And This Is Why I’m Excited For The Dark Knight Rises!

In traditional super hero mythology and comparison it’s Superman that gets compared to Jesus.

But in The Dark Knight Rises, Batman takes that place.

You know, with the whole giving everything to the people that need him. Being beaten and broken and coming back again.

That’s not why I’m writing this post. I just noticed it and wanted to point it out.

I’m writing this post because I am VERY EXCITED for The Dark Knight Rises to hit big screens on July 20.

I love The Batman. I think he’s the bees knees. He’s my personal favourite super hero.

I also totally dig the movies that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have made together since 2005.

With their 3rd and (so far confirmed) final contribution to the Batman franchise only a few days away (check the countdown in the side bar) I am a little sad that there won’t be more. They’ve been a good team and told good stories and had some great performances from their casts.

Here are some of the reasons that I’m excited for The Dark Knight Rises.

Bane is a bad, bad man. He’s also a big, big man. And Tom Hardy just might be the man to take that on.

Note: All respect to Jeep Swenson, who I’m sure did the very best that he could with what he was given in Batman & Robin.

Tom Hardy is a talented actor I fully expect that he will deliver a great performance in The Dark Knight Rises. I’m looking forward to it. Be ready.

First there was Catwoman in Batman Returns. It was awesome. Then there was Catwoman in Catwoman. And it wasn’t awesome. And now, with great trepidation, the audience prepares for one more try.

Anne Hathaway looks to be a pretty great choice to wear the goggles and leather. Hathaway takes on the double identity of Selina Kyle in a role that demands a qualified actress and I know that I’m not the only one hoping that she gives it. Because of the history of the character this could be seen as a risky move.

Fingers are crossed that it pays off.

Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are back as Lucius Fox and Alfred. And this could be last movie that we see these 2 classic actors in together.

Both of these characters do a great job in supporting roles in the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, I fully expect that they will do the same in The Dark Knight Rises. There will be quick jokes and hefty drama and I’m guessing there may even be something sad.

We’ll see.
JGL joins the Batman family for the first time in The Dark Knight Rises as Gotham City Police Officer, John Blake. There a lot of questions when it comes to how important his character will be in the movie. I have a feeling that it will be very, very important.

In fact, I think that John Blake will be the fill-in Batman when Bruce Wayne is broken by Bane.

I could be wrong I guess, but I think that it’s a pretty reasonable guess.

Either way, the ladies love Joseph Gordon-Levitt because he’s pretty and talented and charming and the dudes love JGL because he’s cool and doesn’t come off as a douchebag. And that love paired with his acting chops should make this a home run choice.

Christian Bale has been a pretty good Batman in my eyes. And now Bale dons the cape and cowl for the last time in The Dark Knight Rises.

There are a lot of stories out in the world about Bale’s intensity and commitment and effort in his acting roles. My gut tells me that this time will be no different. To borrow a sports metaphor, I predict that he will leave it all on the field.

Nolan and Bale have done a great job of getting the best stuff on camera. I’m looking forward to that partnership this one last time.

Look for a great performance.

I am.

Because we’re lucky people we also get performances from Liam Neeson, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine and a special appearance by Hines Ward.

I’m quite looking forward to this movie. I hope you are too.

Tickets are on pre-sale now.

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