The Dark Knight Rises Prologue: What You Need to Know

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If you’re taking in the IMAX screening of Mission Impossible 4 (check out our Ghost Protocol review and why it’s a must-see on IMAX), audiences get an added treat. The Dark Knight Rises prologue is premiering before all showings of the Tom Cruise flick and Movie Fanatic has the lowdown on the beginning of the Bat’s latest story.

Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises prologue is six minutes long and is essentially the beginning of director Christopher Nolan’s final foray into the Batman franchise. Spoilers are coming, people… so if you don’t want to know, check out our list of where to see The Dark Knight Rises prologue and enjoy. Otherwise… here goes!

Dark Knight Rises’ prologue begins with a ridiculously glorious heist after Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon gives a melancholy speech at Harvey Dent's funeral.

During the heist, audiences are treated to the first glimpse of Batman baddie Bane. Tom Hardy is the evildoer and although a little difficult to understand in the prologue, his presence is powerful and may be one of Batman’s most hardcore villains. We can bet that the hard-to-hear aspect of Hardy’s performance will be taken care of prior to the film’s July 20 premiere.

Check out Ghost Protocol on IMAX and let us know what you think of The Dark Knight Rises prologue!

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The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask.


Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

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