The Dark Knight Rises poster promises A Fire Will Rise

With THE AVENGERS probably running out of steam here in the next few weeks, talks will surely turn to the other big event of the summer, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.  Sure, it was great to see all of our favorite Marvel superheroes together in a Joss Whedon film, but the real treat will be watching Batman take on Bane in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film.  No offense to all the other movies coming out this year, but it’s impossible to compete with a Christopher Nolan Batman film.  Heck, just debating the various rumors about what might happen in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is more fun than actually watching most films.  Don’t believe me?  Pose the theory that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will become Batman at the end of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and watch the sparks fly.

To get us ready for the big day, Warner Bros. has released a “final” one sheet.  I put final in quotations because although this does have credits at the bottom, we can be sure that there will several more posters for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES on the way in the next couple of months.  Before you go complaining that the poster isn’t cool enough, remember that it fits in nicely with the posters for BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT.  So if you hang this poster of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES on your wall next to the others, they should make a nice trio.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Juno Temple.  This is the third and final Batman film for director Christopher Nolan and it opens in theaters on July 20th, 2012.  And I’m not a betting man, but I’d put money on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES beating all of those records that THE AVENGERS has set.

The Dark Knight Rises poster


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