The time has come...the end of what could be one of the greatest trilogies is coming this Friday:
The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman reprise their roles from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The film takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and introduces the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman:A billionaire socialite dedicated to protecting Gotham City from the criminal underworld.
Tom Hardy as Bane: A terrorist leader intent on destroying Gotham City.
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle: Selina Kyle is a cat burglar described as "an associate" of Bane
Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: Bruce's trusted butler and confidant.
Gary Oldman as James Gordon: Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, and one of the city's few honest police officers.
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox: Fox runs Wayne Enterprises on behalf of Bruce Wayne and serves as his armorer, providing him with high-tech equipment.
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate: A member of the Wayne Enterprises executive board who encourages a still-grieving Bruce Wayne to rejoin with society and continue his father's philanthropic works.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake: Blake is a young police officer whose instincts lead him to believe that there is trouble on the horizon.
I cannot wait, and hopefully it will live up to the hype and the rest of the series.
I myself am off to the IMAX on Friday, but I have also been sent tickets to a regional screening on Wednesday night which I am sorely tempted to attend