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Might there be an eight minute Dark Knight Rises preview before IMAX Ghost Protocol?

Oct. 19, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Can’t want to see a REAL look at THE DARK KNIGHT RISES before it comes out next summer? Well forget paltry teaser trailers, rumor has it that you’ll be able to see a significant chunk if you attend the right film this winter.

A theater source that Slashfilm trusts has told them that there will be an 8 minute DARK KNIGHT RISES clip in front of IMAX screenings of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL. The footage from TDKR will obviously be IMAX itself, and MI:GP is actually opening in IMAX theaters five days ahead of its December 21st release.

So is this legit? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time Warners has done this, as they showed the opening scene of THE DARK KNIGHT in front of I AM LEGEND. Stands to reason they might do something similar here, but eight minutes? Anyone else think that’s almost TOO much? I’d rather just watch the whole film at once, but maybe that’s just me.

Warners issued a “no comment” on the story, and while specific details may change, I have a hunch this is going to end up being confirmed.

Extra Tidbit: Is it the first 8 minutes, or just 8 minutes of total IMAX footage?
Source: Slashfilm

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10:18AM on 10/20/2011
I think it will be just like how they did The Dark Knight in front of I am Legend, but probably show Bane coming out of the Lazarus Pit and whatnot. Then after that, they'll probably show some mash footage and then the title and the awesome Chanting.

I will be there.
I think it will be just like how they did The Dark Knight in front of I am Legend, but probably show Bane coming out of the Lazarus Pit and whatnot. Then after that, they'll probably show some mash footage and then the title and the awesome Chanting.

I will be there.
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10:20PM on 10/19/2011
very clever movie studio, i will throw down the cash for the tom cruise movie to see a little Batman footage
very clever movie studio, i will throw down the cash for the tom cruise movie to see a little Batman footage
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8:59PM on 10/19/2011
I was planning to see M:I5 anyway, but I'd go see it on IMAX just for the DKR preview. That would make my evening complete.
I was planning to see M:I5 anyway, but I'd go see it on IMAX just for the DKR preview. That would make my evening complete.
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8:49PM on 10/19/2011
If it's the beginning then ok..like with TDK. That was awesome. If they just play IMAX clips then that's a horrible idea. It would spoil huge portions if not all of the film.
If it's the beginning then ok..like with TDK. That was awesome. If they just play IMAX clips then that's a horrible idea. It would spoil huge portions if not all of the film.
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8:28PM on 10/19/2011
I'd rather see the first few minutes then all the spoiler scenes crammed into 30 seconds, so I'll take it!
I'd rather see the first few minutes then all the spoiler scenes crammed into 30 seconds, so I'll take it!
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8:03PM on 10/19/2011
I appreciate the chance, but I will see this on July 20th, 2012.
I appreciate the chance, but I will see this on July 20th, 2012.
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7:38PM on 10/19/2011
I still remember seeing I Am Legend in IMAX at midnight and the collective breath of everyone in that room being taken away simultaneously with that opening IMAX skyline shot of TDK.

My favourite part about seeing I Am Legend that night? The Joker bank robbery.
I still remember seeing I Am Legend in IMAX at midnight and the collective breath of everyone in that room being taken away simultaneously with that opening IMAX skyline shot of TDK.

My favourite part about seeing I Am Legend that night? The Joker bank robbery.
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7:31PM on 10/19/2011
Just give us a trailer. I would rather see the complete movie than an 8 minute cut 6 months before it comes out. I want it to be a surprise when I sit down with my popcorn in July
Just give us a trailer. I would rather see the complete movie than an 8 minute cut 6 months before it comes out. I want it to be a surprise when I sit down with my popcorn in July
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4:40PM on 10/19/2011
Don't want to see spoilers!
Don't want to see spoilers!
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4:25PM on 10/19/2011
They showed like 8 minutes from Batman Begins during the Season Finale of Smallville the year that that came out, it was like a long trailer with random scenes.
They showed like 8 minutes from Batman Begins during the Season Finale of Smallville the year that that came out, it was like a long trailer with random scenes.
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4:14PM on 10/19/2011

