According to a report from IGN, a good deal of footage from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises was screened at Cinemacon earlier today, and one of the main takeaways was that audio problems which prevented some fans from understanding Bane’s speech during the IMAX preview last year have been removed, leaving audio that’s “crystal clear.”
Director Christopher Nolan had previously said that leaving Bane’s voice somewhat muffled was a stylistic choice he was unlikely to change–but we speculated that the whole thing might be a publicity stunt one way or another. Warner Brothers didn’t comment as to why the voice was altered.
Despite screening a good deal of footage, some of which is fairly spoilery if IGN is to be believed (and there’s no reason to doubt them), the studio opted not to screen the trailer that’s due to debut ahead of The Avengers next weekend–leaving this writer to wonder whether there may be a major reveal in that trailer that Warner Brothers wants to come out on their schedule.
The Dark Knight Rises will be in theaters on July 20, 2012.