Thursday, October 20, 2011

TDKR Prologue attached to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Updated)

Update: Slash Film updates that story has been confirmed, and the run time is 6 minutes, not 8.

Big Batman film news has arrived, but as far as official confirmation goes, take this one as a rumor first.

Back in 2007, while things were steadily building for The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan was wise enough to appease the hunger of fans worldwide by attaching a "Prologue" piece of the Batman Begins sequel into IMAX screenings of Will Smith's "I Am Legend". Obviously, the move was a smart one, and enough to generate buzz around the world, giving viewers a taste of the opening sequence of the film, as well as what Heath Ledger's Joker would be like in action. Sadly, the actor passed away tragically just a month after the prologue was shown, and the combination of that and his sudden demise garnered more interest for The Dark Knight, which inevitably grossed out the box office upon its release on July 18, 2008.

Flash forward some years later, and now similar news is buzzing up for the next and final Christopher Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. While this has yet to be confirmed by official sources, movie news site Slash Film has posted up a rumor that another "Prologue" sequence will be shown, attached to IMAX screenings of Tom Cruise's next Mission: Impossible flick "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol". It will reportedly run for 6 minutes, so whether or not this will be an opening sequence like TDK is still up in the air. Since Nolan shot certain sequences of TDK in IMAX which included the opening sequence/ prologue of that movie, the same should apply to the 6 minute footage from TDKR that will be bundled with Ghost Protocol. Hopefully this will get official confirmation sooner than later, and you can bet I'm going to line up in my local IMAX theater just to get a taste of things to come on July 20 next year! For more details on the scoop and story, visit the source post at Slash Film and related articles on Batman-News and Cinema Blend!

The Dark Knight Rises premieres worldwide on July 20, 2012!

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