New viral material for The Dark Knight Rises

Check out three pages from The Gotham Observer

The Dark Knight Rises has continued its viral marketing campaign with the release of three pages from The Gotham Observer, a fictional newspaper covering the impending festivities planned for Harvey Dent Day.

The newspaper outlines the national holiday announced by Mayor Garcia, before updating us on the whole Batman situation. "Many hold the masked vigilante responsible for Dent's death," reads the leader article, "though authorities have never announced their efforts to make an arrest. While Batman still tops the Gotham City Police most-wanted list and the case remains open, little is known and there have been no recent developments."

The article goes on to confirm that the Gotham Rogues will take part in a charity football match on Harvey Dent Day, which is presumably when Bane makes his earth-shattering presence felt. It also says that there will be a special party at Wayne Manor, and we know how those tend to turn out…

Elsewhere in the new material is a smaller story referring to Catwoman's thieving antics, with eight robberies being reported within a period of 72 hours. A figure "dressed all in black" is reported to have been spotted at the scene.

There's also something a little more obscure in the form of an advert for a company named Rykin Data. The URL leads to a new website, which at present shows only a patent submitted by one "A. Heiberger". Curiouser and curiouser… The Dark Knight Rises opens in the UK on 20 July 2012.


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    • SiMan

      Jun 25th 2012, 13:19

      Wonder if those horoscopes give anything away too. Anyway know when Nolan's Bruce Wayne's birthday is? He has a party on in Begins, so is the date revealed anywhere?

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Jun 25th 2012, 14:39

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-the-king-of-cinema-banned-from-total-film/

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    • bachchan

      Jun 25th 2012, 18:55

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/get-the-king-of-cinema-banned-from-total-film/ seconded.

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    • marc96

      Jun 25th 2012, 18:57

      if the horoscope is a hint then my money is on bruce wayne being a virgo

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    • marc96

      Jun 25th 2012, 18:58

      ... oh & thats a wicked idea with the petition, hopefully it'll work

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    • StevePotter

      Jun 25th 2012, 20:06

      Judging by the actor's birthdays: Batman will drink an ice cold Mountain Dew; Catwoman's current employer will not value her and it's time to move on (!!!! I think that actually might happen !!!!); Someone from Bane's past will make a surprise appearance (!!!!); Gordon will be faced with a difficult decision (!!!!); although things seem hard for Alfred, it's his job to rise and face them (!!!!!!!!); Lucius will be forced to choose between two sides of an argument (!!!!); It is more important for Miranda Tate to take the high road than to always be right (I have no idea what her character's like, but !!!!!!!!! anyway); John Blake will also drink a Mountain Dew; Young and old Ra's al Ghul will be forced to choose between two sides of an argument; Mayor Garcia is about to achieve an impressive financial windfall; etc., etc.

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    • StevePotter

      Jun 25th 2012, 20:06

      I also love the shameless product placement.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 26th 2012, 9:01

      I haven’t had a mountain Dew for quite some time but for some reason I really feel the urge for some hideously coloured liquid poison!

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    • alexr

      Jun 26th 2012, 16:08

      Interesting that Rykin Data is named best new Technology company. A rival to Wayne Enterprises perhaps? Wonder who the head of Rykin is?

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 26th 2012, 21:36

      I wish Mountain Dew would come to the UK, and I mean the real stuff not that energy drink.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 27th 2012, 13:42

      It was on sale here for as while I think about 10 years ago but they stopped selling it, probably killed allot of stoners

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