Every day for the last 50 days, we've been sharing information on Gotham's protector, The Goddamn Batman. Now, as the Dark Knight rises in, um, The Dark Knight Rises, we give you all 50 trivia tidbits in one gigantic injection of awesome. I feel like we all know Batman and friends that little bit better now, don't you?
Me, I've always been a fan of Christopher Nolan more than I have Batman. Don't get me wrong, I was wowed by the reinvention of Batman Begins and the wallop of The Dark Knight, but I'll always choose the sleight-of-hand of The Prestige or the cerebral jolt of Inception given the choice. The Dark Knight Rises is a stunning piece of work, gigantic in scale with hugely ambitious themes, but Nolan's contribution to the Batman legacy – and indeed the superhero genre as a whole – is to make these films more about the men behind the masks than the heroes they portray: the guys who make the magic happen.
With less than a month to go until release, word has reached us that - in an effort to rival the box office success of Marvel's The Avengers - DC Comics' upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is being extensively altered using CGI to make the film more faithful to the comic books.
Debate is STILL ongoing on whether or not Christopher Nolan has cleaned up Bane's incomprehensible dialogue in The Dark Knight Rises: some say new scenes are crisper, others say he's more mumbly than ever. One thing is for sure, the following nine guys - even with their very different speech impediments - are still easier to follow than Bane.
After the jump is the latest trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, with absolutely no insight or humourous comment attached. Just the trailer and a few words either side. It's really good. You should watch it.