‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Never Before Seen ’Rise’ Theatrical Posters

These three one-sheets were created for the theatrical run of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman finale, but were never used.

When you have a blockbuster like The Dark Knight Rises, studios hire several different marketing companies to come up with promotional material. Of course, some of the work does not get used in the final campaign, although we rarely get a chance to see those discarded materials. Trailer Park Inc., a company that worked on The Dark Knight Rises campaign for Warner Bros., has unveiled three never before seen, unused posters created for director Christopher Nolan's Batman finale during its theatrical run. Check out these artistic, black and white posters featuring Christian Bale's Batman and Tom Hardy's Bane as they Rise from the ashes of the trash heap.

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 1

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 2

The Dark Knight Rises unused poster 3

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: TrailerPark.com

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  1. the MovieGhost

    @narrator Absolutely.

    @ROFLitschristian Hm, good point. It would've been better had they used "Pain" instead of "Fear", but I still think it looks awesome.

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  2. ROFLitschristian

    @the-movieghost Agreed, but here's the thing about the third one: as much as the tag suits the feel of the poster, Bane was all about pain. Scarecrow was fear. :/

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. Reno Rozay

    looks fan made

    2 years agoby @Reno-RozayFlag

  4. Justice Kowaleski

    Its funny I didn't know what to expect from these. I liked the first two but then i saw the third one and completely have to agree with you @narrator there should of been a batman and catwoman with the word Freedom as its banner phrase. it would of made for an excellent viral campaign.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  5. the Narrator

    That last one should have been the theme in which they centered their marketing campaign. Remember the "I Believe in Harvey Dent" ads, and the three poster they had (Batman, Joker, Dent) in which half of their faces were covered by something (batarang, card, button) and they were against a black background? They should have made three similar posters with the this particular theme (the third poster here). The Bane poster is obviously the one above ,they should have had a Bat symbol and the word "Hope" or something similar, and then throw out a Catwoman poster. Boom - simple and effective marketing.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. fanboy

    Love the first one! Just epic!

    2 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  7. Sean

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, that first one is pretty cool.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. SherlockHolmes2009

    1st ones good, last ones arent so good

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  9. the MovieGhost

    @ROFLitschristian Funny, that's what I thought about the second one. Love that third one though.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  10. TheDude1

    @bawnian-dexeus I completely agree. I wish they used that promo more in the advertising but they really didn't use it at all. Just on a shirt they were giving away for the prologue.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    I can see why they didn't use the first two, but the last one is a decent poster.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    The first and third are awesome. The Bane one feels too fan-made.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Last one is the best

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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