The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan’s Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon, and Lucius Fox, respectively. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.
The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada on July 20, 2012, by Warner Bros. The film has an estimated budget of $250 million.
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The Dark Knight Rises Official Posters
15 Awesome Fan Made ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Posters
These first three posters by artist Victor Geronimo capture a look for the two new villains — Bane, played by Tom Hardy, and Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway — that feels perfectly at home in Christopher Nolan’s version of Batman’s world. The colors are fantastic, too. [Sources: 1, 2, 3]
I’m in love with the idea behind this one, by P2P Productions. Gotham no longer uses the Bat Signal, but as Batman himself glides over the city, his shadow casts the Signal into the clouds. Slick. [Source]
Nicholas Baltra created this one, where Batman’s “backup” bats form his insignia in the sky. [Source]
Minimalism works to this one’s advantage, by Geoff Glees. Anne Hathaway’s black-and-white mug smiles at us knowingly as she stares into Batman’s face. The red lipstick is the color of blood, of course, sealing the deal. [Source]
The inclusion of Bane as one of the main villains has sent many a fan’s mind spinning with thoughts of “Knightfall,” the 1993 comic book storyline where Batman’s back was broken at the culmination of a brutal fight against Bane. This clever poster by Thomas Clarke plays directly to that potential source material. [Source]
Another poster taking inspiration from “Knightfall,” this design by Fro Design Co. has an almost Saul Bass quality to it. It’s for sale, if you’re interested, at this link. [Source]
Ryan Luckoo’s sepia toned poster featuring Bane hits all the right notes. It doesn’t have a tagline and doesn’t need one. [Source]
This one calls to mind those Dark Knight posters featuring the Joker painting his red smile across Batman’s logo. Try as I might, I couldn’t locate the artist behind this one (please post their name/link in the comments if you know it). [Source]
Another one where the focus is on Bane, drawing inspiration again from Joker’s graffiti-like scrawls from the last movie. Artist Max “Cure4″ manages to smartly tie together the plot points of Batman’s new outsider status with Bane’s deadly intentions. [Source]
Love the colors and composition. Love the tagline, evoking the threads between all three Nolan movies. And gargoyles are always cool. By “hobo95.” [Source]
It’s the details on Sascha Cybula’s Bane-centric poster that make it work. The cuts and scars on Bane’s skin, the torn gloves, Batman’s logo etched in blood… Consider it the “horror movie” entry in this collection. [Source]
Brilliantly stylish, “El Gato”‘s take on Catwoman is the first image to truly evoke the pathos that Anne Hathaway is capable of bringing to the role. [Source]
The whole thing is just brilliant, but that broken glass logo is absolute perfection. [Source]