Details On Release Of The Dark Knight Rises Prologue; New Trailer Confirmed For Christmas

Details On Release Of <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> Prologue; New Trailer Confirmed For Christmas

Christopher Nolan's visual effects guru Paul Franklin has confirmed several previously reported details about The Dark Knight Rises prologue as well as a fair few new ones. Read on for more.

Paul Franklin has worked with director Christopher Nolan on all three Batman movies, and took to Twitter earlier today to address fan questions in regards to the highly anticipated release of the six minute The Dark Knight Rises prologue with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol next month. Confirming previous reports that it will only be available in 70MM IMAX theaters, he also revealed that the first full theatrical trailer will indeed be released this Christmas. Below are a selection of his Tweets, where Franklin also discusses the release of the full movie next July.

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX prologue will be released on Dec 21 with M:I4, but *only* in theatres with a proper film projector - no digital!

So make sure it's a proper 70mm projection otherwise you'll be disappointed!

However, the full movie will be shown in IMAX digital theatres, so it's not all just for the lucky few in London.

No - it'll be shown on the digital screens too in the summer, but if you can see it in 70mm it'll be worth the effort.

You'll be able to see it in digital IMAX when the movie gets released next year. Plus there's a regular trailer out at Xmas.

A full list of 70MM IMAX theaters in the US can be found HERE. Also confirmed above is the fact that the prologue will be released in the UK. There's currently no word on whether the prologue will be released officially online, but it seems increasingly unlikely. Stay tuned for more details and sound off with your thoughts below.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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Superheromoviefan - 11/27/2011, 10:44 AM
MrReese - 11/27/2011, 10:46 AM
WELL MERRY [frick]IN XMAS 2 ME!!!!!!! :D
JDUKE25 - 11/27/2011, 11:00 AM
Awesome. Bring on the trailer!
NeoBaggins - 11/27/2011, 11:07 AM
So, it's an actual EVENT. Makes sense.
blvdnoise - 11/27/2011, 11:12 AM
95 - 11/27/2011, 11:17 AM
Going to see M:I-GP either way.

Too bad I'll be in Hawaii at the time, our only IMAX screen [or LIEMAX] is digital.

I can wait for a leak.

As for the theatrical release: [frick] MGM Resorts Inc. for closing our 70mm [real] IMAX screen at the Luxor!!!

headlopper - 11/27/2011, 11:33 AM
@Thorverine- Word.
marvel72 - 11/27/2011, 11:40 AM
i'll wait for the trailer,don't need to see a 6 minute prologue.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/27/2011, 11:44 AM
Could care less about the prologue. Why would I want to spoil the first 6 minutes of the film
blee - 11/27/2011, 11:45 AM
So does it come out the 21st or on the 16th??
fattieacid - 11/27/2011, 11:51 AM
PoPcornDude - 11/27/2011, 12:01 PM
I don't know about you guys but, here in Vegas, the Imax theaters don't show ANY previews...
that's why I don't go to Imax theraters to see a movie, if I'm late 2 minutes, I'd missed 2 minutes of actual film !
blueorangeny - 11/27/2011, 12:05 PM
this is great and I can't wait but when do you think we can expect a teaser for MOS. Shit it would be nice to be surprised with a teaser this xmas
Lert - 11/27/2011, 12:05 PM
now is this "prolog" something that leads into the movie or is it the first 6 minutes of the actual movie?
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 12:07 PM
Not being officially released online? :(
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 12:08 PM
But to everything else:

Supes17 - 11/27/2011, 12:13 PM
They'll put it on youtube as a bootleg. That's how I saw TDK's prologue when it came out
Supes17 - 11/27/2011, 12:14 PM
@Lert: First six minutes. Just like with TDK
95 - 11/27/2011, 12:15 PM

It's the first six, seven minutes of the actual film.


I share your pain.
Palm's Brenden Theatres is where I plan to go next July to see TDKR.
I'm constantly underwhelmed by that place.
Supes17 - 11/27/2011, 12:22 PM
@teabag: LMFAO
Lert - 11/27/2011, 12:23 PM
ok well then thats not so bad.. at least we will see it eventually..
@ teabag- I thought Bane would be bigger than that!
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 12:25 PM
@teabag And that's why you're one of the best CBM users who ever lived. :P
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 12:31 PM
@teabag You haven't posted any sexual gifs/photos in this article, I'm so surprised. :P
marvel72 - 11/27/2011, 12:51 PM
@ teabag

don't say that you'll confuse his little mind. :P
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 12:55 PM
@Teabag LOL, nice. ;P Happy early birthday btw.
95 - 11/27/2011, 12:57 PM
Action scenes were filmed in 1.44:1
It will look amazing.
Everything else will be in letterbox 2.35:1
Dialogue on IMAX needs to be dubbed.
The camera is too loud.
TDK's interrogation is dialogue intensive.
Filming it on IMAX would be stupid.
marvel72 - 11/27/2011, 1:07 PM
@ teabag

when is it your birthday,mine was on the 23rd i got the complete star wars saga on blu-ray.
whatevillurks - 11/27/2011, 1:16 PM
Am I to assume this means the trailer will be attached to War Horse?
marvel72 - 11/27/2011, 1:17 PM
@ teabag

cheers mate,i kept posting comments on superherostuff articles telling them about my birthday but nothing.

as for star wars on blu-ray lovely,clear & crisp its beautiful.

not really a fan of the prequels,but they do look nice on blu-ray & the movies do actually get better as they progress.

very rare a trilogy does that.
Gnyah123 - 11/27/2011, 1:19 PM
so the prolog is the acutal 6 - 7 minutes of the movie?
it makes sense..there are 2 articles going around about it...1 is where the bat gets his back broken right after he escapes from the cops..picking up where TDK left off
and the other was just posted a few hours ago..sumthing to do with "mirrors" and all that...idk which 1 to believe
but i want the batman getting his back only makes more sense! ...back broken and left to suffer n be n pain and BANG! screen goes back...
95 - 11/27/2011, 1:26 PM

The prologue is a plane hijacking and crash.
It was filmed earlier this year and the idea is mindblowing.
Might involve zero-gravity stunts.
GUNSMITH - 11/27/2011, 1:28 PM
PaulRom - 11/27/2011, 1:32 PM
@GUNSMITH That's the best photo ever.
marvel72 - 11/27/2011, 1:57 PM
@ teabag

thats more like it,mini bane if he was any smaller he'd be cast in the hobbit.
Maia87 - 11/27/2011, 2:12 PM
Well, who cares? It will be on Youtube a few hours later anyway.
zuperkrypto - 11/27/2011, 2:21 PM
This is great news! Off to see it when it comes out and I'm taking my Iphone so as soon as it shows give me five minutes and it will be on youtube lol
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/27/2011, 3:01 PM
GUNSMITH & Teabag@ Hilarious guys!!xD... First he is [frick]ing big and Batman is terrified and then he suddenly shrunks and Batman is like WTF?!
Its like a episode from Twilight Zone!

tea@ BTW! Happy early birthday from here too.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/27/2011, 3:08 PM
That scene was incredibly preformed. The IMAX cameras are very noisy which means that the dialog would have not been heard. They would have to dub over it which would not be a very smart move
Unas - 11/27/2011, 5:13 PM
Uuuuh no. Not The Rock...ever.
PoPcornDude - 11/27/2011, 5:34 PM
Brenden theaters are the worst in the city, starting with the staff, but point aside, I'm not planning on seeing this movie in imax, there's a theater here called Rave, and is the Best theater and the the big screens are REALLY big !
Best theater ever !
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