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'The Dark Knight Rises' will take place eight years post-'Dark Knight,' says Christopher Nolan

Hollywood franchises don’t really end anymore. If you look at the current list of 2011’s top 10 top-grossing films, eight are sequels/spin-offs/prequels that were specifically designed to create more sequels/spin-offs/prequels. (Heck, four of the movies — Thor, Captain America, Fast Five, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes — all included teasers for the next installment in their freaking end credits.) The highest-grossing movie of the year is Harry Potter 7 — Part 2, the eighth film in a franchise based on seven books. The only non-franchise film is Bridesmaids, a movie that will soon be pushed aside by Twilight 4 — Part 1, which features already the most popular teen pregnancy since the Gospel of Matthew.

It wasn’t always like this. There was a time when no respectable Hollywood franchise lasted longer than three movies. READ FULL STORY

Hans Zimmer wants YOU to chant on the 'Dark Knight Rises' soundtrack

Hans Zimmer has spent the last decade churning out an average of four soundtracks per year, scoring adventure movies, rom-coms, 3-D cartoons, Oscar-bait period pieces, videogames, and the freaking Simpsons Movie, why not. Not every soundtrack is a winner, but Zimmer has an intriguingly eccentric streak. Look at the ridiculously influential “Evil Foghorn” Inception soundtrack, which was actually composed as a kind of slow-mo remix of an Edith Piaf song. Or consider the oddball Victorian funk of his Sherlock Holmes soundtrack, which Zimmer specifically composed on an out-of-tune piano. For next year’s The Dark Knight Rises, Zimmer is back in experimental form: The composer has just written an open invitation to the internet, asking people to record their voice in an attempt to create “a worldwide chant” for the movie. READ FULL STORY

Watch the Scream Awards with EW tonight on ViEWer!

Hope you have some lung power. That’s because the 2011 Scream Awards are airing tonight on Spike at 9:00pm. Those full-throated yells you’re likely to hear are more geeky squeals of delight when the casts of The Dark Knight Rises and Game of Thrones appear before their legions of fans to accept awards at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios. This is the kind of show where Colin Farrell can recite a poem to honoree Robert Downey Jr., then cede the floor to Darth Vader. Where Samuel L. Jackson can introduce Daniel Radcliffe for a Harry Potter tribute.

If you couldn’t have been in Tinseltown for the taping Saturday night, we’ve got the next best thing: watch the Scream Awards with EW! Log on to EW.com/viewer tonight to follow our live-blog of the event on ViEWer and chat with me and fellow sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-book fans. (Haven’t used ViEWer yet? Here’s how you can get involved.) Think of it as a virtual Comic-Con, but with red carpet footage and exclusive behind the scenes interviews with the stars of Game of Thrones, True Blood, and American Horror Story. It’ll be a, you know, scream. See you there!

Read more:
Scream Awards: Paul Wesley, Pee-Wee Herman, Chloe Moretz and more on Spike TV’s red carpet
Daniel Radcliffe makes fans ‘Scream’ at ‘Harry Potter’ tribute — SNEAK PEEK
Join Harry Potter himself in New York City this Friday for Spike’s Scream Awards tribute — EXCLUSIVE
‘Harry Potter’ special farewell tribute planned for Spike’s Scream Awards

'The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show': Why Batman is the best superhero


Who is Batman? Is he Christian Bale’s gravelly growl, Adam West’s non sequitur one-liners, George Clooney’s nipples? The answer is all of these things and much more. The video game Batman: Arkham City hits stores next week and so we at The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show decided to dedicate our latest episode to explaining why we consider the Caped Crusader to be the greatest superhero. For those of you who don’t have the time to watch our well-reasoned arguments, this video sums them up rather succinctly. READ FULL STORY

Anne Hathaway spits rhymes Lil Wayne-style on 'Conan'

Last night on Conan, Anne Hathaway proved she’s got Weezy’s swagger down pat (call her s–t Patricia?) by throwing down a rap about her frustration with the guerrilla cameramen stalking the Dark Knight Rises set in Pittsburgh.

“With all the stuff that’s been going on with Batman, the paparazzi attention’s been a little intense. So I actually wrote a rap song about it,” Hathaway told Conan O’Brien. “It’s in the style of Lil Wayne.”

Hathaway then proceeded to spit verses in true throaty, straight-faced Lil Wayne form — and then quickly snapped out of it, finishing off the performance with a dazzling smile and a ladylike giggle.

