‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue Confirmed for ‘Mission: Impossible 4’ IMAX Showings

The six-minute prologue will only screen at 70mm IMAX screens beginning December 16.

The Dark Knight Rises 6 minute prologue confirmed!
The Dark Knight Rises 6 minute prologue confirmed!
Last week, we reported that Warner Bros. Pictures was planning to attach a six-minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises to IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. And now, AMC Theatres is confirming the rumor and adds that the prologue will only screen at 70mm IMAX screens and not at digital IMAX locations.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol will open in IMAX theaters on December 16, five days ahead of its general wide release on December 21.

Warner Bros. employed a similar tactic in December 2007, when it attached the opening minutes of The Dark Knight to prints of I Am Legend.

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.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was released December 21st, 2011 and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Ivan Shvedoff. The film is directed by Brad Bird.

Sources: AMC

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  1. Ghostman

    @ChiRep-1 I missed out on seeing TDK in IMAX so I made up for it by seeing TF2, Star Trek, Avatar, Iron Man 2, and Deathly Hallows Part 2 in IMAX

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  2. Jay.A.Ottley



    or even better yet


    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  3. DoubleR0522

    Awesome !!!

    3 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  4. Jay.A.Ottley

    @ChiRep-1 Batman vs 12 police cars i would pretty much call that an opening to remember.
    The film takes off pretty much where TDK leaves off which is how i know the beginning of the opening is fairly correct.

    Despite i don't know what comes after that, from what i heard it's a Bane intro. But honestly heart on your hand and soul as a fan of Nolan and Batman.

    Do you believe Nolan would break Batman's back in the first 6 minutes of TDKR?

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    only on IMAX Showings...what a way to rip off customers who can't afford IMAX!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    @ChiRep-1 LoL. Snowcaps? Gross. :)

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. CBF

    This worked to hype up The Dark Knight, I can see they are going with what works. They also released the first 6 minutes of TDK in '08.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  8. ChiRep_1

    @ROFLitschristian Meh, it's not THAT much more, just hold off on the Sno Caps and you're fine hah.

    The last movie I saw in IMAX was Inception which was fantastic of course, most midnight shows I catch I try to watch in IMAX since I don't see movies nearly as much as I used to.. But from what I remember about The Dark Knight it was pretty awesome in IMAX but who knows, I'm biased hah.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  9. ChiRep_1

    @jayaottley Regardless, it'll be an opening to remember am I correct?

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    @ChiRep-1 Not my fault! IMAX is expensive! I'm still bumed I missed Deathly Hallows in IMAX!

    I've also heard The Dark Knight wasn't all that fancy in IMAX.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Replicant

    @newtron It's not really WB's fault, it's the IMAX corporation that is selling their brand name out to any movie theater willing to install larger screens and promote them as "IMAX" screens.
    They're still better than the regular movie experience because you do get amazing sound and a slightly bigger screen, just not "dome" big.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. Jay.A.Ottley

    @ChiRep-1 Well the chase part is correct but not the latter part and honesty do you believe Nolan would do such a dramatic climax in the opening of the film and usually comicbookmovie.com is a site for fanboys wet dreams.

    I've seen the opening so i know the chase part is correct and note how would Bane know that crucial detail on Bats

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    @ROFLitschristian You have held out for much too long my friend. Not seeing The Dark Knight in IMAX is a crime.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. ChiRep_1

    @jayaottley Its pretty safe to assume that its speculation, but that doesn't mean the fanboy inside all of us can't hope for a prologue this epic ;)

    @thrashnasty190 comicbookmovie.com had a MUCH better description, my palms were literally sweating I could feel the suspense and tension through the words lol.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    I still want to lose my IMAX virginity to The Dark Knight Rises so I'll have to pass on this, or wait for it to show up on Youtube.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  16. Newtron

    @felipe-11: That's very interesting. If what you say is true, then that sounds like a money scam, and in my opinion, a sorry marketing move on the part of WB.

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  17. Replicant

    @fanboy@newtron That's exactly right, and everyone here is cheering on about this news but I don't think they realize that most of them WON'T see the Prologue, simply because most of the IMAX theaters around today are the digital "fake IMAX" (Google IMAX vs LIE-MAX and you'll see all the debate and info on this).

    Mostly only museums and aquariums have the large "dome-sized" 70mm IMAX, and half of them won't even play MI:GP, they only play doc*mentaries like Hubble 3D, that sort of thing.
    Here in Washington DC there's like 7 or 8 "IMAX" screens but only three are the real 70mm dome ones (they're at the Air and Space Museums and Natural History Museum), and they only rarely play feature-films on these. They definitely won't be playing MI:GP...

    So correct me if I'm wrong, but most of us won't be seeing the prologue even if we do pay that $17 "IMAX" ticket...

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  18. Newtron

    'preciate it @fanboy

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  19. red_ruddy

    i hope we get info about what the footage will even be
    can they put Bane in the prologue already?
    because i figure they will tune up Bane's voice in post-production
    so it doesn't sound like it did at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh

    3 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  20. moviegeek

    Guess I'm watching MI:4 in IMAX :)

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'm still watching MI4 in IMAX :D

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. fanboy

    @newtron 70mm IMAX is acutal film not digital. Many theaters now have so called "IMAX" screens but really they are just bigger movie screens with digital projectors with the name IMAX thrown on them. While true IMAX theaters acutally have the full 70mm projector equipment not just reagualr digital, so it looks like only "true" IMAX theaters will be getting this. But thats just my guess, dont hold me on that :P

    3 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  23. slysnide

    On the one hand this is cool, but on the other I wouldn't pay high IMAX prices for MI4.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  24. Jay.A.Ottley

    @ChiRep-1 That's pretty inaccurate, i'm guessing this is a fan speculating. even though the opening of TDKR does continue off where TDK left off

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  25. Newtron

    So, what's the difference between 70mm IMAX and digital IMAX? Can someone answer this for the technologically ignorant who wish to learn more? :D

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  26. Nicholaus XX

    @themime -- I can't agree with you more.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  27. Sean


    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  28. Brizzy

    since there aint no damn IMAX in tha theatres here in sweden, my ass gon' be watchin' this as soon as I get back from school..
    (I have to talk like a straight up G the whole day dawg, never bet against ya homies. Hope ya feel me. Hope ya know what im sayin.. Man this sh*t it killin me.)

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  29. thrashnasty190

    @ChiRep-1 I seriously hope thats for real, that is epic!

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  30. Zeeman1

    Ahh yes! 6 minutes of dark knight action shot and presented in 70mm and none of this 3d BS. Can't wait!

    3 years agoby @zeeman1Flag

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