. At the time I wondered about the cast--how could these huge name actors work together? How can they function as an ensemble? And what about when Heath Ledger was announced as Joker for The Dark Knight? Oh, the humanity! That film's first teaser trailer looked terrible too--it did nothing to reassure viewers that Ledger was the man for the role. So yeah, I admit it. I'm not horribly impressed by this trailer because of the parts they tease us with: Bane's close-up, Bane approaching Batman... What I am actually interested in is Commissioner Gordon's injury, and whether or not Gordon now knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman--Christian Bale is using his Bruce Wayne out-of-playboy-mode voice, not his Batman voice... though I wouldn't be surprised if this was Wayne dressed up as the masked assailant from Batman Begins (the scene in which he introduced himself to Gordon by threatening him with a stapler).
|Ah, the first suit Wayne tried out in Gotham. Jumping onto fire escapes never looked stupider.|
|Nobody blames you, Jeep Swenson.|
On to the next shot, in which Batman confronts Bane.
Interesting shot... Can't tell if they're in Wayne Manor or the Batcave, since, well, we won't know what Wayne Manor looks like since it's a whole new set. It does vaguely remind me of this panel from the Knightfall series:
|Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic--I don't have a scanner!|
Now, obviously the film can't follow this storyline because it's been reported that Ra's al Ghul, and the League of Assassins is going to play a major role. Some sites have speculated that Marion Cotillard will play Ra's al Ghul's daughter, Talia al Ghul, under the alias Miranda Tate. If I remember correctly, which I very well may not, Ra's conspired to have Bruce Wayne marry Talia al Ghul and take over the League of Assassins. Now, I don't know what happened, but Wayne left and returned to Gotham City. Later, to replace Wayne as his heir apparent, Ra's brought in Bane. That's about all I know of that storyline. But I will bring up that Bruce and Talia did have a relationship, and she is often considered one of his legitimate love interests, other than Catwoman.
Oh right, Catwoman's in this thing too. Shit. Anne Hathaway. Beautiful.
I can't wait to see what her costume looks like. Early reports state that it's form-fitting, but utilitarian and includes the goggles. Sweet.