With Comic-Con over and done with, Warner Bros. is ensuring that this will be the Week of Batman. The studio lifted its embargo on reviews for The Dark Knight Rises at midnight, so those critics who've seen the sequel are free to publish those reviews, many of which are swimming in hyperbole. While we have to wait to Thursday night or Friday to see if the big talk is justified, two new TV spots have put the critical praise front and center, promising an epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy.
In one week, years worth of hype, speculation, and general fretting will have come to an end, probably replaced by both bitter lamentations and ecstatic hyperbole. In one week, The Dark Knight Rises will be playing nationwide on conventional and IMAX screens, ending the trilogy that started with Batman Begins and continued through The Dark Knight. How best to prepare for the cinematic nerdgasm? Watching the fourth official clip promoting the movie probably won't hurt.
Excited for The Dark Knight Rises? Not yet burned out on new promotional material? Then you're in for a treat, as today we have no less than two new official clips from Christopher Nolan's last outing with the Caped Crusader.
Weeks ago, some folks groused about the fact that, like its predecessors, The Dark Knight Rises wouldn't have a panel a San Diego Comic-Con. Less than a week and a half from the movie's release, the amount of new promotional material from the Batman sequel arriving daily makes it clear that Warner Bros. has no particular need of Comic-Con to pimp The Dark Knight Rises. Right now, for example, you can wet your Batman hype whistle with the first official clip from the film, as well as an intimidatingly Bane-centric IMAX midnight poster.
Since there is a teeny-tiny chance that some minute, immeasurable sliver of the global populace isn't aware that The Dark Knight Rises is mere days away from theatrical release, Warner Bros. has taken the precautionary measure of debuting yet another bang-up trailer for the final installment in this Bat-trilogy. And hey, we've also got a new TV spot that reveals what was, up until now, undoubtedly the best-kept secret of The Dark Knight Rises.
After two separate instances in which increasingly large swaths of the musical accompaniment for The Dark Knight Rises went online as previews over the last few weeks, the entirety of the score by Hans Zimmer is now available for a listen.
A new behind the scenes featurette for The Dark Knight Rises is making the rounds online, increasing the general hysteria that has surrounded Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie for the last several years. The promotional video clocks in at over thirteen minutes and includes talking head interview snippets with Nolan, sibling screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, and actors such as Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. There's also just a whole lot of Nolan actually overseeing and orchestrating the production, particularly the big action beats.
Just yesterday, you may have found yourself spending fourteen minutes in the aural company of Hans Zimmer's The Dark Knight Rises score. Perhaps you're a more visual person and that wasn't enough to get you riled about the theatrical release a mere two weeks from now, though, so today we've got big visual treats from the last movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Two weeks. After years of ridiculous anticipation, there are but two weeks between audiences and the theatrical debut of The Dark Knight Rises. As Warner Bros. massive marketing effort continues unabated across the nation, there's yet another new way to stoke the fires of your lust for Christopher Nolan's Batman swan song: fourteen minutes of the score composed by Hans Zimmer.
For months, the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises has basically been a cast listing, because Warner Bros. knows that you need to know next to nothing about the sequel in order to get your ass in the seat. You're going to see Christoper Nolan's last Batman movie because it's Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie and it's the sequel to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Also: Anne Hathaway in a catsuit.