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UPDATED with more pics! Two new TV spots for The Dark Knight Rises remind you of what's coming

May. 24, 2012by: Paul Shirey

With all the highs and lows of the summer movie season already taking effect (and it's still only May!), there's this little movie coming out in July, maybe you've heard of it...called THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.  It stars Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane, amongst other great stars like Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Modine, Liam Neeson, Marion Cotillard, and Gary Oldman. 

Well, if you were suffering from withdrawals or had somehow lost sight of the third and final film in director Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy, then these TV spots are here to remind you of what's in store.

Take in some Bat-awesomeness:

It's interesting how much lighter in tone these two spots are in comparison to the bleak trailers we've seen so far, which paint the film with a serious sense of tension and anxiety, much like a Michael Mann heist film.  I suppose when appealing to a broader audience, via TV, things need to be a bit more...accessible. 

Either way, the spots look great, and it's nice to see a bit of humor in there ("My wife??").  Great stuff.  These TV spots are like another log on the fire to keep the flames, ahem, rising, until the movie smacks the shit out of theaters on July 20, 2012.

Oh, and here's the new pics:

UPDATE: Here are the new images from Empire:

Extra Tidbit: I love that these spots don't spoil a damn thing. Try as you might, there still isn't much of anything to piece together that reveals jack squat in terms of the final outcome of the film. Hats off to ya, WB. Keep it up.
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3:30AM on 05/24/2012
Bane's voice sounds awesome. I know it has been controversial but it sounded great even when it was inaudible. With a character like Bane I can see most directors or actors going with a fierce brute voice. But the voice Hardy gives him actually makes him more intimidating because he actually sounds smart and knows what the hell hes doing instead of just some muscular dude that can fight.
Bane's voice sounds awesome. I know it has been controversial but it sounded great even when it was inaudible. With a character like Bane I can see most directors or actors going with a fierce brute voice. But the voice Hardy gives him actually makes him more intimidating because he actually sounds smart and knows what the hell hes doing instead of just some muscular dude that can fight.
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1:30PM on 05/24/2012
Thats what the Bane Character is "supposed" to be all about. He is supposed to be extremely intelligent, and tactical, and on top of that he has incredible strength. I hate how Bane's image was destroyed some how, into making him a brainless muscle brute.
Thats what the Bane Character is "supposed" to be all about. He is supposed to be extremely intelligent, and tactical, and on top of that he has incredible strength. I hate how Bane's image was destroyed some how, into making him a brainless muscle brute.
5:19PM on 05/24/2012
The Voice is so far the best and most creative aspect of the character. it's so unique and better than any rendition thus far. I love the south american character arc better thus far, as i hate white wash hollywood, but I LOVE this Hardy take better, no lie
The Voice is so far the best and most creative aspect of the character. it's so unique and better than any rendition thus far. I love the south american character arc better thus far, as i hate white wash hollywood, but I LOVE this Hardy take better, no lie
7:27PM on 05/24/2012
@Gcolonna Thats exactly why I love it. In Knightfall his brawn is equal to his brain. A muscle bound genius.
@Gcolonna Thats exactly why I love it. In Knightfall his brawn is equal to his brain. A muscle bound genius.
5:47AM on 05/24/2012
57 days 14 hours and 12 minutes. Goddammit if this isn't the most I've ever anticipated a film release.
57 days 14 hours and 12 minutes. Goddammit if this isn't the most I've ever anticipated a film release.
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10:30AM on 05/24/2012

