The Dark Knight Rises: the biggest stories of 2012

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Batman fans had been waiting for 2012 for a long time… and tomorrow it’ll already be behind us. In July we all finally got to see The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s epic conclusion to his Batman trilogy. The build up and excitement for this movie was unlike any other, and it could be a long time before we all come together to talk about another Batman movie of its scale. For now, let’s take a look at the five most popular The Dark Knight Rises articles published here on Batman News in 2012.

  1. Think Bane’s too small in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’? Tom Hardy says “Trust me. Trust Nolan”
    • 238,831 views. This one definitely surprised me. After The Dark Knight Rises came out, Batman News received a ton of traffic to this article from people searching for “Tom Hardy” on Google.
  2. Epic new ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ footage from the MTV Movie Awards (video)
    • 156,696 views. For some reason Warner Bros. didn’t want this footage online after it aired, but many online publications uploaded the video anyways. In July, it was finally officially released online thanks to XFINITY.
  3. 6 new photos from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
    • 108,260 views. I’m not sure what made these photos so popular, but these stills from Entertainment Weekly’s “Summer Movie Preview” issue were some of the most viewed in 2012.
  4. New photo of Bane from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, reveals why he wears the mask
    • 102,847 views. A new photo of Bane published in Rolling Stone magazine gained popularity after The Dark Knight Rises was released. Batman News received a lot of hits from Google for “Tom Hardy” and “Bane” searches.
  5. Full-length ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer #4 released in HD (video)
    • 91,963 views. The Dark Knight Rises trailer #3 may have been the most popular movie trailer of 2012 on YouTube, but here at Batman News it was trailer #4 that had the most views. This trailer surprised a lot of fans when it was released in April on Nokia’s YouTube page.

2012 was an amazing year for Batman News and I’m going to be pushing it even further in 2013. Stay tuned in early February for a few surprises. Thank you all for reading!

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