Christopher Nolan has a big surprise for Batman batfans as his acclaim Dark Knight trilogy comes swooping back into cinemas.
As the Caped Crusader approaches his 80th birthday, DC and Nolan plan on celebrating in style. Bringing arguably one of the best trilogies in cinematic history back for a limited run, audiences can settle in with a brooding Bale for another trip to the crime-riddled streets of Gotham City.
According to EW, the whole Dark Knight trilogy is flapping its way onto screens with its own IMAX 70mm tour. It’s no secret that Nolan helped revolutionise IMAX with his movies, so there’s a sense of justice we can watch the trilogy how he intended.
Sadly, the tour is (so far) confined to North America. Nolan himself will appear at California’s Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk Hollywood on May 30. All three movies will be shown back-to-back, with Nolan answering questions between the second and third.
The Dark Knight trilogy will then motor the Batmobile to New York’s AMC Lincoln Square and San Francisco’s AMC Metreon (April 13), followed by Toronto’s Cinesphere Ontario Place and Indianapolis’ Indiana State Museum IMAX Theatre (April 20).
Christian Bale famously took up the cape and cowl for Nolan’s Batman Begins in 2005, battling Liam Neeson as the villainous Ra’s al Ghul. Alongside an all-star cast that also included the likes of Gary Oldman and Cillian Murphy, Nolan started the ball rolling on his triumphant trilogy.
Somehow managing to top the original, Bale was back for The Dark Knight and a movie that needs no explaining. Sweeping the awards boards, The Dark Knight also brought tragedy to Hollywood with the death of Heath Ledger. Despite his passing, Ledger still earned a posthumous Oscar for his stunning turn as the Joker.
Finally, The Dark Rises rounded everything off in 2012. While not quite as well-recurved as its predecessors — thanks to Tom Hardy’s muffle and Marion Cottilard’s maligned death scene — The Dark Knight Rises tied everything together with a big black bow and retreated into the Batcave with style.
It’s hard to believe that Batman has been hiding in the shadows of comic books since 1939. Debuting in Detective Comics #27, Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter ego have grown to become one of the most beloved comic book entities of all time.
We also forget how important Nolan’s trilogy is to the history of Batman. Bale is the only actor to have survived a whole three live-action movies and own his own Batman trilogy. With Ben Affleck currently out of Warner Bros.’ Worlds of DC, everyone is waiting to see who takes over next. Hey, why not ask Bale again?
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