A war film

That little clip at the end of the second ad...of two fighter jets flying past Gotham, reinforces the vibe I've been getting. 'Begins' was the operatic, deeply personal origin tale. 'Dark Knight' was a sprawling urban crime epic. This is an existential all-out war film. Its the Battle for Gotham, and Batman's a General. Its the last 100 pages of Dark Knight Returns. Its Terminator 2. Its Escape from New York. Its Spartacus.
That little clip at the end of the second ad...of two fighter jets flying past Gotham, reinforces the vibe I've been getting. 'Begins' was the operatic, deeply personal origin tale. 'Dark Knight' was a sprawling urban crime epic. This is an existential all-out war film. Its the Battle for Gotham, and Batman's a General. Its the last 100 pages of Dark Knight Returns. Its Terminator 2. Its Escape from New York. Its Spartacus.
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4:12PM on 05/24/2012
Everything you said. If you look at some of the recent posters of Batman and cops versus Bane and his crew it reminds me a little bit of the riots that happened in London last year.
Everything you said. If you look at some of the recent posters of Batman and cops versus Bane and his crew it reminds me a little bit of the riots that happened in London last year.
8:52AM on 05/24/2012
Anne Hathaway is definitely hot.
Anne Hathaway is definitely hot.
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11:46AM on 05/24/2012

Extra Tidbit May Be False

I have nothing to support this other than a gut feeling... but I kind of feel like these gave away, or at least hinted at some spoilers. Here's my theory based solely on these new vids: As many would suspect Bruce Wayne's back is, in fact, broken. However this not an Act III as would be expected, but rather in Act I. He looks gaunt when talking to Lucius and hobbles while talking to the valet... both of which seem like points that are set up pieces in the 2nd Act (learning about the CatWoman
I have nothing to support this other than a gut feeling... but I kind of feel like these gave away, or at least hinted at some spoilers. Here's my theory based solely on these new vids: As many would suspect Bruce Wayne's back is, in fact, broken. However this not an Act III as would be expected, but rather in Act I. He looks gaunt when talking to Lucius and hobbles while talking to the valet... both of which seem like points that are set up pieces in the 2nd Act (learning about the CatWoman and becoming the Batman once again.) It's only suspicion and intuition that tells me this but it feels like the famous Backbreaking scene isn't a final resolution but rather a pivotal set up which establishes Bane's physical dominance. I could be wrong, but if I'm correct then I believe that it is a master stroke. The word of mouth would be epic on opening weekend if a curveball like this managed to upset the expectations.
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8:19AM on 05/24/2012
These are really great TV spots. The thing that has me most excited is the line "born and raised in hell on earth", referring to Bane - this means we will see some variation of the origin story of Bane serving time in Santa Prisca prison from birth. Also, Bane sounds more and more like Sean Connery every time I hear him - tell me you can't hear the resemblance in "Gotham, this is your liberation!" Not a bad thing though.
These are really great TV spots. The thing that has me most excited is the line "born and raised in hell on earth", referring to Bane - this means we will see some variation of the origin story of Bane serving time in Santa Prisca prison from birth. Also, Bane sounds more and more like Sean Connery every time I hear him - tell me you can't hear the resemblance in "Gotham, this is your liberation!" Not a bad thing though.
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7:50AM on 05/24/2012
"Gotham....this is your liberation!"

Fucking. wow.
"Gotham....this is your liberation!"

Fucking. wow.
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12:35PM on 05/24/2012
Holy Jesus Anne most definitely covers the "hot" aspect of Catwoman exceptionally well.
Holy Jesus Anne most definitely covers the "hot" aspect of Catwoman exceptionally well.
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5:11AM on 05/24/2012
Very true about us not really knowing anything...it's all theory. Loving all of the discussions everywhere I go of how it will pick up after 8 years and of course how it will end. This is all anyone has been talking about in France and the UK. Hoping pre-sale opening night tickets are released soon.
Very true about us not really knowing anything...it's all theory. Loving all of the discussions everywhere I go of how it will pick up after 8 years and of course how it will end. This is all anyone has been talking about in France and the UK. Hoping pre-sale opening night tickets are released soon.
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10:09PM on 05/24/2012
Oh come on, I can not wait any longer.
Oh come on, I can not wait any longer.
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6:33PM on 05/24/2012

Good shit!

