This is perhaps the most written about film over the last few years. From blogs to tweets and Facebook statuses, everybody is awaiting the release of The Dark Night Rises. But wait a minute; is everybody really awaiting the film’s release with such enthusiasm? Or is their marketing campaign just so intrusive that every bit of information “leaked” serves to ignite (or extinguish?) the anticipation of the audience?

The third film in Nolan’s Batman trilogy stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. The new members of the Batman saga are Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway. Hardy will be playing Bane, the villain Batman will have to fight against; Hathaway has confessed in a popular talk show that she will be wearing the famous Catwoman suit for the film. Also appearing in the film as part board member of Wayne Enterprises is Marion Cotillard.

Every part of that [Catwoman] costume has already been dissected, judged and regurgitated by the press and fans alike.

The story begins in the aftermath of Harvey Dent’s death (played by Aaron Eckhart). If you remember, in the previous film The Dark Knight, Dent becomes Two-Face and comes very close to destroying his reputation as a one of Gotham City’s most resolute district attorneys. Yet Batman decides to take the fall for him, perhaps because he felt guilty about it all or maybe because the hero inside cannot bear injustice upon others. After this, he decides to flee Gotham City and upon returning discovers Bane’s plans to destroy his hometown.

Information regarding the plot of the story has been divulged profusely, so much that if we were to piece it all together, we would be left with very little to enjoy at the cinema. But more so than parts of the plot, what gathers much more attention are the different pre-production pictures and videos circulating through different social networks. One of the first reports by fans showed those Tumblers (Batmobiles) spotted in Pittsburgh five months ago. There are several videos on YouTube with car scenes, explosions and gear from the film. But perhaps what is getting much more attention lately, despite those war vehicles, are Anne Hathaway’s pictures in a full Catwoman outfit. Every part of that costume has already been dissected, judged and regurgitated by the press and fans alike.

Despite all of the unnecessary pre-release talk, I think we all are a tad intrigued by what Nolan will come up with.

Despite all of the unnecessary pre-release talk, I think we all are a tad intrigued by what Nolan will come up with. After all, he is the only director to have completed a Batman trilogy and has always been careful, in all of his films, about his choices. He accepted Christian Bale’s request not to include the character of Robin in any of the films as this would undermine the dark atmosphere they were both after.

Christopher Nolan co-wrote the script together with his brother Jonathan Nolan, the writer of the short story that inspired Nolan’s Memento. Perhaps this is something that should be gathering much more attention, but since there is no new picture available to go with the story I’m guessing it won’t.

Image courtesy of Warner Bros

 

 

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