Warner Bros. has uploaded an extensive behind-the-scenes documentary retracing Christopher Nolan's iconic Batman Dark Knight Rises trilogy. Entitled "The Fire Rises: The Creation And Impact Of The Dark Knight Trilogy," this hour-plus look at the Batman franchise (taking Batman Begins in 2005, The Dark Knight in 2008, and The Dark Knight Rises in 2012) presents “the inside perspective on the fascinating story behind the creation of Christopher Nolan's most famous franchise and how it changed the reach of cinema… forever”.

In addition to including “unreleased footage” and “rare moments”, The Fire Rises… also features exclusive interviews with movie titans such as Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper and Zack Snyder. Plus… well, it's just a brilliant reminder of how good these movies are, and the perfect excuse to watch them all again.

 

 

Batman Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012)

The Dark Knight Trilogy consists of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), all directed by Christopher Nolan. With aggregate revenue of over $ 2.4 billion at the global box office, the trilogy was ranked among the greatest ever. [93] [94]

According to Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale (who portrayed Batman from 2005 to 2012) had "exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

Batman Begins (2005)

Following a rejected Batman origin story reboot, Joss Whedon launched in December 2002, Warner Bros. hired Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer to write Batman Begins. The duo aimed for a darker, more realistic tone, with humanity and realism being the basis of the film.

The film was primarily shot in the UK and Chicago, and relied on traditional stunts and scale models with minimal use of computer-generated imagery.

Christian Bale played Batman, Liam Neeson as Ra's al Ghul and Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow. Katie Holmes appears in the film as Wayne's love interest, Rachel Dawes, a role created for the film.

Alfred Pennyworth was played by Michael Caine and Jim Gordon was played by Gary Oldman. A new Batmobile (called the Tumbler) and a more mobile suit were both created specifically for the film.

The film begins with the death of Bruce's parents and then explores his decision to leave Gotham and his training under the League of Shadows, with Ra's al Ghul, before he rebels against the League and takes on the guise of Batman, grateful that he cannot tolerate their use of lethal force. The League attempts to attack Gotham using Jonathan Crane's armed fear toxin, but Batman is able to defeat them. Batman Begins has enjoyed both critical and commercial success.

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

The film premiered on June 15, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters. It grossed $ 48 million in its opening weekend, ultimately reaching over $ 372 million worldwide.

The film received an overall approval rating of 85% from Rotten Tomatoes. Critics noted that fear was a common pattern throughout the film and noted that it had a darker tone compared to previous Batman films. The film was listed at No. 81 on Empire's "500 Greatest Movies of All Time".

 

 

The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan returned to his directorial duties and brought in his brother, Jonathan, to co-write the screenplay for the second installment. The Dark Knight featured Christian Bale reprising his role as Batman / Bruce Wayne, Heath Ledger as The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent / Two-Face. Principal photography began in April 2007 in Chicago and ended in November.

Other locations included Pinewood Studios, Ministry of Sound in London and Hong Kong. On January 22, 2008, after finishing filming The Dark Knight, Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

Warner Bros. had created a viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight, developing promotional websites and trailers featuring screenshots of Ledger as the Joker, but after Ledger's death the studio refocused their campaign promotional.

The film portrays Batman fighting the Joker, aided by the prosecution of charismatic District Attorney Harvey Dent. The Joker tests Batman's resolve when he causes Rachel's death and Dent's transformation into a disfigured two-faced criminal.

Although Batman is capable ofprevent the joker to force two ferries - one loaded with civilians and the other with prisoners - to destroy each other, he is forced to take the blame for the murders committed by Dent to ensure that the citizens of Gotham do not give up hope. for the future. The film received wide critical acclaim, [106] [107] [108] and set numerous records during its theatrical run.

With just over $ 1 billion in revenue worldwide, it is the 45th highest grossing film of all time, regardless of inflation. The film received eight Oscar nominations; he won the award for Best Sound Editing and Ledger was posthumously awarded Best Supporting Actor. Critics and film writers often cite The Dark Knight as one of the best movies of the 2000s.

 

The Batman Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Nolan wanted the story of Batman Dark Knight Rises and Final Episode to keep him emotionally invested. “On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question,” he reasoned, “how many good third movies in a franchise can people name? "

He returned to find a necessary way to continue the story, but was concerned halfway through the shoot that he would find a redundant sequel.

