The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises Poster

Genre :

Superhero, Action

Release Date :

July 20, 2012

Studio :

Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Christopher Nolan

Producer :

Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas

Movie Story

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

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.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner 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.

Cast Overview

The Dark Knight Rises News

Anne Hathaway Confirms She's Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Anne Hathaway Confirms She's Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Comment | 2110 days ago
The 'Love and Other Drugs' star hints that she won't only play Selina Kyle, but is likely to slip into the leather catsuit when speaking to Oprah Winfrey about her hosting gig at 2011 Oscars. Read More
Tom Hardy Might Not Wear Bane's Gimp Mask in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Tom Hardy Might Not Wear Bane's Gimp Mask in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Comment | 2117 days ago
Asked whether or not he will have to put on luchadore mask in his portrayal of villainous Bane in the Christopher Nolan-directed movie, the 'Inception' actor responds, 'Well, only if I feel like it.' Read More
Anne Hathaway Scores Catwoman Role in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Anne Hathaway Scores Catwoman Role in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Comment | 2150 days ago
Along with casting announcement, Warner Bros. Pictures also reveals that 'Inception' actor Tom Hardy will take on one of Batman's most formidable foes, Bane. Read More