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Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala.
Aww Tom & Chris <3
and also other people.
Cast who will be in attendance:
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES PREMIERE DATES:
- 16th, NYC
- 18th, LONDON
- 21th, PARIS
- 23rd, MEXICO CITY
- 25th, JAPAN
The Dark Knight Rises embargo will be lifted on July 15th at midnight (pacific time).
Translation: Don’t trust the internet after Sunday.
We finally get a picture of this scene of JGL and Marion almost a whole year after it was filmed. Nevar4get.
2 for you, Bruce Wayne.
You go, Bruce Wayne.
Keep gettin’ dat ass, buddy.
2 for you, Bruce Wayne.
You go, Bruce Wayne.
10 DAYS UNTIL THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
20 DAYS UNTIL THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
A look back at EMPIRE’s BATMAN BEGINS set visit from 2005:
“I wasn’t interested in the character at all, “ Bale says. “I had seen the TV show and hadn’t really liked it, but it was four or five years ago when I was working with a director who was really into graphic novels. He gave me Batman: Year One.
What I suddenly saw was that there was this character here that I never knew from the movies and TV series. He wasn’t just a bland superhero who does nothing but jump around. The most attractive thing about him, as opposed to Spider-Man and Superman, is the conflict.”
Bale pauses, considering a way of expressing the fundamental differences. “Look, put it like this. If all the other superheroes were sitting together here in this room, they’d all be getting along fine with each other, but they’d be thinking,‘What’s wrong with that dude sitting over there?’”
Scroll on by if you want to avoid spoilers
It opened with previously seen images from the PROLOGUE and teaser trailer before fading into brand new, incredible sequences. The first “money shot” has now been shown with Batman standing atop a bridge with the wind sweeping his cape behind him. Batman looks as badass as one would expect, but Bruce Wayne looks tired and in need of retirement.
We saw at least a couple shots of Bruce Wayne in his robe at Wayne Manor, one of which shows him in particularly awful shape. He’s standing, but the fatigue shows on his face.
Not all is bad for Bruce, though, as his love life appears to be on the upswing. There was a shot of he and Miranda Tate kissing (I’ve seen it reported elsewhere that he was kissing Selina Kyle, but it was definitely Tate) on what appeared to be the “morning after.”
The relationship between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle is a little harder to pin down, as the footage sent mixed signals. Selina Kyle might be a master of disguise, as she’s shown leaving what appears to be a party in a maid’s costume before ripping off the white collar to convert the outfit to a simple black dress. She’s also quite the car thief, boosting Bruce’s Lamborghini and, as you already know, the Batpod. What you don’t know is that she’s learned how to use the vehicle’s weaponry.
Despite the evidence to the contrary, I was left with the feeling that Batman and Catwoman are indeed allies. There was a brief shot of the two of them fighting side-by-side, but more importantly was the sympathy Catwoman showed to Batman and his cause. “You’ve given them everything,” she tells Batman, to which he replies,”No I haven’t. Not yet.” I’m paraphrasing the beginning of Batman’s line, but I’m sure about the “Not yet” part. This was the moment that had the biggest emotional impact for me.
Meanwhile, police commissioner James Gordon has his hands full as he loses his grip on Gotham to Bane. We did not see much of him in this reel, but there was an incredible shot of Gordon lighting a road flare while searching for Batman, only for The Dark Knight to oblige his old friend, emerging from the smoke. You’ll have to see it to understand just how amazing this shot looks.
Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler and, let’s be honest, adoptive father, Alfred, concedes that it may take Batman some time to get back into the “old routine.” Remember that this film takes place eight years after THE DARK KNIGHT. Time, however, is not a luxury Bane is going to afford anyone.
Gotham is at war and Bane is the unstoppable villain who provided the declaration. The ill-fated football field was shown again, but this footage showed us an additional explosion in either a press box or luxury suite, begging the question of whom the target is. The explosions don’t end there. Bane takes out the bridges to Gotham City, perhaps in an effort to deter the arrival of outside assistance. Bane was also shown taking over the Gotham stock market, forcing brokers and other business men to march outside of the building with their hands behind their heads. Taking prisoners is about as much mercy as can be expected from Bane, I’d imagine.
There was also a shot of Batman looking behind him and seeing Bane waiting for him. It looked like they could have been in The Batcave. This might be the beginning of the their first fight, which Batman likely will not win.
Gotham’s other heroes were also seen. Matthew Modine’s character was shown preparing to lead his fellow officers into battle. There was another shot of the Gotham police force searching the tunnels beneath the city, presumably for Bane. John Blake, played by Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, was out looking for trouble. Blake finds what he’s looking for in the form of a gun to the back of his head, but that scene cut away before we could see what became of him.
Batman is going to be down at some point in this movie, but he will rise and he will be well-equipped in this war. We’ve seen his new aerial vehicle before and learned it’s name, The Bat, but this footage really showed it in action. It moves like a jet, doing a barrel roll as it whips over a Gotham skyscraper, but lands almost gently and efficiently like a helicopter within the safety of The Batcave. The Bat is cool. No doubt about it.
I’m sure there’s more that I’ve unintentionally left out, but the feeling I walked out of this presentation with was clear: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES truly looks like the very best of Christopher Nolan’s already legendary era of the franchise. There is a small, but visible ray of light at the end of the tunnel for Batman, but that just appears to be a freight train headed his way. That freight train has a name, and it is Bane.
While Batman may find a way to stop Bane, nothing will stop THE DARK KNIGHT RISES from blowing away fans and general audiences on July 20th.
2 of the 2007 Academy Award nominees for Best Actress and the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards winner, Leonardo Dicaprio.
The Dark Knight Rises Prologue was…
Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard
Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
So much perfection in one picture