The “titles” of Batman Begins showed the symbol of a bat formed in a swarm of bats, the titles of The Dark Knightshowed it in fire, now The Dark Knight Rises shows it in ice. The bats in Begins were a symbol of fear, the titles a metaphor for an identity forming out of shadows. The fire of The Dark Knight was like a wall of fire for that bat, that symbol, pushing through the chaos inflicted by the Joker. Now, the bat is, literally, the cracks in the ice formed by the isolation of Gotham City at the hands of Bane.
For the full effect you’ll want to go right to the site, but this trailer has a lot of dark Bane vs Batman footage and less Catwoman.
Any chance this movie will top AVENGERS? Probably not. But it should easily vanquish Spider-Man for #2 comic book movie of the year.
Some holiday weekend tidbits, including Game of Thrones, Derek Kirk Kim’s Mythomania looks to Kickstarter to fund it’s 2nd season, a first look at The Walking Dead’s Michonne, along with a whole lotta Kickass 2 news.
EW’s Spring/Summer movie preview issue is out, and DARK KNIGHT RISES is on the cover. And some new photos are inside! Hm, this Bane cat is going to be pretty scary, eh?
2012 is not only set to be the end of the world, but perhaps the greatest box office showdown in modern times as THE AVENGERS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES are both coming out…both movies have a chance at rewriting box office history. THE DARK KNIGHT is already #2 on the all-time list and has now won the first battle: the new trailer was downloaded 12.5 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes, breaking the record of 10million downloads set in October by THE AVENGERS.
What do you think? Which movie has YOU ruining a perfect good pair of jorts?