"The Dark Knight Rises" Opened. Here's What You Need to Know
"The Dark Knight Rises" opened at midnight last night. Those dark circles under the eyes of your coworkers this morning was because the movie runs two hours and 45 minutes long, which would have put them in bed sometime after 3:00 a.m. The PG-13 ending to Christopher Nolan's Bat trilogy is the only new movie hitting theaters this week. The action picks up eight years after the events of the last movie, when Batman took down both the Joker and Two-Face.
At the end of "The Dark Knight", he took the blame for Harvey Dent's death and became a fugitive to preserve Dent's anti-crime legacy. But now, there's a new villain named Bane who's terrorizing Gotham and trying to draw him out.
Tom Hardy from "Inception" plays Bane. Christopher Nolan directed that movie too, and he actually brought THREE stars from "Inception" over for important roles in this one. The other two are Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman, and the returning cast is Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred, and Morgan Freeman as Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox.
Watch all four trailers here: