July 10, 2012

Don’t Miss This ‘Dark Knight Rises’ 13-minute Featurette! (VIDEO)

The latest tease from Warner Bros. for The Dark Knight Rises is a super-long 13-minute featurette that takes us behind the scenes during some of the most spectacular special effects we’ve seen so far during the trailers and clips that have been released.

The first half of this featurette brings us many new scenes from the film, along with commentary from the cast and crew giving us some interesting hints about the plot and development of the overall Batman story. We already know that this is the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Several of the cast members comment on the fact that this is truly the end and that it will take a turn that few of us expect. Is this seriously hinting at the death of the caped crusader? Surely not.

In the second half of this featurette we get an inside look at some of the sets, like the updated bat cave as well as the new bat flying vehicle. We also get a look at some of the special effects such as the destruction of the football stadium that we’ve all seen in the various clips. It’s interesting to note that the stadium used for the Gotham Rogues is actually the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stadium. So check out the featurette in its entirety below (it’s worth it) and let us know what you think in the comments!

Official Trailer:

Official Synopsis:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

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