Tea Batman Dark Knight Rises is intended to complement Nolan's Batman trilogy. In December 2008, Nolan completed a draft Batman Dark Knight Rises story, before committing to Inception.

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

In February 2010, work on the Batman Dark Knight Rises script began with David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan. When Goyer left to work on the reboot of Superman, Jonathan was writing the screenplay based on the story of his brother and Goyer.

Tom Hardy has been nominated as Bane and Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was nominated as Robin John Blake, and Marion Cotillard was nominated as Miranda Tate. Filming for Batman Dark Knight Rises began in May 2011 and ended in November.

Nolan chose not to film Batman Dark Knight Rises in 3-D but, focusing on improving image quality and scale using the IMAX format, hoped to push the technological boundaries while still rendering the style of the film consistent with the previous two.

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

Christopher Nolan has had several meetings with IMAX VP David Keighley to work on the logistics of showing Batman Dark Knight Rises in digital IMAX venues.

The Batman Dark Knight Rises featured more scenes shot in IMAX than The Dark Knight. Cinematographer Wally Pfister has expressed interest in shooting the film entirely in IMAX.

During the film, set eight years after Batman Dark Knight Rises, the arrival of a new enemy Bane forces Bruce to return to his old role as Batman, only to find himself overpowered and captured by Bane as Gotham is cut off from the rest of the world. with a stolen Wayne Enterprises fusion generator prototype.

With the help of thief Selina Kyle, Bruce is able to return to Gotham and defeat Bane while redeeming his image as Batman. The film ends with Bruce having 'retired' as Batman after faking his death to live with Selina Kyle, with evidence suggesting he passed the Batcave to Blake as Gotham rebuilds itself in memory of heroism of the Black Knight.

Upon release, The Batman Dark Knight Rises received a positive critical response and succeeded at the box office, surpassing its predecessor and becoming the 24th highest grossing film of all time, with over $ 1.08 billion. Total Film named Batman Dark Knight Rises 48th Best Picture of the 2010s.

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Bonus: the info on Batman Dark Knight Rises…

  • Batman Dark Knight Rises is directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Batman Dark Knight Rises is produced by Emma Thomas - Christopher Nolan - Charles Roven
  • Batman Dark Knight Rises screenplay is by Jonathan Nolan - Christopher Nolan
  • The Story of Batman Dark Knight Rises is from Christopher Nolan - David S. Goyer

Batman Dark Knight Rises Actors:
- Christian Bale
- Michael Caine
- Gary Oldman
- Anne Hathaway
- Tom Hardy
- Marion Cotillard
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
-Morgan FREEMAN

Batman Dark Knight Rises Music by Hans Zimmer

Cinematography Wally Pfister, Editing by Lee Smith

Batman Dark Knight Rises Release Date:
July 16, 2012 (New York)
July 20, 2012 (US and UK)

Batman Dark Knight Rises running time: 165 minutes

Batman Dark Knight Rises Budget:
$ 250-300 million (gross)
$ 230 million (net)

Box office for Batman Dark Knight Rises:
1.081 billion dollars

Home of the trilogy

With a gross total of over $ 4.99 billion at the global box office, the series is the eleventh-highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Nationally, Batman Films grossed US 2,783,118,504 $, making the franchise the fourth-highest grossing film series in North America.

The critical reception of modern films has varied across its different eras. The Dark Knight, from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, is considered one of the best superhero movies of all time, while two entries, Batman and Robin and Catwoman, are considered some of the worst.

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

Batman Dark Knight Rises is the highest grossing Batman movie, with 1,081,041,287 $ worldwide, while Batman and Robin is the lowest grossing Batman movie to feature, with 238,207,122 $ worldwide.

The films in the series won three Oscars (Burton's Batman for production design and The Dark Knight for sound editing and Best Supporting Actor posthumously for Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker), a BAFTA (also for Ledger) and ten Saturn Awards, which honor excellence in science fiction, horror and fantasy.

From the 1980s and 1990s, Tim Burton's films received positive reviews for their return of the character to a more serious portrayal, although some felt Batman Returns was too dark.

Joel Schumacher's two films received mixed reviews, especially Batman and Robin, which has the lowest overall scores of any film in the series.

