Here is a taste to get the geek and fanboy hype-machine rolling.

Freshly deployed is the teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises, direct from the movie’s website (download in high resolution). Movieline has a short piece on the similarity of the themes of the one-sheets of recent Christopher Nolan films.

Also recently released were a couple of production photos of zombies from Season 2 of The Walking Dead. Zombies are scary.

Also “leaked” was a close-up pic of the Spider-Man costume from The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield. This Spidey looks way cooler, it has a rubbery texture like a basketball in lieu of the ridiculous and over-designed raised metal (?) webbing of Raimi’s Spidey. This pic was tweeted by Anthony Stark (Iron Man), no joke!

Cannot wait until 2012…

The Dark Knight Rises (teaser poster)

The Walking Dead Season 2

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

 UPDATE 1: Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The goosebump-inducing teaser and trailer was featured during the coming attractions for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. In it, we see original footage of a broken and bed-ridden Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) pleading for the Batman to come back, there’s a clear glimpse of Bane (Tom Hardy), and at the end, there’s a lasting shot of an out-of-breath (beaten?) Batman retreating from a dogfight, as a figure, what appears to be Bane, is lumbering towards him. Check out the video at the header above. It sends chills, looks to be a great ending to an amazing trilogy.

Commissioner Gordon, "The Batman must come back...he must...he must..."

Don't mess with Bane

Beaten Bat

UPDATE 2: The other night, AMC debuted a shocking teaser for The Walking Dead Season 2 during the broadcast of the premier of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. Here it is below:

UPDATE 3: During the San Diego Comic Con, Marvel has released the teaser poster for The Avengers movie that is releasing May 4, 2012.

Avengers Assemble 2012

UPDATE 4: Sony has released the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb, the guy that brought you (500) Days of Summer. This version of Spider-Man seems to be darker, laconic and a bit brooding. Call it The Christopher Nolan Effect. We certainly prefer it to the tone of the Sam Raimi films which became a bit goofy and forgettable.

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