The Dark Knight Rises European Premiere Video Report

Our friends at Filmbeat caught up with the cast of the biggest film of the summer on the red carpet last night.

The Dark Knight Rises European Premiere Video Report

As the cast and crew of The Dark Knight rises descended on London’s Leicester Square last night for the film’s European premiere, our friends at Filmbeat were on the red carpet, eagerly waiting to get the lowdown on the biggest film of the summer.

Watch the video below for interviews with the principal cast of the film, including Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Discussing how the trilogy arcs, and the joys of working with visionary director Christopher Nolan, it’s a great primer for the film, which opens this Friday.

We caught The Dark Knight Rises earlier this week, and it’s no spoiler to say that it really is one of the finest films of the year. You can read our full review here, and check back on the site tomorrow for our GeekCast special review of the film.

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.