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Film News: Official ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Teaser Trailer Hits Web in HD

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CHICAGOLast Friday, we promised the official “The Dark Knight Rises” teaser trailer would be released online today. And moments ago, it just was in HD quality! Watch it now below!

The official teaser trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” first appeared on Monday afternoon at the film’s official Facebook page and its official Web site at TheDarkKnightRises.com. On July 13, 2011, this same trailer appeared online in bootlegged quality. The video was a bootlegged recording of what appeared before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which opened last Friday.

The trailer above features Gary Oldman’s character. He’s mumbling and lying in a hospital bed. The villain, Bane (Tom Hardy), also appears in the teaser. We also see the epic city imagery of the bat signal that first surfaced on July 11, 2011 in the film’s official teaser poster.

The first official teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises released on July 11, 2011
The first official teaser poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” released on July 11, 2011. Click for a high-resolution version.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

We’re disappointed with this teaser trailer. It feels somber and sleepy. It doesn’t smack you in the face and build excitement as much as previous Batman trailers have. We demand more.

“The Dark Knight Rises” will again star Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Michael Caine as Alfred. The film also stars Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Diego Klattenhoff and Alon Aboutboul. Nestor Carbonell and Daniel Sunjata are currently rumored to be involved.

The film, which is again directed by Christopher Nolan, is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012. “The Dark Knight Rises” is written by David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (characters), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (story) and Jonathan Nolan (screenplay) with original music from Hans Zimmer and cinematography by Wally Pfister.

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