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Watch: Epic New Footage & TV Spot From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Arrives; Film Will Reportedly Be 2 Hours 45 Minutes Long

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2012 11:26 PM
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"The Avengers" is now one of the biggest movies of all time, and "Prometheus" is already killing it overseas and drops into theaters stateside next weekend, which leaves "The Dark Knight Rises" as the last big, hugely anticipated blockbuster of the summer season. And tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale appeared in person to present new footage from the film exclusively to close off the show. And yes, this thing looks fucking epic.

Christian Bale & Natalie Portman Frolic In The Surf In Set Pics From Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2012 1:09 PM
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While we continue to wonder about..."To The Wonder"...and if it will show up at the Venice Film Festival or continue to stay on Terrence Malick's shelf, the filmmaker is already headlong on three movies in various stages of development: the doucmentary "The Voyage of Time" and a pair of feature films, the formerly titled "Lawless," and "Knight of Cups." Of course, Malick goes by Malick's schedule and he's been in pre-production/shooting on both pictures already and at least in the case of the latter, the seaside is going to provide a common meeting place for the main characters.

"You're Not Batman Anymore": New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 10:52 AM
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You hear that sound in the distance? That sinister rumbling that quickens the pulse and raises goosebumps? It's the Warner Bros. marketing department beginning to leg out the final stretch for the campaign for "The Dark Knight Rises," and after two TV spots last week, a third has now arrived, giving a glimpse of even more footage from the film. And that's not all -- the carefully planned/embargoed set visits and interviews from various outlets also landed online over the weekend with more bits and bobs spilling out.

The Fire Rises: New Banners From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Hint At The Epic War That Hits Gotham

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 25, 2012 2:43 PM
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Sick of "The Dark Knight Rises" and its relatively secret campaign? At least compared to say, Fox's "Prometheus," which seemingly has revealed every secret it has? (Probably not, but it sure feels that way). Well, you shouldn't be. Trust In Nolan (someone should make a T-shirt of that and give me some props).

New 'Dark Knight Rises' Photos Show Off Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Anne Hathaway's Catsuit, Plus 2 TV Spots

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 23, 2012 7:31 PM
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Update: Two TV spots for the film have arrived, with tiny snippets of new footage. Empire has even more new photos. Check it out at the bottom.

Rise And Rise Again: Batman, Catwoman & Bane In Three New Posters For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 3:19 PM
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Ah, character posters. Once an innovative spin on movie marketing, now they're dragged out needlessly for any film on release. Want Jonny Lee Miller in "Dark Shadows" hanging on your wall? Or Alexander Skarsgard in "Battleship?" You got it. We've never seen any evidence of a Tom Wilkinson one-sheet for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," but we're sure one's out there somewhere.

Things Heat Up In Latest Poster For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 5:54 PM
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If it weren't for the vocal fans who've decided that you can only like one of "The Avengers" or "The Dark Knight Rises," not both, as if they were football teams or opposite sides of civil war, we'd have almost forgotten about the closing part of Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy. As Joss Whedon's film becomes the top-grossing superhero movie of all, Nolan's has been playing the softly-softly-catchee-monkey approach to its marketing: that trailer a few weeks back made many waves, but 'quiet confidence' is perhaps the most appropriate way to describe Nolan and Warner Bros' approach to marketing their mega-budget series-closer.

New Images From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Feature Batman, Bane, Catwoman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 9:40 AM
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So here's a little anecdote for you. This writer has seen the latest "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer in the theaters a few times now, and unlike the usual chattering that accompanies most movie spots, the audience has been mostly reverentially silent. Has anyone else experienced this? It's eerie and kind of cool. Either way, it's pretty clear that "The Dark Knight Rises" will be aiming to smash the $1 billion worldwide box office of its predecessor "The Dark Knight," but can Christopher Nolan's film achieve that feat?

Drop Everything: Final 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 11:14 PM
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Screw that animated gif (though the dedication is admirable), the third "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer is here. And yes, in Christopher Nolan we trust.

Bradley Cooper Joining Christian Bale In David O. Russell's 'American Bullshit'; Megan Ellison May Fund

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2012 10:07 PM
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David O. Russell isn't straying too far from his recent tried and true collaborations. Reports surfaced earlier this year that Christian Bale and his "Fighter" director would be re-teaming again for a Black List script called, "American Bullshit." Written by Eric Warren Singer ("The International"), and a project that Ben Affleck was eyeing in January, it appears that not only is Bale in talks to star, but Russell's most-current lead Bradley Cooper (he stars in "The Silver Linings Playbook") is on board as well.

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