Well, it is finally here. The first The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer is, in fact, a teaser trailer. You do not see much new footage. The beginning is a rehash of the previous two films. The majority of it is Gary Oldman playing Jim Gordon lying in a hospital bed talking to Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne/Batman who is off-screen. You get a quick glimpse of Tom Hardy as Bane and it ends with Batman facing off with Bane. There is no glimpse of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. There is a nice shot that relates to the teaser poster. All in all, I love it that Christopher Nolan continues to use teaser trailers.
“Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.”
The Dark Knight Rises is in theatres July 20, 2012.