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Optimism and Cynicism In ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight’

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In the weeks leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, there were a lot of debates over the relative merits of Joss Whedon's Avengers film and TDKR's predecessor, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight...

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Bane’s Vest From ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Actually Had An Origin Story

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Opinions about The Dark Knight Rises are a little bit mixed here at ComicsAlliance, but I think we can all agree that Tom Hardy's swaggering, vest-tugging portrayal of Bane is a delight. Still, there are more than a few questions left about Bane in the film, and not just about where he received his obvious Broadway musical training...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Audio Comparison Confirms Bane Voice Altered for Final Film

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So that's one Internet discussion we can put to rest. I mean, I know it's tempting fate to say that, but the evidence is conclusive: Bane's voice was indeed modified between early screenings of The Dark Knight Rises' prologue late last year and the film that was released earlier this month...

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Sound and Fury: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Against Theme and Story

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Each of Christopher Nolan's Batman films opens with a quiet, singular image forming the unmistakeable bat symbol. They're cinematic palate cleansers before the business of Batman begins in earnest. In Batman Begins, it is a sky full of bats; in The Dark Knight, it is a wall of flames; but the opening image of The Dark Knight Rises is notable for two reasons: the bat symbol appearing from cracking ice is muddy, only there if you look for it, and it is overlaid with the film's opening lines of dialogue...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Novelization Hints At The Joker’s Fate

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While everyone knows the tragic truth behind why Heath Ledger's Joker does not appear in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, it has not stopped some viewers and critics from asking why the fictional villain himself was in no way accounted for in Christopher Nolan's latest sequel, given his monumental role in The Dark Knight...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan’s Parting Shot to Batman

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On sale now from Harry N. Abrams is The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy, a 300-page hardcover book whose contents should be evident from its title. Written by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy and featuring design by Chip Kidd, the book also contains a touching forward by the trilogy's director, co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan in which he bids farewell to the friends, collaborators and characters that changed his career and inspired the imaginations of so many moviegoers...

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Logic and Symbolism In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Proceed at your own risk!

It probably won't surprise anyone to learn that I liked The Dark Knight Rises quite a bit. I was, after all, part of the team here at ComicsAlliance that wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 words about how much I loved Nolan's last Batman film, and I walked out of this one feeling satisfied with both the direction and the execution of the final chapter of his trilogy...

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ComicsAlliance Staff Reactions to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ [Spoilers]

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While a more traditional, multi-part Cinematic Batmanology analysis of The Dark Knight Rises is certainly forthcoming, the majority of ComicsAlliance contributors walked away from the film with thoughts and feelings...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan Releases Statement on Colorado Shooting

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Last Friday, just after midnight, a masked gunman opened fire in a crowded cinema of moviegoers who'd lined up to see the early morning screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colorado...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ IMAX Posters, New Christopher Nolan Photos, Retrospective Video

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Anyone familiar with the career of Christopher Nolan is aware of the Dark Knight director's fondness for the ultra high fidelity IMAX film format, in which he shot over one hour of his new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises...

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