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Dark Knight Rises teaser poster revealed

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by Tom Austin-Morgan

The first teaser poster from the forth-coming Chris Nolan directed Batman film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was released online. As with most things Nolan it gives nothing away apart from the destruction hitting Gotham City with chunks of buildings falling towards the foreground and the tops of the skyscrapers creating the Batman logo in the sky.

This gives away nothing really about the plot of the film, as a good teaser trailer shouldn’t. It certainly throws out a rather doom laden feel though, so get prepared for Gotham’s darkest hour yet some time next year.

The other image released that caught my attention though is this: Tom Hardy as Bane

There’s something about this picture that just makes me want to see him from the front. There’s no Venom injecting pack on his back, but in the Nolan universe some of the comic book elements are removed for a more realistic character. But what intrigues me the most is the mysterious orbs in the background are they the feline eyes of a cat (as Catwoman features in this film), perhaps it is a glimpse of what Bane becomes on Venom or perhaps its just a stylised camera flare? Because, as we all know, nothing is there without a reason. Let the anticipation begin.


Edward Norton slates Marvel over being dropped as The Hulk

Posted in Film, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by Tom Austin-Morgan
Edward Norton has slated Marvel for dropping him from future Hulk film projects. Norton played Bruce Banner in 2008’s ‘The Incredible Hulk, but has not been included in the forthcoming ‘Avengers’ project, which unites Hulk with Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Instead the part will be played by Mark Ruffalo, who has less of a pedigree as a leading man than Norton.
Norton has hit out at the studio calling it “low and dishonest”.

He told The Independent: “I found it a cheap and unnecessary representation that it was about things other than money. They came to me avidly to talk about it and then, at the end of the day, it was just a flat-out business decision.”

He went on to predict that Marvel is “going to have to deal with their own karma.”

Lets hope he doesn’t turn green and (Hulk) smash the studio to pieces before this Summer’s big outings from ‘Captain America’ and ‘Thor’. Both of which have both been given the green light for sequels even before they have been released, or had their cameos in the forthcoming ‘Avengers’ movie, planned for release in 2012.