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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
June 3, 2012 11:26 PM
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Update #2: The footage is now back, crisp and without the cheering of young tweens. Watch below.

Update: WB has been swiftly removing this footage as it shows up on the web. Seems they don't want anyone to actually see it for some reason.

"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.

Running just under two minutes, this is a batch of mostly new footage (courtesy of Batman News) featuring lots of Tom Hardy's menacing Bane and Anne Hathaway's craft Catwoman mixed in with some older stuff, that gives another closer look at the movie without giving away any of the secrets. We'll leave it to you guys to break it down -- anything in there that particularly stood out for you? But we'll also add this bit of info which should surely up the excitement level: the folks over at Collider have noticed that AMC has posted a running time for the film of a staggering 2 hours and 45 minutes. You might want to hold off on that jumbo soda. And even more, on July 19th, AMC will be hosting a Batman marathon topping off with a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises. Tickets go on sale June 11th.

So take a look below along with a brand new TV spot for the film as well. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens on July 20th.

The Dark Knight Rises

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    The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway

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    The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale Marion Cotillard

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    The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale

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    Hans Zimmer

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Dark Knight Rises

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    Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon Levitt skip crop

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    Tom Hardy, Dark Knight Rises

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    Catwoman, Dark Knight Rises

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    The Dark Knight Rises, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale

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    The Dark Knight Rises: Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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  • i seriously hope you guys ross douthat | June 4, 2012 5:36 AMReply

    Have we learned nothing, as a species, from 'Prometheus'? Just wait for the movie, then make the call. A lot of time could have been saved, a lot of expectations could have been kept realistic -- Ridley Scott hasn't made a decent movie in thirty years -- if blogs had politely refused to put up with the studio's endless amount of pre-release nonsense on that one. It is happening again.

  • Jake | June 4, 2012 2:29 AMReply

    I'm just glad that the new TV spot hints at perhaps another classic Alfred pep talk. A pep talk... the size... of a tangerine.

  • DG | June 4, 2012 1:34 AMReply

    @MATCHESMALONE- Song is from the score by Hans Zimmerman, except I'm not sure if the dub bit at the end is official or was just for the young and hip MTV audience. Best shot for me was the kangaroo court scene which sort of confirms a spoiler I won't mention here but am psyched about. Also the shot of Bane's back and Selina in the train station. The cinematography on this is awesome

  • cirkusfolk | June 4, 2012 6:20 AM

    That shot is awesome. Hardys traps are so freakin huge.

  • cirkusfolk | June 4, 2012 12:44 AMReply

    I knew Nolan was holding back (and prolly still is for that matter) as this footage is better than the full trailer. Epic does not begin to describe what this film will be although I wouldn't put my money on that 2:45 runtime. I believe they add 15 minutes to the runtime to allot for trailers, so it will probably be around 2:30 like the Dark Knight was.

  • Matchesmalone | June 4, 2012 12:06 AMReply

    Oh, and can we assume that the "pool" at 00:14 is the Lazarus Pit that has been rumored?

  • Matchesmalone | June 4, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    Anyone know the artist/song of the music? I really liked it, and I wonder if it'll be in the movie, or is it just for the clip? I always really enjoy the score in Nolan's films.

  • cattt | June 4, 2012 11:30 AM

    That's definitely Hans Zimmer's score.

  • cirkusfolk | June 4, 2012 12:40 AM

    I hope to God it's part of the score. Cool electronic vibe.

  • Travis | June 3, 2012 11:47 PMReply

    They're playing really coy with this one. We're not really sure if Catwoman is afraid of Batman or Bane. They don't make it clear, and it's probably not as obvious as we'd think.

  • jimmiescoffee | June 3, 2012 11:32 PMReply

    "2 Hours 45 Minutes Long".....i like it. no rush.

  • Oogle monster | June 3, 2012 11:31 PMReply

    Not a single shot of Marion Cotillard... hmm fishy fishy! But EPIC is the right word.

  • Emma | June 4, 2012 4:37 AM

    I was thinking the same thing. Equally disappointed and relieved, lol. I hope it's a good sign that they want to conceal her role, instead of it pointing to Cotillard barely being in the film. She's a wonderful actress and I hope she has plenty of screen-time.

  • Alan | June 4, 2012 3:43 AM

    If Cotillard is you-know-who, then it makes sense. The character will likely have a very significant role in the third act, and Nolan/WB want to protect the ending as much as they can. Remember how the marketing campaign of TRK set-up epic Batman/Joker fights, but it turned out the film was resolved in a confrontation between the three protagonists: Batman, Gordon and Dent. Yeah, I think that Tate will provide a more intense conflict for Bruce than the simple physical battle that Bane offers, and the production team would like to protect that confrontation(s?) as much as possible.

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