UPDATE: The Latest Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises takes us back through the entire Dark Knight trilogy. Watch it above.
We are officially t-minus 10 days away from the (potentially) epic conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. With less than two weeks left to the premiere, it feels like we’re being treated to a new materials from The Dark Knight Rises every other day. Not that we’re complaining, of course.
Today, we’ve got our hands on the most recent TDKR TV spot, starring – in a somewhat surprising turn – funnyman Thomas Lennon, AKA Lieutenant Jim Dangle of Reno 911 fame, who’s playing Bruce Wayne’s doctor in the upcoming film.
In the new TV spot, Thomas Lennon discusses the multiple injuries that Wayne has sustained during his late night romps as Batman (unbeknownst to Lennon’s character, of course). Lennon indicates that Wayne has no cartilage in both knees, scar tissue on his kidney and damage to his brain tissue.
However, there is no talk of spinal damage, which will no doubt have the hardcore fans wondering whether or not Bane will break Batman’s back during the film as the villain famously did in the comic books:
While Lennon’s character is not expected to be a major player in the film, the scene should supply a little bit of comic relief during the nearly three hour long running time (assuming the scene actually makes the final cut of the film).
In the trailer, we also see Batman asking Catwoman (as played by Anne Hathaway) for her help defeating Bane and a funny bit where Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character tells Batman that he “missed a spot” before Batman kicks and knocks out some unfortunate soul.
With Bane playing the role of “Gotham’s reckoning” and with a slew of villains rumored to be returning for the final installment, it’ll be interesting to see how much help Catwoman, John Blake (played by Levitt) and Commissioner Gordon will be in in Batman’s fight against Bane and his mercenaries. It’s also interesting that Jim Gordon has rarely been seen in the majority of the trailers. Might Gordon be the man to have his back broken by Bane instead of Batman? We’ll have to wait and see.
In other Batman news, it is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that The Dark Knight Rises is on track to break the all-time opening weekend record for a 2D movie. Experts believe TDKR will surpass the $158.4 that its predecessor Dark Knight racked in four years ago. While some believe that the mega sales of The Dark Knight were partly due to the untimely death of Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Rises seems to be proving that it can sell tickets based solely on its own popularity.
With tickets quickly selling out for the July 20th release for The Dark Knight Rises, the only question that remains is – do you have your tickets yet?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter