July 18, 2011 by Paul Curtin
The first official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises premiered last week during the coming attractions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and although the trailer debuted last Thursday night, Warner Bros. has been doing their best to keep the trailer off of the internet.
Even low quality versions have been getting pulled from sites like YouTube, and high quality versions lack the ability to embed. Looks like the plan was for Warner Bros. to release the trailer on Facebook, who they have recently partnered with to release films online. You can check out the trailer below, which shows Commissioner Gordon not looking too good and the new villain Bane, a steroided up luchador who is being played by Tom Hardy.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.