New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ TV Spot Reveals Sense Of Humor and Thomas Lennon; Plus Christopher Nolan Comments On Bane’s Voice And A New Trailer
Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
We’ve almost reached single digits in our collective countdown to The Dark Knight Rises. It opens July 20 and with the press tour in full swing, more and more little tidbits and reveals are hitting the Internet. The latest is a brand new TV spot that shows, in the two hour and 45 minute film, there is some real humor. One joke is courtesy of John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and others are from a doctor played by famous comedic actor Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, I Love You, Man) who we didn’t know was in the film. These are both brand new scenes making this, in an odd way, the most spoiler filled clip yet.
Also, Christopher Nolan was recently asked about the change in Bane’s voice from the first IMAX screening of the film’s opening to now and you’ll be surprised at what he said.
Then, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s even a new trailer. Check it all out below.
Here’s the latest, humor filled TV spot for The Dark Knight Rises:
Having just recently watched Batman Begins and The Dark Knight again for the millionth time, don’t forget each film does have humor in it so this shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Though it does kind of suck they ruin that Blake line at the end of the trailer. I wish that had been kept secret more than the Lennon cameo.
Not really. Some things are clarified and cleaned up. But we try to be true. I’m not really a big fan of ADR, so we try to be as true as possible to the recordings we do at the time. …So for the IMAX scenes, because the IMAX cameras are incredibly noisy, you’re then really in a position where what we would do on the set is immediately do a take without running the camera. And that way you’d get [the actors' voices] in the costume, in the physical positions that they’re actually in when they’re performing the scene. And those you can sync up very well to picture.
Of course, “Not really” is a sly way of saying nothing at all and capitalizing on the incorrect wording of the reporter. They should have asked if it was improved, not re-recorded. He likely didn’t re-record, just edited it heavily. “Some things are clarified and cleaned up,” he said.
There’s some more good stuff on IMAX vs. 3D and more in that HitFix piece too.
Finally, here’s the new trailer called Journey posted by Xfinity.
What do you think of Nolan’s comment? Does seeing Thomas Lennon in the film take you out of it? Do you love the new trailer?