For the three people in the world who thought that the last Dark Knight Rises trailer was just kind of “meh”, Warner Bros. has just put out a third and final trailer, and it’s unlikely that this one will leave anyone indifferent. If any movie in the 2012 line-up has a chance of breaking Avatar‘s box office record, it will be Christopher Nolan’s final Batman epic.
The most immediately striking thing about the trailer is the eerily subdued music. Just as Hans Zimmer’s trademark “Burggghhh burgggghhh burggghhhh” theme from Inception found its way into every movie trailer made between July of 2010 and April of 2012 (including, most notably, the trailers for The Green Lantern, Transformers 3, and Prometheus), Zimmer’s soft piano chords/droning strings for Dark Knight Rises should become the default music for movie trailers until at least 2015.
Other highlights of the trailer include more Bane dialogue (now 50% more intelligible), a first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, an image of a collapsing bridge, and a few not-so-subtle suggestions that Batman may not make it out alive at the end of this one.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres July 20th.