“I’m Gotham’s reckoning.” -Bane
The summer movie season may kick into full gear this weekend with The Avengers, but don’t forget a little Warner Bros. tentpole called The Dark Knight Rises.
Behold, the third (and possibly final?) trailer for the upcoming final installment of director Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman franchise.
What’s great about this trailer is the gradual crescendo it reaches, going from essentially no music with muted action to the full-on Hans Zimmer score with titillating action sequences. However, for a Batman movie trailer, it doesn’t focus as much on the film’ titular character, instead giving us more of a glimpse into the terror that supervillain Bane is going to cause and showing Selina Kyle as more of an ally to the caped crusader than a foe. We also get a generous number of looks at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake character. And for the cherry on top, Batman exclaims to Catwoman, “This isn’t a car” just as what looks like the Batmobile runs up the side of a Gotham skyscraper and takes flight.
This trailer sets the stage for what will arguably be the summer’s darkest superhero blockbuster. Now more than ever, it seems possible that Nolan can top the amazingness of 2008’s The Dark Knight.
It’s also worth noting that this trailer is the first TDKR trailer to also feature the new DC Comics logo.
Enjoy and don’t forget to tell us what you think of the trailer!