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Here's a look at three unused posters for The Dark Knight Rises, plus many more passed-over posters!

Nov. 20, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Sometimes poster art isn't used because it's outright awful, sometimes poster art isn't used despite actually being really stellar insofar as art goes because studios have certain advertising concerns, and sometimes poster art isn't used simply because it just isn't quite good enough.  And I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons even beyond those three as to why a particular piece of commissioned promotional material may not end up gracing your local cinema.  Add then there's the fact that some of the best and most exciting promotional art is crafted purely for fun, and is never intended to be used for actual marketing purpsoes.

I would say that that the three unused posters that follow for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES fall into the category of "solid enough but far from great," though the first one is fun in its minimalist way.  But these are far from the only pieces of unused or rarely seen art floating around the web, and you can find a whole bunch of them collected right here! I've included a few of the more interesting pieces below, to give you an idea of what you might discover by clicking that link.

So what do you think of the posters for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES? Do you agree that they should have been passed over? Were you satisfied with the advertising campaign chosen instead?

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 3

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 1

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 2

Thunderball unused poster

Schindler's List and The Matrix unused posters

Moon unused posters

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Extra Tidbit: Those MOON posters are probably my favorite, though the link does have a very nice piece of unused INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS art.
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3:32PM on 11/27/2012
I like the chalk TDKR poster. And I love the Moon posters. That was such an underrated (underseen moreso) movie.
I like the chalk TDKR poster. And I love the Moon posters. That was such an underrated (underseen moreso) movie.
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3:30AM on 11/21/2012
The Matrix poster looks fan made.
The Matrix poster looks fan made.
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7:45PM on 11/20/2012
Only the Thunderball and Schindler posters are good.
And the very first TDKR poster: if anyone had seen this a year ago, whould they guessed what the hell it is? Not even the slightest hint on what is this obscure image or what movie it represents.
Only the Thunderball and Schindler posters are good.
And the very first TDKR poster: if anyone had seen this a year ago, whould they guessed what the hell it is? Not even the slightest hint on what is this obscure image or what movie it represents.
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11:40AM on 11/20/2012
Good stuff, but I love the artwork that they went with for Moon. The op-art aspects they incorporated made it one of the more iconic poster designs of recent times.
Good stuff, but I love the artwork that they went with for Moon. The op-art aspects they incorporated made it one of the more iconic poster designs of recent times.
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10:58AM on 11/20/2012

Wrong Poster, Guys

The second Moon poster is not an unused poster for the film. It is an art print that Mondo commissioned from artist Martin Ansin. It was never actually intended to be used to market the film.
The second Moon poster is not an unused poster for the film. It is an art print that Mondo commissioned from artist Martin Ansin. It was never actually intended to be used to market the film.
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12:22PM on 11/20/2012
Thanks for the clarification. Added a caveat or sorts in the article that I hope covers your point, as there are a few more like that in the collection of posters to which I link.
Thanks for the clarification. Added a caveat or sorts in the article that I hope covers your point, as there are a few more like that in the collection of posters to which I link.
10:13AM on 11/20/2012

Pretty cool

That last Bane one is badass. I want it and the second Moon poster.
That last Bane one is badass. I want it and the second Moon poster.
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9:49AM on 11/20/2012

good find

I like DKR posters 2 and 3. as well as Moon poster 4. The rest i dont really need for my collection
I like DKR posters 2 and 3. as well as Moon poster 4. The rest i dont really need for my collection
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