‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue Gets PG-13 Rating

This six-minute glimpse at Christopher Nolan's superhero sequel will feature 'some violence.'
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue Gets PG-13 Rating

The Dark Knight Rises six-minute prologue gets PG-13 ratingLast month, Warner Bros. confirmed it will attach a six-minute prologue of The Dark Knight Rises to 70 MM IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol starting December 16. Today the MPAA announced it will give the prologue a PG-13 rating, for "some violence."

The report from October also indicated the prologue will not screen on all IMAX digital screens, only 70 MM IMAX screens. Of course, this rating doesn't automatically mean The Dark Knight Rises in its entirety will be rated PG-13. However, since Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were both PG-13, it seems incredibly likely that The Dark Knight Rises will be released with the PG-13 rating.

Christopher Nolan is directing The Dark Knight Rises, which is still shooting in New York City. Warner Bros. used the same tactic four years ago, when it attached a prologue of The Dark Knight to prints of I Am Legend in December 2007.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.

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  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

    @ROFLitschristian -- Aha, all right.

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    • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

      @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Oh no dude. I was being sarcastic because they had to rate the prologue on its own.

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      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

        @ROFLitschristian -- You really think so? I love R-rated films, personally. I like how there is nearly no limit. Since when do they rate prologues? I thought they would just tag it a red-band trailer or say it's appropriate for all audiences.

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        • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

          HARD Rs SUCK!

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          • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

            @jayaottley hey i checked my email and i didnt get it.. its cool if you havent did it. i just thought you meant in your earlier post you just sent it

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            • mynam3is • 4 years ago

              PG-13, cannot say I expected PG or R, unless Bane in the prologue is able to take off Batman's mask and profusely beat his face to a pulp with gore galore. That would be a rather quick movie though...

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              • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                I had a feeling this would happen because of the previous movies, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

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                • ghostman • 4 years ago

                  @jayaottley I'm interested about these so called "director's cut" versions of BB and TDK....give some detail in what will be new, like say some more Scare Crow and more footage of Two-Face in TDK?

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                  • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                    @jayaottley huh interesting.. i cant wait to find out how liam neeson comes back.. thats gonna be nuts

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                    • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                      @pjwolsker There may be a reference / easter egg to him,but he isn't in the film

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                      • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                        @jayaottley is it true hugo strange is in this? i thought i remember reading something about a mad scientist in it

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                        • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                          @pjwolsker

                          Ahhh well Nolan has already provided us the answer... Batman's legs get fractured. Because Batman can still stand for fight sequences later on within the film and Bruce Wayne can still walk even though at some part within the movie he needs the assistance of a cane

                          In which allows Bruce Wayne to use the excuse of saving the Mayor from TDK as an excuse of why is legs are fractured, remember when he crashed his Lambo into the car in TDK

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                          • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                            @corey I agree, he is more the type to use the illusion of the imagination of what you thought you see but did not see... Its how he got around the controversy of Joker always using a knife.

                            But there is an apparent hearsay that there will be a director's boxset which will feature director's cuts to all 3 films...I guess were just have to wait and see

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                            • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                              @jayaottley ha i give up

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                              • jimthar • 4 years ago

                                thats just one more reason for me to see MI:4 in theaters.

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                                • corey • 4 years ago

                                  @jayaottley I don't even think there will be a Director's Cut. Nolan isn't about gore, language, and sex when it comes to his Batman films.

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                                  • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                                    @pjwolsker Then you used logic over fan orgasm, lol

                                    Because thinking logically... How could Bruce Wayne walk if Batman's back gets broken?

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                                    • skywise • 4 years ago

                                      @shuabert i agree it is brilliant but i find myself skipping to heth Ledger's parts...they are absolutly wonderful.

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                                      • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                                        Nolan has proven that his Batman films are intense enough without the gore of an R-rating. I'm looking forward to seeing this intro on the big screen.

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                                        • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                          well there is footage of heath ledger that hasnt been seen before.. it would be cool to check some of that out if they did a directors cut

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