Bale definitely looks 8 years older. Also, you actually get the feeling that Gotham needs it's hero back.
Bale definitely looks 8 years older. Also, you actually get the feeling that Gotham needs it's hero back.
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2:50PM on 05/24/2012
BAAAAD AAAASSS...the trailers originally were very underwhelming, but these TV [link] AM STOKED!!!!
BAAAAD AAAASSS...the trailers originally were very underwhelming, but these TV [link] AM STOKED!!!!
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12:51PM on 05/24/2012

I got goosebumps...

While watching the arial shot of dozens of police cars chasing Batpod....That'll be one kickass chase scene!
While watching the arial shot of dozens of police cars chasing Batpod....That'll be one kickass chase scene!
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10:59PM on 05/24/2012
HHHHNNNNNGGGGG..... Can't believe it's so close!!!
HHHHNNNNNGGGGG..... Can't believe it's so close!!!
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2:08PM on 05/24/2012
I'm almost certain the way Wayne was standing while talking to the valet in 2nd spot that he's using a walking stick. Now why on Earth is Wayne suddenly needs help standing? Any guess?
I'm almost certain the way Wayne was standing while talking to the valet in 2nd spot that he's using a walking stick. Now why on Earth is Wayne suddenly needs help standing? Any guess?
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2:44PM on 05/24/2012
um Bane breaks his back like in the comics?
um Bane breaks his back like in the comics?
3:51PM on 05/24/2012
Wow Dude, you actually answered it....Wasn't it a bit obvious the question was a rhetorical one? :D Anyway, yeah offcourse, but the MORE interesting thing is back-breaking won't be happening in the final act as everyone assumed, but way earlier, then him will recover to face off Bane once again....HooAAH!!
Wow Dude, you actually answered it....Wasn't it a bit obvious the question was a rhetorical one? :D Anyway, yeah offcourse, but the MORE interesting thing is back-breaking won't be happening in the final act as everyone assumed, but way earlier, then him will recover to face off Bane once again....HooAAH!!
11:05AM on 05/24/2012
These are so good! Can't wait. IMAX Here I come!
These are so good! Can't wait. IMAX Here I come!
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4:02AM on 05/24/2012
Looks good, but damn Bale is skinny in this.
Looks good, but damn Bale is skinny in this.
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7:49AM on 05/24/2012
He's supposed to be for the story.
He's supposed to be for the story.
11:47AM on 05/24/2012

Time For Redemption.

Great teasers.

I really REALLY hope the final showdown is EPIC. I have a feeling that the ending will be very emotional.
Great teasers.

I really REALLY hope the final showdown is EPIC. I have a feeling that the ending will be very emotional.
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12:20PM on 05/24/2012
The last picture of Nolan looks like even he is confused by his brilliance.
The last picture of Nolan looks like even he is confused by his brilliance.
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1:54PM on 05/24/2012
Ha ha, no doubt
Ha ha, no doubt
8:55AM on 05/24/2012

Fourth pic is spoilerish as fuck

If you have seen the trailers...you never saw who was behind Batman when Bane was comin up to him.
If you have seen the trailers...you never saw who was behind Batman when Bane was comin up to him.
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11:25AM on 05/24/2012
Well, by association with the other trailers, sure. But these TV spots already show you that he "needs to get back in the game", so is it spoiling where shit goes down, perhaps, but what that picture does for me is get me supper excited for that confrontation.
Well, by association with the other trailers, sure. But these TV spots already show you that he "needs to get back in the game", so is it spoiling where shit goes down, perhaps, but what that picture does for me is get me supper excited for that confrontation.
3:54AM on 05/24/2012
Duck Woman strikes again...
Duck Woman strikes again...
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10:30AM on 05/24/2012
I just can't get excited for this.

I think it's relationship to the adolescent occupy movement ruined it for me.
I just can't get excited for this.

I think it's relationship to the adolescent occupy movement ruined it for me.
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