THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Unused Batman & Bane Posters Created With Guns & Ammo

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Unused Batman & Bane Posters Created With Guns & Ammo

Warner Bros., the distributor of The Dark Knight Rises had planned animated one-sheets that featured Bane and Batman's heads sculpted from ammunition and firearms. Thankfully, the studio decided to pass on that marketing campaign. Check them out!

Thom Schillinger is a 3D conceptual designer for the entertainment industry, creating advertising material and logos for popular television shows and for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

The Dark Knight Rises was directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. The cast included: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John "Robin" Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul. The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray!

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LP4 - 2/18/2013, 5:48 PM
These are [frick]ing BADASS!
Dev - 2/18/2013, 5:50 PM
Looks like Optimus and Megatron?
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 2/18/2013, 5:52 PM
first two are really good
SpectacularJoSh - 2/18/2013, 5:53 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH THAT SHIT IS HILARIOUS...and it is shit too.And yeah devs,it DOES look like Megatron/Optimus
cmay13 - 2/18/2013, 5:54 PM
I thought it looked like game of thrones at first glance
SHHH - 2/18/2013, 5:55 PM
i like em....
NeoBaggins - 2/18/2013, 5:56 PM
Interesting, but I can see why they werent used. Really doesnt fit the film.
BrowniesExplode - 2/18/2013, 5:57 PM
The bullet ones look like darth vader
KingLing - 2/18/2013, 5:57 PM
Not digging them.
EagleEye21 - 2/18/2013, 5:57 PM
Why would u make Batman's head out of guns?
TheDudeRises - 2/18/2013, 5:58 PM
Pure shite.
JMESS - 2/18/2013, 5:59 PM
most of these are pretty cool, I dont really associate batman with guns but still pretty well done all in all.
SmellofDuty - 2/18/2013, 5:59 PM
I agree with Neo, sweet but not really fitting.
JusticePourTous - 2/18/2013, 6:00 PM
They're absolutely godawful. Don't fit the tone of the film at all.
CharlesLord - 2/18/2013, 6:03 PM
lmfaoooooo these are terrible
SuperDude001 - 2/18/2013, 6:06 PM
Yeah I see why they didn't use the guns and ammo ones, they look very much like Transformers (Bay-style) rather than Batman and Bane. I mean the Batman one is pretty much screaming Optimus Prime!
TheIconicMan - 2/18/2013, 6:08 PM
Haters gonna hate...
SuperDude001 - 2/18/2013, 6:12 PM
nailbiter111 @ Just checked them out.
Close-ups are extraordinary in detail, like I still dislike the overall image but there's no arguing it's a fantastic piece of work and process.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/18/2013, 6:14 PM
with the theater shooting in mind, it's a [frick]ing relief they weren't used. looks [frick]ing badass imho
ahhmynuts - 2/18/2013, 6:21 PM a penis
Spidey91 - 2/18/2013, 6:24 PM
.......I don't like them
LFANCH - 2/18/2013, 6:29 PM
I don't really care for them, it's cool that they put so much time into them but I don't think it fits the film too well. Plus it would have been a horrible idea to use these when the film was released considering the shooting
ItsATrap - 2/18/2013, 6:31 PM
so much for the whole "no guns" thing
rockerdude22 - 2/18/2013, 6:36 PM
Not bad, but I can see why they weren't used.
TheFox - 2/18/2013, 6:40 PM
Wow... thank GOD they didn't use these. If ever a marketing campaign missed the point of what it was promoting, it would be this: some gun-nuts sculpting a Batman head out of assault rifles. Did these people even SEE the last two movies? Do they know anything about Batman at ALL?!?

Warner Bros. has screwed up a LOT over the past few years, but at least they have more common sense than THIS.

Wildaniel - 2/18/2013, 6:42 PM
Doesnt make any sense to use guns, glad they didnt use them.
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/18/2013, 6:44 PM
unknownfacts - 2/18/2013, 6:48 PM
Looks cool but resembles Micheal Bay's Transformers more the Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
unknownfacts - 2/18/2013, 6:49 PM
But considering what took place they really dodge a bullet with this one.
Fogs - 2/18/2013, 7:02 PM
These are tests. Idea is nice but the execution here is really bad.
LFANCH - 2/18/2013, 7:06 PM
@unknownfacts nice pun.
Monarlais - 2/18/2013, 7:17 PM
How can anyone like this shit?

Maybe they're good posters for TDKR the Horror Film. Or an art student's final project.

Otherwise, just shit.
Jollem - 2/18/2013, 7:23 PM
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/18/2013, 7:41 PM
kinda bad taste after the whole TDKR movie massacre ....
Jollem - 2/18/2013, 7:43 PM
OrgasmicPotatoe - 2/18/2013, 7:58 PM
I think they are brilliant pieces of work. It amazes me how one mind can figure out how to place each guns in order to make it looke like the original face.

I'll admit it, it's not relevant with the movie, not even the whole trilogy, but it's a great idea that was wonderfully brought to life. My favourite one is by far Bane's bullet head. The "eyes" have a way to stare into yours...
DJRock93 - 2/18/2013, 7:59 PM
Just as bad as the movie!
M3T4LL0 - 2/18/2013, 8:02 PM
thorhulk77 - 2/18/2013, 8:21 PM
Jollem - 2/18/2013, 8:25 PM
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