If the first three theatrical trailers for The Dark Knight Rises didn’t make your loins ache with desire, maybe the fourth one will. Focusing more on the movie’s action as well as Bruce Wayne’s retirement and subsequent reemergence as Batman, this trailer has a slightly different feel than the others.
What stands out to me is how distinct these trailers make the movie seem from the previous two. If people were worried how another Batman movie could survive without the Joker (of course it could, but hey, I hear this all of the time), I think these trailers do a good job of demonstrating that in Nolan we can trust and all will be well. Except for Batman. All will not be well for him, as most who know Batman lore have already recognized from these trailers.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20. The only question remains: can it beat The Avengers at the box office?