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Dark Knight Rises Poster, Trailer, what to expect, what not to expect

The net is abuzz with the release of the first official poster for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

The First Official Look at The Dark Knight Rises, Poster released prior to teaser trailer on Harry Potter July 15

The First Official Look at The Dark Knight Rises, Poster released just prior to teaser trailer on Harry Potter July 15

Although the movie will not open for a year, in the summer of 2012, the first teaser trailer is expected on the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II on July 15.

With that landmark only days away, excitement is at a fever pitch.

Breakout

The very first teaser poster for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ releases online days before we get our first look at the film’s teaser trailer. Let it begin…

Released through the official site for The Dark Knight Rises, the black and white teaser poster offers a familiar-styled teaser that we’ve become accustomed to through Christopher Nolan’s work. Like the intense poster for The Dark Knight which saw Christian Bale’s Batman standing in front of a burning building with the Batman logo emblazoned into it (our own Vic Holtreman labelled it the “coolest. poster. ever”) this one-sheet offers city-scale destruction to form the iconic logo. More »

As well it should be. However, smart fans will keep their expectations in check.   Those expecting to see costumed characters (and indeed who believe details have already been released about costume designs) have short memories.  The first Dark Knight trailer featured only dialogue between Bruce Wayne and Alfred (Christian Bale and Michael Caine) with the only visual being the Batman emblem on an animated foggy background.  Release of the first character image, The Joker, did not come until months later and a lengthy and complicated viral scavenger hunt.

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