The latest image, revealed on the superhero sequel's official website tonight (December 10), sees the villainous Bane (Tom Hardy) walk away from a smashed Batman mask, seemingly foreshadowing a bleak fate for the Caped Crusader (Christian Bale).
The tagline "the legend ends" and cracks that appear behind the Batman logo on the bottom of the poster reinforce the message alluded to in the image.
It was announced yesterday (December 10) that special IMAX screenings of the Dark Knight Rises prologue will be held at various locations in the US on December 13 and UK cinemas the following day.
The prologue will also be attached to IMAX copies of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which will open in the US on December 21 and the the UK on Boxing Day.
Director Christopher Nolan recently claimed that the opening to The Dark Knight Rises "takes your breath away".
Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also star in The Dark Knight Rises, opening in cinemas on June 20, 2012.
Watch the Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer below: