I didn’t think it was possible for Christopher Nolan to make me love a Batman trailer more than the trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT. Today he’s proved me wrong with the premiere of the trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. The full length trailer teases a storm warning from Anne Hathaway as Catwoman to Bruce Wayne and a truly explosive appearance from Bane (Tom Hardy). There are some very brief appearances from Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard, an awesome football field explosion, some more glimpses of Batman and Bane squaring off and a great line of dialogue from Bane towards the end referring to Gotham in ashes- all of it adding up to 100% awesome.
We still have a long wait till the premiere of the film and anyone lucky enough to witness the six minute prologue in front of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL got an extended look at Tom Hardy playing the intimidating presence of Bane- which I have seen. The trailer does nothing but boost how excited I was after seeing the prologue, which only held one complaint in that it was a little difficult to understand what Bane was saying at times. I have little doubt that Nolan will clean up that audio to perfection and deliver a final product that will do nothing short but blow me off my feet. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is easily the one movie I would gladly hand over any bodily appendage to watch RIGHT NOW and I for one cannot wait to see this thing in all of its IMAX glory.