THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Will Not Appear At This Year's San Diego Comic Con After All

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Will Not Appear At This Year's San Diego Comic Con After All

While the previously reported rumor suggested that Christopher Nolan and his new and final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises will appear at San Diego Comic Con for the first time, it seems that is not the case...

Last week, it was reported that director Christopher Nolan might bring his upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises to San Diego Comic Con for the first time ever, and that Warner Bros. will promote this final chapter with a panel and screening of the film to lucky fans. Well, sadly, that won't happen. According to Drew from HitFix:

There you go... Nolan has never attended Comic Con, not even with his previous two Batman films. What do you make of this? Was this a great opportunity for the studio to screen this final chapter for all the fans? Share your thoughts below.

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TonyChu - 3/24/2012, 9:23 AM
dahamma - 3/24/2012, 9:23 AM
BLACKTHORN - 3/24/2012, 9:24 AM
doesn't need to be.
95 - 3/24/2012, 9:28 AM
Yeah- well no duh!

Think fanboys, think.
superotherside - 3/24/2012, 9:29 AM
Oh well.
FireKnightRises - 3/24/2012, 9:33 AM
he don't need to promoted his film
the man have class and I'm watching TDK on tv right now
cosmicman - 3/24/2012, 9:35 AM
So this guy works for WB? Yeah, I didn't think so.
marvel72 - 3/24/2012, 9:36 AM
does it really need to be,i don't think so.
ISleepNow - 3/24/2012, 9:36 AM
made no sense anyways
Lilvic92 - 3/24/2012, 9:45 AM
At this point all you have to do is say "directed by Christopher Nolan" , or "from the director that brought you The Dark Knight" and the movie will make money. That's one reason why so many people went to go see Inception.
GOTG - 3/24/2012, 9:45 AM
nolan is an ass for disrespecting his fans like this hope the films shit so we can all laugh in his face the DICK!
FireKnightRises - 3/24/2012, 9:48 AM
here comes the marvelites
Ryguy88 - 3/24/2012, 9:55 AM
Makes no difference to me. Its fun to read the whiners comments though.
MovieMann - 3/24/2012, 9:56 AM
Every one should know by now that Nolan doesn't give a shit about fanboys.
mrteaspoon - 3/24/2012, 9:59 AM
This is a good thing. Want comic movies to be taken more seriously? Then don't feel the need to pander to nerds in costume.
TheDarkSouffleRises - 3/24/2012, 10:03 AM
The team that made TDKR has nothing to gain from attending and fanboys aren't entitled to anything.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/24/2012, 10:03 AM
haha wow the comic book community (myself included) is impossible to please. there is always something to bitch about
batmitedimension - 3/24/2012, 10:07 AM
At least market it properly! They're relying on fan buzz and leaked set pictures and videos. The trailer barely revealed anything, Bane's voice has been getting loads of criticism. I just want the studio to TRY to market this movie.
loki668 - 3/24/2012, 10:08 AM

Nah, it's not a big deal. Not like I was going to be there anyway. I'm looking forward to the movie, though. At least this way, there won't be 27 separate articles about the same event with the same 5 recycled photos.

Lord Loki has spoken
Mego - 3/24/2012, 10:16 AM
Why would it need the extra promotion? It has already been built up by its predecessor and what we've seen from it so far.
GiftedYoungster - 3/24/2012, 10:17 AM
It's called ComicCon not MovieCon.
clogan - 3/24/2012, 10:18 AM
Nolan isn't disrespectful but I'm pretty sure he looks at Comic-Con as a trivial thing and a loss of time. Instead, he could spend that time ****ing his wife!
AsianVersionOfET - 3/24/2012, 10:18 AM
@everyone complaining....go [frick] yourselves. That is all.
StrangerX - 3/24/2012, 10:27 AM
I wont be there anyway
Red187 - 3/24/2012, 10:33 AM
Mon Of Steel like Froggy said, to close to the release date!
NOLANITE - 3/24/2012, 10:34 AM
Im no loser in any shape or form.
Now I cant speak for TheSharkKnight though, he might just be a NOLANITE in the Hiding.

I dont blame Nolan for not attending, his movie will be out just days before "Comic-Con" and he doesnt need promoting, the film has enough to back it up.

@IronMan 25 days till trailer #2 releases. Well get it Mid april online.
Amazo - 3/24/2012, 10:34 AM
'The team that made TDKR has nothing to gain from attending and fanboys aren't entitled to anything.'
You said all that needs to be said :)
ArtisticErotic - 3/24/2012, 10:35 AM
The only losers here are the people getting upset, because a director is not attending an event filled with cry babies and people who stab others in the eye over comic books. Yeah remember that pretty little number? I sure do and it’s pretty damn embarrassing if you ask me.

The Dark Knight Rises is already overhyped and expectations are high as ever, I think it’s nice that finally they are letting the momentum for this movie slow down a bit. Bane’s voice and Anna Hathaway as Catwoman and not mention Bales Batman voice have all gotten criticism enough already.

Also stop using that stupid term Nolanlite, it’s childish and just makes you look like a bigger crybaby than you already are. God I swear this site has some of the most spoiled and moronic people I’ve ever come across.
PaulRom - 3/24/2012, 10:36 AM
Nolan cares enough about the fans to give us some of the best films in the genre. Doesn't need a presence at Comic-Con to show appreciation.
rockerdude22 - 3/24/2012, 10:45 AM
Does it really matter if Nolan was going to be there or not? Or if the film was being screened or not? Not really. Would've been cool, but there's no need to get upset because it's not happening. We're all going to see the film anyway.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 3/24/2012, 10:50 AM

There will be no sequel to Inception. Nolan has addressed this, a sequel to that movie would cheapen the first one.
NOLANITE - 3/24/2012, 10:52 AM
Yeah its right around the corner, and before we know it, well all be in line at 1159 anxiously waiting for that 1201 so we can get both The Man Of Steel trailer (hopefully) and TDKR in full!

I dont think hes very supportive for Inception 2 idea. I think he might just go back to his originality style for a bit. Hell still have Man of steel to help with and Im sure hes rooting for a 2014 feature release for something.
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rockerdude22 - 3/24/2012, 11:37 AM
@Plain and NOLANITE Seriously, what is your guys' beef with The Avengers and Joss Whedon? All I ever see you guys do on here is constantly act like assholes and bring down Avengers and Joss anyway you can. Is it too much for you guys to think that BOTH movies can be great? I think not.
antonio - 3/24/2012, 11:45 AM
@Rockerdude with Nolanite? C'mon its in his name.
antonio - 3/24/2012, 11:46 AM
@IronMan Jonathan's Person of Interest is a really good.
Darkhaven - 3/24/2012, 12:07 PM
People are actually surprised at this? You will see George Carlin and Isaac Hayes at a damn Comic Con before you ever see Chris Nolan there.
CPBuff22 - 3/24/2012, 12:10 PM
I always assumed he didn't bring any of them to Comic Con because he makes a shit load of changes to characters and story arcs and is afraid to get a bad review there.

That would affect only the die hard fans and comic book fans but would cut deeply into opening weekend ticket sales.

That impact wouldn't be nearly as bad if a bad review comes out during opening weekend because the casual fan will still go to see the movie under the pretense that its just "Nerds being picky". That quote came from a friend who LOVED Green Lantern.

Not necessarily saying this to bash Nolan or his films but in general its risky to debut at Comic Con if your movie is too far from the source material.
Darkhaven - 3/24/2012, 12:24 PM
@CPBuff22: I'm looking for that article from a few years ago that was talking about the Comic Con movie phenomena. Even stuff that was basically par for the course in regards to comics were getting NUKED by fan reactions.

Movies got the worse of the treatment; only a few didn't have people jeer or just straight skip their presentations. Movie studios of damn near every kind has been avoiding Comic Con like the plague since then. It's the true trial by fire for geek material.
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