The Dark Knight brought superhero movies to a level that was so far beyond anything in genre previously it will be very, very difficult for films to come close to in the future. However, Christopher Nolan is looking to outdo himself with this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Specific plot details are scarce and speculative at best, but some critics are expecting that the climax could include Bane’s most well-known storyline—breaking Batman’s spine. Tom Hardy already looks spectacular as Bane, and I can’t wait to see more of Anne Hathaway & Joseph Gordon Levitt’s characters. My biggest concern with the trailers and teasers is Bane’s voice which appears to be heavily synthesized and accented. Add that to Christian Bale’s practically unbearable raspy growl and I’ll be praying for subtitles to understand what’s being said.
Release Date: July 20, 2012