Test Footage from The Dark Knight Trilogy Returns

Christian Bale in Val Kilmer's Batsuit - screen test for The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight Returns

With the world at a standstill, there isn’t much happening in the nerd world either. During these days we need a hero. Maybe not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need. That’s how the line goes, right? Anywho! Some test footage from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy has resurfaced to give us a glimpse into the filmmaking world. 

You get to see all the major players from the films doing some test footage. The most spectacular part is seeing Christian Bale in the old Val Kilmer Batsuit. Not going to lie, it holds up pretty well. Not as well as bat nipples though… I kid! The video goes on to show some Heath Ledger, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway test footage for their respective roles.

Now this footage has come up before, but it’s just a fun reminder of these great movies and the work that went into making them a reality.

With a new Batman on the horizon with Robert Pattinson and the sun setting on Ben Affleck’s take on the character, it’s always fun to see the evolution of this character in the history of cinema. With all that’s going on, the production on the Pattinson Batman on hold and the world still clamoring for a Snyder-cut of Justice League, I think it’s a good time as any to go back and watch the Nolan trilogy of Batman films.

Sound Off  

So what did you think of the test footage? Do you think Nolan should have gone with the Kilmer suit? Do you miss bat nipples? Will we ever know if Catwoman with a whip and leather could work in film? Let me know in the comments down below!


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Shane Miosi

Shane Miosi is a nerd through and through based out of good ole' Dallas, Texas. If he's not writing he's making videos and podcast just for the fun of it.

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