Why we need 'The Dark Knight Rises' right now
9. Once it opens, the hype can end
After 2009's "The Dark Knight" racked up more than a billion bucks worldwide and seemed to please even hardcore Bat-fans, the waiting game began. The inevitable third film was officially announced, and with each passing week the rumor mill grew (will Riddler be the villain? Will Ra's al Ghul return? Does Bruce Wayne die?). Once it started filming and a deluge of set photos and videos were leaked to the web, the hype only increased until it hit the current fever pitch level. Whether "DKR" delivers or not, it'll be nice to finally have all of our questions answered and to stop having to count the days until its opening. Then we'll have to find something else to look forward to. "The Hobbit"? "Avengers 2"? The possible "Batman" reboot?
- Dave Lewis