- Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez, Rob Brown
- Director: Chris Nolan
- Writers: Christopher Nolan, David Goyer, Jonathan Nolan
- Producers: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
- Co Producer: Jordan Goldberg
- Executive Producers: Kevin De La Noy, Benjamin Melniker, Thomas Tull, Michael E. Uslan
- Art Directions: James Hambidge, Naaman Marshall
- Casting: John Papsidera
- Costume Design: Lindy Hemming
- D.O.P.: Wally Pfister
- Editor: Lee Smith
- Makeup: Tristan Versluis
- Music: Hans Zimmer
- Production Designs: Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh
- Set Decoration: Paki Smith
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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Bedfordshire, England; Bucharest, Romania; Inverness, Scotland; Jodhpur, India; London, England; Los Angeles, USA; Pittsburgh, USA
- MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language
- Production Budget: $250 million
- Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, Syncopy
- Production Schedule: 6 May 2011 - November 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "Arguably the most anticipated film of next year by not just geeks but many mainstream filmgoers, Christopher Nolan caps off his superlative Batman trilogy with this final entry which aims to achieve something no superhero franchise has ever done before - deliver a third entry that doesn't suck.
There's still arguments over Tom Hardy's look (and voice) and questions over the true nature of Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard's roles. Others are wondering whether Anne Hathaway's Catwoman can even compete with Michelle Pfieffer's still unforgettable take on the role, and why the events of this film are set eight years after the last.
The first two trailers are strong but not perfect, the early teaser featuring barely any footage while the recent second one's collapsing stadium money shot seems a garishly CG effect in Nolan's otherwise highly practical world.
Still, to me both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" are pretty much the pinnacle of their genre (well ahead of even Marvel's best efforts like X2, Iron Man 1 & Spider-Man 2), here's hoping this will be in the same league."