Filming wraps on The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan's next phase begins...

After seven months during which we've seen enticing one-sheets, a teaser that lived up to its name and plenty of leaked set footage, the filming of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film has officially ended.

Shooting commenced on the concluding part of the hugely successful franchise in India back in May and ended last night in New York City, with set-pieces filmed in London, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles along the way.

Exposure of The Dark Knight Rises has been off the scale, with glimpses of Tom Hardy’s Bane, Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman and the Batwing coming under intense scrutiny, but we're expecting the viral marketing to kick into gear soon.

Come next month, we should hopefully get a full-length trailer before Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, and , perhaps more excitingly, a six-minute prologue that's only being shown before IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

With a release date of 20 July 2012, it really isn’t that long until the film will be flying into cinemas, generating a palpable sense of genuine-event-picture excitement that's all too rare these days.

How excited are you for The Dark Knight Rises? Has the exposure ruined or added to the excitement? Let us know!


    • StevePotter

      Nov 15th 2011, 19:51

      Hopefully this ends up being the best film of the year! Maybe it'll set a record...

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 20th 2012, 21:22

      Judging from the theatrical trailer, there is likely to be some things that alienate Batman fans. The main problem is Anne Hathaway as Catwoman; she is not imposing or impressive at all in the trailer. Her dialogue is attempting to be cool and intimidating, but she does not pull off the persona very well. Her lines almost kill the tension and excitement of the trailer. Nolan has handled Batman very well so far, but his casting in that particular role is questionable at best. Not only that, but her currently planned costume does not really seem very catlike. It takes far more than cat ears to pull off the Catwoman look. This trailer does not bode well for Nolan's Catwoman

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