|Gotham is crumbling... Will Batman be able to save it?|
Duh. He always does.
Where to begin…? Since the last update of The Dark Knight Rises, so much has happened that it would be nigh impossible to cover it all. Which is why I am not. All the casting rumors and certainties will be gathered up in a later post.
|First officially released image of Bane.|
Anyway, there has been so much more news than just Bane and Catwoman. The Internetz are all a-buzz about the latest news on The Dark Knight Rises…
|She's on a Batpod... WHY IS CATWOMAN ON A BATPOD?!|
If all this travel sounds expensive, well, the film as a whole is estimated to have as much as a $250 million budget. If this is true, that would put The Dark Knight Rises in the top five biggest budgeted films (not including the two parts of The Hobbit, which have a whopping projected budget of $270 million). Expenses of The Dark Knight Rises would also include the pricey IMAX cameras, of which one was destroyed during a Catwoman stunt, the expensive and elaborate vehicles for Bats and villains to drive, and the ever-growing number of A-List cast members.
|Possibly the new Wayne Manor?|
|Allegedly the newest Batwing|
Huh. While that may seem cool, it also seems as if this grand finale is getting a little too convoluted and grand for its own good… I won’t even go into the ever-increasing number of cast members, as I will cover that later. Between the IMAX grandness, the incredible locations, the somewhat ridiculous vehicles, this will at the very least be an extraordinary film of epic proportions. If there is one guy who can handle this very ambitious should-be blockbuster, it’s Chris Nolan.
Even though I remain a bit apprehensive as to what direction this film is heading exactly, my initial vehement reactions to The Dark Knight Rises have quelled considerably. The pieces seem very disarrayed, but again, I know that the expertise of Nolan can put together one heckuva amazingly grand finale.
Check out this trailer below! It is nice to see that Batman finally gets a physical adversary in Bane, instead of easily beating joe-shmoes to a pulpy mess. And yes, that last scene was Batman looking exhausted as Bane continues his onslaught.