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Five Cool Things You Probably Didn't Notice In the 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer [List]

If you've seen the new Dark Knight trailer you know it's awesome, but did you know you missed something? Things like Wayne walking with a cane and a Frank Miller reference. Also, an explanation of what those guys are chanting. Read on to see five things you probably missed along with some hi-res screencaps.

Official Synopsis: Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Inception’s Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levett join the cast regulars along with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane, while Oscar winner Christian Bale prowls the night as the Caped Crusader, fighting crime and corruption with the help of Michael Cane, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.

Now that the official trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has been released we get a closer look than the blurry cell phone video I shared last week

Things like...

1. Bruce Wayne Walking With A Cane

In one scene we see a serving tray with a man walking towards it using a cane. In the reflection we see the man is Bruce Wayne.

In the comics Bane broke Batman's back in a famous battle. Could this be what happened to Wayne in the movie?

There's a shot of Bane fighting Batman and punching him in the back. It seems likely.

2. The Football Jersey Is 86 The Year Of The Dark Knight Graphic Novel

The graphic novel that changed everything is Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
was published in February 1986. The football player running down field has the number 86 on his jersey.

The name of the football player is Hines Ward, which sounds a lot like Burt Ward who played Robin in the 1960s batman television show starring Adam West. Hines Ward is a real-life NFL Pittsburg Steelers football player and appears in the film as a member of the "Gotham Rogues", the fictional team of Gotham City.

4. The Tumbler Has A Gun

Officially released photos of Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the film, riding the Bat-Pod led people to think she stole the Bat-Mobile. It's possible, but notice that the trailer shows a camouflage painted Tumbler doing very un-batman-like things. Shooting banks and being chased by a hovering Bat-Wing.

It's more likely that she stole the prototype the Bat-Mobile was based on called "The Tumbler".

4. The Chant

A chant starts halfway through the trailer that sounds like gibberish. This chant was on the TheDarkKnightRises.com viral website for a long time. People following their twitter site led people to a mosaic of Tom Hardy as Bane. A few people have translated the words as "The Fire Rises" which is the tag line of the movie. But, they're wrong.

"The Fire Rises" would be translated roughly as "El fuego se levanta".  That doesn't sound anything like the chant.

A clue is given when Wayne asks an unknown man what they're saying. The man says, "Rise". The chant is "Bane. Bane. Levanta." Which translates to "Bane. Rises [Lifts]." You can watch a video of just the chant from Batman-News.com and use Google Translate to hear what it sounds like in Spanish.

5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard

Nolan worked with several cast members on Inception that appear in Dark Knight Rises. Besides Tom Hardy, who plays Bane, there's Marion Cotillard who is a 'Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father's philanthropic endeavors for Gotham."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays John Blake, "a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon."
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Updated with new photos and descriptions.

What do you think of the new trailer?


  1. Thought the trailer was awesome! Hines Ward is in the movie? Didn't know that either. And doesn't Bane actually kill Batman in the series?

  2. It is a great trailer. Especially on the big screen. I heard something about him being killed in the comics, but I'm not sure. Maybe that was part of the 'Knightfall' storyline?

  3. Bane doesn't kill batman, just breaks his back.

  4. Thanks Fevans. I thought I missed something


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