The Dark Knight Rises

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Joseph Gordon- Levitt the Next Batman: Report

Will play caped crusader in Justice League , say insiders

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan may not be directing any more Batman films, but Warner Bros. isn't done with the character—and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks set to take over where Christian Bale left off. The Dark Knight Rises' end seemed to indicate that the franchise would live on, and sure enough, the... More »

Biggest Flop This Summer: All of Hollywood

Tickets sales reached lowest level in 20 years

(Newser) - Hollywood is happy to call "cut" on this summer's less-than-blockbuster movie season, with box office numbers down across the board, reports the New York Times . US revenues fell 3% to $4.28 billion for the period from May to this Labor Day weekend, the first drop in summer... More »

Bourne Wins But Doesn't Wow Box Office

'The Campaign' and 'Hope Springs' fare well in top 5

(Newser) - The Bourne Legacy gunned down the box office this weekend but didn't hit a bull's eye like former Bourne flicks. The franchise reboot opened at No.1 with $40.3 million, outpacing R-rated comedy The Campaign ($27.4 million) and dropping The Dark Knight Rises to third ($19.... More »

Doc Warned University 'Threat Team' About Holmes

But police weren't contacted because shooting suspect dropped out

(Newser) - The psychiatrist for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned about his state of mind that she alerted members of the University of Colorado's "threat team." But they did nothing because Holmes soon dropped out of school, just six weeks before the shooting rampage in a... More »

Florida Man Busted for Ruckus at Dark Knight

David Escamillo reeked of alcohol, yelled 'this is it!' Patrons unamused

(Newser) - A South Florida man faces disorderly conduct charges after a disturbance at a theater showing The Dark Knight Rises. Miami Beach police say more than 100 moviegoers fled early yesterday after David Escamillo yelled "This is it!" during the film. Witnesses say they saw Escamillo leave the theater... More »

Masked Man Robs Theaters Showing Dark Knight

No one hurt in Mexican robberies

(Newser) - Is Batman inspiring supervillains? A man in a ski mask has now robbed two theaters showing The Dark Knight Rises in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua, prosecutors revealed yesterday. The man was dressed in black and wielding a gun, the AP reports. But there was no dramatic hold-up in... More »

Dark Knight Rises Rebukes Occupy Protesters

Film touts the free market: Andrew Klavan

(Newser) - The Dark Knight Rises is more than just a movie—it's an argument against Occupy Wall Street and other "radical leftist movements," writes Andrew Klavan in the Wall Street Journal . "The movie is a bold apologia for free-market capitalism; a graphic depiction of the tyranny and... More »

WSJ Editor's Batman Tweet Stirs Angry Backlash

James Taranto makes controversial comment about Aurora shooting

(Newser) - A Wall Street Journal editor is in hot water after an "errant" tweet about the Dark Knight massacre. Referring to the three men who died shielding their girlfriends during the attack, James Taranto tweeted, "I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the... More »

Theater Employee Wears Gas Mask to Dark Knight

UK moviegoers do not take it well

(Newser) - An employee at a UK movie theater caused a stir Friday when he walked into a showing of the Dark Knight Rises wearing a mask, just hours after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. "I was shocked and appalled," teacher Elizabeth Atkinson tells the Telegraph . She says he walked... More »

Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims

'Dark Knight' star goes to Aurora, Colorado

(Newser) - Some of those still hospitalized from the Dark Knight tragedy got a visit today from the movie's star, Christian Bale, reports the Denver Post . Bale visited Aurora, Colo., with his wife and spent a few hours at the local hospital visiting the wounded along with doctors and first-responders. "... More »

Dark Knight Studio Donating Funds to Victims

'Lump sum' Warner Bros. payment to go to charities for victims

(Newser) - The studio behind The Dark Knight Rises is donating funds to help the victims of the mass shooting at the Aurora theater. The exact amount isn't being disclosed, but Warner Bros. officials plan to make a "substantial" lump-sum contribution, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Studio representatives have been... More »

Obama Promises Not to Use Dark Knight Shooter's Name

Let focus be on victims, not killer, families ask

(Newser) - In an effort to keep the focus on the victims, President Obama has agreed not to mention the name of James Holmes, the killer in Friday's Dark Knight Rises massacre . "Sat down with President Obama. He has been incredible. He too has agreed not to mention the shooter'... More »

President: God Will 'Wipe Away Every Tear'

But until then, Obama won't press for new gun laws, says White House

(Newser) - President Obama quoted scripture yesterday at an emotional three-hour meeting with survivors of the Aurora movie massacre and their families, saying that God will "wipe away every tear and death shall be no more ." Obama traveled to the University of Colorado Hospital "not so much as president... More »

Dark Knight Debuts at Around $160M

Studios hide the numbers; Anne Hathaway speaks up

(Newser) - The Dark Knight Rises no doubt ruled the weekend box office, but by how much? Major studios are keeping official estimates under wraps after the Dark Knight massacre , but Hollywood sources estimate a slightly disappointing $160 million debut (audience surveys had indicated up to $200 million). But put that in... More »

Holmes Plotted Colo. Massacre for 4 Months

Bomb experts defuse traps in apartment

(Newser) - James Holmes began receiving "a high volume of deliveries" of weapons and ammunition at his home and work beginning at least four months ago, indicating that the man behind Thursday night's massacre in Aurora, Colo., had been plotting his massacre even longer than police originally thought , reports Reuters... More »

Names of Victims Revealed

Alex Sullivan, Micayla Medek, Jansen Young ...

(Newser) - A sports blogger who recently wrote about surviving a shooting in Canada. A man preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. A young woman whose death announcement brought heartbreak, yet closure, to her family. They were among the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded Colorado theater,... More »

Holmes in Solitary; Inmates Talk of 'Killing Him'

Suspected 'Dark Knight' killer kept on suicide watch

(Newser) - Suspected Dark Knight killer James Holmes was acting erratically when put behind bars and placed on suicide watch yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. “He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,” said a fellow Colorado inmate. “He's spitting at everything. Dude... More »

Mourners Hold Vigil in Aurora for Victims

Hundreds gather near cinema

(Newser) - Mourners and members of the clergy attended a candlelight vigil last night in the parking lot across the street from the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colo., reports the LA Times . “I want you to see all the reverends and pastors praying for our community. We cannot allow these... More »

Dark Knight Suspect Planned Attack: Officials

Director Christopher Nolan calls carnage 'devastating'

(Newser) - James Holmes appears to have planned his assault on Dark Knight fans for some time. Law enforcement officials say he began buying weapons from gun stores around Aurora, Colorado, two months ago, and came to the Dark Knight Rises premiere fully stocked—with a Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault-style rifle,... More »

Dark Knight Suspect: I'm 'The Joker'

James Holmes wore red hair like Heath Ledger in 'Dark Knight'

(Newser) - Looks like Dark Knight Rises suspect James Holmes may have been imitating a Batman foe when he killed 12 and wounded 59 in a Colorado theater this morning, TMZ reports. The evidence: James Holmes wore red hair and said he was "The Joker" when arrested by police. "It... More »

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