With the summer blockbuster season in full swing and Comic-Con just around the corner, this is the perfect moment for Warner Bros. to promote its upcoming, much-anticipated “Batman” film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” The first teaser poster is out.
Not that “Dark Knight” really needs that much promotion to begin with, as the frenzy a series of viral videos
believed to be connected with the film proved beyond any doubt some time ago.
puts it, it all starts with a teaser poster – and “The Dark Knight” just got a pretty wicked one.
It doesn’t show much by means of the story or the villains
, or even the main character, but it does its job: it shows that Chris Nolan’s third and last “Batman” film will be, as promised, very gritty, very dark and definitely much more awesome because of it.
The poster, which you can also see attached to the article, shows the Gotham skyscraper outline, as seen from the point of view of a regular man standing in the middle of a street.
There is mayhem all around, with chunks of the towering buildings falling down (or going up?) and not even the small bit of sky visible through it – in the shape of a bat no less – appears promising, because it’s pretty bleak as well.
“It’s bleak. And it’s not just the washed out, black-and-white tones. It appears to suggest that major skyscrapers in Gotham are crumbling to the ground… a stark contrast to bright lights and bustle that was reflected in posters for The Dark Knight,” CinemaBlend writes.
While the first poster obstinately refuses to reveal details about the plot
, fans shouldn’t despair: chances are they will find out more about it come this weekend, when the final “Harry Potter” installment arrives in theaters.
“Hopefully we’ll get even more in the teaser trailers that are supposed to be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 this weekend,” CinemaBlend says.
“And then there’s always Comic-Con, where Warner could continue to generate buzz for a sequel that doesn’t really need it,” the e-zine adds.