The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer arrives
The full, official teaser for The Dark Knight Rises has arrived and now you can see it in all its glory, or not depending how you feel about it.
The bootlegged teaser didn't look or sound that good, however now we're getting full audio and video and it does look and sound a lot better.
I wasn't that enamoured with it in the bootlegged version, but now the audio helps to lift it up and the dark into light imagery comes forward, I think it's doing a much better job. Indeed compare this with the bootlegged version to see why we should watch trailers and teasers in their full glory.
What we don't get the sense of yet is how much of a conclusion this really is for the character. Will we see Bruce Wayne be defeated and passed on to another character, something that happens in the comic book version of the character.
Mark made a good point in the comments of the bootlegged teaser article, this is perhaps as close to a Dark Knight Returns story that we'll ever see, and he might just be right.
Here's the marketing blurb to go along with it, nothing in there about the plot just confirmation of whom is playing who (is that right grammatically?):
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.