When it rains in Gotham City, it pours, apparently. After months of nothing from the marketing department over at Warner Bros on the "Dark Knight Rises" front, this past week has seen four new TV spots, one secret poster and almost ten different banner posters.
The two latest bits of advertising goodness come in the form of two short TV ads. The lighter one focuses on Bruce Wayne's insistence to Lucius Fox that he is retired. The other falls more in line with the trailers we've seen, revealing the word "rise" in between moments of sheer badassery.
Check out the new TV spots after the jump!
As we already know, "The Dark Knight Rises" picks up several years after the action of "The Dark Knight." Wayne has hung up the old rubber suit for good (or so he says), but if anyone can coax the Batman out of an early retirement, it has to be Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, promising brand new toys. In this short clip, we briefly see Fox introducing Wayne to the latest vehicle in the arsenal, the Bat. We have a sneaking suspicion that Wayne will come around to it.
The second TV spot does not feature much new footage, but Michael Caine's Alfred does break some tough news to Master Wayne. "You're not Batman anymore," he tells him in his most Caine-y voice. The clip then cycles through a series of images, including a few of a bearded Wayne, climbing a wall of some sort.
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