‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer released amidst criticism of audio

Movie viewers who went to see the opening of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol at IMAX theaters this weekend were treated to a 7-minute prologue of The Dark Knight Rises. But when asked about the prologue audience members complained the villain in the film, Bane, was hard to understand because of the audio mix (although he is also wearing a mask that covers his nose and mouth). The Hollywood Reporter writes that “Warner Bros. is very aware of the sound issue,” which has received numerous comments and tweets over the internet.

Fans of the three-part series have also expressed criticism of Batman’s “death-metal-like” voice in the previous two films. But creator Christopher Nolan doesn’t plan on making any big changes to Batman’s voice to appease critics. And, studios might not argue with the director who has earned close to $1.4 billion* in combined worldwide ticket sales for Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).

The first official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was also released to the public yesterday. The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters Summer 2012, concluding Nolan’s three-part venture in the franchise. Check out the trailer below. [Updated: Sorry about that we had the wrong YouTube link embedded]

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, The Numbers*

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