Official “Dark Knight Rises” Trailer Debuts

Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. has officially released the long-anticipated first extended look at director Christopher Nolan’s final installment in his three-part Batman epic. I have been slow to comment about the new Batman movie because there has been very little information released about the story until now but the trailer reveals more mystery than answers about the the last of the Nolan trilogy.

The trailer begins in a football stadium then goes to Alfred (Michael Caine) who relates how he has failed to protect Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale).  Bane (Tom Hardy) coordinating some kind of plot at the stadium that results in one of the most dramatic scenes in movies as the football field sinks into the ground from a controlled explosion just as a Gotham player runs the ball in for a touchdown. Also there is the introduction of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), who dances with Bruce Wayne at a party, masked as a cat. “There’s a storm coming, Mister Wayne,” she says. “You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.”

“When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die,” says Bane to Batman then the trailer flashes to explosions, a flying Batmobile. Looks like the movie will have a ton of action but what it all means to the Batman and Bruce Wayne and all the supporting cast still remains to be seen. The trailer did what was intended to give enough information to create a real thirst for the movie. This is one movie that I will be in line to see. Stay tuned movie and comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt