Batman Ninja Feature

Batman Ninja Bluray

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display like you’ve never seen before.

Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.

The visually stunning Batman Ninja is the creative result of a trio of anime’s finest filmmakers – director Jumpei Mizusaki (Opening Animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann), and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) produced the original movie with Warner Bros. Japan. The script was then reinterpreted and rewritten for English-language distribution by award-winning screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia (Supah Ninjas, Afro Samurai). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) lead an impressive cast as the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively. Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) supply the voices of the antagonist & protagonist’s closest allies – Catwoman and Harley Quinn, respectively – while Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) provides the gruff-yet-sophisticated tones of Gorilla Grodd, a villain who must team with Batman to achieve his own personal agenda. Other voice actors include Bat-family members Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Robin, Adam Croasdell (Reign) as Nightwing and Alfred, and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World) as Red Robin, and the Rogue’s gallery also features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin and Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Two-Face. Doing double duty is Tatasciore as Deathstroke, Strong as Poison Ivy, and Friedle as Red Hood.

“Batman Ninja is an absolute feast for the senses, a stunning spectacle of anime wrapped around a thrill ride of a Batman story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Our partners at Warner Bros. Japan have conjured an impressive addition to the Dark Knight’s canon of entertainment, taking Batman and his friends and foes in an altogether new direction. We can’t wait for fans to see this film.”

BATMAN NINJA ENHANCED CONTENT

Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ and Digital

“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.

“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.

“New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.

BATMAN NINJA, out now on Digital and available on Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ and DVD May 14.

Roll out the red carpet – the Teen Titans are heading to Hollywood!

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.

The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic, and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.

Justice League Trailer Here Now

Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the brand new Thunder trailer for the highly anticipated JUSTICE LEAGUE.

First full Justice League Trailer.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is released in UK Cinemas November 17, 2017.

Adam West and Burt Ward are back as Batman And Robin

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
1960’s style BATMAN is back thanks to this new release by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Batman fans can journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.

PREORDER HERE

It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!

Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.

Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

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People are Just Mad. What do you think their answer to this important question was?

Iron Man Image from  wikia.com
Iron Man Image from wikia.com
Earlier this year we ran a survey on another site I run PopCultureBox. Among other questions about buying habits, age ranges, magazines subscribed to we decided to put in one of the most important questions in geekdom.

Who would win in a fist fight between Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne?

A simple question with a very obvious answer. But the answer actually tells more about the nature of surveys and their influences.

The real answer is obvious. It is of course Bruce Wayne. Although Tony is physically fit he is not a patch on the Dark Knight and his martial arts training and fitness regime. If the question was who would win in a fight between Batman and Iron Man, Iron Man is the obvious answer as quite simply, cybernetics, rockets and repulsor rays beat a metal boomerang and a black cape.

The results from the survey. Out of a total of 283 respondents 148 pumped for Tony. That is over 52%. Quite simply this is stunning as I would expect any group of comic book fans to back up my own opinion on the subject.

My belief is that the survey results comedown to one factor, character popularity. After 3 Iron Man films and the huge Avengers, Tony is by far a much more popular character than The Dark Knight himself. Maybe it goes further. Maybe people are thinking Robert Downey Junior vs Christian Bale.

Despite the fact that the Batman portrait by Bale is actually an amazing piece of cinema, Marvel is beating DC in the comic book movies race hands down at the moment. Should the question have been asked at a different time the results might have been starkly different.

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The Batman Judge Dredd Collection

The Batman Judge Dredd Collection
Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant

Illustrated by Simon Bisley, Cam Kennedy and more

Published by DC Comics and Rebellion

They could have been separated at birth, Batman and Judge Dredd. Both fighting for justice in cities of the future (mutated versions of New York), without superpowers but with a seemingly endless supply of hi-tech kit. But as this new collection illustrates, these distant cousins have come together in several stories for 2000AD.

The book includes five tales, from 1991’s Judgment in Gotham to 1995’s Lobo Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers Vs. Mutants from Hell. Moving between the universes of Mega City One and Gotham City is made possible by the creation of Dimension Belts in the Judges’ Tek Labs. This neat device allows not only the protagonists to visit each other’s worlds, but some of their most notorious nemeses, from Judge Death and Mean Machine to Scarecrow and the Joker.

Writers Alan Grant and John Wagner, whose reputations with both IPC and DC Comics allowed for these crossovers, have great fun with the set up. What could descend into a simple Street Fighter scenario is enlivened considerably by sub plots, psychodrama and dark humour. There is even a vague arc plot running through these tales.

What further elevates these strips, and this collection, is the beautiful art used to visualise the stories. The legendary Simon Bisley painted every panel of Judgment on Gotham, and the experience so exhausted him that the follow ups all had different artists and visual styles. Each gives a different take on Mega City One and Gotham City, and the results are a feast for the eyes. The reproduction here is top class.

The only slight niggle with this book is the lack of context. Original publication dates for the stories (published as stand alone books) are not given, there is no introduction to the collection (surely Wagner has something to say about Batman’s influence on Judge Dredd?) and no insight into the fascinating history of these strips (for that, look no further than Douglas Wolk’s excellent blog at http://dreddreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/batmanjudge-dredd-files.html).

But these are minor omissions in a book so tightly packed with the finest writers and illustrators in modern comics, and two fictional icons of the same. A must-have on every comic fan’s list this Christmas.

Batman vs. Judge Dredd Comic Collection

 
Two of the biggest characters in comic books duke it out in their own iconic cities – more than 20 years since it was first published, the epic Batman vs. Judge Dredd stories are still the most brutal crossovers in comics!
 
“2000 AD” is very proud to be working with DC Comics to co-publish the highly anticipated *”THE BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION”*, which brings together the four team-ups between the Lawman of the Future and the Dark Knight for the first time in a brand new hardback edition, with a fantastic roster of superstar talent, including Simon Bisley and Glenn Fabry.

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Originally released between 1991 and 1998, these epic crossovers – “Judgment on Gotham”, “Vendetta in Gotham”, “The Ultimate Riddle”, and “Die Laughing “- brought the dynamic duo together to fight their ultimate foes. From alien super-fiend Judge Death escaping to Gotham to the Joker teaming up with the Dark Judges to cause mass slaughter in Mega-City One, *”THE BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION “*brilliantly captures the lunacy and non-stop action of these two all-too-similar worlds from either side of the Atlantic.
 
“Judge Dredd “co-creator John Wagner leads a pack of top names, including Alan Grant (“Batman”, “Lobo”), Simon Bisley (“Hellblazer”), Glenn Fabry (“Preacher”, “Hellblazer”), Val Semeiks (“The Demon”, “Lobo”), and Cam Kennedy (“Batman”, “The Light and Darkness War”) – all contained in a cover from “Hellboy “creator Mike Mignola.
 
Published by “2000 AD “in the UK and Ireland, and by DC in North America, this ultimate new edition also includes the hard-to-find meeting between Dredd and psychotic biker Lobo, and deserves a place in the collection of any self-respecting Dredd or Batman fan.
 

The Dark Knight Rises – Preorders Open!

The Dark Knight Rises

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAYTM DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 3rd DECEMBER

Pre-order in the UK from 2nd October HERE

The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset also available on 3rd December

The Dark Knight Rises arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 3rd December. In the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Gotham City is threatened by the masked terrorist Bane, forcing Batman to return from an eight-year absence and fight for his city one more time.

“The Dark Knight Rises” will be available on 2 disc Blu-ray and on single disc DVD The Blu-ray features the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray and in standard definition on DVD. “The Dark Knight Rises” Blu-ray disc takes advantage of the marriage of IMAX and 35mm formats by using the hybrid master to replicate the unique theatrical experience of integrated film formats.  The Blu-ray is also available in limited edition Bat Cowl packaging. Both the Blu-ray and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

Also available on 3rd December, just in time for holiday gift-giving, is “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset,” featuring “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” all in one collection. Available on Blu-ray or standard definition DVD, “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset” will also include a premium book exclusive to the collection, which takes fans deeper into the epic franchise, as well as existing special features.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. “The Dark Knight Rises” also stars Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker; Michael E. Uslan; Kevin De La Noy; Thomas Tull; with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

SYNOPSIS

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.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

BLU-RAY

  • “THE BATMOBILE” DOCUMENTARY: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history.  Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon. (01:00)
  • ENDING THE KNIGHT: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made “The Dark Knight Rises” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.

Production

    • The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
    • Return to the Batcave
    • Beneath Gotham
    • The Bat
    • Batman vs Bane
    • Armory Accepted
    • Gameday Destruction
    • Demolishing a City Street
    • The Pit
    • The Chant
    • The War on Wall Street
    • Race to the Reactor

Characters

    • The Journey of Bruce Wayne
    • Gotham’s Reckoning
    • A Girls Gotta Eat

Reflections

    • Shadows & Light in Large Format
    • The End of A Legend
  • Trailers
  • Art Galleries
  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices

DVD

  • The Journey of Bruce Wayne
  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices

The Dark Knight Rises Review

The Dark Knight Rises

There’s a moment in The Dark Knight which not only feels like a really good comic book scene, but actually transcends it, and becomes better than most of the Batman comics there have been. It’s when The Joker visits Harvey Dent at his hospital bed, and says just the right things to take advantage of Harvey’s broken mind. Everything about that scene is great for long-time fans, not least because of the way it uses well-known characters, but actually reinvents them and ties their fates together.

There are a few scenes like that in The Dark Knight Rises, and this sets it apart from most comic book movies. With most, there’s a sense that if they manage to come pretty close to the comic book at some point, that’s a good thing. One of the most impressive things about Christopher Nolan’s trilogy is that no matter how grittily he portrays the characters, tech and locations, it never loses sight of what’s been best about the comic books themselves. This movie draws mostly from the mid-late nineties run, with elements of the ‘Knightfall’ story as well as a lot of ‘No Man’s Land’.

But, more so than the comics themselves for 95% of the time, the film deals with consequences. Following the end of the previous movie, Bruce has effectively retired, his body shattered from the accumulated damage of crime-fighting and his reputation even more so. In some ways, he’s looking to return, but in other ways, he’s given up. One of the reasons he can’t ignore the events that take place in this film, though, is that in a direct way, he’s responsible for what’s happening. Again, the events of the first two films aren’t just distant memories – they directly inform what’s happening in this one.

This allows for a larger scope to be taken with Batman than has really been taken before – there’s not much need to introduce characters, as we already know the main ones. This frees Nolan up to push the character into somewhat unexplored territory (certainly filmically, and for most of the comics history as well).

This also means that Christian Bale is front-and-centre in this movie, with more interesting things to do than he’s had in a while. Anyone who has seen The Machinist knows that Bale can play withdrawn and haunted like few others, and he plays Bruce as such a recluse in the early parts of the film that it’s difficult to see how he can end up donning the costume again.

Tom Hardy plays Bane as Batman’s threatening shadow, with a huge arrogance to go along with his brutality. He’s bordering on camp at times, but is a hugely fun villain, if (and stop me if you’ve heard this one) somewhat incomprehensible at times.

Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway wins over a huge amount of her nay-sayers with a confident, winning performance, which combines sexiness with pragmatism. The slow build to her appearance in full costume means that the character never feels as ludicrous as she really should – a trick that Nolan also used with Batman in the first film.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt continues his slow climb towards the a-list, with a strong performance in a role that gets a lot to do, but never feels completely fleshed out. Marion Cotillard is charismatic, but probably would have benefitted from more screen-time to flesh out her character.

Meanwhile, if you liked Gary Oldman and Michael Caine in the first two films, you’re probably going to like them here. Caine gets to be emotional, and Oldman gets to be angry and frustrated, and otherwise, they’re continuing doing what they’ve been doing so far in the series.

The film looks amazing, as is to be expected from a movie from Christopher Nolan (especially with Wally Pfister behind the camera), and while Hans Zimmer’s score can be a little overbearing at times, it continues the huge quality of the series so far.

This isn’t to say that the film doesn’t have its flaws. There are continuity issues and plot points that it seems jaw-dropping that they’ve been missed. There are actions that happen purely to advance the plot, and there are a couple of scenes that end up feeling like a cop-out.

However, your mileage will vary on this. You may find that the flaws in it irritate you too much, or you may find they’re something you barely notice. For this reviewer, there’s a scene involving a trial that perfectly displays the kind of comic book movie that nobody thought we’d ever get. And this means that the positives outweigh the negatives completely, and while the flaws irritate, they don’t destroy.

LEGO Batman 2 / DC Superheroes Video Game

LEGO Batman 2 Gotham City Open World Trailer

“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes”?is an Action-Adventure game set within the Batman universe, and filled with LEGO versions of heroes and villains from the?”Batman”?comic series, working together/against those from the?”Justice League”?comic series. The game is a standalone follow-up to 2008’s?”Lego Batman”, and features a wealth of heroes and villains, an engrossing storyline, in-game dialogue, classic LEGO video game play that includes a co-op support, family-friendly action and in-game gadgets, vehicles and super hero abilities.
This Limited Edition includes a mini build set with the exclusive?*Lex Luthor mini toy*. This collectible character is not available in any Lego sets.Join Forces to Save Gotham from Enemies United Against It
In?”Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos”, calamity strikes as the Joker forms an alliance with Lex Luthor. The result is a uniting of the world’s greatest villains from across the DC Comics universe, hell bent on tearing down Gotham City, brick by brick. Thankfully Batman and Robin are able to form their own unit for good with members of the Justice League. Additional heroes available in the game include Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more. The game contains light-hearted content featuring Batman flavored action, mixed with classic LEGO block gameplay. Players utilise a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing, and must master a range of gadgets in order to triumph. True to the beloved LEGO video game play,”Lego Batman 2: DC Super Hereos”?contains contains both single player and co-op gameplay options.Key Game Features
* *The Melding of Video Game and Toy Lines*?-?”LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes”?complements the brand new, recently released LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
* *Heroes and Villains Galore*?- The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO video game action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
* *Classic LEGO Video Game Co-op Play*?-?”LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes”?builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in the best-selling LEGO video game to date
* *Lighthearted Action*?- The game further extends and combines both the?”Batman”?and LEGO video game experiences to create very fun gameplay.
* *Exciting Vehicles and Gadgets*?- Explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, players are able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman’s Power Suit and Robins’ Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including Superman’s flight, super-breath and heat vision abilities.

The Dark Knight Rises – Concludes Christopher Nolan?s Batman trilogy

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Christian Bale (?The Fighter?) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar? winner Marion Cotillard (?La Vie en Rose?), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar? winner Michael Caine (?The Cider House Rules?) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar? winner Morgan Freeman (?Million Dollar Baby?) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on ?Batman Begins? and the record-breaking blockbuster ?The Dark Knight.? The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Behind the scenes, ?The Dark Knight Rises? reunites the director with several of his longtime collaborators, all of whom worked together on the ?The Dark Knight.? The creative team includes director of photography Wally Pfister, who recently won an Oscar? for his work on Nolan?s ?Inception?; production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Lee Smith; and Oscar?-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (?Topsy-Turvy?). In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould, who both won Oscars? for the effects in ?Inception,? supervised the visual and special effects, respectively. The music is composed by Oscar? winner Hans Zimmer (?The Lion King?).

In helming the film, Christopher Nolan is utilizing 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 partially shot with IMAX cameras.
The locations span three continents and include the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, as well as sites in India, England and Scotland.

?The Dark Knight Rises? is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures. Slated for release beginning July 20, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The Dark Knight Rises is released Summer 2012

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