‘Dark Knight Rises’ Photo Gallery: Selina Kyle At Work & More

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It’s time once again for your daily dose of Dark Knight Rises goodness, brought to you by courtesy of Warner Bros. Today’s serving comes in the form of several hi-res screenshots from Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy (and possibly his final superhero movie – for a while, at least).

There’s one key ingredient absent from our latest TDKR image gallery, and that’s the Caped Crusader himself (Christian Bale). Batman, in fact, has appeared onscreen for only a portion of the film footage unveiled in trailer and TV spot format so far – and a number of fans haven’t been hesitant to voice their lack of satisfaction with that aspect of the marketing (assuming it’s reflective of the actual movie).

Nolan’s approach to telling the tale of Bruce Wayne has steadily evolved over the course of three films – so much so that Dark Knight Rises seems to resemble an ensemble piece more than a “Batman movie” (on the surface). Wayne’s final destination should affect the fates of the film’s supporting characters – including, Gotham City police officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), newly-appointed Wayne Enterprises figure/Bruce’s love interest, Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard), Bruce’s go-to gadget aficionado Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), and our hero’s loyal caretaker/pseudo-grandfather Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine).

That’s all to say: the film will ultimately be all about Batman, whether figuratively or literally. So just enjoy these images of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) covered in a (literal) man suit while she executes a robbery – and Bane (Tom Hardy) mixing things up in the Gotham financial district – as we countdown to the final week before Nolan’s massive blockbuster epic is unleashed on the viewing public.

The Dark Knight Rises in theaters on July 20th, 2012.

Source: Warner Bros. [via The Playlist]

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  1. I’m going to buy some Clockwork Orange style eye restraints and “vidi” this sh*t for 2 hours and 45 minutes without blinking. Hell, I might even not breath. I know for sure I’m not going to pee. I’m going to dehydrate myself for 24 hours. My pee is going to be so yellow. It might even be a powder.

    • Hey, I’ve never been more excited to watch a film. I honestly think that this film will be the best blockbuster since Lawrence of Arabia. But what you plan to do seems to be too extreme :P

      • Okay, it may be a good movie, but are you serious…since Lawrence of Arabia? I’m a fan, but it’s a comic book movie. There are countless other movies out there that will stand the test of time over this one. Schindler’s List…Saving Private Ryan…Raging Bull…Taxi Driver…The Lord of the Rings Trilogy…all immediately come to mind. It’s perfectly okay to be looking forward to it, but let’s not lose our perspective…

        • Critics have said its the best ending since Shawshank Redemption. Thats a big statement. Comicbooks are have won all kinds of literary awards, why not cinematic ones. A grwat story is a great story.

          • Agreed ;>

  2. Over three films, Nolan has managed to make the most interesting superhero character study ever made. I hope more studios will attempt more anthropological films fleshing out the psychology of the hero over a period of time. Simple good vs bad doesnt do it anymore.

    • Ah…these have been good vs. bad, pretty much. Didn’t see any redeeming qualities in the Joker that made me feel empathy for him, and with Bane likely committing mass murder, will not feel much understanding for him, either.

      • And to add to it, haven’t seen much bad, if any, in Bruce Wayne. Thus far, despite his corrupt and evil foes, he has largely kept his moral compass. Let’s not over think this…

        • Lets not under think this, Jeffy. The Joker and Ra’s al Ghul, both clearly evil, but each were right in a sick way.

          The Joker brought up an excellent points of how crazy this world is. Are most of us sick/viloent using society’s rules as an excuse to stay in line?

          Ra’s asked us how long are willing to let corruption run society. Do The ends justify the means?

          Bruce, though accidentally, caused Harvey dent’s death. Throughout TDK he was oushed to the edges of his moral compass and ended up breaking them for the good of the city.

          • We disagree, Iggy. Although exciting and fun, these movies have not been any great study in character. Ra’s was admittedly more complex than the Joker, who had no desirable or sane end in mind. His only motive, as was expressed, was to watch the world burn. He was not “right” in his own sick way, nor likely, will Bane be. Despite what our counter-culture seems to be promoting lately, means do not justify an end, especially when those means include an attack and bloodshed on a predominantly civil, ethical, innocent, and moral society. Considering everything that Bruce Wayne/Batman has been presented with, he has maintained himself, and his moral compass, well. So, as I said, good vs. bad is largely being presented here, with little to no shades of gray. Nothing profound, at least to most.

