The promo is the first official in-video look at Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan's final instalment in the Batman franchise. It shows Gary Oldman's ill Commissioner Gordon laying in a hospital bed and offers up a glimpse of Tom Hardy's villain Bane. The teaser also includes an image of the Bat-symbol carved into the sky as Gotham City skyscrapers begin to crumble.
The Dark Knight Rises will see Bale's superhero joined by returning cast members Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) and Oldman. Inception star Hardy will portray villain Bane, while Anne Hathaway steps into the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Juno Temple round out the supporting cast.
Oldman recently revealed to Digital Spy that director Nolan brings the Dark Knight Rises storyline "back around" to Batman Begins.
The Dark Knight Rises arrives in cinemas on July 20, 2012.
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