Breakdown of The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer (Spoilers!)

Breakdown of The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer (Spoilers!)

A breakdown of The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer! Spoilers so proceed with caution.

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By Azrael725 - 7/14/2011
This is my first article so I hope you all enjoy it. If you haven't watched the teaser trailer yet then please refer to nailbiter111's article and watch it. Here's the link: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/debbiedowner/news/?a=41715

Now on to the fun stuff...

First off, we see the production logos of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures surrounded by blue flames. It then cuts to the side of a building as the camera begins to scale up it. A title card then appears on the screen stating, " EVERY HERO HAS A JOURNEY". It then cuts to Bruce Wayne walking up the mountain towards Ra's al Ghul's hideout in Batman Begins with a voice over from al Ghul stating, "If you make yourself more than just a man,..."

Next, a title card cuts in stating, "EVERY HERO HAS AN END". We next see Bruce in the cave surrounded by bats from Batman Begins, again. In this clip the voice over continues stating, "...if you devote yourself to an ideal,..."

A title card then appears on the screen with the words, "FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN". The voice over contimues with, "...then you become something else entirely..." the screen cuts to black and al Ghul continues, "...A legend Mr. Wayne,..."

We then get a shot of Batman on the Batpod driving up the ramp from the end of The Dark Knight. The voice over continues and ends with, "...a legend."

The shot then cuts to Commisioner Gordon in a hospital bed holding an oxygen mask away from his mouth so he can say, "We were in this together," the screen then cuts to Gordon axing the Batsignal from The Dark Knight, "and then you were gone." Gordon seems as though he is in serious pain by the tone of his voice. We then cut back to the side of the skyscraper as the camera pans up towards a white sky.

It cuts back to Gordon who says, "Now this evil," It now cuts to someone climbing out of a tunnel with gordon stating, "rises."

Cutting back to Gordon we here him say, "The Batman has to come back." The screen then cuts to a dark figure doing some intense push ups when we finally here the voice of Bruce, "What if he doesn't exist anymore."

Cutting back to Gordon we here him say painfully, "He must...He...must"

Suddenly we get a shot of Bane's face and then the screen cuts back to the
skyscrapers as they begin to crumble while the camera shoots towards the white sky, which is now in the shape of the batsymbol, out of the destruction. "The Dark Knight Rises" appears on the all white screen as the chanting from the website begins pounding.

Suddenly the screen cuts to Batman backing away as Bane enters from the left side of the screen. The chanting contiues when title card then appears stating, "THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE DARK KNIGHT LEGEND" which then cuts to another one with, "SUMMER 2012".

END OF TRAILER

Now here are a couple of thoughts:

1. It seems as though Bruce will be giving up the cape and cowl sometime during the movie, or possibly before the movie even starts based on what Gordon is saying. It seems as though Batman will be called back into action to defend Gotham once again.

2. One thing that is in hot debate right now here on this website is whether that is Batman or Catwoman in the final clip segment. I can tell you right now that the figure on the right side of the screen is Batman. You can distinctly see the batsymbol on the right side of the chest and also a part of his shoulder armor. Also his cape can be seen off his right shoulder for a split second. His jaw and mouth can also easily be seen. People that have also seen the HD version of the trailer are saying that it's Batman so that's proof enough.

3. One thing about Batman in that clip is that it looks as though he is limping slightly. I believe we are seeing Batman battling Bane midfight in this clip. One thing I noticed about Bane is that it looks as though he is walking up a set of stairs from the way he enters the shot. He also looks very large and it looks as if he is lumbering up the stairs, so maybe he isn't in the best of shape either.

Thanks for reading my first article and I hope you all enjoyed it.
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SKOne - 7/14/2011, 2:42 PM
I know that a lot of people might disagree with me on this, but what if the film series continues after this only without Nolan and Batman. What I mean is, what if Catwoman takes over as the title character in movies produced by Nolan in this universe and the next Batman can be introduced in the JLA film. The Halle Berry disaster was caused by the fact that they essentially made Catwoman a crime fighter only without the Batman universe, or interesting villain, or Gotham, or a proper actress to play her.

