Is there a more hotly anticipated film for 2012 than the Dark Knight Rises? Not likely. With the first six minutes hitting IMAX screens this month as opener to Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol and a new trailer on the way before the new year, it’s not surprising to see that the PR team behind the film are working hard.
Two CIA documents have been ‘leaked’ regarding information about Dr. Leonid Pavel, played in the film by Alon Aboutboul. The first declares him as missing and the second is a partially blacked out transcript of the negotiation regarding his release. It is unclear as yet what this nuclear physicist has to do with the plot. But it has certainly peaked the interest of Batman fans the world over.
There have been various rumours circulating on the internet concerning the details of Alon Aboutboul’s character. Some say the man is a man scientist who has a direct relation to Tom Hardy’s character Bane. Other rumours suggest his character is secretly the mad doctor Hugo Strange. And, another suggests we could even have a reincarnation of the very early Batman villain Dr. Death. All we know is that we can’t wait for The Dark Knight Rises and the onslaught of viral marketing that is to come will only build up the hype to, quite possibly, the biggest film in 2012.
The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan will see Christian Bale reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside newcomers Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine also star. Check out the leaked documents below and click on the images to enlarge.
Here’s the teaser trailer again for you… while we wait for the full one.
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises is due for release in July 2012.