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The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises poster
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas
Christopher Nolan
Charles Roven
Starring

Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Gary Oldman
Anne Hathaway
Tom Hardy
Marion Cotillard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Morgan Freeman

Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release July 20, 2012
Running time 165 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $250–300 million
Gross revenue $1,084,439,099
Preceded by The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 British-American superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy, and it is the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of his allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), a sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a mercenary bent on destroying Gotham City. Drawn back into action by new threats facing the city, an older Bruce Wayne is forced to come out of retirement and become Batman once again.

Christopher Nolan was initially hesitant about returning to the series for a second time, but agreed to come back after developing a story with his brother and Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Nolan drew inspiration from Bane's comic book debut in the 1993 "Knightfall" storyline, the 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns, and the 1999 storyline "No Man's Land". Filming took place in various locations, including Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan used IMAX cameras for much of the filming, including the first six minutes of the film, to optimize the quality of the picture. A variation of the Batplane termed "The Bat", an underground prison set, and a new Batcave set were created specifically for the film. As with The Dark Knight, viral marketing campaigns began early during production to help promotion. When filming concluded, Warner Bros. refocused its campaign: developing promotional websites, releasing the first six minutes of the film, screening theatrical trailers, and sending out information regarding the film's plot.

The Dark Knight Rises premiered in New York City on July 16, 2012. The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on July 19, 2012, and in North America and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2012. Upon release it received a positive critical response and grossed over $1.081 billion worldwide. It is currently the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time, the third-highest-grossing film of 2012, and the third-highest-grossing superhero film of all time.

Cast

External links

Batman
Films

Batman (1943)Batman and RobinBatman (1966)Batman (1989)Batman ReturnsBatman ForeverBatman & RobinBatman BeginsThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight RisesBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeThe Lego Batman Movie

Characters

Alfred PennyworthBatmanCatwomanJokerMr. FreezePenguinPoison IvyRiddlerRobinTwo-FaceGotham City

Christian Bale films

American Psycho (2000)  · Batman Begins (2005)  · Terminator Salvation (2009)  · Out of the Furnace (2013)  · The Dark Knight (2008)  · The Dark Knight Rises (2012)  · American Hustle (2013)  ·

Michael Caine films

Miss Congeniality (2000)  · Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)  · Batman Begins (2005)  · The Dark Knight (2008)  · Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)  ·

Gary Oldman films

Hannibal (2001)  ·

Morgan Freeman films

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)  · The Shawshank Redemption (1994)  · Bruce Almighty (2003)  · Batman Begins (2005)  · Evan Almighty (2007)  · The Dark Knight (2008)  · Conan the Barbarian (2011)  · The Dark Knight Rises (2012)  · Last Vegas (2013)  · Lucy (2014)  · The Lego Movie (2014)  ·

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