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Jaeger-LeCoultre continues its presence in the Dark Knight trilogy in the blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises” which released July 20th in the United States. In the film, the character of Bruce Wayne, philanthropist and billionaire industrialist, wears the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Date. The Reverso, iconic Swiss watch first created in 1931, has been part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, continuing its long association with the Batman franchise. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight Legend with a custom Reverso watch. The watch is equipped with a flippable case that is stamped with the iconic Dark Night logo, while the front is outfitted with an art-deco inspired black dial. In July, for fans of the series, Jaeger-LeCoultre will display the original Reverso in its Geneva, London, Los Angeles, and Hong-Kong boutiques.
Being Batman comes at a cost. Not just the physical and emotional toll, mind you. We’re talking money. Dollar signs. Big bucks. Make no mistake — in the case of the Caped Crusader, extraordinary wealth is absolutely a superpower. The clever folks at MoneySupermarket.com have put together an equally clever infographic featuring the “Dark Knight Rises” hero and all of his wonderfully expensive toys, showing you just how much money goes into each and every item in Batman’s arsenal. The short version: protecting Gotham City is not a cheap gig.
Another little Batman related tid-bit I came across came from my curiosity as to the exact landscape of Gotham city. Not anymore. This map details every street corner and neighborhood of the city that Batman protects.
We are just over a month away from The Dark Knight Rises hitting theaters July 20, director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman adventure. AMC Theaters announced today they are hosting The Dark Knight Marathon on Thursday, July 19, where fans can watch Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in theaters before the midnight debut of The Dark Knight Rises. Take a look at these banners for the marathon, and read on for more details.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 11 at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT). It hasn’t been announced how much this three-movie marathon will cost, or what time each movie is starting. Marvel Studios teamed up with AMC for a similar marathon last month, showing all of the Marvel movies in a row before the midnight premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers, Of which I was a part…
These wonderful Dr.Seuss-inspired Batman character portraits were done by Australia-based illustrator DrFaustusAU.
There is a man who lives in a cave.
He is dark and broody and brave.
He wears a funny little hat.
And dresses up like a big bad bat.
If Gotham is in trouble
He’s there on the double.
All around there are nasties and louts.
But taking out the trash
Is what Batman is all about.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced the launch of a special Batman-themed “Tumbler Tour” to promote the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.
Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the July 20th release will have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod, which are rolling out on a coast-to-coast tour, sponsored by Mountain Dew and IMAX.
Both the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod have served as high-powered modes of transportation for Batman in Christopher Nolan’s earlier blockbusters–with the Tumbler first appearing in Batman Begins, and the Bat-Pod being introduced in The Dark Knight. They will both be featured in different ways in Christopher Nolan’s hugely anticipated finale to his Batman trilogy.
Leading up to the opening of the film, the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod will be making their way across North America, appearing in the following cities and towns:
Anne Hathaway has been cast as Catwoman, a.k.a. Selina Kyle, in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. Hathaway, who is also hosting the Oscars this year, might seem a little cutesy for the traditionally sexy role, which has been played by bombshells Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry in the past. But better Hathaway than other actresses in consideration for the role, such as Keira Knightley (not right at all) and Jessica Biel (even worse). The real question, of course, is how will Hathaway match up to her predecessors. I can’t wait to see some pictures of the costume.
Bane going to be played by Tom Hardy in “The Dark Knight Rises,” contrary to persistent rumors. Hardy, who was Christopher Nolan’s first new hire for his last Batman movie’s cast, is on board for Bane and to say that I’m pumped about this casting is nothing short of an understatement, if you’ll forgive the pun. For those of you who aren’t terribly familiar with Bane, Bane is an escaped convict from an island prison in South America and a supervillain. Bane has abnormal strength as a result of having had experiments with a derivative of the drug Venom performed on him.
Many, many people have been expecting some sort of Batman/Superman team up, much like the recently announced Avengers movie. But, according the Christopher Nolan, that’s not necessarily going to be the case.
There was a lot of excitement a few months back when Nolan’s name was mentioned as the “godfather” of a Superman reboot at Warner Bros., and speaking on the decision for the first time, Nolan told Boucher that his involvement with the Superman franchise came about from them having reached an impasse on what to do with their third Batman film and David Goyer having an idea of what could be done with the Man of Steel:
“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman. I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.
As mentioned previously, Nolan would act as a producer for another director, which has yet to be determined as they develop the script. From there, Nolan’s involvement may be similar to Peter Jackson’s on District 9 as he moves onto the third Batman film. He didn’t have a lot more to say about the Superman reboot except that he did have an appreciation for what Singer tried to do in connecting his film to those of Richard Donner:
“A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do.”
It’s suggested that like his two Batman movies, the Superman story will take place in a world where Superman is the only superhero, so one probably can’t expect this Superman to meet Christian Bale’s Batman or either character to be involved with a future Justice League movie.
“Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other,” Nolan told them.
Eventually, the Nolans and Goyer got over the earlier impasse with a second Batman sequel, and things are certainly moving forward on that third movie. Nolan wouldn’t confirm any of the dozens of internet rumors about who might play the villain but he did say:
“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story, and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story. We have a great ensemble, that’s one of the attractions of doing another film, since we’ve been having a great time for years.”
There have even been massive hints, like the few frames in ‘I Am Legend’ in which a poster is displayed with the classic mashup logo. But according to the big guns, it won’t be so. (Sorry Reg)