Without a doubt, Nolan’s final piece of the rebooted Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises is shaping up to be one of 2012′s biggest hitters! When the trailer hit the web way back in December 2011, the feeling was that this would be THE blockbuster of the year. Long-awaited, way over-due, hotly anticipated! You remember right?
And it was all plain sailing, that was until the Prometheus trailer waltzed in and blew every other upcoming movie out of the atmosphere. From then on, the viral campaign for the Alien prequel/not prequel has gone global and that train does not look like slowing down until Prometheus hits cinemas in June.
So what of The Dark Knight Rises? The choice of Anne Hathaway to play Selina Kyle/Catwoman is BTTF’s biggest gripe and an odd casting to say the least. She is a great actress, but Nolan’s bat-movies have always had a real grittiness about them that Hathaway’s looks just don’t match. Perhaps Nolan is going for a contrast? Who knows!
The question is… Do we still trust Christopher Nolan to deliver a piece that will top this epic trilogy? He has given himself such a huge challenge with the success of The Dark Knight. Trilogies never seem to end the way the audience want them too, with the exception of the Bourne series perhaps…
The Hunger Games has certainly set the bar for the rest of the summer and we will see how Avengers Assemble fares as it opens in the UK this week! (excited much?)
In Nolan We Trust?