Three unused posters for The Dark Knight Rises

Batman rises again

The Dark Knight Rises came out at the cinema months ago (it’s almost out on Blu-ray/DVD), so it was an unexpected but pleasant surprise to see three new posters emerge.

‘New’ might not be the correct term actually, as these three one-sheets weren’t ever actually used.

Trailer Park revealed the designs on their website though, so at least they get to see the light of day. And deservedly so too, as they’re moodily impressive in their own right.

You get Christian Bale’s Batman striking an iconic pose, swathed in his enormous cape. You get Tom Hardy’s Bane in that familiar stance, inviting Gotham’s self-appointed protector for a scrap.

And most intriguingly of all, there’s a stylised Bane-inspired teaser, hinting at an element of the viral marketing campaign that never came to fruition.

Check out the unused Dark Knight Rises posters below:

The Dark Knight Rises hits DVD and Blu-ray on 3 December 2012.

Do you wish this posters for Christopher Nolan’s epic threequel had actually been used? Comment now!


    • NickyC

      Nov 19th 2012, 16:57

      No. They're not as good as the ones they settled on. Simples.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 20th 2012, 0:34

      Only a couple weeks until I can finally get the Blu Ray.

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    • SammyRoberts88

      Nov 20th 2012, 12:24

      There first two are pretty bad. Something a amateur Photoshop artist could have mocked up in 10 minutes. But i actually really like the simplistic third poster. It's subtle but effective. Would have made a good mouse mat :-P

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    • Siban1982

      Nov 23rd 2012, 15:30

      All 3 are pretty bad. The third one, if not told it was for Batman, could've been for anything or a movie called "Fear".

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