‘Dark Knight Rises’: 10 Things You Should Know Before Watching the Film (PHOTOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / July 19, 2012

Christopher Nolan’s Batman comes to a close as The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters Friday, but what do fans really know about the film?

It’s been four years since Nolan’s last installment — 2008’s The Dark Knight — and many things have changed since then — both in production and the movie’s plot.

With what the critics are saying is Nolan’s finest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises looks to be a movie full of dark twists and surprises. To get viewers ready for the summer blockbuster, Celebuzz has decided to compile a list of things moviegoers should know before going to the theater this weekend.

Launch the gallery to get your refresher course of The Dark Knight Rises trilogy.

Are you excited for The Dark Knight Rises?

Check out the film’s trailer — below — then make your case in the comments.

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