As the marketing blitz for The Dark Knight Rises continues, we now have two additional pieces of news to add to the hype train. The first bit of news concerns the film’s length and the second piece of news is about some new footage that we’re going to see shortly.
First up is the length, which CBM reports to be over 3 hours long. How do they know this? Well, it’s not confirmed but they have arrived at this conclusion thanks to some Tweets from Roger Nail, the president of a visual effects company called MediaWorks.
He recently Tweeted that his wife was going to a movie screening that was 3+ hours long. He also mentioned that it was for one of the summer’s big films which he referred to as “The Dark One.”
As CBM explains, Roger’s wife, Francie Brown, is a dialect coach. She’s worked Christian Bale on a number of his films and she was working in Pittsburgh with Marion Cotillard back in August, meaning that she was very likely on the set of The Dark Knight Rises. All things considered, it’s very likely that she was part of the crew on the film and that she has indeed seen it.
Now, Roger does mention that it’s a “current cut” which means that changes can still be made. So don’t walk into the theatre on July 20th and expect to be there for 3 plus hours. All CBM is saying is that they believe Roger’s wife saw The Dark Knight Rises and that it’s 3 plus hours in its current state.
It should be noted that this report contradicts a report we posted back in April about the run time, though with no official confirmation from Warner Bros., there’s no telling who is accurate.
As for the second piece of news, when the MTV Movie Awards air live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00pm ET/PT, we’ll be seeing some new footage from The Dark Knight Rises. No word on what the footage will show or how long it will be but you can read the press release below.
MTV today announced that the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will feature exclusive footage from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises, with director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the Dark Knight trilogy. Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will air live on Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network’s musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars gathering to honor fan-favorites from the past year.
MTV fans hold the “Power of the Popcorn” awards in their hands with voting available online via MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, June 2. As always, voting for “Movie of the Year” will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3.