A few new short videos have hit the web, and they have people trying to figure out whether they’re part of Warner Brothers’ viral marketing campaign for director Christopher Nolan‘s massive trilogy-maker, The Dark Knight Rises, or if they’re just a crafty fan helping to add some buzz to the movie.
All three videos were posted on YouTube by a user called The Fire Rises, which is the same name on Twitter that revealed the first image we saw of Tom Hardy as Bane not too long ago. Each video is very chaotic and hard to follow, but they do suggest that there has been a massive breakout at the infamous Arkham Asylum, and that anarchy now reigns. All three videos also use that haunting chant we heard on the official Dark Knight Rises website…which, interestingly enough, doesn’t seem to be there anymore.
You can see all three videos for yourself by clicking on over to the other side now, and let us know whether you think they’re real (and effective), or completely fake.
Personally, I can’t think of a better way for Nolan to end his Batman run than with the absolute insanity that would come from an Arkham Asylum breakout. Imagine that for a second, and then picture it with Nolan’s gritty, realistic touch added. The movie already has most of our money anyway, but it’s still a lot of fun to ponder.
Oh, and who’s the mysterious shadowed figure in the image above and at the beginning of the Anthony Michael Hall video? Is that also Bane, or someone else?