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New Dark Knight Rises Toys revealed and ready for preorder from Mattel, it’s John Blake and Alfred Figures

the-dark-knight-rises-merchandise-action-figuresWe at Gotham Trending are old enough to remember Robert Wuhl on a talk show promoting the Tim Burton Batman in 1989.  Talking about his cut of the merchandise, any action figures that depicted the image of his character Alexander Knox he said “Oh yeah, I’m sure every kid is going to want The Reporter Doll.”  Times may have changed.  IGN is reporting the newest action figures announced by Mattel and available for pre-order.

Mattel has just revealed two more The Dark Knight Rises action figures from their Movie Masters toy line. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Gotham City cop John Blake and Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth will be joining the company’s Batman, Bane and Catwoman figures.

– Mattel

The toys are now available for pre-order at BigBadToyStore.com.

via Mattel Reveals TDKR’s John Blake & Alfred Figures – Comics News at IGN.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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The Dark Knight Rises TKTS On Sale and SELLING OUT | Digg Movies

dark-knight-rises-tickets-on-sale-for-opening-dayThe moment we’ve all anticipated since the revelation of the full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has arrived: showtimes and availability. Fandango has already starting pre-sales for the 2012 summer blockbuster for both regular and IMAX screenings. In New York, tickets for TDKR midnight opening (Thursday 19) are available at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater. San Francisco crowds might want to look up showtimes for the Metreon 16, Los Angeles moviegoers should look into the AMC CityWalk.

Yea, only three theaters at the moment have been disclosed, but keep tabs on Fandango within the next couple of weeks. Either way, if you’re up to skipping work the following day, jump at the opportunity to snag tickets for the midnight showing ASAP!

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent’s murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.

Oscar Winner Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the third time along with stars Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commisioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join the cast as WayneEnterprise board member Miranda Tate and Gotham Cop John Blake. Rounding out the cast are Anne Hathaway as the sleek Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Tickets On Sale Now | Digg Movies.

Top Fan-Made TDKR Posters | Evolve

The Dark Knight Rises - Catwoman - July 20, 2012Everyone has been excited about The Dark Knight Rises since the pre-production buzz started last January.  Soon after the announcement of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, the first fan poster appeared, and it was an absolute stunner, evoking all the sex appeal we’ve come to expect in Batman’s Feline Foe.   Now that we have Tom Hardy, Bane, two official posters and trailers, and a plethora of set photos, the fan landscape has exploded.  Evolve has selected its top picks for fan-made greats

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The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer featured on Best Movie Trailers of 2011 Lists

It’s no real surprise that The Dark Knight Rises trailer has appeared on virtually every Best of 2011 list, like the following from Film School Rejects.  The combination of a late December release making it fresh in everyone’s mind, the salve it provided to the never-admitted disappointment of the Bane-centric prologue, the built-in hype which goes with being Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and the thrill of finally seeing not grainy photos and distant video but full images in the way they were meant to be seen, made it’s appearance a sure thing.

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In IMAX, this trailer gave me chills. The first teaser did nothing for me, but this got my (along with everyone else around me) excitement level blasting during MI:4The Dark Knight Rises trailer left my audience in silence. With the exploding football field and the cheesy action movie 101 line that is, “A storm’s coming,” this looks like Nolan going all cartoonishly and overly-seriously out, as portrayed by a suitably brooding and bombastic trailer. This is intended to be an epic conclusion, and epic is certainly an adjective one should use to describe this trailer. And, even with a brief glimpse and smile, Marion Cotillard stills wields the unholy power to make a jaw drop.

Year In Review: The 11 Best Movie Trailers of 2011 | Film School Rejects.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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“Sorry to spoil things, boys…” Did LA Times overstep on Anne Hathaway Catwoman interview?

LA Times Online’s “Hero Complex” is running an interview with Anne Hathaway where she “Talks The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman.”  As was noted on Twitter, what she actually does is perhaps more reminiscent of her Princess Diaries past, for as was said of the late Princess Diana, she demonstrates the art of saying (almost) nothing with great distinction.

Hathaway talks about the origin of her character in Batman #1 (and narrowly misses insulting Bob Kane in the process!) and its inspiration in screen actress Hedy Lamarr, said to be the most beautiful woman of her day, how she studied the actress for her performance, etc.  Standard actress stuff.  She repeats her defense of the disappointing costume, but she reveals no specifics about her character or the plot.  She merely makes general comments about Selina and her ties to Gotham City, and how any individual Catwoman ties to a creator’s version of the city.

LA Times Interview with The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman Anne Hathaway contains major spoilers

Hathaway herself spoils nothing.  LA Times columnist Geoff Boucher, on the other hand, describes a scene and plot point in detail.   He opens with it so you’ve read it before you knew what was coming.  (An advisory has since been added to the top of the article.)

Could Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan and producers have known this was coming when they gave him access?

Readers are advised to avoid this interview and remain unspoiled, but if you absolutely must, follow the link to the full Hero Complex material.
Dark Knight Rises’ star Anne Hathaway: ‘Gotham City is full of grace’ 

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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My Favorite Scrooge « Chris Dee’s Cat-Tales Blog

Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight Rises) is an amazingly classic Ebenezer Scrooge despite playing opposite muppets

No wonder Nolan cast him to play an Alfred who was unique to his storyverse but absolutely true to the essence of the character.

via My Favorite Scrooge « Chris Dee’s Cat-Tales Blog.

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12/25/2011 at 7:26 am

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer shatters records with 12.5 million first day downloads #itunes #TDKR

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Excited about The Dark Knight Rises trailer?  You’re not alone.

A press release from Warner Bros. declares that the new trailer was viewed more than 12.5 million times in its first 24 hours,  shattering the record for most combined downloads through the iTunes Movie Trailers site and the iTunes Trailers iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Now “Shattering records” is a common term for this sort of thing, but Warner Bros is specific:

“breaking the previous record by well over two million”

The fire is rising indeed.

Savvy watchers are giving a lot of the credit to the “Big 3”  approach.  The appeal of this movie is Batman, Catwoman and Bane.  The Bane-heavy prologue was thrilling, but there was no taste of Batman, only a fleeting shot of Bale in the batsuit and a similar shot of Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle and Catwoman in costume.

The Official Trailer remedied that, putting the emphasis where it belongs, on the Big 3.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012.

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