The Dark Knight Rises is potentially the most anticipated movie of 2012. With a July 20 release date, fans can hardly wait for a phenomenal finale to Christopher Nolan’s franchise.
The summer is always full of blockbuster hits, and they usually back into about twelve weekends. Opening weekend is usually the biggest for established movies like this, in terms of revenue. With that being the case, other movies don’t want to try to compete with the big blockbusters, so they open on separate weekends. There aren’t many movies that are the sole movie opening in their respective week, but this summer, The Dark Knight Rises is the only one (technically, The Amazing Spider-Man opens the same week as Savages). That should give it a good shot at beating out The Hunger Games as the top movie in 2012, and justify the prediction that is the title of this article.
There is speculation about the plot of The Dark Knight rises, and some even say the Caped Crusader will not survive — whether it be from Bane, Catwoman, or something else. I can already see that there are so many characters’ stories woven into the script that it might even be too much. The Dark Knight Rises cast features about as many stars as you can have. Returning characters include Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Commissionor Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. New cast members include Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake (whom we all know is just a made-up character Nolan threw into the script because he likes Gordon-Levitt so much). And finally Liam Neeson makes his return as Ra’s Al Ghul. Who knows if he will be featured in past memories of Bruce, or if he actually survived the train crash in Batman Begins.
If you know me, you’ll also know how excited I am for Hans Zimmer’s score to the movie. He (and Klaus Badelt) did such an amazing job with the first two that the third one is sure to be a hit.
If you haven’t yet seen a trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, check it out here. And get ready for when “The Legend Ends” July 20!
What are you looking forward to the most in The Dark Knight Rises?
Jack Stewart is a writer for Superhero Legacy