New DARK KNIGHT RISES photos from EW

EW’s Spring/Summer movie preview issue is out, and DARK KNIGHT RISES is on the cover. And some new photos are inside!

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Hm, this Bane cat is going to be pretty scary, eh?


What do you think — some lucky slobs already have their tickets to sold-out midnight IMAX screenings. Do you wish you could join them?


  1. says

    Batman just looks ridiculous in that photo.
    So far, there’s nothing about any of the publicity on the movie that makes me want to see it.

  2. rich says

    Bale looks like he’s thinking, “God, I gotta put on this damn uncomfortable suit again.”

    Or maybe, “I’m getting too old for this shit.”

  3. Mark Engblom says

    Both Batman and Bane look ridiculous. They didn’t fix the “lightbulb head” effect on Bats’ cowl/mask, and the mask on Bane is the polar opposite of threatening/creepy. I’m one of the 1% who hated “The Dark Knight”, so I’m in no hurry to by my IMAX tickets.

  4. says

    “I can totally judge the quality of this movie based on three photos.”

    Snarky comments like this toward other posters are as ridiculous as the vocal minority who post things like “This movie will suuuuuuck!”

    Releasing photos and clips like this, well ahead of the debut of a movie, is intended to excite and interest people and build buzz. It is perfectly understandable why someone like Charles or Steven or Rich would look at these photos, find them unappealing, and decide not to invest in a movie ticket based on that. I don’t understand why no one seems to get that.

  5. says

    “Snarky comments like this toward other posters are as ridiculous as the vocal minority who post things like “This movie will suuuuuuck!””

    You’ll have a hard time convincing me of that.

  6. Torsten Adair says

    “Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”

    ” First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek? ”

    As for midnight screenings packed with fanboys, I got that out of my system with the FIRST midnight screening, of Burton’s Batman back in 1989.

    I’ll go see it once the sold-out screenings taper off. Maybe on a Sunday morning. If I’m going to pay $19.00 for IMAX, I want the experience to be enjoyable.

  7. Jason says

    Lol Torsten couldn’t agree more regardless of the quality of the photos etc.

  8. says

    The initial publicity stills of ALL the Batman movies looked terrible. In fact, they do for almost all superhero movies, especially in these days of the molded rubber muscle costume. They all look really, really dumb and awkward photographed under full photography studio lights. It’ll look just fine on film.

  9. Glenn Simpson says

    He has “lightbulb head” because he can actually turn his head, unlike one-piece masks.

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