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Batman Meets The Lion King

CraveOnline‘s Brad Hansen remixed the audio track from the Dark Knight Rises trailer with scenes from Disney’s The Lion King–earning nearly two million views for his oddly captivating parody.

We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

If you want to learn more about the movie, read about how Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities inspired director Christopher Nolan and download a free copy of the eBook.

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How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises

Have you done your homework for the next Batman movie? We’ve uncovered one free (and unexpected) eBook you should read to prepare for the release of The Dark Knight Rises next week (movie trailer embedded above).

As he created his third epic Batman adaptation, director Christopher Nolan was inspired by Charles Dickens‘ classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities. His screenwriting partner (and brother) Jonathan Nolan explained in an interview:

I was looking to old good books and good movies. Good literature for inspiration… What I always felt like we needed to do in a third film was, for lack of a better term, go there. All of these films have threatened to turn Gotham inside out and to collapse it on itself. None of them have actually achieved that until this film. ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ was, to me, one of the most harrowing portrait of a relatable, recognizable civilization that completely folded to pieces with the terrors in Paris in France in that period. It’s hard to imagine that things can go that badly wrong.

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New Trailer Released for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Legendary Pictures has released the third trailer for its upcoming Batman comic book adaptation, The Dark Knight Rises. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

According to Comic Book Resources, Titan Books will publish the official movie tie-in novel by Greg Cox. Both the book and the movie will be released in July 2012.

Here’s more from E! Online: “[Anne] Hathaway gets lots of screen time in the new trailer as both [Selina] Kyle and her feline alter ego Catwoman. She appears to be taking Batman’s side and has no problem getting in on the action. There’s plenty of Jordon Gordon-Levitt‘s mysterious new cop John Blake looking all emotional. We also get to see franchise stalwarts like Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).”

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Released

Legendary Pictures has released a two-minute trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the conclusion of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman film trilogy.

Follow this link to watch the trailer–what do you think? Nolan collaborated on the screenplay with his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan. The movie will hit theaters in July 2012. The trailer highlights the infamous Batman villain Bane as he wrecks Gotham City.

Here’s more from Movies.com: “[The trailer revealed] some enticing dialogue from Anne Hathaway, playing Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman). Naturally her chat with Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), as they dance close together at a masquerade ball, falls somewhere between seductive and threatening, but that’s what we expect from her character. Will she be a villain? A romantic sidekick? Both? Other brief glimpses of Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Matthew Modine are exactly that — brief glimpses.”

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Leaked on YouTube

A pirated version of the trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises materialized on different YouTube accounts this weekend–the video appears to have been videotaped from inside a movie theater. International Business Times described the short preview in this article.

According to reports, the trailer was shown before screenings of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 . The trailer contained this message: “Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. From Christopher Nolan. The Dark Knight Rises. The epic conclusion.”

For this Batman adventure, Gotham City’s caped crusader will battle Catwoman (played by Anne Hathaway) and Bane (played by Tom Hardy). In May, the movie’s Twitter account revealed a first glimpse at Hardy in costume.

Anne Hathaway to Play Catwoman in Batman Film

Actress Anne Hathaway will star as Catwoman in the next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. The movie is set for a July 2012 release. If you don’t want to wait, follow Michelle Phan’s video tips (embedded above) for wearing Catwoman’s signature style.

Christian Bale will reprise his role as Batman, following his blockbuster success with The Dark Knight. Director Christopher Nolan will helm the project once again.

Here’s more from Deadline New York: “Hathaway [will] play Selina Kyle, who has a double identity as Catwoman. Nolan has also acknowledged that his Inception star Tom Hardy will play the villain role of Bane, an escaped prisoner who became abnormally strong after being pumped full of drugs. Bane is known as ‘the man who broke the Bat’ after he broke Batman’s spinal cord in the comics storyline.” (Via Jason Pinter)