While it doesn’t look like there will be a Dark Knight Rises comic book, there is going to be a Dark Knight Rises novel. Warner Bros Pictures, Legendary Pictures, and Titan Books announced today an official tie-in novel for The Dark Knight Rises. The novel will be written by author Greg Cox, and it will be published by Titan Books under a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
In the comics field, Greg Cox is the same author who wrote the official novelizations for Infinite Crisis (2006), 52 (2007), Countdown (2009), and Final Crisis (2010). Cox has also written adaptations and original novels based on Star Trek, Underworld, Warehouse 13, Terminator Salvation, CSI and more.
“Batman is one of the most iconic characters of popular culture,” Titan Publisher Nick Landau said. “We’re tremendously excited to work with Warner Bros. on the novelization of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ especially since it is the culmination of everything Christopher Nolan has done with his amazing trilogy. This is a part of motion picture history.”
Interestingly enough, the press release for the novel states, “The publishing of Titan Books’ The Dark Knight Rises is timed to reach consumers worldwide on the same day as the Warner Bros. Pictures release. The Dark Knight Rises opens in theatres on Friday, July 24, 2012.” Of course, Batman fans know that The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to be released on July 20 and those with a calendar know July 24 is a Tuesday. Not sure if the book will actually be released on July 20 or July 24, but never fear the movie is still on target for July 20.