            • Did you and I watch the same movie?

              • Yes, Jim, we did, but apparently, your liking of it has clouded your judgment, and your inclination is to read a little too much into it. (And don’t misinterpret me, because I have also liked the films.) Focusing on the Joker, he was purely bad/evil…nothing redeeming in him at all. Although Batman was obviously provoked by him and had to do some things that he would have preferred not to in combating him, the conflicted and harsh “means” that he sometimes employed never exceeded, much less came close to, the extreme evil “ends” (and “means”) of the Joker, so there were no real complexities in character between them. Batman did what he had to do to stop the Joker and save the city, and then, he returned to the center of his moral compass. Just a suggestion, but if you want to watch a movie wherein many characters are truly complex, demonstrating both good and bad qualties, and hence, having many shades of gray, watch Unforgiven, starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Morgan Freeman. Although it does not have nearly as much action or excitement as Batman, it is truly a study in character, and thus, it won the Oscar for best picture.

            • Nolan: “what we’re constructing is a very elemental conflict between good and evil”
              Nolan admits his batman films are escape fiction with an emotional core. he combines the best of summer blockbusters and dramas and does a fine job telling an interesting story. that should be enough…

              • Thanks, Hike, for the assist. I understand why fans have an inclination to make more out of something than it is, so I don’t want to rain on their parade. Just hoping to offer some perspective, but it seems Nolan has done that for me…

                • But of course, at its element, its a good vs evil story. Its A hero movie lol. That doesnt meant there isnt a complex tale between. In TDKR you have good citizens who are lower on the social class status rise up against the higher class. There is nothin more morally ambiguous than a Revolution. Obviously, a lot more than just Good vs Evil.

                  But there is more. A lot. The alegorical message of 9/11, The Patriot Act and everything this country has become since then was echoed in TDK. There have many an english paper written on the complexities and allegories in TDK. Search the web.

                  Finally you cant compare Unforgiven to Batman. They are completely different types of character studies. Unforgiven is based heavily on the man Will Munny has become, what he has done and what that means when he puts himself a position of his former life.
                  The TDK trilogy is anthropological one that possibly covers all of Bruce Wayne’s life. My original statement was that I hope more comicbooks take that approach for a trilogy.

                  • ya i didnt give that one much thought.i gotta agree with you there

            • LOL at Iggy. Bruce moral compass is in the grey to start with but he pushed it even further by spying on an entire city (sonar device) to find the Joker. And then broke it when cause Harvey Dent’s death. More importantly waht about Dent himself and his mega character arc. Or Gordon having to work with a vigilante and cops he knows are corrupt, to accomplish any good in the city.

              The Joker is pure evil but he is a complex evil. He is more than the Red Skull who wants to destroy the world/rule it. He is more than Phillip Seymore Hoffman in M.I.3 who evil SOB terrorist arms dealer. Lex Luthor who only wants to pull real estate scams. The Joker had a point to proove and prooved it with Harvey Dent’s turn to villiany. What really makes The Joker complex is that in a sick twisted way he is right.If you upset the established order, the moajority of people will lose their minds.

              • So the Joker, and those who desire to abide by chaos and disorder, wish to upset the order, to prove that those who have endeavored for a civil and peaceful society are, at their base, really as corrupt as them? Ah, okay. And thus, the Joker’s “end” was as crazy and evil as his “means”. It seems the closest proximity to that in the real world today, at least in the United States, is the Occupy movement, but thankfully, your suggestion, that “the majority of people will lose their minds”, has not come to fruition. Conversely, this entitlement-oriented group who has sought to forcefully and, at times, violently take ground has been ridiculed and shunned by the majority of people, despite their propaganda that they represent the “99 percent”. We saw another good example of people bonding together and upholding their ideals, rather than falling to pieces, after the terroristic attack on 9-11. So, you see, both you and the Joker are wrong, in that, if you upset the established order, the majority of people do not “lose their minds”. This happens only to those who are infantile and lack a strong ethical guide and moral conviction.

                • And by the way, Nolan also represented, in the last film, that the majority of people do not lose their minds. They bonded together, through all the chaos and villainy, to overcome, and they only employed extreme measures when confronted with a greater evil. Once that evil was defeated, they returned to their more civil and morally-focused selves.