Has Anne got Tunechi’s raspy rattle mastered? Watch below and decide for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Anne Hathaway sees you changing your mind about her Catwoman costume, but not her ever hosting the Oscars again

With Anne Hathaway busy promoting her new film One Day, which hits theaters Aug. 19, look for her to be talking about… her Oscars gig and The Dark Knight Rises! About the former, Hathaway tells CNN she knows her limitations, and they’ll probably keep her from ever hosting the Oscars again. “Not that it wasn’t fun, I had a great time and it was an honor and it was lovely,” she says. “But, it’s something that…requires a skill set…I mean, I think the first time I didn’t put any pressure on myself to knock it out of the park with, you know, my hosting skills because how would I have any? I’ve never hosted anything.” READ FULL STORY

'The Dark Knight Rises' vs. the Internet: How has a culture of leaks changed the moviegoing experience?


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial opened in theaters on June 11, 1982. It was still playing in theaters one year later. On one hand, that kind of theatrical run is unthinkable today. Too many things have changed in Hollywood: The rise of home video as a cultural phenomenon and an economic necessity, the frontloaded release schedule that values opening-weekend gross over anything else, the rising ticket prices that have essentially eradicated any incentive to see a film more than once in theaters. But in a sense, the modern moviegoing experience isn’t so different. People saw E.T. one year and were still talking about it one year later. Today, the equation has flipped: First, we talk about movies for a full year in advance; then, we finally see the movie, and the conversation essentially stops. READ FULL STORY

There is a huge Bat-Signal on the side of a building in Pittsburgh

It’s a bleak moment for Pittsburgh, Pa. The public school system just cut 59 jobs. Public parking fees have increased. The Pirates just fell out of first place. The city is crying out for a hero, which is why Pittsburgh’s Fifth Avenue Place lit up a multi-story Bat-signal last night, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You could also argue that the makeshift Bat-Signal is just an elaborate welcome mat laid out for The Dark Knight Rises, which starts filming in the City of Bridges this week. But I prefer to think that the good people of Pittsburgh have decided to take a stand against madness and criminality, and they have nominated Batman as their standard-bearer. He’s not the hero Pittsburgh deserves, but he’s the one it needs right now, a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark etc.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:
‘The Dark Knight Rises': Watch the official teaser here!
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer: Read a description (and some theories) here
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser poster: It’s like ‘Inception,’ only darker

'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer: Read a description (and some theories) here

The first teaser for next year’s The Dark Knight Rises is airing in front of a little movie called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2. For those of you who missed the Hallows midnight screening because you’re too tired/too busy/too no-longer-a-college-student, here’s the lowdown on the Rises preview. It kicks off with a montage of scenes from Batman Begins, with Bruce Wayne walking over the frozen tundra while Liam Neeson narrates his speech about becoming “A legend, Mr. Wayne.” “Every Hero Has a Journey,” say the intertitles. “Every Journey Has an End.”

Cut to: A shockingly intimate shot of Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordan, lying on a hospital bed, breathing through what appears to be an oxygen mask, speaking in a tremulous voice. READ FULL STORY

Which geek-tastic 2012 film are you most excited for? Vote in our poll!

We’re becoming increasingly impatient, PopWatchers: There’s still 14 excruciatingly long days until 2011’s Comic-Con kicks off. Of course, that’s small peanuts compared to the seemingly impossibly far off release dates of the most highly-anticipated flicks of 2012. Granted, we don’t know which of these geek out-worthy films will be making their way to San Diego (The Hunger Games, for one, has already announced it will not attend the convention), but that doesn’t mean we’re not already overly eager for what’s ahead.

Just like us, EW.com readers went absolutely crazy over the stills for Peter Jackson’s treatment of The Hobbit, so we can only imagine the hysteria that will surround the entire film itself. Of course, when it comes to mania, the countdown to the conclusion of the Twilight saga (Breaking Dawn — Part 2) and the beginning of The Hunger Games may not be rivaled. But tell us, PopWatchers, is it the reboots of beloved franchises (Superman: Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man), follow-ups (The Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black 3) or Bond, Bond 23, that has you the most stoked for the new year?

Patience, you are one tricky virtue. Vote in our poll below, and head to our Comic-Con hub for all things related to the convention come July 20! READ FULL STORY

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