If you were privy to any of the behind the scenes footage for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, you’re well aware the man is a genius when it comes to practical stunt-work, real-world set-pieces and an all round classical filmmaking style. Now, with the release of The Dark Knight Rises just two weeks away – my heart – Warner Bros. has released a 13-minute featurette for the upcoming superhero threequel.
This clip is a riveting collection of new footage, interviews with the principle cast members – Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman – and a close-up look at set construction and the assemblage of certain action sequences.
Even if you’re one of the few folks out there who isn’t particularly excited for The Dark Knight Rises, this featurette is worth a look in particular for admirers of the cinematic process. The conception of Gotham City’s elaborate sewer system from scratch and the coordination of a “Wall Street” fight scene with thousands of extras are nothing short of incredible.
Early word is that Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy is as excellent as we were hoping and this clip should help you get jazzed up just that much more.
The Dark Knight Rises swoops into theaters July 20.