                • Are you serious? Where were you September 11? The whole country was in a panic. People did lose their minds. The majority of schools could not account for students because parents and friends of those parents were picking their children up out of school. People left work. Corner stores were broken into. Personally witnessed many Social rules broke that day. People did not band together until the attack was confirmed later that day and some form of order was restored but for the moments there was chaos, people did lose thier minds.

                  The Joker introduced chaos and throughout the film, people did lose their mind and betray their codes. Self-preservation is the most sane form of insanity. Even at the end, people really didnt band together. If anything, the ferry scene showed that most people are sheep, and those of extremes stand out. Tiny Lister made the decision for all the inmmates, who were under the imppression he was going to blow the other boat. The cvillians put their trust in a vote — a cheap system to maintain order and to hide your morality behind. People truly banded together when they could put a face to their problem, despite it being under the lie that Batman was a villian. Simliar to how American Media painted Iraq and sadly by extension Muslims as a villains after 9/11, despite Al-Queda being the true evil.

      • You’re not supposed to feel empathy for Joker, he’s a psychopathic killer but the scary thing is that everything he said, especially in the hospital scene, was entirely correct and logical. He just had an insane way of doing things.

        Bane meanwhile is following the Ra’s method of using terrorism to open people’s eyes to truth.

        I really don’t think you should bother seeing this new movie because it seems you just don’t get it.

  3. A big bald guy in work clothes with a jockstrap on his schmoo would not make me scared, sorry.
    As far as the stock exchange goes, I called my broker the other day…and found out I was “broker and broker”!

    • Im sure if armed mercenaries came into the stock exchanged you worked firing guns you cower. And if Bane started to approach you, the unarmed man in a mask all the armed men seem to fear, im sure your heart would skip a beat or two. But im even more positive you wouldnt be a hero hahah

      • So is that what you want, Iggy, to cause dread and fear in others? Would that make you feal important and powerful? You clearly have a fascination with the Joker, hence your avatar. I think this is the point where I kindly suggest that you get some counseling, and I refrain from further conversation with you, as you impress as being troubled. God bless, and best wishes.

        • I think you’re nuts.

          Where did he say he wished to strike fear in anyone?

          He spoke about Bane’s appearance and why people would (rightfully) be scared of the guy.

          You sound like a guy I saw on another site who claimed that The Dark Knight Rises is a subliminal movie by the Illuminati to tell us mere mortals that Lucifer is the true god and to worship him or whatever the hell that psycho was wanting about.

        • Jeff Jeff! Why So Serious!?!?!

  4. I really can now wait for this, 6 days and a few hours and I will be watching. 6 days has never felt so far away!

    • Not*

  5. While all points made are valid, this trilogy, right now, is as good as it gets. Even with the former trilogy in its four parts, was not necessarily true to the comics. The Joker did NOT kill the Waynes, Catwoman and Penguin were NOT metaphysical by any standards, and I won’t even touch on Shumachers retarded take in the last two. Burton’s first two was predominately acceptable because of its dark undertone, and coincidently, like Nolan’s, had its own universe; an ‘Elseworlds’ take if you may. BUT- Nolan managed to make his trilogy great by making it as realistically feasible in today’s society and STILL use comic book canon from the last 70 years. Year One, Long Halloween, The man that Falls, The killing Joke, No Mans Land, Dark Knight Returns & of course The Knights Fall/Quest/End Trilogy have thier imprint in these three movies. And those were DAMN good comics to read. I waited 8 crappy years for a good reboot, and I got more than I bargained for. To see the Nolan bros/Goyer chronicle Bruce Wayne/Batman from a child, to his early years as Batman, and later in his life at the end to face off against a demon like Bane is pretty goddamned sweet. And if that isn’t enough, I don’t know what is. I hope it is as epic as the reviewers say, and Im crossin my fingers for an Oscar or two ;D Nolan hasn’t screwed up any of his movies yet. He sure seems to know what he’s doing, and for that- thIs movie just might be the biggest thing since Jesus walked the earth. That is, until Avengers 2 comes out. muhahahHHAAAHHhaaaaahhaa!!!!! XD

  6. Miss Kyle, that is not how you hold a gun. It’s the little things folks.

    • nitpicking ;>

      • Your right. How do you hold a gun when a man is slumped over on your back (possibly unconscious) and still has one hand on the gun?

  7. 20 Doubloons says she was either handcuffed or in the middle of a situation where that guy was a cop, or bad guy with a gun that she incapacited and she got a hold of it to pop some caps in the air like she she just don’t care. Nice to see this version of our girl staying true to comic book origins.

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