Friday, May 11, 2012

Batman Vehicles Tour the U.S. Before "The Dark Knight Rises"

The Tumbler and the Bat-Pod Are Rolling from Coast-to-Coast

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the July 20 release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” will have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod, which are rolling out on a coast-to-coast tour, sponsored by Mountain Dew and IMAX®.

Both the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod have served as high-powered modes of transportation for Batman in Christopher Nolan’s earlier blockbusters—with the Tumbler first appearing in “Batman Begins,” and the Bat-Pod being introduced in “The Dark Knight.” They will both be featured in different ways in the hugely anticipated finale to the director’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Leading up to the opening of the film, the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod will be making their way across North America, appearing in the following cities and towns*:

Bentonville, Arkansas May 12

Tulsa, Oklahoma May 15

Overland Park, Kansas May 19

Kansas City, Missouri May 21

Chicago, Illinois May 25

Washington, DC May 27

Baltimore, Maryland May 28

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 30

Buffalo, New York June 1

Toronto, Canada June 7

Montreal, Canada June 10

Purchase, New York June 12

Columbus, Ohio June 13

Lansing, Michigan June 15

Detroit, Michigan June 16

Brooklyn, Michigan June 17

Indianapolis, Indiana June 19

Nashville, Tennessee June 21

Knoxville, Tennessee June 22

Atlanta, Georgia June 23

Dallas, Texas June 25

San Antonio, Texas June 27

El Paso, Texas June 29

Albuquerque, New Mexico July 1

Phoenix, Arizona July 2

Los Angeles, California July 7

*Please note that dates and locations are subject to change, and more may be added.

More information on the tour can be found at:

About “The Dark Knight Rises”:
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Film by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight Rises.” The film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman.

Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers, and Jordan Goldberg co-producing. “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

Opening in theatres and IMAX on July 20, 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

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