‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – New 13-min Featurette, IMAX TV spot & Christopher Nolan Gets ImmortalizedBy
We’re almost there, people. 13 more days until The Dark Knight Rises finally smashes into theaters. And with that, we’ve got a bunch of awesome new footage, interviews and tidbits to tide you over during these last excruciating days. First and foremost is an amazing 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette chock-full of interviews with the cast, crew and of course, Mr. Nolan. While watching, you’ll fully understand why this film cost an astonishing $250 million to produce, with all the incredibly epic set pieces and action sequences, via Nolan’s unparalleled ambitions. You’ll also get a little more into the back story of each of the film’s characters, including how the returning ensemble has changed since The Dark Knight, and how the newcomers fit into the story. More after the jump.
There are very few spoilers here, and most of the footage shown in the featurette is stuff we’ve seen in all the trailers and TV spots thus far. So please, treat yourself to the epicness below.
Next up, we have an awesome new IMAX-specific TV spot, featuring some new awesome shots; most notably a badass closeup of Bane at the Gotham Stock Exchange (featured above) and The Bat flying through the streets shooting up shit. With 60 minutes of IMAX footage (the most ever for a studio feature film) they’re really hammering home the fact that this is a MUST-SEE film in the true IMAX format; hence the “It Began in IMAX”/”It Ends in IMAX”.” Check it out below.
Last but not least, let’s all take a second to give a Christopher Nolan a round of applause. Earlier today, Nolan was honored with his hand and footprints being immortalized on the Hollywood walk of fame, outside of the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater. In attendance was the entire cast (minus Tom Hardy): Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, as well as Hans Zimmer and various Warner Bros. execs, in front of a roaring crowd of hundreds of fans. With Nolan being infamously snubbed by the Acadmey for The Dark Knight and Inception, this is truly a momentous occasion that marks his legendary status as one of the greatest directors of our time. See some photos from the event below (click to enlarge).
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