How the DK Rises

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4:12PM on 10/19/2011
I'm all for both films, but it's kinda odd that there's an 8 minute preview for a Warner Bros. film in front of a Paramount film....
I'm all for both films, but it's kinda odd that there's an 8 minute preview for a Warner Bros. film in front of a Paramount film....
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5:16PM on 10/19/2011
Only a true movie buff would notice this :D
Only a true movie buff would notice this :D
7:28PM on 10/19/2011
Paramount might have pushed for it. MI:4 has a lot of baggage what with Tom Cruise being all crazy (kinda sorta still) and the last MI under preforming. Also, it has some competition. MI:4 moved out of its original release date cause of Sherlock 2 as its basically the same audience. They could be trying to get some TDKR money.
Paramount might have pushed for it. MI:4 has a lot of baggage what with Tom Cruise being all crazy (kinda sorta still) and the last MI under preforming. Also, it has some competition. MI:4 moved out of its original release date cause of Sherlock 2 as its basically the same audience. They could be trying to get some TDKR money.
4:11PM on 10/19/2011

oh my god

i hope this is true. this might be the best movie-going experience i'll have this year. 8 minutes of the most anticipated film of 2012 and what could be the action title of the year. oh please oh please oh please let this be true.
i hope this is true. this might be the best movie-going experience i'll have this year. 8 minutes of the most anticipated film of 2012 and what could be the action title of the year. oh please oh please oh please let this be true.
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4:06PM on 10/19/2011

I'm going for Mission Impossible

I can't wait for the new Batman but...I'm still going for Mission Impossible. Fuck the haters, part 3 was badass!
I can't wait for the new Batman but...I'm still going for Mission Impossible. Fuck the haters, part 3 was badass!
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3:39PM on 10/19/2011

watching the first 8 minutes of dark knight..

was one of the best experiences ive had at the movies. I can rewatch that scene over and over again
was one of the best experiences ive had at the movies. I can rewatch that scene over and over again
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3:18PM on 10/19/2011
It'd be better if it works as a stand alone short that ties into the film.
It'd be better if it works as a stand alone short that ties into the film.
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2:55PM on 10/19/2011

But...

what if I don't want to spoil 9 minutes worth of the next Batman film for myself?
what if I don't want to spoil 9 minutes worth of the next Batman film for myself?
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3:09PM on 10/19/2011
Take a set of ear plugs, close your eyes and let it all drift by.
Take a set of ear plugs, close your eyes and let it all drift by.
3:19PM on 10/19/2011
Ah the old "lalala I'm not listening lalala" approach
Ah the old "lalala I'm not listening lalala" approach
2:38PM on 10/19/2011

Tidbit...

I'm sure Nolan will keep with tradition that he did with the first movie and open the film in IMAX format.
I'm sure Nolan will keep with tradition that he did with the first movie and open the film in IMAX format.
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6:13PM on 10/20/2011
From what I understand, the entire film is being shot in IMAX format.
From what I understand, the entire film is being shot in IMAX format.
2:36PM on 10/19/2011
The #1 reason I went to see I AM LEGEND at IMAX. I was ready to go home after the preview I was so exhilarated.
The #1 reason I went to see I AM LEGEND at IMAX. I was ready to go home after the preview I was so exhilarated.
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2:36PM on 10/19/2011

All love for TDKR, but...

...I'm finding myself extremely excited for MI:4 regardless of whether it has a sneak peak at TDKR. MI:4 is gonna be the best action film of the year. Mark my words. Cruise is on the cusp of a comeback.
...I'm finding myself extremely excited for MI:4 regardless of whether it has a sneak peak at TDKR. MI:4 is gonna be the best action film of the year. Mark my words. Cruise is on the cusp of a comeback.
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2:10PM on 10/19/2011
If it's just the opening scene, I'm down. It worked for me for The Dark Knight. Can't wait for MI:4!
If it's just the opening scene, I'm down. It worked for me for The Dark Knight. Can't wait for MI:4!
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2:01PM on 10/19/2011
I'm definitely pumped to see Dark Knight but 8 min may be a bit too much to reveal with having so much time to wait for the real thing. jmo
I'm definitely pumped to see Dark Knight but 8 min may be a bit too much to reveal with having so much time to wait for the real thing. jmo
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