I am predicting that 2012 is going to be an amazing year of film.
Hunger Games, Dark Knight Rises, Arriety (Studio Ghibli) Brave (Pixar), The Avengers, John Carter of Mars, Star Trek II, The Amazing Spider-Man, (possibly the Ender's Game adaptation?) and--The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Watching this behind the scenes video has made me long for Middle Earth much like I did every December in high school, with each installment of the Lord of the Rings I think its going to be rather amazing!
This trailer doesn't show much, but I'm so stoked in either case. Tom Hardy as Bane looks more and more awesome, and the chanting in the background at the end has me intrigued. There has been a lot of speculation about why Bane for the villain. Quote from random IMDB user "Bane was a lame character in the '97 Batman & Robin film. But I have to say that the best graphic novel series that I've ever read (and I read a lot of comics back in the day) is the story of Bane and how he breaks Batman's back; he almost defeats Batman for good. He is the only villain to figure out how to take the bat down "for reals!" He's not just a dumb strong-guy. In the comic Bane breaks all the villains out of Arkham and for several weeks Batman spends every night putting them away again, no time for sleep or much of anything else. At the end of those 2 weeks, Bane fights Batman, now that he is weak and exhausted beyond human capability. Then Bane breaks Batman over his knee--as shown below.
That's right! My best friend, on national television. Jeremy Lindstrom: dude in the orange shirt, with white jacket over the girl with the microhpone's left shoulder. He's famous now! Isn't this awesome! The Summerwind Skippers is Jeremy's jump rope team and they got a YES from the judges, so now we are waiting to see them in Las Vegas when they jump again?
Jeremy had told me they tried out but he was sort of skeptical about whether or not we would actually see them on the air. I'm sure hundreds of people try out, but low and behold! They made it. Hopefully we will see them again. Check out the footage! They are the first act that appears on this youtube clip below.