Warner Bros just released this one. There isn’t much in it that we didn’t see before, but it does give you a sense of the total destruction and chaos that Bane is reeking on the City of Gotham. I was just telling my son that, in a superhero movie, you can always measure the hero by how tough and deadly the villain is. Until recently, Bane didn’t seem all that much of a threat, compared to the comic character. If Warner Bros included a shot of him juicing up, that would have elevated his ominous presence in the film for me. But this trailer gave me a sense of Bane as a home-grown terrorist threat that isn’t to be messed with.
And I have to say, Catwoman seems more like a frisky Batgirl than an expert thief. But I’ll hold back the judgements until I sit my butt right in the theater opening night and watch the whole film.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in theaters July 20th. Get there by Batwing or Tumbler, just make sure you get there.
And here’s a new IMAX poster just for fun.