Can’t wait two more weeks until the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy hits theaters?
You’re in luck. Warner Bros. has released a 13-minute extended sneak-peek for The Dark Knight Rises, featuring interviews with the cast, a behind the scenes look at the movie-making process and scenes from the flick set to hit theaters July 20.
“Chris [Nolan] was able to amp up the stakes for this last movie,” says Dark Knight star Anne Hathaway, “and really take it to places that I don’t think anyone’s expecting.”
A six-minute prologue sequence, that introduces Tom Hardy’s villainous Bane, will air before screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in select IMAX theaters in the U.S. and Canada this December (2011).
The clip, which received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, was shot on the IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film that Nolan used for key action sequences during the film.
The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the previous film, The Dark Knight, where…
Heath Ledger’s Joker blasted through the opening heist sequence with chilling conviction. Smart, scary and utterly riveting, Ledger’s character set the tone for the rest of the picture by blending ice-cold humor with utterly remorseless criminal smarts.
Director Christopher Nolan repeats that winning strategy in The Dark Knight Rises, as revealed in Thursday night’s press screening here of the first six minutes of the highly anticipated follow-up. This time around, intense British actor Tom Hardy, playing Batman nemesis Bane, sparks his own “Holy crap!” moment about three minutes into an Abu Ghraib-inspired airplane hijacking from hell.