Remember July 2012? The Internet was abuzz about a little film called The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy. After an unprecedented amount of hype and anticipation, the actual release of the film started an unstoppable furor of online discussion regarding the details of the plot. Many forgave plot holes in favor of Nolan’s cinematic eye. Others denied their existence. But many people harped on ever little inconsistency and WTF moment that occurs in the film, to the rage/delight of other fans.

But that was months ago and even with the film hitting Blu-ray Tuesday, most of us have calmed way down and moved onto the next thing. (Maybe Star Wars Episode VII.) Leave it to the Honest Trailer team at ScreenJunkies to reopen old wounds, though, with their hilarious and brutal “honest trailer” for The Dark Knight Rises. Five minutes that’ll either make you laugh out loud, or throw your computer across the room. Read More »

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After only seven movies, Christopher Nolan has elevated himself to Hollywood royality. Actually, he probably did it after five movies, but there’s no doubt he’s on a short list of the best in the business. That makes not only his opinions important, but his projects doubly so. He’s currently promoting the home release of his latest movie, The Dark Knight Rises, but the filmmaker’s got another major movie he produced - Man of Steel - coming out in a few months as well. The success of that film will make or break whether or not Warner Bros. decides to go ahead with a Justice League movie. These are, obviously, all topics we’re curious to know Nolan’s thoughts on.

After the jump, read some quotes from the filmmaker on each of those topics as well as his polarizing ending to The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »

With The Dark Knight Rises out on Blu-ray today, there’s lots of Batman in this edition of Superhero Bits. Want to watch multiple behind the scenes clips from the movie? How about a bunch of new images? Would Anne Hathaway want to do a Catwoman spin-off? Does Michael Caine like the end of the film? In non-Batman bits, how does Jamie Foxx describe Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? What does Patrick Stewart know about X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is Eddie Redmayne interested in Guardians of the Galaxy? Where does James Badge Dale rank his Iron Man 3 villain? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

Want to watch more behind the scenes videos and see images from The Dark Knight Rises? How does an ABC executive describe Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.? Is Ian McKellen excited to return for X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does a Man of Steel prototype type offer a hint at one of the film’s battles? Has James Gunn commented on his recent controversy? What does the playfield look like for that Avengers pinball machine? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

(Spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow.)

When a recent rumor cropped up that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been tapped to play the new Batman in Justice League, it seemed like a logical narrative extension of The Dark Knight Rises. The end of the film set up Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake as a successor to Bruce Wayne, so it only made sense that the character would carry over into Warner Bros.’ efforts at a DC cinematic universe.

However, Nolan says that was never really his intention — that he left the door open on his way out of Gotham for thematic reasons, not for studio franchise purposes. In a thoughtful new interview, Nolan discussed why, exactly, The Dark Knight Rises ended as it did and what the Batman meant to him. Hit the jump to read on.

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How can you appear in Captain America: The Winter Solider? Want to watch videos of Mother Russia training for Kick-Ass 2? Does Marion Cotillard regret lying about her role in The Dark Knight Rises? Where can you see more behind the scenes images and clips from the Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray? Has a dangerous stunt from the set of Thor: The Dark World been captured on video? Who did Joe Carnahan want to cast as Daredevil? Is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shooting outside the United States? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

(Spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow.)

Christian Bale may have completed his arc as Batman with The Dark Knight Rises, but the ending of the trilogy left the door open for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to take over as the Caped Crusader. Now, it looks like that’s exactly what’s about to happen.

A new report indicates that Gordon-Levitt will “absolutely” appear in the planned Justice League as the new Batman — and in fact, may even appear as the character as early as next year’s Man of Steel. More details after the jump.

Update: The actors reps told Hollywood.com that the story is untrue. Wouldn’t be the first time a story like this has been denied by official sources, only to turn out to be true. (See also the nature of JGL’s role in The Dark Knight Rises.) So stay tuned for more detail. For now, the original text of this story is below.

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The Blu-ray for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises is mere days away and, with its imminent arrival, the lid has been blown off the once-secretive production. Tons of behind the scenes photos and videos have been pouring online, showing stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and more making the final Batman film. There are even interviews with crew members and more, all to help promote the disc which hits shelves December 4.

After the jump, we’ve pulled together some of the better material currently available including images from the Bane vs. Batman fight, videos focusing on the football explosion, Catwoman, Tom Hardy’s transformation and more.  Read More »

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