Anne Hathaway doesn't really have any franchise ties unless she decides to do another Princess Diaries movie because Steve Carell is getting too old to do another Get Smart movie. I wouldn't mind waiting another 10 years to see a solo Batman film, as long as this movie finishes his story up really well.
3087208 - 7/14/2011, 3:49 PM
Haelle Berry character was an original character named patience philips. Catwoman has her own series so she has her own stories man. No one wants to see Catwoman films. If it continues its gonna have BATMAN in it thats what it means to CONTINUE. They will reboot if they can't find any holes to come in from.
megabatfan - 7/14/2011, 7:48 PM
People keep saying that Gordon will know Bruce is the Batman in TDKR because of the hospital scene with Gordon in the trailer. The thing is, the way these people creatively put together trailers & teasers, I very well may not have been Bruce he was talking to...Bruce could've been saying that to Alfred, Gordon could be speaking to the mayor telling him how he & Batman were in it together(because we never really saw Bruce sitting with Gordon, just heard his voice). The people who put together these trailers are really skillful. I'm sure when we see the final movie, we'll be in for a few surprises when comparing it to the trailer.
balegirlbrazil - 7/14/2011, 9:50 PM
The dark figure doing some intense push ups is Bruce Wayne,not Bane as many people think.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9112/bruceoubane.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9317/serbale.jpg

balegirlbrazil - 7/14/2011, 9:51 PM
The dark figure doing some intense push ups is Bruce Wayne,not Bane as many people think.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9112/bruceoubane.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9317/serbale.jpg

CaptainMaximum - 7/15/2011, 2:00 AM
Yea i think it is bruce doing push ups and it appears he has a beard. i see some chin hair. Also, the last clip where batman is backing away from bane, he is missing the ears from the mask so he got ruffed up. Also notice a man in the background in white, possible hostage stripped down to undergarments.





Fantine - 7/15/2011, 2:15 AM
I wanna see Catwoman films.....
zachshivey - 7/15/2011, 7:02 AM
That's also bane climbing out of the hole...you can see the cargo pockets in his pants like in the picture that was released of him
MakioGrant - 7/15/2011, 10:54 AM
Good Quality



And yes it's Batman in the final scene.
Batman5 - 7/15/2011, 11:12 AM
@makio, nice quality man, u take that urself last night i gather?
DCfan89 - 7/15/2011, 11:25 AM
Man. I still like that last part with bane approaching batman as he's backing up
MakioGrant - 7/15/2011, 1:19 PM
@Batman5 somebody send me a link with the video I download it and I put it in YouTube !!!
BlazinTexan - 7/15/2011, 1:39 PM
makio whos the dude to the left of bane and batman ? did you catch that
megabatfan - 7/15/2011, 4:45 PM
Damn Tom "Bane" Hardy looks like a HUGE Mother !!!
darthbatman93 - 7/15/2011, 9:56 PM
Okay when Batman is backing look to your right, his left, and you see someone standing in a doorway... who could be? Levitts character?
darthbatman93 - 7/15/2011, 9:57 PM
Okay when Batman is backing look to your right, his left, and you see someone standing in a doorway... who could be? Levitts character?
Moonwalker1991 - 7/16/2011, 9:37 AM
Thanks for the better quality upload. Can't wait
SentinelofLiberty - 7/16/2011, 2:45 PM
Thanks for the quality look! I'm not good enough to do it, so I will ask....can anyone do some screen grabs, especially the part with Batman backing away from Bane?

A thought on the other figure in that shot....in the Knightfall story line, Batman has to run the gauntlet of escaped Arkham inmates, then through Bane's 3 henchmen. One was Zombie, one was some kind of "Birdman/Falcon" guy, and one was some kind of "Trog" guy. For some reason I can't shake the feeling the guy in this shot may be one of those characters, since Zombie was a regular guy who was extremely proficient in throwing knives, a la Bullseye.
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:18 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:18 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:18 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:18 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:18 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:19 AM
Here's my two cents.

1) My suspicion is that Gordon probably knew (or at least suspected) that Bruce Wayne was Batman before The Dark Knight Rises. Gordon is an intelligent guy, he's a trained detective and he's had more actual facetime with Batman than anyone. Odds are that he figured it out. And if he did, I would think Gordon's wise enough to know that there would be nothing to gain, and everything to lose, about voicing his suspicions or 'outing' Batman.

2) The other distinct possibility is that he doesn't know and that, in the hospital scene, he's conversing with Bruce Wayne about the state of Gotham and the need for Batman to return without actually knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman at all.

3) Since Nolan, and the studio, are emphatic that this will be the last Dark Knight movie, I have a sneaking suspicion that a number of key characters will die in this one. I'd wager that Catwoman will die. And that Batman may even die as well (or at least wind up crippled and unable to be Batman any longer).
Randomguy - 7/18/2011, 7:20 AM
Holy crap. I am so sorry for posting that five times. I'm not sure how that managed to happen. =(

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