With the Dark Knight Rises now filming in the City of Angels, naturally some delicious and nutritious incendiary spy footage has leaked. Returning to the movie nerd roots that spawned this blog, let’s take a look at the Caped Crusader himself. An arrogant billionaire playboy industrialist by day, and a ruthless masked vigilante by night: Bruce Wayne is undoubtedly a Promoter Artisan. Possessing no actual superpowers, Bruce’s alter ego Batman is a comic book hero icon characterized by his adherence to utility, his powerful physicality, and his bold and daring attitude. The Dark Knight however does have a dark side, and is also known for his dark and mysterious nature. Indeed Bruce Wayne had the unfortunate luck of witnessing a mugger murder his parents as a young boy: an event that birthed his life goal of ridding Gotham City of evil. Bruce Wayne’s insatiable quest for redemption is indeed a great example of the interaction between environmental psychological factors and temperament. Undoubtedly the characters commercial success lies in the fact that his powers and motivations alike are both strongly rooted in reality. Indeed Christopher Nolan has taken such ‘realism’ and turned it into a blockbuster movie franchise concluding next year. Word on the streets is that the Dark Knight Rises’ ending sequence is only known by 5 people and will be done entirely in CG. So I guess Nolan’s conclusion is so epic that it has to be done entirely in visual effects? Guess we’ll find out July 20, 2012.