The Dark Knight Rises Movie

The Legend Ends

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Who's Involved:

Juno Temple, Christopher Nolan, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Josh Pence, Tom Hardy, David S. Goyer, Daniel Sunjata, Jonathan Nolan, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Joey King, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Emma Thomas, Brett Cullen, Chuck Roven, Tom Conti

Release Date:

Friday, July 20, 2012 Nationwide

intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language
Runtime: 2 hrs, 45 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

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Who stars in The Dark Knight Rises: Cast List

... Bruce Wayne / Batman

The Pale Blue Eye, Amsterdam  

... Alfred

Interstellar, Bewitched  

... Jim Gordon

Kung Fu Panda 2, Hunter Killer  

... Bane

Venom 3, The Bikeriders  

... Selina Kyle / Catwoman

Sesame Street, One Day  

... John Blake

Pinocchio, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley  

... Miranda Tate

Allied, Dolittle  

Venom 3, Magic, Magic  

... Young Ra's Al Ghul

Fun Size, Draft Day  

Fast Charlie, The LEGO Movie  

... Special Forces

Small Town Crime, The Devil Wears Prada  

... Nixon

Oppenheimer, Hard Miles  

Who's making The Dark Knight Rises: Crew List

A look at the The Dark Knight Rises behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Christopher Nolan last directed Oppenheimer and Tenet. The film's writer David S. Goyer last wrote Terminator: Dark Fate and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Christopher Nolan
Chuck Roven
Emma Thomas

Production: What we know about The Dark Knight Rises?

Key Facts

  1. The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

    In helming the film, Christopher Nolan utilized IMAX cameras even more extensively than he did on The Dark Knight, which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was even partially shot with the large-format cameras.

    The Dark Knight Rises will be presented on 70-millimeter film in 102 IMAX 15/70mm locations worldwide. Christopher Nolan stated, "Having shot almost half the picture with large-format IMAX film cameras, it is very important to me that we show The Dark Knight Rises in the IMAX film format wherever possible. Audiences everywhere should be assured that every presentation of the film will be of the highest standard—having benefited from the clarity and depth IMAX cameras offer. However, these 102 screens will showcase the original IMAX film photography in its optimum form, and I hope anyone who has an opportunity to experience the film in these theatres will seek it out."

Filming Timeline

  1. 2012 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2012 - March: The film was set to Post-Production  status.

    Nolan presented Warner Bros. his first cut of the movie

  3. 2011 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.

    THR reported that Nolan is editing the movie in December and will show the studio a cut in a couple of months.

  4. 2011 - May: The film was set to Production  status.
  5. 2010 - November: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production is expected to begin April 4, 2011.

  6. 2009 - August: The film was set to Development  status.
  7. 2009 - August: The film was set to Announced  status.
  8. 2009 - August: The film was set to Development  status.
  9. 2008 - October: The film was set to Concept  status.

The Dark Knight Rises Release Date: When was the film released?

The Dark Knight Rises was a Nationwide release in 2012 on Friday, July 20, 2012. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Grassroots, The Well-Digger's Daughter and Hara-Kiri.

The Dark Knight Rises DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Dark Knight Rises was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 .

Q&A Asked about The Dark Knight Rises

Jan. 24, 2012
Who are the villains?
Feb. 21, 2012 Bane and Catwoman
Jan. 24, 2012
Is Robin in this movie?
Feb. 23, 2012 Christopher Nolan has said that he would not put Robin in his Batman movies. However, there was a hint about Robin in the trailer.

Dec. 20, 2011
Does Batman / Bruce Wayne die in this film?
Dec. 21, 2011 This is a popular question, but clearly one that involves spoilers and plot secrets that should not be available until the movie comes out.
Dec. 20, 2011
Is this really the last Batman movie or is it just a conclusion to this trilogy?
Feb. 21, 2012 As examples, look at what happened with the Spider-Man and Bourne movie.
Feb. 21, 2012 The president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group told Los Angeles Time that the studio wants a Justice League movie and "have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is."

Dec. 21, 2011 It is the end of the trilogy. Christopher Nolan and Chritian Bale have both stated that they will not participate in another Batman movie. Warner Bros. has not confirmed their plans for Batman, but given the history of other successful film franchises, it seems likely that there would eventually be another Batman movie with a new director and cast.
Dec. 18, 2011
Who is John Blake?
Feb. 27, 2012 Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) is playing a cop named John Blake. There is speculation the name could be an alias.

Mar. 28, 2012
What about DC's Justice League?
Mar. 28, 2012 See the profile linked below for updates.

Apr. 1, 2012
Is this movie in 3D?
Apr. 4, 2012 No.
Jan. 22, 2012
Was the big fight really in Chicago? At what locations did they film?
Feb. 23, 2012 Unlike with The Dark Knight, Rises did not film in Chicago. Locations include Scotland and England, UK; Pittsburge, Los Angeles, NYC; Romania; India.

Dec. 25, 2011
What was the budget?
Feb. 23, 2012 Estimated production budget is $250 million

Jan. 16, 2012
Who is producing it?
Feb. 23, 2012 Producers include Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas. Production studios include Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, Legendary and Syncopy.
Dec. 23, 2011
Does Batman wear a new bat suit?
Feb. 23, 2012 It appears the same. There are photos of Batman in the photo gallery to compare.

Jan. 15, 2012
Is there going to be a Teen Titans movie?
Feb. 23, 2012 See the Teen Titans movie profile for more information.

Feb. 29, 2012
Is it true that Christopher Nolan is making a Superman movie?
Mar. 1, 2012 Yes, although he is a producer not the director. See the Superman profile.

Jan. 31, 2012
Is there any talk of the Joker in this film?
Jan. 25, 2012
Does Bane break Batman's back?
Feb. 7, 2012
The character Ra's al Ghul is in this movie, but is he just in memories or he is still alive?
Jan. 2, 2012
Does Bane die?
Jan. 22, 2012
What are Bane's powers in this film?
Jan. 31, 2012
As many consider Catwoman to be a borderline criminal, is Bane be the only full fledged criminal in this movie?
Dec. 18, 2011
When will they release the 6-7 minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises?
Dec. 24, 2011
Does Warner Bros. have a list of directors they have in mind helm a new series of Batman films? And who?
Dec. 26, 2011
Does the Batwing appear in this movie?
Jan. 23, 2012
Wouldn't it be cool if they had all the old Batman actors cameo?
Feb. 6, 2012
Why is Jim Gordan in the hospital bed?
Dec. 22, 2011
Is there a new improved bat cave?
Dec. 29, 2011
Jim Gordon's kids were in The Dark Knight. Will they be in this film?
Jan. 18, 2012
What year is the film set in?
Jan. 18, 2012
Do you think anyone could ever possibly top the Nolan-Batman films?
Feb. 25, 2012
Is Harley Quinn / Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel in this movie?
Feb. 29, 2012
Does Alfred die in this film?

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