First ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Poster Crumbles Online

Is this Inception or the next Batman movie? You might as well press the big red BROMM button just in case.

Christopher Nolan’s threequel The Dark Knight Rises swoops out of the shadows next summer, but we already have the first official poster for the movie, a mix between the explosive chaos of The Dark Knight and the collapsing dreams of his previous blockbuster. No sign of Christian Bale, Tom Hardy or Anne Hathaway, but the poster does promise one thing: this movie’s going to be BIG.

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.