I know we’re in a bit of a Avengers feeding frenzy right now, but let’s not forget about that other famous superhero movie that’ll be released this summer. And no, I’m not talking about The Amazing Spider-Man (although that’s a pretty good guess), I was referring to The Dark Knight Rises, of course! You know… Christopher Nolan’s brilliantly orchestrated, trilogy-ending flick.
Well, some brand new Batman footage from TDKR found its way to the big screen at Cinema Con in Las Vegas, and the initial reaction is nothing short of “Oh my gawd!!! It’S NERDGASMIC!” (at least, according to our sources). We’ve managed to get our hands on an official description, so check out the bit below…
The clips began with an extended scene of Bane (played by Inception’s Tom Hardy) and his crew hijacking a plane in an innovative way. Then it cuts to a series of shots showing Christian Bale as an aging — and perhaps ailing — Batman. (This film is set eight years after 2008′s The Dark Knight.)
Bale has sunken eyes; he looks pale and haggard, and uses a cane. By comparison, Michael Caine’s Alfred appears as if he hasn’t aged a day. “Don’t worry, Master Wayne,” the butler reassures him later in the footage. “It takes a little time to get back in the swing of things.”
Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) is a maid working in Wayne Manor. On screen, she is nearly skewered by a crossbow arrow Bruce appears to be firing in his dining room. Nolan doesn’t include much dialogue here, but we see the maid leaving the mansion and peeling off her uniform as her demeanor changes, Keyser Söze-style.
There are several shots of Joseph Gordon-Levitt prowling through decimated city streets with a gun drawn. Exactly how his Gotham cop John Blake fits into the story remain under wraps, though.
As Bale sports the bat ears, and Hathaway dons the cat ears, the two costumed characters confront each other. “You’ve given them everything,” she says.
“Not everything. Not yet,” he growls back.
Just what that means, what goal she’s working toward, or who exactly “them” is, is left mysterious.
An explosion seals off downtown Gotham, allowing an army of infiltrators – or maybe just the dispossessed — to lay waste to the privileged class of the city while police, and even Batman, are helpless to stop it. Unlike many popcorn blockbusters, TDKR is unafraid of civilian casualties of the villain’s plot.
What do you think? Has this left you nerdgasming on everything you own? Sound off below!
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly