DEBUNKED More Viral Marketing For THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Drops, LexCorp Exists In The Nolanverse!

Apply for a job at Wayne Enterprises and you'll see a very cryptic message. Plus viral marketing reveals Lex Corp and Star Labs exists in the Nolan Batman universe.

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By Mark Julian - 6/22/2012
DEBUNKED: It's fake, I was bamboozled. The site thegothamrogues.com is registered by Warner Bros. but this sites' address is the-gotham-rogues.com.

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Looking for a job at Wayne Enterprises, you wont find any job listings but you will find this message.


Looking to invest in Wayne Enterprises? Thomas Wayne has a message for you.


Be sure to also check out the Wayne Foundation.


Head over to the Gotham Post to check the Market Watch and you'll see stock prices for Wayne Tech, Star Labs & Research, and LexCorp...




Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)


The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.







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Tainted87 - 6/22/2012, 7:55 AM
Of course, In No Man's Land, Bane gets hired by Lex to destroy the hall of records so that Luthor can basically buy the city and own Gotham. There'd have to be SOME kind of a reference to Lex, even if viral isn't entirely official.
cashsteele - 6/22/2012, 7:56 AM
I like how your looking for Lexcorp in top right, smart move....
Anthrax - 6/22/2012, 7:56 AM
LOL
SEX
SEX
SEX
MarkH - 6/22/2012, 7:59 AM
*sighs* These are fan made aren't they? Related to this cat-tales thing that has been around for ages?
BarnaclePete - 6/22/2012, 8:01 AM
Highly doubt this will have any mention in the movie. Probably just something that was thrown in there by a fan who worked on the material. Nothing to get excited about.
TheBigBoss917 - 6/22/2012, 8:01 AM
Cant [frick]ing wait
Eduardo - 6/22/2012, 8:03 AM
I don't think these are "official" viral sites.

They are all connected to the fanfic site http://catwoman-cattales.com

And Gotham Post has been running at least since 2007
http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://thegothampost.com/
superotherside - 6/22/2012, 8:03 AM
I think this is fanmade. Doubt they'd mention Lex Corp in continuity to Nolan's Bat films.
superotherside - 6/22/2012, 8:03 AM
Still cool find!
MarkJulian - 6/22/2012, 8:04 AM
Sites registered to Warner Bros. so they're legit. http://whois.domaintools.com/thegothamrogues.com

JerseyJoker - 6/22/2012, 8:08 AM
You act like Nolan had a personal say in these things and it wasn't just something someone decided to put together in their marketing department.

Just like some extra was allowed to have a Robin styled "R" be shown in the football game.
Greengo - 6/22/2012, 8:09 AM
Wayne Enterprises is worth A LOT more than LexCorp...
amateur.
Eduardo - 6/22/2012, 8:11 AM
MarkJulian

thegothamrogues.com is registered by Warner, but that site is not working.

the-gotham-rogues.com, which is online, is registered to a " Registrant Privacy" Post Office Box:
http://whois.domaintools.com/the-gotham-rogues.com

Neither are
http://whois.domaintools.com/wayneenterprises.co
or
http://whois.domaintools.com/thegothampost.com
Greengo - 6/22/2012, 8:13 AM
Roof Top Orgy FTW!!!
Greengo - 6/22/2012, 8:34 AM
Lmfao welp.... the number of the sexually charged adverts coulda been red flag.

SRJ256 - 6/22/2012, 6:59 PM
I am getting really curious to know what will happen in the end of this movie. I remember when Empire Strikes Back was made and the scene where Vader reveals the father thing was done with no crew around; just the two actors and the camera. That was so nobody would really know what was done and ANY rumors would have been false. It is plausible with Nolan as the maker of this film that he did something similar with Christian Bale. I wouldn't be surprised if the other actors in this film may think they know the ending, but actually don't due to an extra scene being done with nobody knowing about it, or, at least not knowing what it was.
GammaSalad - 6/22/2012, 7:44 PM
yeah, seriously! I looked the first pic for not even half a sec and went WAIT THIS IS CAT-TALES. It's the font.
I guess this mess up is a good thing tho; Cat-tales are fun. XD
DocMartin09 - 6/23/2012, 11:17 AM
I can't find the site

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