Movies.Com: My name is Chris Clow, on loan here from the web’s premiere source for Batman movie news, Jett’s Batman-On-Film.com. You can find my comic book reviews for a couple of regular titles over there, and I’m very happy to be part of the team counting down to the future’s most anticipated film releases. Look for my Dark Knight Rises Countdown column to run here at Movies.com on a bi-weekly basis beginning in June.
I don’t think there’s any question that 2008’s The Dark Knight set a new standard for superhero films. Beyond the $1 billion gross, TDK also gave us a richly layered story of villainy, corruption, heroism, love, and loss. It doesn’t seem like it’s a movie that can be topped, but come July 2012, Christopher Nolan and company will try.