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Watch: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser (Apparently) Leaks

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 17, 2011 6:43 AM
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So, "Green Lantern" is terrible right? Well, if you're a hardcore DC Comics fan you're probably going to see it anyway and it looks like you'll be rewarded this weekend for handing over your $12.

Granted, it's not official and for all we know, it could be an elaborately staged fake, but a teaser trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" is apparently screening in front of "Green Lantern" and of course, a copy has hit the web. Sorry ladies, no shots of buff Tom Hardy -- no shots of anybody at all really. It's a teaser is every sense of the word, lasting under a minute and mostly just serves as a reminder to audiences that the bat is back next year. But all this makes sense considering the marketing campaign kicked off last month with a fresh website and first look at Bane.

Judge for yourself below. Christopher Nolan and co. return on July 20, 2012. [ONTD]

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  • Oliver Diaz | July 13, 2011 4:03 AMReply

    Begins did not have a trailer like that... It had footage, only the dark knight teaser was like that... And that's because it revolved around the joker. It was just a sound bite of Bruce wayne & Alfred talking about the joker, then one line by the joker himself. That works for the dark knight because everyone recognizes what they're talking about, & who the joker is... It won't work for rises because people army as familiar with Bane. There will be footage.

  • Jay | June 24, 2011 9:53 AMReply

    Does it really matter whether it was real or fake. Nothing was really shown besides the words Gotham and The Dark Knight Rises. Seriously, it changes nothing.

  • thefirerises | June 19, 2011 4:10 AMReply

    the REAL Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer has leaked! Go to

  • peteagassi | June 18, 2011 8:45 AMReply

    I can't believe idiots are falling for this. Yes, indiewire, you guys are idiots, too. It's so obviously fake. Looks more like a Halloween e-card than a teaser. Plus, the Dark Knight Rises teaser will have footage, just like Begins and Inception did.

  • thefirerises | June 18, 2011 6:00 AMReply

  • Eric | June 18, 2011 5:24 AMReply

    plus the whole "storm" angle of something bad coming to Gotham it pretty lame. i think we all know Nolan is smarter than that.

    if they did a real teaser I would expect something like the DarK Knight one, Bat symbol and short excerpts from the real movie.

  • Marcus | June 18, 2011 2:06 AMReply

    In brightest day, in blackest night,
    no fake teaser shall escape my sight!

  • Sean | June 17, 2011 9:16 AMReply


    I'm more interested in this Samantha Morton story.

  • TheJosh | June 17, 2011 8:20 AMReply

    Fake. Green band says "ALL AUDIENCES" Today's Green band says "APPROPRIATE AUDIENCES."

  • Anonymous | June 17, 2011 8:20 AMReply

    It's fake because the MPAA warning is outdated. Someone on IMDB pointed out that the MPAA wording is currently "Approved for Appropriate Audiences" not 'All Audiences."

  • rodie | June 17, 2011 8:02 AMReply

    There are several reasons to believe it is fake.

  • mystery idiot | June 17, 2011 7:24 AMReply

    Begins and TDK had the same type of teasers a year before their release. There's no reason to believe that's a fake.

  • rotch | June 17, 2011 7:16 AMReply

    If that's a fake, kudos to the guy who went through all the trouble. The audio particularly seems like good work.

  • Kevin Jagernauth | June 17, 2011 7:15 AMReply

    If you really want to see us trolling for page hits, wait until you see our Samantha Morton story....

  • rodie | June 17, 2011 7:12 AMReply

    That is fake.

  • Styles | June 17, 2011 7:11 AMReply

    who cares

  • ben | June 17, 2011 7:08 AMReply

    Admit it, you guys posted this for the page hits.

  • Glass | June 17, 2011 7:00 AMReply

    WTF is with this franchise? That gave me chillbumps and it didn't even show anything.

    If they really do walk away and keep it a trilogy, this has a chance to be up there with Star Wars and Godfather trilogies (that felt crazy to type in 2011, but time changes everything).

  • Anonymous | June 17, 2011 6:58 AMReply

    omg! i can't wait for this love the audience reaction.

  • carrie | June 17, 2011 6:55 AMReply

    and it's the one & only reason to see GREEN LANTERN

  • carrie | June 17, 2011 6:54 AMReply

    i like the comeback of the bats literally

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