Entries in The Dark Night Rises (5)


Fans Get First Peek at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Christian Bale stands in between scenes during the filming of the new Batman: Dark Knight Rises movie at the Mellon Institute building in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After last week's leaks of footage of The Dark Knight Rises that revealed actor Tom Hardy in action as villain Bane, Bat-fans were wondering when they'd get a peek of another key character from the upcoming Batman film: Catwoman.

The movie's official website on Friday posted a single picture of Anne Hathaway as Selena Kyle, the animal loving cat burglar who becomes Catwoman.

The picture shows Hathaway astride Batman's Batcycle, wearing what appears to be a first-generation Catwoman outfit: a skin-tight black leather suit, topped with a set of high tech specs to partially obscure her face -- no cowl with kitty cat ears, as she's usually portrayed.

The Dark Knight Rises, also starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman, hits theaters next summer.

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'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser Trailer Released Online

Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The millions of muggles who flocked to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 over the weekend were treated to one of the most anticipated movie teasers in recent history.

A taste of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, unspooled before the final Potter film in thousands of theaters.  And for those who haven't seen it, Warner Bros. released it online Monday at

The teaser features scant footage from the film, other than a clearly injured Commissioner Gordon, again played by Gary Oldman, telling Bruce Wayne from a hospital bed, "The Batman has to come back."

"What if he doesn't exist anymore?" Christian Bale responds.

"He must," Gordon replies. "He must."

The most intriguing part of the clip for fans occurs at the very end -- a brief flash of Tom Hardy as the hulking villain Bane, who, according to comic lore, breaks Batman's back in a vicious fight.  Bale's Batman can be seen, clearly winded, possibly mid-fight, as Bane approaches him.

The Dark Knight Rises, also starring Morgan Freeman and Anne Hathaway, hits theaters next summer.

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Batman Fans Get Two Sneak Peeks of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Fans clamoring for new information on Christopher Nolan's next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, can be satisfied with two brand-new teaser clips.

The first features Anthony Michael Hall reprising his role as Gotham Cable News anchor Mike Engel.  The clip suggests there'd been a breakout at Arkham Asylum, which Batman fans know houses Gotham City's criminally insane.

The second video, "Outbreak," features images of hooded inmates in orange jumpsuits being herded by guards, all while an unsettling chant heard in other sneak peeks throbs throughout.

The Dark Knight Rises, which again stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman, as well as franchise newcomers Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, opens July 12, 2012.

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Keira Knightley, Other Stars to Audition for 'Dark Knight' Sequel

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Keira Knightley could put the "knight" in The Dark Knight sequel.  The Hollywood Reporter says she's set to audition for a role in the sequel to The Dark Knight sometime in the next two weeks.

Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and 127 Hours actress Kata Mara are also expected to test for unspecified roles in The Dark Knight Rises, which will open in July of 2012.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be two significant female roles in the film, one of which is Talia, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, the villain portrayed by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.  Talia is also a love interest for Batman and the mother of his son.

The Dark Knight Rises, which will again star Christian Bale as Batman, could start filming in May.

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Next Batman Movie Title Revealed; Riddler Won't Be in It

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- New details have come to light on the latest Batman movie installment.  Director Christopher Nolan tells the Los Angeles Times the third film in his Caped Crusader series will be called The Dark Knight Rises.

As for the identity of the villain, Nolan said, "It won't be the Riddler."  That character had been considered one of the favorites by several pundits.  Nolan wouldn't elaborate too much on who the villain would be, but he did say, "We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we’ll be introducing some new ones."

The Dark Knight Rises is expected to come out in 2012.

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