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New Dark Knight Rises Images Show Batman’s Chest, Bane’s Face

Entertainment Weekly not only scored Batman as its cover boy for next week’s issue, but also a trio of new photos showing of aspects of the film we haven’t quite seen before, at least not officially.

First off, the cover gives a good, detailed view of what Batman’s costume looks like. EW also talked with with franchise star Christian Bale, who admitted to feeling the pressure for this movie to live up to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

“I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure,” he said. “And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work.”

In the issue, director Christopher Nolan also addresses whether audiences will be able to understand Tom Hardy’s muffled Bane in the final cut: “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”

The Dark Knight Rises, which opens July 20, also stars Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

UPDATE: Courtesy of Comic Book Movie, we’ve added two scans from the EW issue.


  • Jacob

    “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane
    is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished
    film people will be very entertained by him.”

    Translated: Stfu about it already.

    Also, I reeaaaalllly don’t like Nolan’s Batsuit. But then, I haven’t liked any of the movie’s batsuits. Hopefully the next movie takes a page from the Arkham games. That’s a realistic batsuit done right.

  • Lewis4510

    The design of the batsuits are about the only thing I’ve liked about Nolan’s Batman everyhting else, meh.


    I like that the utility belt finally has…ermm..utilities hanging offa it.

  • Statham

    Jesus, is Nolan REALLY still having to justify himself to the people who were watching a shitty ripped-off copy on their computer? The guy’s lines were clearly audible. You could easily tell what he was saying in the trailer and the six minute prologue.

  • Roy Drage

    This Batman looks more like iron man with all the armor & gadgets.  All those spandex & metalic muscles they have been using since the first movie with Michael Keaton are a joke.  I hope if they ever reboot this franchise they finally get a bodybuilder that can act decently and fight excellently and get rid of all the armor junk and go back to the basics with this character.  Sandy Corolla had the perfect vision but Hollywood just shuns the bodybuilders.  But hey, they got what they deserve with the Conan reboot.

  • mike payton

    Yeah. how dare all of us all love and support an intelligently written superhero movie, starring some of the most talented Oscar-winners of our time? Bah. Humbug to you Nolan. Humbug I say!!

  • Patrick Keely

    I’m really looking forward to this movie.  Bane was a fantastic villain when he first broke Batman’s back (Bane was the only good part of that series, after that he wasn’t used properly until Secret Six).  I cannot wait for the fight between Batman and Bane, it’ll be nice to see a villain that can go toe to toe with him.

  • lead_sharp

    No, you couldn’t you poor deluded Nolanite. The audience at the TEST screening where just as baffled. Even the bits you could make out still sounded awful, not something I want to listen to for 2 plus hours.

    The suits becoming increasingly fiddly, on the whole I’ll be glad when it’s all over.

  • Mike

    People who complain about the suit are stupid. It looks
    fantastic. You have to remember that it is a military armoured suit manufactured
    by Wayne Enterprises and designed for combat/warfare. All those details on the
    suit (the metal plates etc) are arranged in such a way as to maximize functionality
    and mobility. Without that armour he could be killed by anyone with a knife or
    a gun. If Batman did not have body armour he would not last a week fighting

    The idea of using a body builder is ridiculous, how on Earth
    will a body builder have the agility and speed necessary to take on criminals
    in the street. Batman is not just supposed to be strong he is supposed to be
    agile and fast. Bale is perfect as batman.

  • Jacob

    “Without that armour he could be killed by anyone with a knife or
    a gun”

    Batman is currently vulnerable to those. The suit he got in TDK was lighter and allowed him to move faster, but made guns and knives much more effective.

  • Roy Drage

    Its people that want to ground everything to real life explanations in a fantasy medium the ones who are stupid.  First no matter how well designed an armor suit is it is going to hinder movement and second the beauty of this FANTASY is a guy going unarmed and taking all these guns with weapons by naked force, skill and a few unique weapons of his own design.  Are you going to invalidate all the Bruce Lee and kung Fu movie just because you want shiny and metallic in screen,pfah, give me a break.

    And many bodybuilders have agility and speed, that’s a misconception but again you are slaving an extremely fantastical & visual medium to reality.  Bale was perfect for the first Batman, he even looked bulky and could even have worn a non armor dress and look the part but for the last two movies he has been looking much older and slim. 

  • Roy Drage

    So what?  Have you seen the latest Greg Capullo Batman where he is wearing like 12 knifes in his back and shoulders and still giving a good fight, that’s my Batman, not the one that looks more like he is wearing a modernized medieval amor plate because he won’t bear split a nail on a fight.

  • Jacob

    >.> Did you mean to reply to me? Because I agree. I was just pointing out a problem with the other users argument.

  • Roy Drage

    Sorry Jacob, not to you, that was directed at the quote from the other poster, my bad.

  • thesnappysneezer

    I will agree with this, in theaters, it was easily understandable.

  • Jacob

    ^_^ I was like “whhaaaa” it wasn’t adding up. Capullo’s Batman is the shit, though.

  • J P

    It doesn’t really matter, you all would complain about something no matter what.

  • Wyatt Samuel K

    How dare you say that!!

    (sarcasm and irony intended)