Conversely, Christopher Nolan's 2000s and 2010s trilogy films have the highest scores on live-action feature film review aggregation sites with The Dark Knight receiving 94% from Rotten Tomatoes and 84 by Metacritic.
The animated films in the series released in theaters show great critical disparity, with Mask of the Phantasm and Lego Batman Movie being well received while Batman: The Killing Joke received mixed reviews.

 

The Future of the Franchise: The Batman (2021)

Robert Pattinson will play the titular role in The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.

As of July 2015, Ben Affleck was in talks to star, co-write with Geoff Johns, and possibly direct a standalone Batman movie.

In March 2016, Johns claimed that the appearance of Dawn of Justice's graffiti covered Robin costume would be explored later and that the identity of the deceased character was intentionally unspecified. (The film hints that Robin was murdered by the Joker and Harley Quinn.) Following the release of Dawn of Justice, Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavoura confirmed that Affleck had written a screenplay for a standalone Batman movie. which he also hoped would be chosen by Warner Bros to direct.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed in April 2016 that the studio is moving forward with Affleck's standalone Batman movie, in which the actor will star and direct.

In May 2016, Affleck said his solo Batman film would borrow from the comics, but be primarily an "original story." In August 2016, Jared Leto expressed his hope that his version of the Joker would appear in Affleck's Batman solo film.

Later that month, Deathstroke was teased by Affleck through test footage, later confirmed by Johns that the character would be played by Joe Manganiello.

 

 

In October 2016, Affleck said the intended title for the film would be The Batman, but later clarified that the film may end up having a different title. Manganiello and Irons have said filming will begin in the spring of 2017.

In December 2016, Affleck confirmed that the film was on track to begin filming in the spring of 2017.

Later that month, Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman said the film would be released in 2018. At about the same time, Affleck said the film had no script and that it might end up not realizing it.

Affleck was planning to shoot the film in Los Angeles as a doubling for Gotham City. He reaffirmed his commitment to directing the film in his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! .

At the end of January 2017, Affleck decided to step down as director, but would remain involved as a producer and actor.

At this point, writer Chris Terrio, who won an Oscar for writing Argo d'Affleck and also helping with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenplay, had rewritten the screenplay.

In February 2017, Reeves signed on to direct and co-produce the film.

Production has been delayed until 2018 as Reeves was linked with post-production on War for the Planet of the Apes until June 2017, and The Batman is being rewritten to allow Reeves more creative freedom in as a director.

Reeves said in an interview that the film will feature "an almost noir detective version of Batman" that will emphasize the character's heart and mind and draw inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock.

On August 2, 2018, Reeves appeared on a Television Critics Association panel and revealed many details about the film. He has confirmed that The Batman is an original, noir-focused story, not an origin story.

He also revealed that the storyline is nearing completion and that the film will only make small connections with the bigger "DC Universe."

In January 2019, it was announced that Affleck would not be returning as Batman and would no longer be involved in any capacity. Filming for the film was scheduled to begin in early 2019. On May 16, 2019, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter reported that Robert Pattinson was in “early talks” and the “frontrunner” to replace Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman.

On May 31, 2019, Pattinson was officially cast in the title role. The Batman is due out in North America on June 25, 2021.

On September 23, 2019, Jeffrey Wright was in talks for the role of James Gordon.

On October 14, 2019, Zoë Kravitz was cast as Selina Kyle / Catwoman; Mattson Tomlin was also revealed to have contributed to the screenplay.

On October 17, 2019, Paul Dano was cast as Edward Nashton / The Riddler.

On December 6, 2019, it was reported that Peter Sarsgaard had been cast as Gotham DA Gill Colson. The film officially began shooting on January 6, 2020 in London.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film suspended production on March 14. He is expected to resume filming around the beginning of September at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Hertfordshire, England. In August 2020, the first trailer was revealed to DC FanDome and revealed that Peter Craig had contributed to the screenplay and Barry Keoghan had joined the cast.

By September 3, filming had resumed for 3 days at Leavesden Studios, only to be put on hiatus again after Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19.

The film crew went into quarantine for almost two weeks, after which filming will resume, while construction on sets and props at Leavesden Studios continued.

Filming officially resumed on September 17, after Pattinson was allowed to return.

The film is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.

 

 

 


 

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