Film News: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to Grandstand Tumbler, Bad-Pod at Chicago’s Navy Pier on May 25, 2012

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Update at 10:36 p.m. on May 24,2012: Start time changed from noon to 10 a.m.
CHICAGO – In 2012, one of the undisputed movie champions will be Christopher Nolan’s (final) Batman trilogy film: “The Dark Knight Rises”. After transforming Chicago into Gotham City for 2008’s “The Dark Knight” and feeling snubbed when Pittsburgh won out for this last bout, you needn’t wait until opening day on July 20, 2012 to see the new film’s Tumbler and Bat-Pod.

Coined the Tumbler Tour, the hugely anticipated film will be dropping Chicago anchor in the flesh for one day only (for now): this Friday, May 25, 2012 at Navy Pier at 600 E. Grand Ave. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the dock side near McDonald’s and Harry Caray’s restaurant.

The Tumbler Tour for The Dark Knight Rises comes to Chicago on May 25, 2012 at Navy Pier
The Tumbler Tour for “The Dark Knight Rises” comes to Chicago on May 25, 2012 at Navy Pier.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

The Tumbler and Bat-Pod have been high-powered transportation vehicles for Batman in Nolan’s earlier blockbusters. The Tumbler debuted in “Batman Begins” and the Bat-Pod was introduced in “The Dark Knight”. They will both be featured in different ways in “The Dark Knight Rises”.

The Bat-Pod in The Dark Knight Rises
The Bat-Pod in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Image credit: Samuel Goldwyn Films

The coast-to-coast Tumbler Tour with the Tumbler and Bat-Pod is sponsored by Mountain Dew and IMAX. The Tumbler Tour is on Facebook, Twitter and at its official Web site. For fans attending Tumbler Tour events, tweet your photo with #TumblerTour and your photo may be included in their online gallery! While supplies last, there will also be promotional merchandise on hand.

The Tumbler in The Dark Knight Rises
The Tumbler in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

“The Dark Knight Rises” stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Daniel Sunjata, Josh Pence and Joey King from writer and director Christopher Nolan along with writer Jonathan Nolan. The film opens on July 20, 2012 everywhere.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman

By ADAM FENDELMAN
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HollywoodChicago.com
adam@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2012 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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