Batman Films Combined in Trilogy Poster

It’s been out for a little bit now, but I saw this poster and thought it was a great way to show the fluency of Christopher Nolan’s three Batman films, Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and this year’s The Dark Knight Rises. Normally, I don’t pull a picture or poster and write a post about it, but I think this one gives a nice illustration of how the three films fit together to become a single unit, which Nolan has confessed to be his goal all along in making the trilogy.

I really love this poster. When the original teaser trailer (and poster) came out for The Dark Knight Rises, there were a lot of comments that it looked too Inception-like. The dark, drained colors, the building falling apart, it all supposedly screamed Inception, partly assumed since both films are CNolan creations. I think this view will open up the thought that each poster was intentionally made to fit into this bigger picture.

I like looking at each of the movie posters separately to see how the “bat” part fits well into the single, compacted poster. First, there’s sepia colors used for Batman Begins. Then, some darker colors are used for The Dark Knight, and then the poster for The Dark Knight Rises is the darkest in color, but it also has the “light at the end of the tunnel” idea at the top. The poster gives a point of view from the ground that would imply an urge to rise, which works well with the title of the film.

Do you like the progression of the film posters? Do you think they’re good representations of the film? What do you think of the combined poster?


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10 thoughts on “Batman Films Combined in Trilogy Poster

  1. Love all three posters and the combination. Would love to know why the obsession with tall buildings though. With this and Inception, anyone could start wondering about Nolan’s preoccupation? The Dark Knight had the best poster but I love that one for TDKR with the smashed mask and Bane in the background too.

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    • Haha, I’m not exactly sure what the deal is with the buildings. Then again, I don’t remember anything similar in The Prestige or Memento or anything like it in his other films. Yeah, the poster with Bane in it is great! Yeah, so far my favorite is probably for TDK, but we’ll see if he comes out with anything else for TDKR as the film gets closer to being released.

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